So, you have an oval face. What exactly does that mean? Well, firstly, apparently you got pretty lucky. Though we think that every face shape has plenty of flattering cuts that can suit your signature style, it’s whispered through the salon grapevine that oval face shapes are the most versatile and easiest to complement. Secondly, it means that technically your face is roughly a 3:2 length-to-width ratio and is aesthetically balanced. Your cheekbones are the widest point, and there aren’t any major edges—an overall smooth, rounded shape that’s longer than wide. Lastly, it means you’ve got some awesome options for short cuts in particular. You can go with some seriously stylish shorts cuts without much risk because, odds are, they are going to be perfectly flattering.
That doesn’t mean there aren’t a few guidelines to pay mind. Rule of thumb: bangs and face-framing layers are your friends. With those on your side, your face won't appear shorter or longer than it is. Their job is rather to enhance your naturally balanced face. To help you find the perfect inspiration to bring for your next salon visit, here are the best shorts haircuts for the oval-faced ladies.