The widest part of a diamond face shape is the cheekbones, while the forehead and jaw line are both equally narrow. This creates a surprisingly balanced shape which is able to pull off a variety of options when it comes to wearing different hairstyles.
For an idea about the types of hairstyles you should choose to flatter your diamond shape, take a look at these short, medium and long hairstyles and use the options as a guide to finding the right hairstyle for you!
Short Hairstyles for Your Diamond Face Shape
A short hairstyle that will highlight your cheekbones is a nice option for diamond shapes. This straight crop (pictured left) features layers that curve in around the cheeks to bring attention to them, and also has side-swept bangs which cover the narrow forehead so the cheekbones are front and centre.
For those who like their short hairstyles to be a little fuller, try a look that puts the emphasis on curls through the root area where your face shape is at its narrowest (pictured right). This will provide plenty of pizzazz and width to balance out your face in the area where you need it most.
Mid-length Hairstyles for Your Diamond Face Shape
If your hair is mid-length then a ‘do that will flatter your diamond shape by using straight strands free of hair frizz and great full bangs to frame your face shape is a must (pictured left). Team this style with a centre hair part to complete the look.
A curly mid-length look is another great option for a diamond face. This look takes the style to another level by side styling the hair to one side and pinning it in place with hair pins. This keeps the focus off your narrow jaw line and forehead, and puts the attention at the widest part of your face – the cheekbones.
Long Hairstyles for Your Diamond Face Shape
If you’ve got plenty of hair length to play with then why not make the most of your strands and style them into a half up half down hairstyle? This great straight hairdo (pictured left) also caters for the narrowness of your face shape by adding backcombed volume at the roots to ensure there is fullness through the top of your style, and side-swept bangs to cover and flatter your forehead.
Our final hairstyle suggestion is for a fantastic looking ponytail updo (pictured right). This fun style involves adding a high ponytail at the top centre of your head and giving it plenty of interest with curls created with the help of a curling iron. The way to then make sure this look is ideal for a diamond shape is to style it so that your curls and long length run down the side of your face and stop halfway, bringing focus directly to your cheekbones.