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Give your medium-length hair a bit of swag by styling it into a shaggy and highlighted look. This might look old-school at first glance but it's totally age appropriate.
It's ironic how a messy finish can create an elegant and formal look. Michelle Monaghan wore this messy ponytail with wispy bangs at the Marie Claire Image Makers Awards 2018.
Last Janury 5, 2017, the American actress indeed slayed at the premiere of "Sleepless" with a tight, high bun and a dazzling dress that screams haute couture.
These curls bring a lot of romance and passion in the atmosphere. The way it was kept simple and sweet is perfect for a minimalistic type dress. This look was worn by the actress for the "The Path" Season 2 Premiere last January 19, 2017.
The actress looking preety and classy as always with her sleek and straight hair. This photo was taken at HULU TCA Winter 2017 Photo call last January 7, 2017.
A high fashion getup and a neat, high ponytail created this expensive look worn at the "The Path" Season 3 Premiere Screening last December 21, 2017.
The actress attended the premiere of 'The Path' at Arclight Hollywood in a slick back updo, March 21, 2016.
A sleek ponytail is so versatile it can look extra gorgeous whether you want to achieve a formal or a casual look. The actress wore this look at the 22nd Annual Critics' Choice Awards, December 11, 2016.
An elegant upstyle with slight tousle won't hurt. Take it to Michelle Monaghan who absolutely nailed this look at the Manus x Machina Fashion in an Age of Technology Costume Institute Gala last May 2, 2016.
The actress exhibited a carefree aura with the sexy curls she wore at the 40th Anniversary of the Rolex Awards for Enterprise last November 15, 2016.
Who would have thought that this simple, center-parted straight hair will look this enchanting? The actress totally nailed the look during the AFI FEST 2016 "Patriots Day" Special Closing Night Gala Presentation.
The actress is an ultimate head-turner even with this effortlessly flaunted mid-length, straight hairstyle. This look of hers was worn last January 11, 2015 at the HBO Post Golden Globe Party.
What is an oval face shape?
The best way to describe it is with an illustration.
Many hairstyles work with an oval face shape because there’s no serious exaggeration one must attempt to minimize. The downside with this is it’s harder to choose the best style or cut for you..
After all, there’s more to the right cut for you than just face shape.
Also, one must be careful when trying to figure out their face type. A long oval face could be oblong which works best with yet other hairstyles. One could also misinterpret an oval face with a rectangular face.
Rules of thumb
A good rule of thumb to follow with oval, rectangular and oblong face shapes is to choose a cut or style that minimizes narrow facial features and instead gives the perception of a slightly wider head or face.
Cuts and styles that widen include:
- Waves and curls;
- Side sweeps; and/or
- Wavy bangs.
Ask your hairdresser
If at a total loss as to what type of cut to get, ask your hairdresser. You don’t necessarily have to follow their advice, but you might just get some great ideas that work perfectly for you.
Long or short?
Fortunately, all lengths can work well with this shape. The key is creating body and volume to offset any narrow facial features. This can be done with waves and curls for longer hair and layers, side sweeps and texture with shorter hair.