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If you have a narrow forehead and jawline, but wide, high cheekbones, you have a diamond-shaped face. While women with round and square faces opt for cuts that minimize the widest point of their faces, you should do the exact opposite. Highlight your prominent cheekbones while minimizing the longer, narrower sections of your face. Wavy hair works well with this face shape, giving your style some body and bounce.
Wispy Bobs and Shags
Skip those perfectly-manicured bobs or super-flat shags that narrow at your jawline and opt for wispier versions of these classic cuts. The thicker and more textured your hair appears alongside your face and at the ends, the more width you add to your chin area. Give your waves volume by working mousse through them while they are still damp. Tease the top layer of hair to give it texture and bounce. If you have fine hair, highlighting it or dyeing it will make it coarser and add to the volume.
Showcase one of your top facial features by wearing hairstyles that move upward and away from the face at the cheekbones. If you wear your wavy hair loose, just tucking it behind your ears does the trick. For a glamorous, flattering hairstyle, do an updo that you secure at the back of your head. Piling your hair high atop your head just lengthens your diamond-shaped face. Instead, go for a messy or partial updo to show off your wavy hair's natural shape and bounce. Gather part of your hair in a loose band and leave the rest to hang long down your back and away from your face.
Haircuts and styles that make your diamond-shaped face appear shorter are flattering looks. Skip severe, middle parts and go for bold bangs in a longer, wispy style across your forehead. For a more subtle effect, part your hair deeply on one side and use a light hold mousse to manipulate your waves to the opposite side of your head. Push your side-swept bangs low so the waves cover the top of your forehead.
Wavy hair can be fine and smooth or coarse and prone to frizzing. If you have thin hair, wash it frequently so it holds its wave better and does not get bogged down by oil or products. Stick to styling tools with lighter holds, such as mousse and spray gel. If you have coarse waves, reduce frizzing by moisturizing your hair with a leave-in conditioner. Smooth your roots with pomade, hold your waves with gel or hair mud, and finish your look with shine serum. Let your hair air dry or use a hair dryer with a diffuser attachment set at low heat so you maximize waves while minimizing frizz.