10 Flattering Hairstyles for Oval Faces

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10 Flattering Hairstyles for Oval Faces
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Sure, it doesn’t have your initials embroidered in it like a monogramed Madewell tote, but haircuts can be super intimate. In fact, you can customize your cut to flatter your face shape and fit your unique, personal style. We’ve target the best looks for square and round face shapes, and now we’re breaking down the best hairstyles for oval faces! From blunt bangs to pretty layers, there is something for everyone.

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  • 10 Flattering Hairstyles for Oval Faces

    Bangs
    To shorten the length of an oval face, opt for bangs. And to frame the eyes, have them curve just at the tips like Zooey Deschanel's. 

  • 10 Flattering Hairstyles for Oval Faces

    Textured Bob
    An oval face is thin around the jaw. Adding volume and movement with choppy, textured ends like Rita Ora's fills the space out. 

  • 10 Flattering Hairstyles for Oval Faces

    Side Sweeping Bangs
    A great way to camouflage how thin and straight an oval face is to create asymmetry. Side-swept bangs, like Kim Kardashian's, pull focus away from the face shape. 

  • 10 Flattering Hairstyles for Oval Faces

    Pixie With Bangs
    With a short cut like Jennifer Lawrence's, the face shape is clearly the focus of attention. Without hair on the sides to break up the long-ness of the face, bangs should be added—whether blunt cut or side-swept. 

  • 10 Flattering Hairstyles for Oval Faces

    Face Framing Bob
    By cutting the bob just above the jawline like January Jones', the cheeks are defined instead of putting emphasis on the jaw. 

  • 10 Flattering Hairstyles for Oval Faces

    Side Part
    For smaller foreheads that can't pull off bangs, a side part like Eva Mendes' is enough to create the illusion of asymmetry. 

  • 10 Flattering Hairstyles for Oval Faces

    Shoulder-Length Curls
    Body, body, body. Adding volume to the hair horizontally, like Christina Aguilera's gorgeous curls, fills the face. 

  • 10 Flattering Hairstyles for Oval Faces

    Lift on Top
    Carrie Underwood is a whiz at this. The singer always adds just a bit of height to the top of her hair. Hair that sits flat on top can actually elongate the face. 

  • 10 Flattering Hairstyles for Oval Faces

    Brushed Out Waves
    Forget the ringlets. Brushed out waves, like Blake Lively's, soften the features, making the jawline look less sharp. 

  • 10 Flattering Hairstyles for Oval Faces

    Layers  
    If your hair is straight and one length, the face will look significantly narrower. Adding even the slightest of layers, like Allison Williams', fills out the jawline. 

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Bangs
To shorten the length of an oval face, opt for bangs. And to frame the eyes, have them curve just at the tips like Zooey Deschanel's. 

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