#1 Best Guide To Styling Diamond Shaped Faces For Men

#1 Best Guide To Styling Diamond Shaped Faces For Men2018-09-05T10:04:30+00:00

Diamond shaped faces realise their potential through encouraging balanced proportions. These involves curbing prominent characteristics whilst highlighting more recessive traits.

In this guide for men, you will learn how to properly style a diamond face shape. You’ll also discover the best haircuts, beard styles, moustaches styles and glasses that suit its features.

Scroll down to check out each individual section or jump directly to what interests you the most:

You will be shown stylised graphics for each of the styles that we recommend, which are links that lead to full guides on how to achieve this look for your face shape.

Graphic of a man's diamond face shape


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If you have a Diamond face shape, the following description may sound familiar:

Your face length is the largest measurement, followed by your cheekbones, forehead width and jawline. You likely have strong cheekbones with a long, tapering jawline.

If this sounds correct, keep reading! However, if you’re not convinced, keep in mind that we cover 7 unique face shapes. You can identify your face shape following our simple guide.

Note that the above description is a generalisation. There may be discrepancies and exceptions. Your own face may fit several categories and be something of a hybrid of two or more.

Nevertheless, by narrowing down your definition to a single shape, you will be able to streamline your approach to styling.

Diamond Face Shape Specifications


The above diagram serves to break down a Diamond face shape’s particular characteristics. As you will notice, its sharp cheekbones create a wide spread that is the centre of attention. A narrower forehead and even narrower jawline create the illusion of an angular appearance. Otherwise, it’s a tall face with a deeply defined whilst narrow bone structure.

Like its namesake, this face shape is something of a rare treasure. With refined features and an angular bone structure, a little polish with some carefully selected styling and grooming can really make it shine!

Best Diamond Face Shape Hairstyles

With already strong cheekbones, the objective is to balance the overall structure by adding build to the forehead and chin. Volume on top will balance out the proportions and keeping a classic, shorter hairline in the front reveals the forehead. Favouring scissor cuts will ensure softer contours and layers to avoid an overly geometric result.

Keep the sides relatively full. Volume compliments the jawline and provides width whilst short sides run the risk of enlarging the ears due to the strong cheekbones. A side part, fringe or quiff can hang to the side and arch towards the nose line, which also draws the gaze to the centre of the face. Longer hair generally works well with a diamond shape as rounder volume doesn’t risk undermining existing features.


  • Plenty of volume
  • Soften angularity of features
  • Scissor cuts


  • Avoid aggressive cuts that further sharpen features
  • Short sides come with a Dumbo ear warning

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Best Diamond Face Shape Beard Styles

When growing a beard, men with Diamond face shapes have several caveats to keep in mind. The overall objective is to ensure that the beard remains neutral with regards to their angular features. This means aiming for softer beard contours and avoiding hard edges.

Care should be taken around the cheeks as they tend to be rather hollow. Beards that feature low cheek lines will create the illusion of gaunt cheeks. Although this can be styled deliberately, aim not to overdo it.

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Best Diamond Face Shape Moustache Styles

Always keep the broad cheekbone width in mind. Favour narrow moustaches so to avoid widening the cheekbones any further and retain a desirable face length. Finally, a bushy finish to the moustache is preferable as this blend in nicely by slightly softening the angular features.

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Best Glasses For Diamond Face Shapes

When choosing glasses for a diamond face shape, remember its characteristic angular features. Opt for rounder glasses in order to create balance by slightly softening them. With a forehead proportionately narrower than the cheekbones, top-heavy trapezoid styles are also a good option. These will help offset the forehead for a squarer finish.

However, ensure that the glasses fit properly. If they are too wide, they risk actually exaggerating the narrowness of the forehead.

Finally, although round glasses are the most recommended, this does not rule out squarer frames either. If they have rounded or bevelled corners, they can complement your sharper features. Just try to avoid geometric or angular shapes as this may have an adverse effect on your structural harmony.

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What Next?

Now that you have learned about diamond face shapes, explore all the possible styling options! Each of our hairstyle, beard, moustache and glasses guides feature detailed face shape sections where you can learn the specific effects they may have on a diamond face shape. Simply head to the following pages to see all the styles available and learn about their individual characteristics:

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  1. Michael March 25, 2018 at 1:45 am - Reply

    I’ve been wishing an article like this would be written for years now! Absolutely stellar, thank you.

    • Charles-Philippe March 26, 2018 at 4:18 am - Reply

      Hi Michael,

      I’m glad that you enjoyed reading through it! I hope that you find the other guides useful across our site too!

      All the best,


  2. Benjamin June 22, 2018 at 5:24 pm - Reply

    Hi CP.

    I am very in doubt to whether i actually have a diamond face or not.

    Perhaps, you could help me out: https://imgur.com/a/HNqfRnF ?

    Kind regards,

    • Charles-Philippe June 24, 2018 at 4:16 am - Reply

      Hi Benjamin,

      Although you have the cheekbones of a Diamond face shape, it looks to me that your overall features and jaw structure is closer to Square or Triangle. Have you tried measuring it?



      • Benjamin June 26, 2018 at 8:44 am - Reply

        Hi Charles-Philippe.

        Thanks alot for the reply.

        Here is what i measured using this: https://www.felixandiris.com/face-shape-guide.html

        13 cm Forehead
        23,5 cm Jawlin
        18 cm Length

        • Charles-Philippe June 26, 2018 at 10:17 am - Reply

          Hi Benjamin,

          Thanks for sharing. I’d say that by those measurements, you’re much closer to a Triangle face shape.

          Have you considered using our face shape measurement guide instead?



          • Benjamin July 5, 2018 at 10:39 am

            HI CP.

            Additionally, to the results i posted i prior here are more measurements.

            14 cm cheekbones
            28,6 cm Jawline
            7,2 CM Forehead height (From eyebrows up)

          • Charles-Philippe July 23, 2018 at 8:41 am

            Hi Benjamin,

            It sounds like you might have several traits from different face shapes. Unfortunately, with only seven total face shapes, there are exceptions. By the looks of it, you may have traits of both diamond and triangle face shapes. What shape is your chin? Round or square? If it’s round or quite pointed, you’ll lean closer to triangle face shape. However, if it’s quite square or broad, you’ll be more diamond with a touch of square.

            Hope this helps.



  3. Jason August 31, 2018 at 4:52 pm - Reply

    Good Job Charles , i want to translate it into Russian and leave the link refer back to you , can i ?

  4. Paul Anthony September 1, 2018 at 9:50 am - Reply

    Dear Jason,

    Yes that should be good, and thanks for the link back!

    Charles-Philippe studied Russian, so please share when done as I’m sure he’d love to check it out.

    – Paul

  5. Vishal September 3, 2018 at 1:26 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much…
    It is really very helpful

    • Paul Anthony September 3, 2018 at 7:19 pm - Reply

      Dear Vishal,

      Glad you found it useful. Check out our guides for the best glasses, hair and beards to suit your face shape.

      – Paul

  6. Amrut October 25, 2018 at 4:21 pm - Reply

    Thanks a lot gentlemen!! All the works on this website are comprehensive and very thorough. Loved the way in which the why and the how of the styling game has been explained. Keep going!

    My facial measurements are – Jawline ( 22cm) > Facelength(19cm) > Cheekbones (16cm) > Forehead ( 12.5cm) with a squarish chin.
    Does the prominence of jawline make it a triangle or the narrowness of the forehead makes it a Diamond. I’m a bit confused styling cues of which face to follow.
    Care to help??
    Best Wishes.

    • Charles-Philippe October 25, 2018 at 4:24 pm - Reply

      Hi Amrut,

      It’s possible that your own face shape corresponds to a number of templates. After all, there are going to be many more variables in real life than our 7 templates. Consider picking and choosing the advice given in both guides according to your own features.



      • Amrut October 25, 2018 at 4:33 pm - Reply

        Balancing is the key then I guess. Thanks a lot sir!

  7. James December 6, 2018 at 1:35 pm - Reply

    I think I’m a diamond but due to my face carrying a bit of bloat at times it tends to look very round or oval.

    Do we take this into account when styling? Should I avoid buzzcuts until my face is a bit more “chiseled” and find a cut more suited to round shapes?

    • Charles-Philippe December 7, 2018 at 3:11 am - Reply

      Hi James,

      Yes, I do this myself. For instance, I’m effectively a textbook oval face shape myself. However, I recently gained weight, which has also created roundness. Therefore, I use tips from the round face shape guide while basing the overall styling decisions on the oval face shape one.



  8. kincaid December 20, 2018 at 5:00 am - Reply

    hello,i am having many trouble trying to figure out my face shape and i really hope you can help:)
    widest point of forehead:17cm
    widest part of face/cheekbones:19cm
    length of jawlines:22cm
    legnth of face:20cm
    my jawline is not rounded

    • Charles-Philippe December 20, 2018 at 6:29 am - Reply

      Hi Kincaid,

      It sounds like you may have either a square or triangle face shape. I recommend, though, that you double-check your jawline and make sure that you’re measuring from the corner of the bone. I’ve seen some very long measurements since we launched the guide and I think people have a tendency to measure too close to the ear.

      All the best,


  9. jose December 20, 2018 at 9:37 pm - Reply

    hi, i am having many difficulties trying to figure out my face shape and i really hope you can help.
    the width of my forehead is 17cm
    the width of my cheekbone, which are the widest part of my face is 19cm.
    the length of my face is 20cm and my jawline is 22cm
    really hope to hesr from you soon, thank you!

    • Charles-Philippe December 25, 2018 at 4:53 pm - Reply

      Hi Jose,

      Sounds like a distinctively triangle face shape to me. However, there’s a chance that it might be square. I would recommend that you double check your jawline.



  10. Marc Lorenz January 17, 2019 at 6:13 am - Reply

    Hello, Charles-Philippe. I would like to know your opinion about the structure of my face and its characteristics, maybe you can help me with this so I can finally know what kind of face I have:

    Forehead’s width: 16 cm
    Checkbone’s width: 19.5 cm
    Face’s length: 21 cm
    Jawline’s length: 13 cm

    Thanks in advance, best regards.


    • Charles-Philippe January 22, 2019 at 4:20 am - Reply

      Hi Marc,

      With those measurements, it sounds like that you have a textbook oval face shape!



  11. Karim January 21, 2019 at 3:45 am - Reply

    Any haircuts for this face shape which can apply to those with curly/black(ish) hair?

    Thank you!

    • Charles-Philippe January 22, 2019 at 4:12 am - Reply

      Hi Karim,

      You could probably do variants of a faux hawk, comb over or even a crew cut hairstyle with curly hair.



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