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Style Secrets for Oval Shaped Faces

If you have an oval shaped face, consider yourself among the genetically blessed. An oval face is the most universally flattering, and works with pretty much any hairstyle. (And let’s not forget, if you wear glasses, the world is your oyster when it comes to frames . . . !)  While other facial shapes are worrying about how to draw attention away from certain areas or are trying to camouflage certain facial features, you, of oval face shaped fortune, have the luxury of deciding what facial feature you want to highlight with your hairstyle.

As a general rule of thumb, layers will work best and give you more styling options. You can choose layers that hit at your cheekbone, lips or chin, depending on which feature you want to highlight or accentuate. If you like bangs, and oval face is a wonderful foundation for both a thick fringe or lighter, whispy bangs. Oval faces also look wonderful with pulled back styles or updos, which can accentuate bone structure. Short, pixie style haircuts are a natural with an oval face, allowing your facial features to lead while your haircut can express your personality. Long hair is another wonderful option for oval shaped faces. Catherine Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge is often best known for her gorgeous hair, but her long tresses are in complete harmony with her oval face – no coincidence!

If you have an oval shaped face, the hairstyle challenge for you will be keeping your hair healthy and working with your natural color and texture. If your hair is curly, it’s fine to straighten it, but let your curls work for you. By adding long layers, curls can provide a wonderful frame for your cheeks and eyes.  Be sure to seek out a hair styling professional who can help you cut your naturally curly hair. Too short and you may not get the desired effect, even with your fantastic bone structure!

Also, if you have’t changed your hairstyle in several years, a trip to the hairdresser can enliven your hair and make you look and feel years younger. You may want to consider a short haircut to match a different lifestyle or life phase. Or simply adding layers and texture can get you to the same place.

When choosing a hairstyle for your oval face, it’s best to work with what you’ve got in terms of texture. Because your face shape is so versatile, look carefully at your lifestyle and commitment to styling; a busy mom is going to have totally different needs than someone with an office job or a heavy travel schedule. Choose a hair style that works with your lifestyle and personality. Get a haircut that gives you some styling options for different events, and most of, have fun with your hair!

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