13 Stylish Bob Hairstyles For Oval Faces

Show off your tresses with the trendiest and most stunning hairstyles for oval faces.

Reviewed by Jessica Noonan, Hairstylist
Written by Jyotsana Rao, BE
Edited by Shatabdi Bhattacharya, BSc
Fact-checked by Aparna Harry, MA (English Literature)  • 

The Oval face shape is the most versatile. Why? Because any hairstyle, with or without bangs, with or without layers, looks good on this face shape. But this means it can get tricky to pick the best bob hairstyles for oval faces. Because they all look great, right! Expert hair stylist Jessica Noonan states, “Bobbed hair is an obsession of mine. The flapper’s bobs of the 1920’s embody the liberation that came with chopping long locks. In the 1960’s Vidal Sassoon gave us the precision cut box bob, and graduated bob, that are as cool today as they were then. It’s no wonder the bob is the most popular post-breakup hair cut ever!”

So, we searched far and wide on the internet and found the top trending bob cuts for oval face shapes. Scroll down to check them out!

protip_icon Before You Get Started
  • Hairstyles for oval-shaped faces mainly involve short or medium-length hair as long hair tends to elongate the face more.
  • To create a messy bob for an oval-shaped face, spray some dry shampoo on the scalp to add extra volume and give an excellent balance to your face.
  • If you opt for bangs, keep them soft to take the focus away from the elongated chin.

1. Wavy Lob With Bangs

Wavy Lob With Bangs
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Tyra Banks is known for her quirky high fashion. The supermodel is sporting a heavily textured and layered lob with straight bangs. This collar bone-grazing lob is perfect for embracing natural wavy and textured hair. It’s easy to maintain as the layers are supposed to look messy and undone and frame an oval face shape perfectly.

2. Wavy Chin-Length Bob

Wavy Chin-Length Bob
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This was Anne Hathaway at the peak of her short-hair phase. This wavy blunt bob that ends right at her chin adds width to her oval face shape and highlights her slender neck. The slightly texturized waves add movement to the hair.

3. Shaggy Bob

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Gideon’s Daughter actress Emily Blunt looks striking with her shaggy, medium-length bob. We adore her warm ombre hair color and the subtle texture of her layered cut. The English actress sports deep center partition that is flattering for her oval face; the choppy bob cut gives extra volume that accentuates her features; and contrasting soft shaggy ends for extra sex appeal.


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While styling you can pair this hairstyle with some light and wispy curtain bangs, especially if you want to bring the focus onto your eyes.

4. Wavy Bob

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Actress Anne Hathaway sports an adorable wavy bob hairdo and a surreal texture and volume. For those of you with medium or long bob haircuts, wear your hair up with the aid of bobby pins and hair clips.

To get Anna’s cute, fashionable waves in the bottom, use hair rollers or a curling iron on small sections of damp hair. For a fresh salon blowout or if you want to give your tresses some shape, make sure to leave your hair on the heat for a bit longer. Finish off the look by setting them with light hairspray.

Vanessa Evelyn, a YouTuber, shows off her classic wavy bob and notes that the ends of her bob are textured to take some weight off and give her haircut a round shape. “That helps my hair lay flat, especially when it’s straight. If they didn’t do that, it would come out like a triangle and be bushy (i).”

5. Blunt Bob

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Songstress Katy Perry looks fun and flirty with her medium-length, blunt and straight bob. An elegant short bob haircut for an oval face, this hairstyle has a slightly rounded cut that softens the overall look perfectly. We love how Katy has adopted a daring and vibrant hair color. The blue hue certainly warms up her fair complexion. Like we always suggest, for a fresh and bold look, add a hint of color to your hair.

Tip: When deciding to change your hair color, choose the shade carefully and make sure the shade complements your complexion.

6. Round Bob With Side-Swept Flips

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One of our favorite fashionistas, Jessica Alba looks sophisticated and flirty in this cute, rounded bob with a side-swept flip. The stunning shape and flawless structure – Jessi’s hairstyle is an uber-modern and bang-on-trend. With soft layers and rounded side flips, this bob hairstyle is chic, trendy, and very feminine. Jessica’s blonde bob is all about the cut, so find a hairdresser you trust, and breathe new life into your tresses.

7. Bob With Blunt Bangs

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Always right on the gorgeous hair trends, talented singer Rihanna recently proved that she could truly pull off any style, even if it means a daring, severely straight bob with blunt bangs.

Edgy and modern, use a texturizing gel and your fingertips to give your hairstyle some shine – that we are blinded by. Rihanna perfects her look with bronze makeup and pale pink lips.

8. Side-Swept Bob

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Twilight actress Kristen Stewart looks simply divine with her dreamy mix of brown highlights and side-swept bob. Feathered at the ends for extra edginess, to recreate this hairstyle, ask your hairstylist to work on the cut and volume for the beachy look. Also, don’t forget to style with volume-boosting mousse into damp hair and your fingertips for a floaty head of hair.

9. Short Curly Bob

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The fabulous actress Rachel McAdams looks stunningly youthful with her short curly, asymmetrical bob. The effortless hairstyle is a revelation this summer. Perfect for women with oval-shaped and fair complexions, this style will accentuate your beautiful facial features.

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You can recreate this look with some hair mousse and jumbo rollers. Apply some mousse to your hair and put them up in rollers for at least an hour and a half. You can also try to style your hair in these curls with a round brush and a blowdryer.

10. A Voluptuous Bob

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Diva Rita Ora, famous for changing her hairstyle every second day, looks glam with this voluptuous bob. Edgy and stylish, the round bob hairstyle has an uneven but interesting texture. Pulled from the front and rounded from the back, the versatile hairdo matches Rita’s facial features perfectly.

11. Faux Bob

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Going for the polished faux bob hairstyle, actress Emma Watson gave her mane plenty of retro appeal and dimension.

To duplicate the look, start by pulling up the top section of your hair, secure it with a clip and make a braid out of the bottom sections. Twist the braid into a coil and secure it with bobby pin to the scalp. Now, take out sections of the hair from the gathered hair and tuck the braided ponytail underneath the long hair so it appears shorter.

12. Long Wavy Bob

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Actress Zoe Saldana looks stunning with a long, undone, wavy bob that rests on her shoulders perfectly. We love how Zoe gives the natural hair color trend with extra volume, soft, feathered layers and texture.

To get the actress’ glossy look, dab a good volume-boosting mousse on your center parting, and damp hair with texturizing gel for a more natural look. For the final look, spritz a good light hairspray. You see, flyaways aren’t always bad!

13. Stacked Bob

Demi Lovato in a stacked bob hairstyle
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Demi Lovato is the epitome of grace, seduction, and high fashion with this stacked bob hairstyle on her sleek hair. The long front layers lengthen her oval face in an attractive way while making her prominent nose and jawline stand out. The dark shade of her hair, lipstick, and outfit also come together in a satisfying composition.

You can achieve this look by simply asking your stylist for this haircut if you have silky straight hair like Lovato. However, even if you have curls, the stacking at the back of the hair with this bob style offers texture and structure to your curly hair. Just spray a bit of texturizing or sea salt spray and you can achieve a contrasting but equally appealing style with this haircut.

Noonan suggests, “Have fun with your bob. Try styling it slicked back with pompadour bangs for a night out. Let it air dry, use some styling cream for an easy wash and wear it for the day. Bust out the velcro rollers from some volume on date night.”

Infographic: 5 Amazing Bob Hairstyle For Oval Faces

Bob hairstyles have always been in style. They are versatile and known to be the most favorable for oval face shapes. These short hairstyles look amazing and can be styled in numerous ways.
Check out the infographic below to find the most popular bob hairstyles that flatter oval face shapes.

5 amazing bob hairstyle for oval faces (infographic)

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As discussed earlier, most bob hairstyles go well with oval faces, and it is quite difficult for people to choose the best one. So, the above-listed best bob hairstyles for oval faces save the day for you. These hairstyles, ranging from shaggy and wavy bobs to faux and long wavy bobs, accentuate your facial features and enhance your overall look. Moreover, you can always experiment with these hairstyles by adding a color to look different yet stylish. So, pick your favorite bob hairstyle and visit a hairstylist you trust.

Frequently Asked Questions

What hairstyle should an oval face avoid?

Anyone with an oval face shape should avoid hairstyles that bring too much hair onto the face and cover it up. Thick fringes and any haircut or hairstyle that pushes the hair forward will make your face appear heavier.

What length of hair is good for an oval face?

There is no fixed length for an oval face. Both short and long hair complement an oval facial shape. However, short hair highlights the features of this face shape and looks great on it.

What bob shape is best for an oval face?

Shaggy bobs, lobs, or bobs with deep side-parts suit the oval face structure and its soft features without making it appear unnatural or longer.

What hairstyles to avoid for oval faces?

Any hairstyle that is longer than chest-length and without layers will look flat and make the face structure appear longer than it is.

Can bob hairstyles be customized to suit individual face shapes?

Yes, they can be customized. Depending on your face shape, your bob can feature differently styled bangs, lengths, waves, and layers.

Are there any hair care tips for maintaining a bob hairstyle on an oval face?

To maintain a bob hairstyle, get a trim every 3-6 weeks. Use your fingers to get rid of tangles, reduce the use of heat styling tools, and wash your hair every day with a mild shampoo and rinse with cold water for shine.

How can I use accessories to enhance my bob hairstyle on an oval face?

You can accessorize your bob hair by styling it with barrettes, headbands, or fancy and colorful bobby pins. You can put your hair in a half-pin-up look, pull your hair from the sides to the back, or an intricate half-ponytail look with the help of accessories.


If you have an oval face, you need a haircut that will suit your face shape and look great on you. From pixie cuts to long layers, check out some of the hottest haircuts for oval faces in the video.

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