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21+ Best Hairstyles For Oval Face Shape - 2021

Vanessa Pereira

Updated At  04 Apr 21

Need a new hairstyle or makeover? If you have an oval face then look no further as we list the top oval face haircuts which are trending this year.


21+ Best Oval Face Haircuts


Keep an eye out for celebrities with an oval shaped face included in the list as we feature the variety of hairstyles best fitted for your facial characteristics.


1. Bun hairstyle for oval face

This hairstyle works on most hair types and hair lengths; when combined with different looks and accessories, it provides a variety of options that are perfect for any occasion.

Try out the most stylish bun looks as below

  • high bun 
  • knot bun 
  • low bun 
  • messy bun 
  • side Bun  

Kate Hudson and Julianne Moore bun hairstyle


Julianne Moore featured in a top knot bun while Kate Hudson wears a classic bun hairstyle. One of the most popular oval face haircuts, explore this to look radiant.



2. Deep side parted bun (One of the best oval face haircuts)

A deep side-parted bun hairstyle can be worn as a high or low bun along with accessories just like the following celebrities.

  • Emma Watson - Deep side parted high bun
  • Jessica Biel - Deep side-parted bun with hair accessories

Emma Watson and Jessica Biel Bun hairstyle


One of the best haircut for oval face, this haircut have been used by popular celebrities like Emma watson, Michelle Obama, Jessica Biel and many more.


3. Milkmaid braid 

A milkmaid braid is made of two pigtails that are wrapped around the top of the head. Amongst the poplar oval face hairstyles, this creates a unique look that has even been featured on the red carpet by our favourite celebrities. 

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Celebrity: Emily Blunt showcasing her oval face haircut



4. Bun hairstyle with braids 

A bun hairstyle can be worn for any occasion or an everyday look with a twist by styling it with a different type of braids, making it a versatile and charming look. 

Emma Watson and Jessica Alba Bun hairstyle with braids


Emma Watson featured in a braided bun while Jessica Alba wears a high bun with an upside-down French braid.


5. Braid hairstyles - Prettiest hair trend for oval face shape

One of the best haircut for oval face, braids give you the much needed flexibility to style your hair. Wear your hair in a variety of braided hairstyles. A few of the hairstyles are mentioned below that include intricate to simple plaits.  

  • Box Braids 
  • Dutch braid
  • Half-up, half-down braids
  • High ponytail braid
  • Side-swept French braid 
  • Side-swept mermaid braid 
  • Waterfall braids

Beyoncé, Emma Watson, Jade Pinkett Smith and Rihanna Braid Hairstyle-05-05



  • Beyoncé - High ponytail braid
  • Emma Watson - Side braid hairstyle
  • Jada Pinkett Smith - Box braid hairstyle
  • Rihanna - Side French braid hairstyle


6. Ponytail - Popular oval face haircut 

The hairstyle is one of the most common looks yet can be worn differently when accessorised well. 

Charlize Theron, Jessica Alba and Kate Middleton Ponytail Hairstyle-06


Amongst the top oval face hairstyles, the ponytail look works best for mid to long length hair and surely makes a ravishing impression for formal events. 

Celebrities: Charlize Theron, Jessica Alba, and Kate Middleton


7. Deep side-parted ponytail hair for oval face shape

Make a statement by tweaking the classic ponytail updo with a deep side part. Wear this sleek and smooth look for a formal event to add that extra touch to your overall look.  

Julianne Moore, Rihanna, Charlize Theron and Jessica Alba Deep side parted ponytail-07 

Celebrities: Julianne Moore, Rihanna, Charlize Theron, and Jessica Alba


8. Half-up, Half-down hair for oval face

Add some volume to your hairdo with a half-up, half-down hairstyle by adding beachy waves or curls to your look.  

Julianne Moore, Kate Middleton and Rihanna Half-up, Hald-down hairstyle-08


Celebrities: Julianne Moore, Kate Middleton, and Rihanna 


9. Big-bold curls for long hair 

This style adds volume to the hair giving it a luscious look that is perfect for special events.  

Beyoncé and Rihanna Big bold curls for long Hair-09


Celebrities: Beyoncé and Rihanna



10. Classic layers hair for oval face shape

Layered haircut is perfect when one wants to create the illusion of length and volume.

The top layers of the hairdo create a voluminous profile, whereas the layers beneath define the length of the hair. 

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The classic hairdo is sophisticated yet a low maintenance style that works great as an everyday look or even for special occasions.   

Celebrities: Kate Hudson and Beyoncé 


11. Layered long hair with tousled waves

Style the layered haircut with tousled waves to get an easy-going and fun look that works well for any occasion. This hairstyle has also been featured on the red carpet by many celebrities. Anyone can create this look naturally without the use of heat.

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Celebrities: Kate Hudson and Elle Macpherson


12. Mid length blunt cut - Trending oval face haircut

Blunt cut is a cut without any layers; it is a haircut that is the same length overall and features amongst the top oval face haircuts. 

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Celebrities: Jessica Alba and Jessica Biel 


13. Middle-parted oval face hairstyle 

A middle-parted hairstyle works perfect for oval faces and allows your facial features to appear more prominent. This hairstyle works well with mid and long length. 

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Celebrities: Britney Spears, Jennifer Lawrence, Cindy Crawford, Sienna Miller, Charlize Theron and Emily Blunt 



14. Deep side-parted hairstyle for oval face 

Enjoy the extra volume with this eye-catching style. As a result, of changing your hair parting, the hair looks voluminous as the hairstyle tends to add a new depth to your look. 

Deep side-parted hairstyle


Celebrities: Sienna Miller, Cindy Crawford, Michelle Obama, and Jessica Alba 


15. Curtain bangs 

Bangs for oval face are extremely popular. Bangs being versatile work well with different hair lengths. Curtain bangs are usually on the longer side and end right above the eyes with longer lengths framing your face on the outside.  

As this hairstyle covers the forehead, the face appears to look visually wider than it.

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Celebrities: Britney Spears and Jennifer Lawrence



16. Side-swept bangs for oval face

The hairstyle is both elegant and sexy. Side-swept bangs do not change the visual appearance of the face shape, but it does soften the look. 

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Celebrities: Charlize Theron and Emily Blunt 


17. Wavy lob with a side part

The wavy lob or long bob is shoulder-length hair styled with waves that add volume to your look and visually create the illusion of a slimmer face. 

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Celebrities: Jessica Alba, Emily Blunt, Julianne Moore, Carey Mulligan, Michelle Obama, and Charlize Theron


18. Shoulder-Grazing Bob hair for oval face shape

This bob haircut just ends slightly above the shoulders and works well to create a slimming effect for one’s face while tucking strands behind the ears help to open up the face. 

Emma Watson, Sienna Miller, Jennifer Lawrence, Charlize Theron, Jessica Alba and Emily Blunt Shoulder Grazing Bob-18


Celebrities: Emma Watson, Sienna Miller, Jennifer Lawrence, Charlize Theron, Jessica Alba, and Emily Blunt


19. Asymmetrical Bob

Spice up that classic bob cut with an asymmetrical bob hairdo, as it is a fun way to add some flavour to your simple look. An asymmetrical bob is an uneven haircut where the sides are longer than the rest of the hair. 

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Celebrity: Rihanna showcases one of the popular oval face haircuts.


20. Pixie bob 

The hairstyle length is a combination of a pixie and a bob, which is basically between ear-length and neck-length.

Sienna Miller-Pixie bob hairstyle



Celebrity: Sienna Miller 


21. Pixie cut 

This simple cut allows your facial features to be the focus of your overall look, as it appears to be more prominent and eye-catching.

One can enjoy this hairstyle in various ways 

  • Classic pixie 
  • Tousled pixie 
  • Shaved undercut pixie
  • Pixie with long bangs 


Ellen DeGeneres, Rihana, Charlize Theron and Carey Mulligan Pixie Cut-21

Celebrities: Ellen DeGeneres, Rihanna, Charlize Theron, and Carey Mulligan


22. High and lowlights

High and low lights mixed with your base colour helps to add dimension to your hairstyle. 

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Highlights are dyed sections that are lighter than your natural hair colour, whereas lowlights are darker. 


23. Dip Dye hairstyle for oval face

Dip dye is a two-tone colouring technique, with a stark difference in the colour of the roots and ends of the hair.

Dyeing the tips of your hair creates the illusion of a shorter and less narrow face. 

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Mix and match hairstyles and colour techniques that you like from the list above, but before you get your desired look, do take a professional's opinion as well.

These oval face haircuts are not only unique but they are also extremely popular and easy to get.