The 15 Most Flattering Haircuts for Women With Oval Faces

Updated 12/12/18

All oval-faced peeps, please stand up! This one's for you. It's a beautiful thing to fully embrace your wide foreheads, curved chins, and striking jawline. And guess what: All the hair experts Byrdie HQ has ever interviewed consider your face shape the golden child of the bunch. You can literally wear any hairstyle your heart desires. Celebrity hairstylist Mika Fowler even told us this is the ideal face shape to have because you can rock any part. Cheers to hair versatility at its best!

Now that we've confirmed you have the best face for hair, let's talk the best haircuts for oval face shapes. Life's too precious to play it safe with your mane. Since you have the freedom to wear all the styles, you must take full advantage of that beauty privilege. Whether a new cut is on the horizon or you're craving a total switch-up, see all the styles we believe will flatter you the most below.

Best Haircuts for Oval Face Shapes
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Bring all the attitude to your hair like Halle Berry's iconic pixie. Never forget. This spiky style adds so much flair to your vibe.

Hair Cuts for Oval Face Shapes
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Kate Middleton's classic, chestnut locks looks so healthy and full with layers and romantic curls. Soften the sharpness of your jawline with loose spirals full of body like this. 

Best Hairstyles for Oval Face Shapes
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Just when we thought Rihanna's oval face couldn't get any better, she donned these textured curls. If you have naturally wavy or tight curls, try a middle part and a black-to-brown balayage effect like RiRi. These face-framing curls fall in the perfect place.

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Actress Jennifer Lawrence enhanced the dimension of her shaggy, short cut with swooped bangs. To accentuate your jawline, choose one side and trim the front of your bangs in side-swept layers. 

Oval Face Shapes Hairstyle Inspiration
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Beyoncé wears nearly hip-grazing, golden-blonde hair with an effortlessly cool wave. Are you sensing a middle-part trend for oval faces yet? It just works to complement your features. 

Cute Hair for Oval Face Shapes
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Jessica Alba is a hair chameleon, but one of our all-time favorites is this flippy lob. Her features are striking alone, but these soft bends and honey-dipped highlights make her look outrageously gorgeous. 

Pretty Hairstyles for Oval Faces
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Blake Lively is forever #HairGoals. As you can see, beachy curls and color go hand in hand to soften sharp jawlines. 

Best Hairstyles for Oval Faces
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This center part suits Salma Hayek's symmetrical facial features so well. Liven up a lob with ombré hair, which will never not be on trend. This gradient fade to chocolate brown is what makes this style such a winning look for her. 

Hair Looks for Oval Face Shapes
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Damn. Once you get over Sienna Miller's stunning cheekbones and snatched jawline, take note of her hair. A piecey lob looks a thousand times better with layers, which makes your hair look extra full and healthy. 

Haircuts for Oval Faces
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The best way to make your face shape work for you is to show it off. Kristen Stewart's platinum buzz cut is simply badass.

Styles for Oval Faces
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A great way to remix a classic bob is with bangs. Kelly Rowland's pearly whites look amazing accompanied by a wavy, chin-length cut. 

Styles for Oval Face Shapes
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Get inspired by Charlize Theron's asymmetrical lob to have more fun with lengths. The best way to make a style work for you is by experimenting with texture, length, and color. All three of those work together beautifully for her.

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Shine and sleekness will never wrong you. Bella Hadid is proof. How chic does her bone-straight bob look with her strong bangs? In this very moment, I'm wishing I had an oval face shape. 

Oval Faces and Hairstyles
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Supermodel Jourdan Dunn shows the beauty of a deep side part with long locks. Enhancing your facial features always works when you pick a side and let your hair do its thing. 

Hairstyles for Face Shapes
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Sanaa Lathan stunned us all when she fully embraced her natural curls for the first time in her career. Oval-faced ladies, try this curling technique. Create a makeshift mohawk by slicking down the sides of your hair with a hardworking pomade and keeping the focus of your curls in the center. 

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