THE 15 BEST HAIRCUTS FOR OVAL FACE SHAPES

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Source: Instyle Jan 06, 2022

If you’re deciding on a new signature haircut, it can be overwhelming (not to mention difficult) to know what’s the best style to enhance your face shape and hair texture.

However, oval face shapes are exempt from this struggle. “Oval face shapes are actually the lucky ones. They have the most the opportunity to play with the versatility and variations of haircuts; whether it’s with the texture, or more importantly, with the shape and style in general,” says Rodney Cutler, founder of Cutler Salon.

“If you have an oval face shape, you can get away with any haircut and any style you want,” says Luis Rodriguez, Clairol Professional Top Artist. “I love doing pixie cuts on someone with an oval face shape.” 

Whether you want to keep your length or go shorter, we turned to the red carpet for inspiration for your next cut. Here, we’ve rounded up the best celebrity haircuts for oval faces.

Jessica Alba

“A part that’s moved off from the center adds a little more softness to the look and draws attention to the eyes,” says Cutler. A side-part and loose, long waves with a few layers like Alba’s cut is just the combo to achieve this feat.

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Beyoncé

“Having a bang is a great way to enhance your eyes,” says Rodriguez. “People who have an oval face shape can take advantage of different types of bangs.”

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Emma Watson

If you want to go short, Cutler says that a pixie is a great option for oval faces, but keep the cut simple. “You’re not relying on squareness of the cut, layers, or bangs to hide something,” says Cutler of the pixie he created for Watson that had everyone talking back in 2010. “It’s really the simplicity of it that makes it work.”

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