Most women browse through magazines and ask their stylist to copy a hairstyle that their favorite celebrity is sporting. But that approach to creating a great hairstyle never works as most often a particular celebrity's face structure is different from yours and what suits her might not work for you. Hairstyles should enhance your face shape and structure and that is the reason why, you should know your face shape. There are basically seven face shapes and they are round face shape, oval face shape, square face shape, heart face shape, oblong face shape, triangular face shape and diamond face shape. One of the most desirable face shape to have is the oval face shape as it is most pleasing to the human eye. All hairstyles are created to enhance a person's face shape and therefore it is imperative that you select a hairstyle that suits your particular face structure.
A diamond face shape is one where the cheekbones are wide and high with narrow forehead and jawline. Some of the celebrities with diamond face shape are Scarlet Johansson, Reese Witherspoon, Elizabeth Hurley and Katherine Hepburn. A person with a diamond face shape has a short forehead and the challenge is to find a hairstyle that will minimize or de-emphasize the width of the cheekbones. Ideal hairstyles for diamond shaped faces are ones with deep side part, side swept bangs and long layered waves. Women with diamond face shape should avoid hairstyles that create volume at the top of the head or at the sides.
Best Hairstyles for Diamond Shaped Face
Layered Wavy Hairstyle
One of the best hairstyles for diamond shaped face is a layered wavy hairstyle. To create this long layered hairstyle, first you need to have a long layered haircut. Ask your stylist to cut your hair in two to three layers with the first layer hitting just at your collarbone. To style such a haircut, first apply a texturizing cream through the length of your hair, while it is still a little damp. Blow dry hair straight with a blow dryer and a good quality paddle brush. Create a deep side part and set hair in hot rollers. Wait for 12 - 15 minutes until they have set and tousle the curls by finger combing them. Spritz hair with hairspray and you are done.
A textured bob hairstyle is ideal for diamond face shape as it softens the angular structure of the face. To create a textured bob, ask your stylist for a classic bob haircut with hair at the front and sides kept longer than the back. The length of the haircut should be such that it swings just above the collarbone. Hair ends should be thinned out with a razor to give a more wispy look. To style this haircut, apply a golf ball sized amount of thickening mousse through damp hair. Let hair dry naturally. Create a side part and brush hair on one side. Use a medium barreled curling iron to curl two inch sections of hair at the front and back. Once you are done curling your hair, smooth the curls with your fingers and finish off by spritzing with a strong hold hairspray.
An updo gives a polished look, but women with diamond shaped face should opt for an updo that is soft and romantic and not too severe. An updo where all the hair is pulled back from the face, emphasizes the width of the cheekbones and the pointiness of the chin and is less than attractive. To create the twist hairstyle, first shampoo and condition your hair with a volumizing shampoo and a shine enhancing conditioner. Blow dry hair straight by using a round brush and a blow dryer. Create waves by twirling the round brush over the hair ends. Once hair is dry, create a slight off center part and gather hair into the back of the head. Twist the hair and secure with a few hair pins. Pull out a few strands of hair from both sides of the head to gently frame the face. Mist the hairstyle with hairspray and you are done.
These were some hairstyles that are suitable for diamond shaped faces. Avoid any hairstyle that adds volume to the sides of your face or short cropped hairstyles. Hairstyles with side swept bangs and fringes are great options for those with diamond shaped face.