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Julia Roberts exhibited a charming aura with her center-parted waves at the premiere of “August: Osage County” at the Ziegfeld Theater on December 12, 2013. She finished the look with a blue V-neck dress along with a matching necklace and earrings.
Blake Lively’s highlighted dark hair was swept up into this messy upstyle for the Hollywood Life Magazine’s Breakthrough of the Year Awards in Music Box, Hollywood back in December 10, 2006.
Blake Lively’s blue Adam romper was a perfect match for loose and layered blond hairstyle at The CW Network Upfronts, Madison Square Garden in New York last May 21, 2009.
Lightweight, wavy strand in Chocolate, highlighted with bronze highlights.
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Dirty blonde, short and thin hair in an eclectic-style finish. This one is also incorporated with subtle curtain bangs for face-framing purposes.
Medium-length cut with curtain bangs in platinum blonde hair. It's messy finish give this hairstyle a textured look.
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Medium-length razor cut with curtain bangs. The waves give this hairstyle an extra texture and volume.
Fun and playful, medium-length cut with a creative color range of blue to indigo.
This medium-length, straight hair with a perfectly chopped blunt bangs resembles Katy Perry's iconic look.
An everyday and casual look deserves less maintenance. This straight bob with blunt bangs is effortless yet it has this simple and stylish finish.
This gothic hairstyle is created by shaving the sides of a black bob with blunt bangs. Setting sprays are used to achieve this extra shiny finish.
Light peach hair with short, blunt bangs looking very edgy and playful at the same time. Bleached hair appears to be thinner and less voluminous than the normal but giving it a slight toss will fix the problem.
Long, copper hair with blunt bangs arranged into a classic pinned-up updo. The hairstyle is then secured and embellished with a black headscarf.
If you are aiming for a sweet and soft look yet oozing with creativity, then this hairstyle might be the answer. This pink bob with blunt bangs looks extra feminine yet playful.
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.