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Oval-faced gals really have it made. If you happen to be one, you know -- or should know, jeez! -- that your face is the most evenly proportioned so you really can't go wrong when you style your hair. Even with a bun hairstyle, which can be unflattering on certain face shapes, you can worry more about what style you prefer and want to flaunt more than which is suited to your face shape.
A ballerina bun is classic and really feminine. Curl your hair under with a 1-inch curling iron to create some wave in your hair. Pull it together into a ponytail at the crown of your head and secure it with an elastic. Backcomb the ponytail hair to get some serious volume. Twist the ponytail hair around a couple of times, and wrap it around the elastic until just the ends of your hair are left loose. Slide 4 to 6 large bobby pins in around the base of the bun to secure it against the back of your head. Finish with a light misting of hairspray and smooth your hair down with one hand to get rid of any flyaways.
A loose chignon style always looks effortlessly chic. It doesn't matter if you're headed out for a casual brunch with friends or going out for the night to a hot dance club. This style is fun and flirty and works no matter what the occasion. Part your hair far to one side and pull it together into a ponytail. Twist the hair around a couple of times and push it up against the side of your head loosely. Don't worry if some hair falls out of place here and there; you want a slightly sloppy look for this style. Hold the chignon -- just a fancy word for bun -- in place with some bobby pins.
For a chic, playful braided bun style, start by working a bit of texturizing cream through your hair. Rake your hair back, pulling it together at the crown of your head with your fingers to create a ponytail. Wrap an elastic around the hair and braid down the length of it. Use another hair elastic at the ends of the braid. Wrap the braid around the elastic to form a bun and slide a few bobby pins in around the outside.
To channel your inner Princess Leia, create a double bun style. Hey, you've got the proportionate oval-shaped face to work with, so have fun with your style. Part your hair to one side and separate it into two even sections at the back, one on the left side and one on the right. Working one section at a time, twist the hair into a bun shape, press it against the side of your head toward the back and use a couple of bobby pins to hold it in place. As long as your buns are toward the back instead of looking like earmuffs, you look more like a chic queen than a Star Wars fanatic.
With an oval-shaped face, you also have pretty much endless options when it comes to bang styles, too. It doesn't matter if you're bored and want a change, or even have shorter layers in your hair you can style into bangs. Blunt bangs or a sideswept fringe can completely change your hairstyle up and look ultra chic with a bun style.