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Friday, September 20, 2013

Hairstyles and the Shape of Your Face: Diamond

When searching for the perfect new hair style to look and feel great in, your face shape is one of the most important things to consider. Choosing your new look or deciding whether or not your current style is right for you really depends on how it fits your face. Does your potential or current hair style work well with your face shape? 

You may already know that it works or doesn't when the good people in your life tell you so! Most of the time, even when we get rave reviews about our hair, we still are never really quite sure...that's when science comes in! 

...Well, a decent tape measure and a pencil and paper anyway!

There are 6 common face shapes with which most people walk upon this wonderful planet of ours: Oval, Round, Heart, Square, Pear/Triangle, and Diamond

Below, I will share with you how to measure to find out what face shape you have, and once a week I will also give insight on what kind of styles suit each shape, as well as pictures of celebrity examples.

MEASURING YOUR FACE:(you need a tape measure, pen/pencil and paper)

1. Measure your face from across the top of one cheekbone (the widest points), across your nose 
and to the other, and write your measurement down.

2. Measure from the widest point of your jawline over to the other and write down the measurement.

3. Measure across your forehead at the widest points and write the measurement down.

4. Measure from the middle of your hairline to your chin and write that down too.


Your face is the widest at the cheekbones with the forehead and chin being narrower but about the same size as each other. 

Ideally, you would want to add fullness or texture at the forehead and jawline, and to avoid fullness only at the cheekbone area.

Short styles can work well on this face, but they should be shorter than ear-length and should include some sort of bangs. 

Center parts also tend to create an unbalanced look on this face. Along with short styles, chin-length and shoulder-length styles are also great choices. Blunt cuts, and straight bangs highlight this face's beautiful cheekbones, as do side parts. Even tucking hair behind the ears looks great!

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