What Type of Bangs Look Great With an Oval Face & Long Thin Hair?

An oval face shape is complemented by a heavy bang brushed to the side.

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With an oval face, the world of hairstyles is your oyster. There are few bangs that will not complement your perfectly proportioned face shape -- selecting one is only dependent on the look you are going for. Bangs can make you appear young and cute, fierce and fashionable or relaxed and laid back. It all comes down to the style. The best thing about bangs is that they will make your thin hair appear thicker and fuller. So get chopping.


A blunt heavy bang is fierce and fashion forward. It covers your entire forehead and brushes over your eyebrows. This shape will automatically make your hair appear thicker and fuller because it looks so thick and strong. It works well for every hair color but best for smooth locks. It is a funky edgy style that many celebrities have rocked, from Keira Knightley to Tyra Banks.


A whispy bang is a laid-back, pretty style that is easy to wear. This works at a high-end dinner, at a day in the park or out at the mall. It is a thin fringe that allows your hair flexibility. It works well if your hair is naturally tousled and you like the bedhead look. It is also manageable enough to be perfect for the office. The whispy fringe complements your oval face well, as it does not cover it too much and will not look overbearing.

Long Side

A sleek side fringe is super chic and sexy. With a side fringe, you get a slick and sophisticated finish that other styles may not provide. This works perfectly with your thin hair because a long side fringe instantly adds width and causes your hair to appear thicker. This is definitely a mature look that screams elegance. It balances out longer oval face shapes by giving that little extra added width and draws the attention toward your eyes and cheeks.


Sweeping bangs are naturally Hollywood and scream glamour. Think Brigitte Bardot; they are very blonde bombshell and even more smoldering brunette. The uber-shapely sweeping fringe will automatically make your hair seem fuller and more bodacious. A sweeping fringe also works very well with updos and really increases the glamour points.

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