Our motto for the new year? New hair, who dis! Like buying new clothes or actively initiating a true self-care routine, a fresh haircut can make you feel like an entirely new person.
While style is of course subjective and you’re free to do whatever the hell you want to your hair, there is one rule of thumb that I think we can all agree on: your face shape and your hairstyle should be in total harmony. Your cut can either soften or harshen the dimensions of your facial contours, which is why you need to find one that hits right in the middle.
Finding A Hairstyle For Diamond Face Shapes
“These gem-shaped faces are wide by the cheekbones with narrow hairlines and jawlines that come to a point,” he says. “Typically these face shapes are longer than they are wide, similar to oval shapes.”
With this particular shape, balance is key to finding your best hairstyle. “With this beautifully unique shape you’ll want to make sure you accentuate those rock star cheekbones and provide proportional balance to the length of the face,” Fitzsimons advises.
Styles To Avoid When You Have A Diamond Shaped Face
When it comes to your next ‘do, Fitzsimons can’t express the importance of balance enough—especially for angular diamond faces. So, before we dig into the right styles, here are the ones to steer clear of.
“I would avoid styles with middle parts and updos that will add height to the crown,” Fitzsimons says. These looks will be a bit severe on those with a diamond-shaped face.”
Want your style to bask in seamless symmetry? Here’s the cuts Fitzsimons does suggest for diamond faces.
According to Fitzsimons, lobs add width to the chin, creating a more rounded look. This low-maintenance version of the classic bob is perfect for people who want to try something shorter, but still want styling versatility (because who doesn’t want to throw their hair in a loose bun every now and then?).
If you’re skipping the shower but still want the soft and shiny texture of freshly-washed hair, ditch the dry shampoo and go for this underutilized strand reviver: dry conditioner. A dry conditioner (like the Amika Silken Up Dry Conditioner) will give your hair a smooth feel while sucking up any grease.
Long waves add body to your hair without harshening any of your elongated facial features. For some drastic, “fresh off the beach” waves, use a sea salt-infused spray when styling—like the Drybar Mai Tai Spritzer Sea Salt Spray.
If you’re as indecisive as we are when it comes to cuts, the shoulder-length is an old-reliable. It hits that sweet spot between shorter-length bobs and longer hairstyles, making it one of Fitzsimons’ favorite cuts for diamond face shapes.
For a sleek “glass hair” look like above, a shine serum is your way to go. Use the SACHAJUAN Shine Serum as your final product after styling to create a striking sheen without leaving your strands a greasy mess.
When it comes to major events, don’t be afraid to whip out the hair curler. Fitzsimons says curls soften the edges of your hair, which compliments your naturally strong contours. To make sure your curls hold up all day long, use volumizing spray before styling. Our go-to is the Oribe Swept Up Volume Powder Spray for its lightweight formula—it leaves our hair full-bodied without any residue weighing it down.