What's The Best Lace Wig Length For
Oval Faces? (and other lace wig length questions)

"What's the best lace wig hairstyle, length or texture someone with an oval face?"

A lot of people ask a question that starts with "what's the best lace wig for..." and ends with all sorts of things like: round shaped faces; small heads; square shaped faces; women in their 20s; oblong shaped faces; runners; growing hair; heart shaped faces, and the list goes on. It seemed that the best way to answer these "face shape" based questions was to present them as contenders for the (completely fictional) Wigs By Face Shape award; so let's get on to the category for...

The Best Lace Wig for Oval Faces...and the nominees are:

Wavy Hair
Whether you choose shorter wavy bobs, shoulder length waves (which makes an oval faces look slightly more rounded), or long waves, your face will be complemented by the texture of the waves.
The favourite lace wig wavy textures are body wave, water wave and deep wave textures.

Water wave texture lace wigWater wave texture lace wig

Curly Hair
Corkscrew curls, drop curls, kinky curls or afro curls are yours for the taking. Where your curls short, mid-length (which makes oval faces look slightly more rounded) or long, the choice is yours and yes, you can add a curly fringe (bangs) and pull it off every day of the week - hooray!
Choose spiral curl, loose Afro curl (kinky curl) or Afro curl textured lace wigs.

Straight Hair
Pixie cuts, long bobs, shorter bobs, or longer lengths (with a little volume at the crown to avoid the face looking like its being pulled down by the long hair) complement oval shaped faces. Off- centre partings, feathering or long light layers can add a new dimension straight hair textures and if you choose shoulder length hair then these styles can make oval faces look slightly more rounded.
Silky straight, yaki light, yaki straight and kinky straight textured lace wigs are pretty much standard textures for ready-to-ship stock lace wigs.

Layered Hair
Layering the hair with loose layers that can start at jawline level are great, oval faces don't tend to get boxed-in by layers and if you have a fringe (bangs) it can change the whole look of an oval shaped face.
The best lace wig textures for this are straight textures (yaki and kinky straight included) as well as wavy textures including body wave, water wave and deep wave.

Sloping bob lace wig with off-centre partingSloping bob lace wig with off-centre parting

Long Bobs, Sloping Bobs and Asymmetrical Bobs
Long bobs, sloping bobs and asymmetrical bobs complement oval shaped faces whilst providing a solid styled cut. 

If you're feeling brave then you can add large curls or waves - or go one better and lightly layer wavy bobs for a choppy look which can make thinner oval shaped faces appear slightly more full around the chin and jawline.
The lace wig textures that are best for these looks are straight textures (yaki and kinky straight included) as well as the wavy textures like body wave, water wave and deep wave.

Side and angled fringes (side or angled bangs)
All fringes work well with oval shaped faces, but the sweeping and angled fringes transform a regular fringe into something chic and interesting.

If you're not ready to take the leap into the world of fringes (bangs)you can avoid cutting an actual fringe and simply work with a side parting and taper the hair that crosses your face to give the appearance of a structured side fringe.

Yaki lace wig with choppy layers and side partingYaki lace wig with choppy layers and side parting

If you prefer a curved for angled fringe then curve them at the sides so they frame (but not hug) the eyes

Blunt cut fringes can shorten the length of oval shaped faces (which isn't a bad thing, it's just a thing) and you can soften the impact of a blunt cut fringe (bangs) by the use of thinning scissors to give depth and texture.
The best lace wig textures for this are straight textures (yaki and kinky straight included) as well as the body wave texture.

Partings - Centre and Off-Centre
Centre partings will mean that the hair will fall across the temples and frame your face. In addition if the lace wig is wavy there will be height at the crown which again adds a slight fullness to the width to the face.
The best lace wig textures for this are straight textures (yaki and kinky straight included) as well as wavy textures including body wave, water wave and deep wave.

Bob cut lace wig with off-centre parting and wavesBob cut lace wig with off-centre parting and waves

Short Styles
Pixie cuts, slightly grown out pixie cuts, shorter graduated bobs and crops all work well on oval shaped faces. You can buy lace wigs already cut into your favourite short style or buy a six or eight inch lace wig and have it cut at your local salon.

Side fringes (side bangs) always look good on shorter hairstyles but aren't a necessity.
The best lace wig textures for shorter styles on oval shaped faces are straight textures (yaki and kinky straight included) wavy textures including body wave, water wave and deep wave and curly textures including kinky curls and afro curls.

Hmm, quite a lot to take in, isn't there?
The thing to remember is that oval shaped faces are (ostensibly) suited to any length, texture or style, so if you have an oval shaped face and seem overwhelmed with the suggestions above, you are completely free to go with what you feel, fully secure that as long as you don't end up with a hairstyle or lace wig that leaves you looking like a Dan Aykroyd from Coneheads, you'll be a-ok.

If you have a question or comment about full lace wigs, lace front wigs, lace wig textures, traditional wigs, adhesives, removers, hair extensions or hairpieces then drop us a line.

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