24 Medium Hairstyles for Oval Faces
Shoulder-Grazing Cut for an Oval Face
This shoulder-grazing cut or a mid-length bob (long bob) was created by Jackie Lisberger of Philadelphia, PA. “I used a straight razor to give the hair some texture on the ends and soften any harsh lines, but without creating too much layering. The overall impression is more of a blunt cut despite the longer layers present,” she states.
“A mid-length cut is great because it looks good on oval face shapes and all hair types. It can be styled sleek and straight, air dried with more texture, curled and tousled for a beachy vibe, and also looks awesome with naturally curly hair,” says Lisberger.
Lisberger’s favorite styling products for oval face hairstyles are Davines Milk before blow-drying and Davines Oi Oil after to create a sleeker look.
Modern Shag on Mid-Length Hair
This modern shag was created by hairstylist Bridget Kasper of Folsom, CA. “You can make this style look very sleek or add a quick bend in the midshaft for an effortless and messy finish,” states Kasper.
If you are considering this hair style for oval face, you must love layers that will reduce the thickness of your ends. This look is a great option for thick hair as shown in the photo, but is also perfect for hair that is medium thickness as well. This look will give more volume when styled, but it will take a few products to get the full benefit of this look.
When it comes to styling hairstyles for oval face women, Kasper advises starting with a leave-in conditioner to even out the porosity of your hair before topping it with your styling agent. “This will vary depending on if you need help to boost volume or smooth the cuticle. Blow dry to activate these products. Once dried and styled, finish with a texture spray to show off the texture or a polishing agent if you are looking for a sleeker finish,” she adds.
Mid-Length Bob With a Kick
“This is such a fun medium-length bob with a little bit of an edgy kick,” explains hairstylist and style creator Kristina Bunker of Johns Creek, GA.
“I love to prep with Shu Uemura Blow Dry Beautifier for both heat protection and lightweight hold,” says Bunker. “From there, you can flat iron for a sleek look, or if you’re looking for a more relaxed and beachy look, I recommend using a 1-inch Bio Ionic StyleWinder to create loose curls.”
This cut is best suited for anyone with an oval face shape that also has fine to medium hair.
Long A-Line Bob for Oval Face Shapes
This is a long a-line bob. “I love how simple and chic this haircut for an oval face is. It can also be versatile depending on how you style it,” says hairstylist and owner of Evolve Hair Studio, Sonia Yarkhani of Toronto, ON.
“In terms of products, always use texture sprays like Bedroom.Hair and Doo.Over by Kevin Murphy. These add great texture to the hair,” explains Yarkhani.
This oval face haircut is great for women that want to wear their hair simple and just blow dry it, as well as for those that have the skills to try different hairstyling techniques.
Teasy Highlights on Collarbone Length Hair
This collarbone length cut for girls with oval faces was created by stylist Shane Craig of Portland, OR.
“What’s great about this style is its versatility,” says Craig. It’s long enough to be pulled back if you want but looks great down. There is just enough texture and long layering to make it an easy wash and go look, or blow dry and use an iron to wave it.
Classic Medium Length Bob and Bangs
“This is a classic bob and bangs which keeps it neat and chic,” states style creator Marisa Smith of Islip, NY.
“Oval face shape hairstyles are ideal for shorter blunt bangs,” she adds.
Overall this is a fun, carefree, low maintenance look!
Blunt Lob with Invisible Layers
This blunt lob with invisible layers was created by hairstylist Jessy Graham of Plano, TX.
Graham explains, “blunt bobs have a tendency to get too bottom heavy on thick, coarse hair, so this is a great way to de-bulk, make styling and maintaining this look much easier.”
This style looks best on oval face shapes with thick, coarse hair. “I like using Aquage Silkening Oil on the mid-lengths and ends to prevent frizz and smooth the curls in the hair. You can also use Sea Salt Texturizing spray to scrunch in the hair for a lived-in, wavy look,” adds Graham.
For dirty hair days, spray some dry shampoo at the root and pull up hair from the front and crown into a ponytail at the crown. To topknot it, wrap the rest around your ponytail, using a bobby pin to secure the ends into the base of the ponytail.
Square Shaped Bob for an Oval Face
This is a one-length square shaped bob for an oval face shape. It was created by stylist and editorial director Ashley Brown of Philadelphia, PA.
Brown recommends hair milk or primer and a texture spray. “One of my favorites is Davines Your Hair Assistant Definition Mist,” she adds.
This look is best for women with finer hair that want to appear to have more volume. It’s a great option for women that like little effort in styling and are active so they can still wear their hair up. Plus, this haircut frames the oval face nicely.
Long Soft Layers on Shoulder Length Hair
“This is a long layered or soft layered haircut. Women sometimes call it ‘2 layers’,” explains hairstylist Irina Duchane of Boston, MA.
“When styling oval face haircuts, I recommend a moisturizing cream or heat protectant, some volume enhancing spray if you have finer hair or styling cream/spray for thicker hair, and a finishing gloss/serum or hairspray,” she adds.
Duchane goes onto explain, “When blow drying, get about 75-80% of water out of the hair first and then use a round brush. When I teach my clients, I usually suggest they bring everything to the front when blow drying with the round brush. This is what creates volume and movement.”
Classic Mid-Length Bob
This medium length cut is a classic medium length bob. “These are texturized layers and subtle caramel balayage highlights on natural brunette hair, styled into soft Hollywood waves,” explains hairstylist Kristina Dimoplon of Brooklyn, NY.
To create this hairstyle for oval face, Dimoplon says, “I blow dried the hair using a blow dry gel (Redken Velvet Gelatine Cushioning Blow Dry Gel) and a 1 1/2-inch round brush for maximum volume. I waved the hair with a 1-inch curling wand (NuMe classic curling wand), gently brushed it out, then used a texturizing powder (Schwartzkopf Osis+ Powder Cloud) at the roots to lift and complete the style.”
To complete the best haircuts for oval faces, gently mist a finishing hairspray to keep waves in place. (Schwartzkopf Osis+ Freeze Finish). Use a volumizing dry shampoo at the root over the next few days to maintain the style. (Morrocan Oil dry shampoo).
Mid-Length Layered Cut
“I would describe this haircut as a mid-length layered cut with face framing pieces,” explains hairstylist Lydia Ouellette of Los Angeles, CA.
This hair cut for an oval face will create volume and texture for women with flat or straight hair. For women with curly hair, it will enhance their curls and allow their hair to bounce up!
“For more waves, curl your hair with a wand in alternating directions, comb it through with your fingers, then use a dry texture spray all over and matte pomade on the ends,” she adds.
Textured Soft Lob for Women with Oval Faces
This textured soft lob (long bob) was created by hairstylist Jackie Lebrun of San Jose, CA.
“My favorite thing about this look is that it’s very versatile,” says Lebrun. “In this photo, I styled my client’s hair to have a finger wave-like feel. It’s a slightly more polished version of the very popular beachy wave look. You can dress this lookup, or you can air dry naturally with great products to showcase your hair’s natural texture.”
When it comes to styling, Lebrun explains, “I used Kevin Murphy’s Smooth.Again which is a smoothing treatment that helps combat frizz and leaves the hair feeling silky and smooth. I cocktailed that with Kevin Murphy’s Anti.Gravity, which gives hold and adds body. I blow dried the hair smooth, then used a flat iron to create the waves.”
Mid Length Beach Wave Balayage
This mid length, beach wave balayage was created by senior hair colorist Elle Brodsky of Nutley, NJ.
“I love mid length hair and it’s totally trending,” she says. “This is a look that can be fun and sexy, yet you can still get up in a ponytail. You have the ability to feel like you have a cool shorter style, but without the commitment of having a shorter haircut.”
To blow dry, Brodsky recommends using something texturizing. Spray a thickening spray like Maxamista by Oribe all over roots to ends, and then use a light cream like Super Shine Light by Oribe on just the mids to ends. She adds, “rough dry to about 80% with your fingers. Finish the blowout with a round brush to smooth the cuticle, then use a light hairspray like Work It by Tigi. Using a 1 1/4-inch curling iron, curl only mids leaving the ends out.”
Let curls cool, then spray a beach texturing spray spray like Apres Beach by Oribe all over to add more texture and to give it a finished but unfinished look. All of these products together will help maintain the color and recreate this lived-in hair.
Layered Shoulder Length Shag with Bangs
Very layered basic shoulder length cut with blunt bangs.
This is a great cut for an oval face. The bangs shorten the length of the face while the layers accentuate the bone structure. This cut works well on almost anyone with fine to medium, and or straight to wavy hair.
Tip: Always apply your products with your hands to avoid using too much or getting too much in one area. Do not use too much product or it will weigh the hair down, making it look flat, and dirty.
Softly Layered Shoulder Length Hair for Oval Faces
A soft layered, conservative shag, with a long side fringe.
This is a great haircut for an oval face. The long, side swept bangs shorten the length of the face while the layers accentuate the bone structure. This cut works well on women with fine to medium hair.
The Retro Pin Up Bob for Oval Faced Women
A long, softly layered, stacked bob with a heavy side fringe.
Use a blow dryer or flat iron to smooth the side fringe/bangs. Use Bumble’s spray shine and hairspray to finish. Use hair spray to secure any fly away hairs. The look can be acquired with straight hair by using hot rollers or a curling iron.
If this style gets frizzy while drying, mist with a small amount of water or surf spray and let the curls for an oval face settle. Use gloss or spray shine if needed.
Medium Layered Bob for Oval Faces
A classic medium layered bob.
Apply Bumble and Bumbles Styling Lotion or Thickening Spray and blow dry with your fingers.After most of the moisture is out, smooth with the blow dryer and a large round brush.Apply Bumble’s Spray de Mode Hairspray for texture and hold.
This is a great cut for a woman with an oval face shape. The long sexy side bangs shorten the length of the face. This cut works well on women with medium hair lengths.
Shoulder Length Shag with Long Side Bangs
A layered shoulder length shag, with a long sexy side bang.
How To Style a Shoulder Length Shag Cut:
Towel dry and apply curl crème or styling crème all over and either air dry or diffuse.If diffusing, don’t dry your hair all the way. Leave it a bit damp if possible.If it gets frizzy after it dries, apply a small amount of water to your hands and smooth the waves.Use a blow dryer or flat iron to smooth the side fringe/bangs if needed.Use Bumble’s spray shine and hairspray to finish.Use spray to secure any fly away hairs.Long A Line Bob with Bangs
A long classic geometric A Line bob with bangs.
How To Style a Bob with Bangs:
Apply Bumble and Bumbles Styling Lotion or Thickening Spray and blow dry with your fingers.After most of the moisture is out, smooth with the blow dryer and a large round brush.Apply Bumble’s Spray de Mode Hairspray for texture and hold.The Modern 70’s Shag for an Oval Face
Shoulder length layered shag with a heavy side swept bang.
How To Style a 70’s Shag for an Oval Face:
Apply Bumble and Bumbles Styling Lotion or Thickening Spray and blow dry with your fingers.After most of the moisture is out, smooth with the blow dryer and a large round brush.Apply Bumble’s Spray de Mode Hairspray for texture and hold. Flat iron if needed.Mid Length Shagged Out Bob with Bangs
A layered bob that has been really shagged out with an A symmetrical side bang.
How To Style a Layered Medium Length Bob:
Apply Bumble and Bumbles Styling Lotion or Thickening Spray and blow dry with your fingers.After most of the moisture is out, smooth with the blow dryer and a large round brush.Apply Bumble’s Spray de Mode Hairspray for texture and hold. Flat iron if needed.Medium Layered Curly A Line Bob
Medium layered curly A line bob.
How To Style a Curly A Line Bob:
Towel dry and apply curl crème or styling crème all over and either air dry or diffuse.If diffusing, don’t dry your hair all the way. Leave it a bit damp if possible.If it gets frizzy after it dries, apply a small amount of water to your hands and smooth the waves. Use a blow dryer or flat iron to smooth the side fringe/bangs if needed.Use Bumble’s spray shine and hairspray to finish. Use spray to secure any fly away hairs.Medium Layered Geo Bob for an Oval Face Shape
Medium layered rounded bob with a heavy side swept fringe.
How To Style a Mid Length Rounded Bob:
Apply Bumble and Bumbles Styling Lotion or Thickening Spray and blow dry with your fingers.After most of the moisture is out, smooth with the blow dryer and a large round brush.Apply Bumble’s Spray de Mode Hairspray for texture and hold.A-Line Bob Shag for Women with Oval Faces
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How To Style a Shaggy Bob:
Apply Bumble and Bumbles Styling Lotion or Thickening Spray and blow dry with your fingers.After most of the moisture is out, smooth with the blow dryer and a large round brush or paddle brush.Apply Bumble’s Spray de Mode Hairspray for texture and hold. Flat iron if needed.
These are all beautiful fun cuts that work on about anyone with any hair texture, but look especially amazing on women with oval faces. They are able to be styled in multiple ways so you don’t get bored. Versatility is a necessity.
These particular medium haircuts for oval faces shorten a longer face, and accentuate the bone structure, pointing out all of the best features, such as the eyes, and cheek bones.