Depending on the shape of your face, certain hairstyles may accentuate your features better than others, or possibly play a flaw more than we would like. If you were born with an oval face shape, you are lucky because this facial shape is the most adaptable shape when it comes to hairstyles, and has been said to be the most appealing facial shape in general.
An oval face's length is equal to one and a half times the width, leaving it perfectly proportioned, allowing almost any coiffure to flatter the face easily. When looking for a hairstyle, you want to be sure that the hair is going to sit on your face properly, highlighting your best features. The oval shape allows almost any style to be used to accomplish this, with many variations to choose from.
So what exactly are the top hairstyles for women with oval faces? Any of the hairstyles presented below will highlight an oval facial shape, allowing the bone structure and shape of the face to shine through.
Short length hairstyles draw attention to the eyes, and include a short-layered bob, an inverted bob, a pixie, or cropped cut.
Medium length hairstyles, such as those with soft layers curled either under or out, also make excellent choices. Another good option is a chin-length bob with side swept bangs, which will frame your oval shaped face and play up your desirable facial features.
Long length hairstyles include hairstyles with a side part and side swept bangs, or a hairedo that has a deep side part with soft waves, also known as a retro mermaid. Both hairstyles can draw attention to the eyes and the structure of the face as well.
Many women will cut bangs to hide their "flaws", such as a long face, or large forehead. With an oval-shaped face, side swept bangs with long layers, or wispy bangs, will provide the desired effect. Heavy bangs, on the other hand, will detract from the oval face shape by having the unwanted effect of making the face appear heavier. Adding too much height to the top of your head may make your face appear longer than it is, giving the look of an oblong oval instead of a regular oval shape. An up hairdo, if the length of the hair allows it, can also look good with or without bangs, and will complement an oval shaped face.
An oval shaped face leaves many options available when it comes to selecting a hairstyle. Fringe, wispy, or side swept bangs are ideal to reduce the appearance of an elongated face, or a wide forehead. Additionally, thick blunt bangs will wash out the shape of your face. Ensuring hair is kept away from your face will let the natural beauty of your oval shaped face shine through, and will highlight all of your best features.