With an oval face shape you can pretty much wear every shape of hair cut and hair style you wish to, everything works for you because you have what is considered a "balanced face". So for those of you with an oval face you can forget about your face shape when it comes to choosing a suitable hair cut and instead look at things like life-style, natural color and texture of you hair and the image you wish to project as the main focus of your hairstyle considerations. However, you can use your hair to bring out your best facial features:
- A fringe for instance, will bring out your eyes.
- Hair swept off the face will balance your nose when seen in profile.
- If your hair is straight or curly, go with a style that works with that rather than trying to alter what you have. It will be easier to style on a daily basis.
- Book, or drop in at your favorite or local salon and get a consultation. These are free of charge and will give you some great ideas that you can have a think about. If you have a decent printer, you can also print out some of our images and take them with you to see what the hairdresser thinks. Hairdressers really appreciate this as it gives them a starting point to say "yes, we can try this but your own hair is more wavy so will look more like this" for example. If you can't find pictures of what you want, take along a picture to show them what you don't want! We know this sounds strange but in the hands of an expert it will be obvious as to what you will like.
When talking to a hairdresser about a new cut, check out our section making sure your hairdresser understands what you want for tips. It can make a big difference to be able to tell your hairdresser exactly what you want.
Visitors to this page found some help with these questions on some of our other pages:
The Collections - a comprehensive series of hair style images split into length of hair, texture and style as well as collections from individual salons and industry hairdressing award images to grab your imagination when it comes to the possibilities for your next hair cut.
Haircuts to suit your face shape.
Haircuts: Some simple basic rules.
What is the 'thinning hair' technique?
What's in: Celebrity looks.
Blow dry and styling - including plaiting and up styling
Hair coloring, perming and chemical straightening
Hair salons - getting the most from your next salon visit
More about your hair type
Hair product information
Hair loss information
Medical conditions of the hair and scalp