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Diamond face shapes are a rare breed. You’re not only blessed with good looks, but you also have the perfect facial structure to pull off some cool beard styles.
We know finding the right beard styles for your diamond face shape can be difficult, so we created this guide just for you! Here at themensattitude, we love helping guys find their best look, and that’s why we have put together this list of our favorite diamond face shape beard styles.
Whether you want to go full beard or keep things shorter, a diamond-shaped beard style is out there waiting for you. Check out some of these great options below, and let us know which one is your favorite in the comments section! If none of them strike your fancy, then feel free to reach out on Facebook or Twitter and tell us what kind of look would work best for your unique facial structure. We always love hearing from our readers!
So keep reading to find the perfect beard style for your face shape.
Table of Contents
What is the diamond face shape?
Before we start talking about beard styles, let’s quickly go over what a diamond face shape is.
A diamond face shape is characterized by a narrow chin and forehead with wide cheekbones. Also, the chin of a diamond-shaped face is slightly pointed. This contrasts with the square jaw of the typical male, which is more angular and blunt.
If this sounds like you, then you have a diamond face shape!
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How to know if you have a diamond face shape?
If you are still not sure whether you have a diamond face shape, then take a measuring tape and do the following:
- Measure the width of your cheekbones: Take the measurement of the widest point of your cheekbones. This is usually right below the eyes.
- Measure the width of your jawline: This is the widest part of your lower jaw, below your ears, and above your chin.
- Measure the width of your forehead: Start from the edge of one temple and measure across the widest part of your forehead to the other temple.
- Now, you should measure the length of your face: This is the longest point on your face, from the center of your hairline to the tip of your chin.
Awesome, now you have all of the measurements!
To know if you have a diamond face shape, the following should be true
- The length of your face is more than 1,5 times the width of your cheekbones.
- The width of your cheekbones is more than the width both of your forehead and jawline.
- The width of your forehead is about the same as the width of your jawline.
- Finally, your chin is pointed, and your face has sharp angles.
If these are true, then you have a diamond face shape! You’re welcome.
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What types of beards styles work for a heart-shaped face?
Now that you know your face shape, you should learn what you want to accomplish with your beard style. If you have a diamond face shape, you want to try and accentuate the jawline and, at the same time, make your chin less pointy.
As you can understand, to accomplish this, you should try longer beard styles with a small/medium size and rounded bottoms. Beards like the Garibaldi and the full beard will do great for your diamond face shape, but more on that later.
These beard styles are perfect because they create a more defined appearance around the jawline and soften the sharp features of your pointy chin. When trying these beard styles, you want to keep the sides short as you don’t want to make your face look wider because, along with the already wide cheekbones, you won’t look that good.
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What types of beard styles don’t work for a heart-shaped face?
Just like with any other face shape, there are certain beard styles that don’t work well with diamond-shaped faces.
Beards that draw attention to the chin and make it look pointier, such as the goatee or the Van Dyke, will only make your face look more pointy.
The same goes for beards that are wider on the sides, such as the Mutton Chops or the Sideburns. These beard styles are too wide and will only make your face look wider.
So it’s clear that beard styles with pointy chins, wider sides, or anything that makes your chin look larger are not great for diamond-shaped faces!
Stubble beards are somewhere in the middle – they won’t make your chin look too pointy, but on the other hand, they also won’t accentuate your jawline as much as longer beards do. So if you’re looking for a low-maintenance beard style, stubble might be a good option for you.
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Top beard styles for diamond face shape
The Garibaldi Beard
As we mentioned already, the Garibaldi beard is a great style for diamond-shaped faces.
It is a long beard style with a rounded bottom, and it is perfect because it creates a more defined appearance around the jawline and will make your chin look fuller.
To grow a Garibaldi beard, you will need to grow a full beard before starting sculpting it. You will need at least 4 months of growth to get a full beard, and it won’t be that easy, so be patient!
You will go through several stages while growing your beard.
First, you will look terribly unkempt, and people will wonder what the hell is going on with your face.
Then you will get slightly better looking, but it will still not be quite there yet!
After another 1-2 months, you will look much better, but your beard will still be kind of messy.
Finally, after about 4 months, you will have a full beard.
During your growth journey, make sure to take good care of your beard by washing and conditioning it every day by using a good beard oil.
When it comes to the actual styling of the Garibaldi beard, you will need a long beard trimmer and a good pair of scissors.
First, trim the hair on the sides with a guard on. Remember that you don’t want your beard to be too wide, so keep the sides short but not too short. Then, start trimming the beard at the bottom. You don’t want to trim a lot of hair; you just want to shape it. The important thing here is to keep the bottom of your beard rounded and smooth – do not give yourself sharp corners!
Finally, use a beard balm to keep the beard in place.
If all that sounds too much, you can always go to a barber and get it done professionally.
The Ducktail beard
I bet that a lot of you didn’t think that the Ducktail beard would be a good style for diamond-shaped faces because it will make your chin look pointy, but believe it or not, it is!
The Ducktail beard is a long beard style that is tapered towards the chin. If you pay attention when shaping it and don’t make it too pointy, it can soften your chin’s sharp features and make your face look more balanced.
So, like with every beard style, it depends on how you shape it, and with this particular style, the secret is to soften the chin and avoid making it look too sharp.
To get a Ducktail beard, you will need to grow your beard out for at least 2-3 months, depending on how fast your beard grows and how long you want the Ducktail to be.
We won’t talk again about the stages of growth, but you will go through the same stages as with the Garibaldi beard.
When it comes to trimming and shaping, you will need a beard trimmer with many guard lengths, scissors, and a good comb.
Start by trimming the hair on the sides and then taper it towards the chin. Make sure to keep the bottom of the beard a bit rounded; if you want a more pronounced Ducktail, trim more hair from the bottom.
Finally, use some beard balm to keep it in place.
The full beard
You know that we love the full beard, and the diamond is one of those face shapes that can carry a full beard well. And it makes sense – you want to balance the strong cheek line by adding as much hair as possible on your chin!
So, if you’re thinking about growing a full beard, go for it! It will be a great look for you, and you will have a lot of different styling options.
Just make sure to take good care of your beard during the growth process by washing and conditioning it every day.
When it comes to trimming and shaping, you can pretty much do whatever you want but follow the two basic rules: Keep the sides short and the bottom rounded; if you do that, you can’t go wrong!
The short beard
If a full beard is not your thing, or if you just want to try something different, you can go for a shorter beard style.
The short beard is a great style for diamond face shapes because it will help to soften your sharp features and add some volume.
To get a short beard, you will need about 1-2 months of growth and a good beard trimmer.
The Imperial beard
Another variation of the full beard is the Imperial beard. This style is a combination of a full beard and a mustache, and it is a great style for diamond-shaped faces because the long beard will balance out your features, and the mustache will draw attention away from your chin.
To get this beard style, you will need to grow out your mustache and the rest of the beard for at least 6 months (depending on how fast your facial hair grows). Then, use a good trimmer to do the sides and make the bottom rounded.
Once you have the basic shape, use mustache wax to style your mustache.
The secret to this beard style is the mustache, as it is the style’s main feature; it should be bold and very pronounced, so make sure to take good care of it. If you have a patchy mustache, then you should probably try another beard style.
Is diamond face shape rare?
Yes, a diamond face shape is rare. But that doesn’t mean you can’t find a good beard style for it. The key is to soften your sharp features and avoid making your chin look too pointy. If you are not sure how to do it, go to a barber and get it done professionally.
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Now you know how to style a beard based on your diamond face shape and how to define it better. Go ahead and try some of the styles we mentioned above and see which works best for you.
Remember that, as with any other beard style, it depends not only on the shape of your face but also on how you grow and maintain your facial hair. So, experiment, have fun with it, and let us know what works best for you!
All the best,
Russell is the founder of themensattitude.com. He is a barber a beard enthusiast and he is obsessed with trying men’s lifestyle products and blog about them. If you have any questions you can hit him up via the contact page.