The best men’s haircuts for an oval face shape

4 oval face shape haircuts
By Abraham Co-Founder & CEO of FITTED October 15, 2019

When choosing any beard or hairstyle, you want to take into account your physical attributes. Oval faces are longer than they are wide with a soft curving jawline.

If you have an ovular face shape, you want to choose a haircut that adds angularity, and potentially a bit of height to the outline of your face.

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Pro tips to consider

  • Haircuts with volume on top are the best options for you to lengthen your face
  • Keep the sides short and square and don’t be scared of high and abrupt fades
  • Avoid bangs/fringe worn down as they will shorten and round out your face
    • If you have a receding hairline, you can ignore this rule as fringe down will help to strengthen your hairline
  • Your beard style and haircut are a complimentary pair. Take a look at our beard styles for oval face shapes.

General best practices

  • Think about how much time you have to devote to a styling your hair on a daily basis. The shorter your hair, the easier it’s going to be to maintain
  • Think about the formality level you need for your work. Longer and relaxed styles may not be the best option if you work in a business formal environment (i.e. lawyer, finance or similar)
  • If you have a receding hairline, check out our guide to haircuts for receding hairlines when deciding on longer or shorter styles.