Top 50 Hairstyles for Oval Faces

By on November 13, 2013






Welcome to our Top 50 Hairstyles for Oval Faces! Finding out the shape of your face is the first step in the process of choosing the perfect hairstyle, and it’s quite easy to do. To find out your face shape, pull your hair back away from your face and take a good look at it in the mirror. Even better, take a picture of your face from the front, print it out, and draw a line around the outline of your face. Take note of the length and width of your face, and the shape of your jawline.

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Oval faces are typically slightly longer than they are wide, with no major corners or angles. Oval faces are often considered the “perfect” face shape, as most hairstyles suit oval faces and the proportions are flattering. Of course, any face shape can be “perfect”, provided you know how to work with it! The easiest way to make the most of your face shape is by choosing the right hairstyle. Be inspired by our Top 50 Hairstyles for Oval Faces and find a fabulous hairstyle that suits your own personal look.

1. Kristen Stewart Hairstyle: Side-swept copper tresses

The Twilight Saga actress Kristen Stewart looks stunning with her side-swept, copper tresses. She wears her hair loose, with her long locks framing her face on one side. We love how her hair colour changes gradually from mahogany to a rich and glossy copper hue that complements her green eyes.

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2. Katy Perry Hairstyle: Subtle purple curls

Pop sensation Katy Perry delighted us with yet another startling hair colour to add to her list – a dark, sultry purple. Her glossy raven hair looks phenomenal with a purple tint that brings out her blue eyes. This hairstyle works best with thick, straight hair, although you can use a straightener to tame wavy or curly hair.

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3. Zoe Saldana Hairstyle: Cute chignon with long fringe

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Actress Zoe Saldana looks gorgeous with her cute, curled chignon and a long, side-swept fringe. The chignon (similar to an elaborate bun secured at the nape of the neck) is a classic and pretty hairstyle that is great for special occasions. Follow Zoe’s example and pair your chignon with a long, curly fringe that frames your face.

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4. Blake Lively Hairstyle: Wind-swept blonde locks

Gossip Girl actress Blake Lively looks carefree with her wind-swept blonde locks. She wears her hair loose with long, side-swept bangs that soften her features. Blake achieves the summery look by adding carefully-placed blonde highlights into her hair. Cut a few layers into your hair to give it depth and make it more dynamic.

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5. Emma Watson Hairstyle: Tousled long bob (lob)

Actress Emma Watson looks elegant and youthful with her tousled long bob. This collarbone-length hairstyle is very flattering for her oval face, as it accentuates her eyes and lips. We adore her warm auburn hair colour and the texture of her tousled waves. When deciding to change your hair colour, choose a shade that complements your complexion.

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6. Emily Blunt Hairstyle: Pretty ballerina bun

English actress Emily Blunt looks effortlessly glamorous with her tightly wound ballerina bun. This is a simple yet elegant up’do that draws attention to your face and neckline. Keep your bun pretty and sophisticated by wrapping a section of your hair around the base for a more polished look.

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7. Rita Ora Hairstyle: Fluffy blonde curls

British singer Rita Ora looks flirty and feminine with her romantic, fluffy curls. She wears her platinum-blonde curls with an off-center parting that keeps her hair out of her face. For extra-voluminous curls, use volume-boosting mousse and styling rollers when you blow-dry your hair.

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8. Rihanna Hairstyle: Sleek angular bob

Songstress Rihanna looks smoking hot with her sleek, angular bob. This is a great short hairstyle for oval faces as it draws attention to the middle of your face. For super-sleek hair like Rihanna’s, invest in a high-quality hair straightener and some heat-protection hair products.

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9. Anne Hathaway Hairstyle: Super-short ‘do

Les Miserables actress Anne Hathaway looks phenomenal with her super-short hairdo. We’ve missed her luscious long locks, but we have to admit that she totally rocks short hair. Her long, sweeping bangs hide her forehead and draw attention to the lower half of her face, and she finishes off her look with neutral makeup.

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10. Amber Heard Hairstyle: Blonde bombshell

American actress and model Amber Heard oozes sex appeal with her long, platinum blonde locks. We love the subtle layers of hair that softly frame her oval face, and her deep middle-parting. Finish off this “blonde bombshell” look with some dark, red-wine coloured lipstick and long lashes.

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11. Rachel McAdams Hairstyle: Fiery red waves

Canadian actress Rachel McAdams looks striking with her fiery red waves of hair. The deep middle parting keeps her hair on either side of her face, with soft waves cascading over her shoulders. Red hair is trending at the moment, and there are many shades to choose from to match your complexion.

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12. Jessica Biel Hairstyle: Bold, chunky bangs

Actress Jessica Biel looks gorgeous with her signature bold, chunky bangs. Long, straight bangs create the illusion of a shorter face, and they also draw attention to your eyes. The texture of your hair will determine the kind of bangs that will suit you, so chat with your hairstylist before making your decision.

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13. Kim Kardashian Hairstyle: Thick fishtail plait

Reality TV personality Kim Kardashian is bang on trend with her thick fishtail plait and a wavy, side-swept fringe. Plaits and braids are a great way to update a simple hairstyle, and they can be fun to create too. Find an online tutorial and start experimenting with different kinds of plaits in your hair.

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14. Natalie Portman Hairstyle: Elegant chignon

Actress Natalie Portman looks stunning with her elegant chignon. Her chestnut-brown hair is pulled back and secured in a curled, low chignon at the nape of her neck. This hairstyle is great for formal events or a date with someone special. Polish off this romantic look with pretty earrings and some bright lipstick.

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15. Jessica Alba Hairstyle: Glossy ombre waves

Actress and style icon Jessica Alba sports a subtle ombre fade in her long, wavy locks. We love how she gives the ombre trend a small twist by mixing the two colours gradually. To get Jessica’s glossy locks, spritz damp hair with shine-enhancing serum before blow-drying.

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16. Bella Thorne Hairstyle: Structured curls

Teen actress Bella Thorne looks stunning with her long, structured curls. We love the symmetrical bangs that draw attention to her eyes, and the subtle layers that soften her jawline. To get perfect curls, use a thick curling iron and plenty of hairspray to keep them in place.

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17. Ashley Greene Hairstyle: Sexy medium-length ‘do

The Twilight Saga actress Ashley Greene looks stunning with her sexy medium-length hairdo. She keeps it simple with layered chestnut locks and a sweeping side-fringe. We love the subtle high- and low-lights that give her hair depth and brighten up her complexion.

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18. Kristen Stewart Hairstyle: Hot high pony

Twilight actress Kristen Stewart looks smoldering hot with her sleek high pony. We love how her glossy mahogany hair is teased at the crown before being secured in a super-high ponytail. For a more polished look, wrap a section of your hair around the hair tie to conceal it.

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19. Blake Lively Hairstyle: Half-up, half-down hairdo

Gossip Girl actress Blake Lively rocks a pretty half-up, half-down hairdo with stunning blonde waves of hair. This hairstyle has all the glamour of an up’do, and a touch of casual with long, loose waves. Recreate Blake’s look by taking sections of hair from above each temple and securing them behind your head. Easy!

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20. Megan Fox Hairstyle: Long, tousled locks

Actress and model Megan Fox wears her hair in loose, voluminous curls that frame her perfectly oval face. We love the subtle chestnut highlights that brighten up her hair and her complexion, and the glossy curls that tumble over her shoulders.

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21. Katy Perry Hairstyle: Bright blunt bob

Songstress and hair chameleon Katy Perry looks flirty and feminine with her pink-candyfloss tinted blunt bob. The blunt bob (or “same-length” bob) is a great short hairstyle for oval faces, as it frames the jawline and draws attention to the middle of your face. If you have blonde hair, have some fun and add streaks of pastel green, blue or pink for a fresh look.

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22. Zoe Saldana Hairstyle: Pretty ponytail

Actress Zoe Saldana keeps her look simple and feminine with a pretty ponytail. We love how her hair has been slightly teased at the crown for extra height, before being pulled back into a medium-height ponytail. Complete this look with pretty drop-earrings and natural makeup for a romantic touch.

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23. Emma Watson Hairstyle: Sleek long bob

Actress Emma Watson looks sophisticated and poised with her sleek, long bob. We love her darker hair colour and the side-swept bangs that frame her oval face. This is a great hairstyle for fine, straight hair, although you can use a flat-iron to tame wavy or curly hair.

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24. Rihanna Hairstyle: Side-shaved with super-long curls

Songstress Rihanna looks phenomenal with her side-shaved hairdo and long, glamorous curls. This edgy and unusual hairstyle suits her perfectly, and we simply love the contrast between her sleek, structured curls and the fuzzy shaved side of her head.

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25. Anne Hathaway Hairstyle: Voluminous waves

Before she lopped off all her hair for the movie Les Miserables, Anne Hathaway sported enviable, glossy long hair. Here she wears her long chestnut tresses loose in a flattering middle parting that allows hair to frame her face. We love how her hair flows in voluminous waves over her shoulders. Divine.

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26. Rachel McAdams Hairstyle: Fiery topknot with headband

Actress Rachel McAdams nails three hair trends in one fabulous hairstyle: glossy auburn locks, a sky-high topknot, and a simple velvet headband. Follow Rachel’s example and experiment with different trend combinations. Another hot combined style to try is ombre hair in a fishtail plait.

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27. Amber Heard Hairstyle: Messy up’do

Actress and model Amber Heard looks gorgeous with her unstructured and messy up’do. We love the strong contrast between her undone hair and her flawless makeup, as well as her small sparkly earrings. To recreate Amber’s messy up’do, tease hair at the crown of your head before securing it into a loose bun, and embrace flyaway hairs.

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28. Liv Tyler Hairstyle: Long, chunky bangs

Actress Liv Tyler looks demure and poised with her dark tresses and long, chunky bangs. This hairstyle works best with thick, straight hair that is easy to style and maintain. You can definitely have bangs with any type of hair; just make sure you consult your hair stylist to find the best style of bangs for your hair.

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29. Kristen Stewart Hairstyle: Bold blonde up’do

Actress Kristen Stewart looks stunning with her new blonde hair. Her summery locks brighten up her complexion, softening her facial features and bringing out her green eyes. When changing your hair colour from dark to light, try a subtle transition (like getting a few highlights first) to avoid damaging your hair.

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30. Katy Perry Hairstyle: Romantic curls

Songstress Katy Perry looks gorgeous with her raven locks in romantic curls. We love her small side-swept fringe and the structured curls that frame her face. Katy gives her look an extra touch of glamour with a sparkly hair-bow and deep red lipstick.

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31. Blake Lively Hairstyle: Thick fishtail plaited pony

Gossip Girl star Blake Lively looks striking with her thick fishtail-plaited ponytail. This is a great hairstyle for super-long hair, and we simply love Blake’s two-tone hair colour. To recreate Blake’s look, secure your hair in a high ponytail and then create a fishtail plait. Secure the ends with sections of your own hair for a more polished look.

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32. Natalie Portman Hairstyle: Glamorous curls

Black Swan actress Natalie Portman looks stunning with her glamorous, structured curls. We love how she plays around with her hair texture, leaving it straight at the back and curling it in front. Use a high-quality curling iron and plenty of heat-protection spray to create your own flawless curls.

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33. Zoe Saldana Hairstyle: Pretty braided up’do

Actress Zoe Saldana looks radiantly regal with her pretty braided up’do. Braids are extremely popular at the moment, and with hundreds of braided styles to choose from, you can’t go wrong! We love Zoe’s braided headband that gives her look a romantic, classic touch.

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34. Rachel McAdams Hairstyle: Honey-blonde with blunt bangs

Actress Rachel McAdams looks smoking hot with her honey-blonde hair and long blunt bangs.Long, eye-skimming bangs are very flattering for longer faces as they hide your forehead and draw attention to your eyes and mouth. Finish off your look with black eye-liner and a bold red lip.

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35. Jessica Alba Hairstyle: Sleek and sophisticated low ponytail

Actress Jessica Alba looks flawlessly elegant with her sleek and sophisticated low ponytail. We love how she’s pulled her side-combed hair into a sleek ponytail, securing it at the nape of her neck. She finishes off her look by wrapping a thick section of hair around the hair tie to conceal it.

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36. Bella Thorne Hairstyle: Super long with wispy bangs

Actress and model Bella Thorne wears her gorgeous strawberry-blonde tresses loose with soft, wispy bangs. The contrast between her super-long, same-length hair and her eyebrow-skimming bangs is striking, and we absolutely love her warm auburn hair colour.

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37. Emily Blunt Hairstyle: Long ash-blonde bob

English actress Emily Blunt looks sophisticated and poised with her long, ash-blonde bob. She’s chosen the perfect length for her oval face, and her middle-parting allows hair to softly frame her face. Keep your hair slightly longer at the front for a more dynamic hairstyle.

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38. Amber Heard Hairstyle: Side-swept waves

Actress and model Amber Heard looks stunning with her side-swept waves of hair. We think she looks gorgeous with a subtle ombre tint in her dark, glossy locks of hair. Side-swept hair is trending right now, and the best part is that it looks great on every face shape!

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39. Anne Hathaway Hairstyle: Curly chin-length bob

Actress Anne Hathaway embraces the growing-out period of her short hair and wears it in a curly, chin-length bob. This cute and flirty hairstyle frames her oval face beautifully. To get Anne’s perfect curls, dry your hair in rollers and use a curling wand to define each curl.

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40. Rita Ora Hairstyle: Pretty side plait

British singer Rita Ora looks flirty and carefree with her pretty, platinum-blonde side plait. Plaits are great for summer – they keep you cool by keeping hair away from your neck and face, and they fare well in water. Wear your plait secured at the nape of your neck for a more casual look.

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41. Emma Watson Hairstyle: Soft razor-cut pixie

Actress Emma Watson sports a soft, razor-cut pixie with a large side-swept fringe. We love how she’s experimenting with new styles as her hair grows longer, whilst still staying on trend with side-swept hair. Pixie cuts are very versatile and easy to maintain with regular trips to the hair salon for trims.

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42. Jessica Biel Hairstyle: Undone ponytail

Actress Jessica Biel looks elegant with her simple, undone ponytail. We love the natural texture of her hair, and the soft wispy curls that frame her face. Jessica perfects her look with minimal eye makeup, pale pink lips, and a summer dress.

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43. Emma Watson Hairstyle: Short, curly bob

Actress Emma Watson sports a classic curly bob with a slightly twisted fringe. We simply adore her rich chocolate-brown hair colour and her flawless makeup. For super-shiny locks like Emma’s, invest in some heat-protection products to keep your hair from getting damaged during styling.

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44. Ashley Greene Hairstyle: Lovely layers

Twilight actress Ashley Greene looks gorgeous with her lovely layers of hair. You can’t go wrong with adding loads of layers to your hair, as they 1. look good with every face shape, 2. frame your face, and 3. give hair great body. Complete the look with some blonde highlights to brighten up your complexion for summer.

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45. Kristen Stewart Hairstyle: Glossy, side-swept waves

Actress Kristen Stewart is bang on trend with her glossy, side-swept waves. We simply love the copper sheen in her long, tousled tresses and the way it brings out her green eyes. Keep your hair in place by making a deep side-parting and using loads of hair spray.

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46. Amber Heard Hairstyle: Braided up’do

Actress Amber Heard looks elegant with her intricate and classy braided up’do. We love that she’s left a few wispy strands of hair to frame her face, and the stunning chignon secured at the nape of her neck. Wear little, sparkly earrings and natural makeup for a romantic look.

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47. Rihanna Hairstyle: Chocolate-brown waves

Songstress Rihanna takes a break from her off-the-wall hairstyles and sports gorgeous, chocolate-brown waves of hair. Her side-swept hair neatly frames her face and draws attention to her immaculately made-up eyes. Use a thick curling wand on your long hair to recreate Rihanna’s structured curls.

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48. Katy Perry Hairstyle: Poker-straight and sleek

Pop princess Katy Perry keeps it simple with her medium-length, poker-straight hair. We love how she’s pinned back her fringe and left her glossy raven tresses loose. To get super-sleek hair like Katy’s, use a flat iron or blow-dry your hair straight with a round brush.

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49. Rachel McAdams Hairstyle: Intricately braided up’do

Actress Rachel McAdams looks angelic with her intricately braided up’do. We love the double row of braids in her hair, and the wispy flyaway hairs that frame her face. For an extra romantic touch, weave some pink flowers into your braids and wear a matching shade of pink lipstick.

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50. Kristen Stewart Hairstyle: Fancy ponytail

Actress Kristen Stewart looks sultry and feisty with her fancy low ponytail. She teases her hair at the crown to create extra volume, before securing it in a low ponytail. For maximum impact, take inspiration from Kristen’s vampy makeup and pair smoky eyes with wine-red lips.

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So there you have it – our Top 50 Hairstyles for Oval Faces! With so many fabulous hairstyles to choose from, we’re sure you’ve found the perfect new hairdo for your oval face. Don’t be afraid to experiment with a new haircut or a new hair colour, but make sure you do your research and go to a hair stylist you trust. Above all, embrace your own unique face shape and make the most of it with one of our Top 50 Hairstyles for Oval Faces.