Black Hair Styles for an Oval-Shaped Face on a Woman

Overview

Black women with oval faces can rock a ton of different hairstyles. Your face balances a slightly high forehead, prominent or round cheekbones and a tapered jaw or chin. Length isn't much of an issue for you. Whatever you prefer will probably work. Look for styles that frame your pretty face and allow you to show off your neck.

Cropped

If anyone can pull off a big chop, it's you. Cropped hair is a beautiful way for black women to show off regal features and a defined neck and shoulders. If you're considering the transition from relaxed to natural, this is a perfect way to get started, too. Your natural locks look great in a crop. Your hair's parts and patterns determine how to style your crop. Let it do its thing!

Bob

Bobs are sleek and sophisticated, but they're a bit of a commitment for black women. Your oval face is perfectly suited to a bob, but this is a style that works best for women who relax their hair regularly. The blunt swing line of a bob falls anywhere from the jaw to the collarbone. If you have delicate features, keep it short. If you're strong-featured, you can manage a little more length if you want it.

Wedge

The wedge is the edgy cousin of the bob. You need to relax your hair to work this look, too, but when it's cut to frame your features, it's a killer look. Wedges are high in the back and longer in the front, but you can customize your style to suit your look. Asymmetry or other fun geometric tapering is all up to you. Oval faces look amazing behind the longer front pieces of a wedge.

Ringlets

Ringlets give black hair a smoothed-out bounce that's unbeatable. When you have an oval face, you run the risk of being overwhelmed by massive amounts of spirals, but style them right for a look that's sexy and pretty at the same time. Clip them back from your face, wear a headband or use your favorite product to keep them from falling over a delicate forehead. If you have defined features or a larger face, you can let them cascade a bit more.

Ponytails

If your hair is relaxed, a long ponytail is a solution to a million styling questions. Tie hair at the crown for an upbeat, energetic look. Drop your 'tail low for a romantic style. Natural hair is totally cute in two or more ponytails or a high 'tail that puffs out. Since your oval face is so balanced, you can move ponytails around for fun, flirty hair everywhere.

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