Discover a world of styling opportunities and get inspired with hairstyles for oval faces. 

An oval face shape is the dream when it comes to styling - there are just so many looks you can experiment with to flatter your features. Gorgeous hairstyles for oval faces are limitless, so picking your next signature look will be your only challenge. Play with texture, rock swept up looks and flaunt flowing down ‘dos with ease. 

If you’re looking for a new dreamy trend, call off your search. We’ve lined up our favourite hairstyles for oval faces to inspire your next style.  

Sleek Locks

Sleek Locks

Dial up the elegance in your look with super sleek hair. A must-try hairstyle for oval faces, poker straight styles are ultra-glamorous, framing your face and flowing past your shoulders. For a flawless look that stays straight, prep your hair with the ghd straight and smooth spray then straighten with the ghd platinum+ styler to fix the look in place.

Tip: Add an extra dose of eye-catching shine to this look by spritzing your finished style with ghd final shine spray.

Loose Waves

Embrace the beauty of tousled locks and add this boho look to your styling repertoire of hairstyles for oval faces. With effortless waves crafted at eye level, your cheekbones will pop, perfectly balancing your facial structure. For added texture, don’t be afraid to play with your hair and mess it up a little for extra volume.  

Loose Waves

Side chignon

Sweep your hair up into an elegant side chignon. This look is the epitome of updo glamour and a gorgeous hairstyle for oval faces. This low bun is super versatile and easy to create - go flawless with a sleek bun or embrace cool flyaways for an effortless style. 

Tousled Pony

Turn your most faithful updo into a head-turning favourite by combining textured wavy locks with a ponytail. The loose, tousled movement of your pony emanates ‘I woke up like this’ beauty that’s sure to turn heads. This relaxed updo can be created with a side or centre parting, both of which are perfect for oval faces

Tip: Create relaxed waves in your locks before you pull them up into the pony with the ghd curve® creative curl wand

Tousled Pony

half-up top knot

Half-up top knot

A half-up topknot is the perfect hairstyle for oval faces. Pulling back your tresses shows off those killer cheekbones and makes your eyes pop. Bring edgy styling to this look by embracing a few flyaways. Gently tease a few strands in your topknot for added volume and go for that perfectly imperfect style to bring that cool-girl vibe.

Pom Pom Ponytail

Stay ahead of the curve with the latest modern styles and create a pom pom ponytail. Taken straight from the forefront of contemporary hair design, this look is a guaranteed show-stopper. Take it to the next level and brighten the style with cool adornments. This kind of edgy updo will perfectly complement your oval face, revealing your gorgeous features.

pom pom ponytail

High Pony

High Pony

If sleek sophistication is your style, this polished high pony will be your new BFF. Perfectly swept back locks combined with a poker straight ponytail is a match made in heaven. This dramatic style will showcase your oval face shape, bringing your flawless features into the spotlight.  

Tip: Keep every hair in place with a spritz of ghd final fix hairspray.  

Side fishtail plait 

Pair an intricate braid with carefree flyaways for a flattering oval face hairstyle. This look is oh-so romantic, delicately framing your face with waved tendrils. Sweep your braid over one shoulder for an effortless look, right out of a fairytale.  



Channel 60s glamour when you opt for a stunning Bardot style. This soft, voluminous look is perfectly suited to an oval face, allowing you to emanate sultry style with ease. Boast eye-catching volume and use the ghd contour® to really emphasize your bouffant. Take the look to the next level by including show-stopping curls for that extra touch of 60s chic. 

Hollywood Waves

Bring lustre to your locks with bouncing Hollywood waves. Exude glamour with every flick of your glossy hair and embrace this stunning hairstyle. Voluminous tresses will frame your face and make your eyes and oval features a focal point, perfect for a party or day in the office. 

Tip: Use the ghd curve® classic wave wand to create flowing waves that stay locked in place.  

Master these hairstyles for oval faces and flaunt your beautiful features. Whatever your dream style, rest assured that there’s plenty to choose from to complement your stunning style.

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