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With your oval-shaped face you're really lucky, because your face has even proportions so you can really do no wrong when it comes to your hairstyle. Whether you're looking for a casual day look or more of an elegant evening updo style, it's all about playing off your oval face and looking your best. And there are a few styles in particular you're sure to love.
A flipped-out hairstyle instantly adds volume and body in your hair. With shoulder-length locks it looks especially nice. Flat iron over your hair and when you go over the ends, wind your straightener backward slightly so you get the flipped up and out effect. Repeat this all around your head and finish with a generous misting of hair spray, aiming upward on the hair from below as you spray.
Big Bouncy Curls
For big bouncy curls, section your hair with half on top and half on the bottom, then use a large curling iron to create big, bouncy curls around the bottom section first. Let the top half down and do the same through this hair, always curling the hair away from your face. Once you're finished, mist over your hair with a flexible-hold hair spray to set those curls and make them last.
For a sleek half-up style that looks pretty and professional, start by combing a frizz-taming cream through your hair while it's still damp, then blow dry it with a round brush to smooth your strands. Rake together the top section of your hair, from one ear to another, creating a straight part horizontally across the back of your head. Hold this hair together at the back of your head and pin it in place with a decorative hair clip or barrette.
For a fishtail braid that's fun and fancy, make a deep side part and pull your hair over the opposite shoulder. Divide the hair into two even sections one beside the other. Pull out a chunk of hair from the outside of one section and cross it over to the center of the other section. Do the same with the second section. Keep braiding down the hair this way until you reach the ends, then use an elastic or a couple of bobby pins to hold the braid in place.
Loose waves are always uber-chic and stylish. To create this look in your shoulder-length hair, use a shine-boosting shampoo to add sheen and gloss to your hair, then follow up with a conditioner. Blow dry your hair straight, focusing on the top few inches of hair around your head. Flat iron around the top and use large hot rollers on the ends of your hair to create soft waves.