20 Hairstyles That Flatter an Oval Face

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Can You Go Edgy? Oh, Absolutely

Miley Cyrus. Jamie McCarthy for Getty

In this gallery, I'll share 20 modern hairstyles that flatter an oval face.

If you have an oval face, consider yourself lucky: you can wear almost any hairstyle.

I particularly love this edgy hairstyle on Miley Cyrus and it's a style you can get away with. But it does have to fit your hair texture (this cut is best for thick, straight hair) and your personality.

In this gallery, I'll share 20 modern hairstyles that flatter an oval face.

More on face shapes:

  • Haircuts: Best Styles for Every Face Shape
  • Best Short Hairstyles by Face Shape
  • Best Bangs by Face Shape
  • How to Determine Your Face Shape
  • Wear glasses? Find out which frames flatter your square face shape in Best Glasses for Your Face Shape.

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Long Waves are Great, Just Make Sure Your Hair Isn't Too Thin

Jessica Chastain. Frederick M. Brown for Getty

More on face shapes:

  • Haircuts: Best Styles for Every Face Shape
  • Best Short Hairstyles by Face Shape
  • Best Bangs by Face Shape
  • How to Determine Your Face Shape
  • Wear glasses? Find out which frames flatter your square face shape in Best Glasses for Your Face Shape.

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A Deep Side Part is Nice With a Bit of Wave

Vanessa Shaw. Frederick M. Brown for Getty

More on face shapes:

  • Haircuts: Best Styles for Every Face Shape
  • Best Short Hairstyles by Face Shape
  • Best Bangs by Face Shape
  • How to Determine Your Face Shape
  • Wear glasses? Find out which frames flatter your square face shape in Best Glasses for Your Face Shape.

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A Middle Part Is Very Trendy

Amanda Seyfried. Pascal Le Segretain for Getty

More on face shapes:

  • Haircuts: Best Styles for Every Face Shape
  • Best Short Hairstyles by Face Shape
  • Best Bangs by Face Shape
  • How to Determine Your Face Shape
  • Wear glasses? Find out which frames flatter your square face shape in Best Glasses for Your Face Shape.

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You Can Afford to Go Long, Really Long

Sevyn. Frederick M. Brown for Getty

More on face shapes:

  • Haircuts: Best Styles for Every Face Shape
  • Best Short Hairstyles by Face Shape
  • Best Bangs by Face Shape
  • How to Determine Your Face Shape
  • Wear glasses? Find out which frames flatter your square face shape in Best Glasses for Your Face Shape.

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Shoulder-Length Hair is Flattering on All Face Shapes

Dawn Olivieri. Frederick M. Brown for Getty

More on face shapes:

  • Haircuts: Best Styles for Every Face Shape
  • Best Short Hairstyles by Face Shape
  • Best Bangs by Face Shape
  • How to Determine Your Face Shape
  • Wear glasses? Find out which frames flatter your square face shape in Best Glasses for Your Face Shape.

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Blunt Bangs Show Off Gorgeous Eyes

Sarah Wright. Frazer Harrison for Getty Images

More on face shapes:

  • Haircuts: Best Styles for Every Face Shape
  • Best Short Hairstyles by Face Shape
  • Best Bangs by Face Shape
  • How to Determine Your Face Shape
  • Wear glasses? Find out which frames flatter your square face shape in Best Glasses for Your Face Shape.

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Hide a Large Forehead With a Middle Part

Mena Suvari. Frederick M. Brown for Getty

More on face shapes:

  • Haircuts: Best Styles for Every Face Shape
  • Best Short Hairstyles by Face Shape
  • Best Bangs by Face Shape
  • How to Determine Your Face Shape
  • Wear glasses? Find out which frames flatter your square face shape in Best Glasses for Your Face Shape.

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Show Off Your Curly Hair if You Have Curly Hair

Jessica Chastain. Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

If you have curly hair, the trend right now is to let it go natural. So lay off those flat-irons and let your hair go au naturel. Just make sure not to cut hair too short.

See more 10 secrets to styling naturally curly hair

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Try a Center Part With Layers

Olivia Palermo. Tim Whitby//Getty Images

Shoulder-length hair is the most flattering on any face shape.

See more shoulder-length hairstyles

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Long, Soft Waves Play Down a Strong Jawline

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Got Natural Waves? Flaunt Them!

Jennifer Garner. Getty Images

Most women's hair has some natural wave in it. If yours does, consider letting your waves go wild by letting hair air dry. Part hair in the center for a modern look and scrunch hair as it air dries.

See more long, wavy hairstyles

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You Can Get Away With an Edgy Cut

short, cool hair. Gaye Gerard // Getty Images

Not many women can get away with this edgy cut, but a true oval face can. So can a heart-shaped face.

See more super-short hairstyles

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Another Short, Gorgeous Hairstyle

Victoria Beckham. Toby Canham // Getty

See more short hairstyles

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A Lovely Cut for an Older Woman (Or Any Woman) With Straight Hair

Helen Mirren. Jason Merritt / Getty

If you have thin hair, keep it short. A few layers will add body to hair, as will the perfect cut.

See more hairstyles for women over age 55

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Don't Let Your Naturally Curly Hair Go Too Wild

Annalynne_McCord. Valerie Macon // Getty Images

AnnaLynne McCord, the actress pictured here, has naturally curly hair that can be unruly in some pictures. Here, it's sedate and gorgeous. If you have naturally curly hair, make sure to cut in layers. No one, no matter their face shape, looks good with a Christmas tree hairstyle (pouffy at the bottom).

See more curly hairstyles
See more 10 secrets to styling curly hair

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Bangs Look Great on an Oval Face Shape

Demi Lovato. Frederick M. Brown // Getty

I love bangs, whether they're blunt bangs, side-swept bangs or fringe. If you're sick of your hair, but don't want to sacrifice length, consider getting bangs cut into your style.

See more hairstyles with bangs

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A Lovely Hairstyle That's Not Too Long, But Still Long

Jo Champa. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

This is a great cut, you just need layers and side-swept bangs.

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Natural Hair is Hot, Hot, Hot. Flaunt Your Natural Waves

Violante Placido. Pascal Le Segretain/Getty

If you have long, wavy hair, put away your flatiron and let your waves go. The unruly look is really popular right now. Make sure to condition ends. Laying off the blowdryer and flatiron will help keep hair in great condition.

See more long, wavy hairstyles

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Next Up: The Best Short Hairstyles for Face Shapes

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short hair on the runway. Vittorio Zunino Celotto for Getty

More on face shapes:

  • Haircuts: Best Styles for Every Face Shape
  • Best Short Hairstyles by Face Shape
  • Best Bangs by Face Shape
  • How to Determine Your Face Shape
  • Wear glasses? Find out which frames flatter your square face shape in Best Glasses for Your Face Shape.