Saving the best for last, my face shape! The diamond face shape is the widest at the cheekbones and has a narrow chin and forehead. Honestly, this face shape is a bit more restrictive, but once you find out how to work with it, it’s like stepping through the pearly gates. I had seriously struggled with this for so long before I figured out what works for me. For a diamond shape, you want to add width to your chin and forehead and decrease width at the cheekbones. I like to play up my cheekbones quite a bit, though, so you will usually find me with curls that start at my chin, a face frame, or lots of volume near the top of my head to balance my cheekbones out. Personally, my favorite look on me is a little bit of length, volume at my roots, and curls from my chin to ends. And that paired with my ombre that starts at my chin is pretty perfect to balance me out. Another signature look for diamond’s is a long bang. Make sure it sits just below your cheekbones, though so that it does it’s job by balancing the width of the cheekbones. For this face shape, I always look to Halle Berry and Scarlett Johansson to get style ideas. Halle Berry’s short style is a great way to show off a diamond face with volume on top and tighter sides. And Scarlett Johansson always has the perfect amount of volume.
Alright, now stand in front of your mirror with your hair completely pulled back. What do you see? A longer forehead and a petite chin? A wide jaw line and high cheekbones? A perfect oval? Use that knowledge and the information I’ve given you above to serve as a starting point to a great haircut and style. Ask your hairstylist how she thinks your face shape should dictate your style. Experiment with some of the styles I recommended. Be sure to tell me about it in the comments! And also, check back in next week for more hair goodness!