Do you have an oval face? You're in good company. Check out these beauties for hairstyle inspiration...
Looking for the perfect hairstyles for oval face shapes? Then look no further, this is your one-stop shop for the best hairstyles to suit your oval face.
But the question remains: How do you identify an oval face shape?
Well, an oval face is longer than it is wide (by about half again), with not much jutting definition around the cheekbones and a slightly wider forehead than chin.
Don’t fear if you think you fit the bill though, an oval face shape is apparently the ‘perfect’ face shape and is the most versatile when it comes to pulling off a whole host of different hair looks. Lucky you!
Many of the women who frequently rank high on the ‘most beautiful’ lists have oval faces. Think: Eva Mendes, Megan Fox and Jessica Alba to name but three. (See, you’re in good company.)
Though those brown-haired beauties usually tend to opt for long tumbling styles, there are so many other things you can consider when trying to find the perfect hairstyles for oval faces.
Take top model Jordan Dunn as an example. The stunning star is often seen looking totally amazing with sexy slicked-back locks on the red carpet. Meanwhile, gorgeous Brit girls Alexa Chung and Emma Watson love to champion shorter, choppier layers. They both nail this lovely low-key style, of course, but so you can as it’s super wearable.
Anne Hathaway is another famous face who’s not afraid to step outside of her comfort zone – the oval-faced actress famously stepped out at the 2015 Met Ball sporting a bold-yet-beautiful bleach blonde pixie crop, if you’ll recall? We applaud your bravery, Anne.
Looking for a quick way to alter your appearance? Poppy Delevingne’s A-line side-fringe and messy curls are perfect for adding shape to an oval face, especially around the cheekbones. And as proved by Grammy-winning singer Beyoncé, even soft straight curtains can work on an oval face if you inject a little volume at the roots. Otherwise, you long poker straight styles can be at risk of dragging the lines of the face downwards and making it appear longer.
Want to see what other celebrity looks we’re loving right now? To give you a little inspiration, we’ve pieced together an edit of the best hairstyles for oval faces.
Lucky oval-faced ladies can pretty much wear their hair in any style. Look to Jennifer Connelly to see how loose waves flatter your face shape.
As Doutzen Kroes knows, flat hair can weigh the face down and that is exactly what you don’t want if you have an oval face as it will make it appear longer.
Jessica Biel’s sleek, healthy-looking hair works for dressing down in the day and for more glamorous evening events. The A-line fringe and the root volume breaks up the oval face shape.
Show off your naturally beautiful face shape and features with a paired-back up-do. Emma Stone knows how to make the most of her oval face shape with this simple ponytail. The side parting gives a glamorous twist to a casual ‘do.
Eva Mendes looks pretty jaw-droppingly beautiful with any hairstyle; from chignon to this high impact side-swept curly look. The volume at the roots and the sweeping side fringe softens her oval face and detracts focus from the shape as the hair cuts at the cheekbone.
Poppy Delevingne’s A-line side-fringe and messy curls are perfect for adding shape to an oval face, especially around the cheekbones.
Soft straight curtains can work on an oval face if you inject a little volume in the top, as proved by Beyoncé Knowles. Otherwise, you risk dragging the face downwards and making it look longer.
Layers are perfect for oval faces as they draw attention from the slightly less defined cheekbones.Just look to Julia Roberts to see what we mean.
A voluminous sweeping do is perfect for balancing an oval-shaped face, as Megan Fox knows. Get the look by pulling your hair over from a flattering side parting, and create loose curls at the tips with a wide-barrel tong.
Emma Watson’s bob is perfect to balance an oval face as it adds definition at the cheekbones. Avoid party hairstyles cutting a square shape at the top as it can ruin all your hard work and actually make your face appear longer.
This sleek pulled-back look is a risky one for oval-faced Joan Smalls however the combined up do and sleek long locks draws attention to the middle of her face, giving it shape.
The asymmetry of a side fringe detracts from Charlize Theron’s oval face shape, while a hair decoration breaks it up.
Though a sleek middle-parted style can be risky for any face shape, Jourdan Dunn rocks this understated look with serious style. If you fancy trying it, make sure your hair is pulled back above your ears so focus is draws to your high cheekbones.
Sienna miller proved once again she is queen of the cute ear-tuck.
Sienna Miller debuted a copper bob at London Fashion Week back in September, putting rose-tinted locks on the beauty radar and, as always, giving fresh inspiration to the fash pack on the front row.
A high ponytail will lift all of your features upwards.
Amber Heard’s side plait added a hint of grunge to an otherwise glamorous look.
The beauty of an oval face is that you can basically work any hairstyle with it. We love this soft low ponytail look.
Textured hair will add softness to your facial features.
If you’re worried about your face looking too long, cut in a fringe.
Don’t be afraid to work with volume.
A great way of updating a half up ‘do is to add a side fringe.
Try a beehive hairstyle for a retro look.
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