The Right Hairstyle for Your Diamond Face Shape
By Roy on 4 June 2009
Diamond face shapes need to balance a narrow chin, minimize wider cheek bones and shorten the overall length.
Hairstyles to Try
- Hairstyles that add width at the chin area such as chin length bob cuts or shoulder length wispy kicked out looks.
- Styles that tuck in behind the ears also work well to show off a wonderful cheek bone structure.
- Hairstyles with straight across bangs will also work to shorten long faces, as will side parts.
Hairstyles to Avoid
- Try and avoid short hairstyles with height on top, particularly ones without bangs.
- Avoid styles that leave no hair on the neck area or the chin area.
- Middle parts will add length so they should also be avoided.
If you like any of the following hairstyles, click on each image for larger views, how to style steps and a try on link for the virtual hairstyle.
The Right Short Hairstyle
Here our model shows a good example of what hairstyle suits diamond face shapes. The bangs help to shorten the length of our models face which is what is needed for diamond faces. The side part helps make the face appear wider by creating the illusion of one larger shape which the eye focuses on. The sides are soft and wispy and curve into a round shape. Variations of this hairstyle will work in any other texture.
The Wrong Short Hairstyle
This short hairstyle is all wrong for diamond face shapes. The height created on top (particularly in a middle pointed way) only emphasizes a diamond shape. The short bangs also only add to the illusion of height. What is needed is width rather than height. This hairstyle shows what not to have!
The Right Medium Hairstyle
This is a very nice cut which adds hair in all the right places and compliments diamond face shapes. The bangs help make the face and chin area appear less long while the wispy hair to the shoulders creates a squarer shape, again creating width not length. This hairstyle will work on all textures and will look great with layers as they will make the appearance of the style even softer.
The Wrong Medium Hairstyle
This look shows what hairstyle not to have when you have a diamond face shape. The wispy long lengths only make our models face look longer, while the absence of any bangs once again creates a longer shape that is not needed.
The Right Long Hairstyle
Now this is a nice look for our model. The bangs immediately shorten the overall length of the face while the soft layered sides fall nicely to the shoulders drawing attention away from long lines. This shape will work equally well on wavy and curly textures and is a very good example of what to wear!
The Wrong Long Hairstyle
Same model, but look at the difference! This hairstyle shows how important face shape selection is when it comes to choosing any hairstyle. The middle part actually makes the face appear longer while the wispy layers seem to fall nowhere in particular and appear lifeless. The absence of bangs makes the face appear longer than it really is.
Now that you know your face shape and how to choose the right hairstyle, why not take a look through TheHairStyler.com's range of hairstyles for diamond face shapes?
We have 1,000s of different styles for you to choose from which can be viewed on your own photo or on one of our models. You can even use our Find Your Perfect Style hair consultation to find the hairstyles that match your face shape!