Holiday Hair and Makeup For Your Face Shape

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Hairstyle for Oval Faces Like Gwen Stefani’s: Show Off Your Shape With an Updo

Pulling your hair up and away from your face is the best option for oval shapes. Here’s why: It helps open up (and shows off) your already proportionate face. A high, messy bun like Gwen Stefani’s is fun for the holidays, but if you’re looking for something more “Audrey Hepburn,” try a full, sleek bun way at the top of your head, says hairstylist Ashley Stone.

Here’s how to get Gwen Stefani’s high bun:

1. Select a few pieces of hair that you want to leave out around your face, and then brush all of your hair up into a high ponytail at the crown of your head, says hairstylist Danielle Irene.

2. Wrap the elastic around the ponytail twice; on the third time, just pull your pony halfway through. Then twist the ends around the knot and pin them down into place.

3. For a messier look, pull out a few pieces of hair from your bun, says says Irene.