The Best Hair Colors for an Oval Face Shape

Singer Selena Gomez prefers a deep chocolate brown color in her hair.

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As a gal with an oval-shaped face, you really have all the freedom in the world when it comes to haircuts and colors. An oval face is really proportionate, so you don't have to worry about trying to cover certain parts up to bring the focus away from parts you're not so fond of. So get some gloves on -- or take a trip over to the salon if you're treating yourself for the day -- get your dye ready and have fun with some new color in your hair.


Brown looks really lovely, especially if you choose a warm, rich shade of brown such as chocolate or hazelnut -- how yummy -- which is ideal for gals with warm undertones. It brings out the color in your skin and looks so lush and luxurious. If you're a cool-skinned gal, opt for a dark brown color with no red undertones -- think deep brown or even black -- to best complement your skin tone.


Blond is light and bright, making your face look more youthful and radiant. Not hard to see why so many gals go blond as they get older, right? You don't have to go full-on blond; try a few face-framing highlights or add some peek-a-boo highlights showing through from the bottom layer of your hair. Warm blond colors such as strawberry and golden blond work best on warm skin tones, while light ash shades are more ideal for cool-skinned cuties.


You can choose any color you want to go with your oval-shaped face, so why not try a bold, bright color like red? Try some red highlights to add an instant punch of color to your look, or go with thick, chunky streaks to really make a bold statement. The deep red shades tend to look nicer on darker-skinned divas, but if you have a cool skin tone, try a lighter, more vibrant shade of this fiery hue.


You don't have to stick with just one color added to your coif -- try two or more for a chic multicolored effect. Lighter color adds a highlighted effect, while darker shades create lowlights. Hey, if you're looking for a really funky, cool new look, add separate sections of pink, purple and red, or another cool combination to make a serious statement.

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