Have you ever been wondering “How would I look with a beard”? Picking the right beard for your face shape and style is essential if you want to look on point. You don’t have to be an ON-trend person to know that beards are EPIC and officially back in business!
But how do you pick a beard that suits you? How does it compensate your hairdo’? And how do you make sure it looks its best?
Let’s grow bro and build a beard!
Why grow a beard?
Beard… What’s the point?
There are many reasons to grow a beard. It shows that you’re fashionable if you choose a suitable one that’s well maintained. BUT the real reason is, that a beard can make you appear more dominant.
- A beard can help you stand out in a crowd.
- Men with beard are seen as stronger, older and more aggressive.
The right beard for your face shape
Long narrow face
If you have a long narrow face, then the best style is a beard that keeps the hair on your chin at a minimum length. The longer the beard, the longer your face will tend to look.
Choose a full beard or the goatee. Both help your face appear more narrow than it actually is.
GO for an all over beard that is clipped close to the face.
Soften your jawline and give your face a less elongated look by sporting a short beard.
Stubble refers to facial hair growth that can’t be classified as an actual beard. With stubble, you are fashionable in that random “I’m too lazy to shave” kinda way, which is actually quite IN at the moment.
However, that doesn’t mean that maintaining it is as easy as not shaving. Keep reading to find out how you do it.
Is the stubble look right for you?
Stubble doesn’t suit everyone, so ask yourself whether the stubble is the right choice for you.
No matter what, this beard absolutely adds some masculinity to your look, especially if you’re trying to avoid the whole baby face look.
Stubble goes great with nearly all hairdos’ and outfits. It looks grand if you have a short and simple hairstyle, so if you’re rocking the buzz cut you can give your look some badass vibes by adding this.
However, stubble is totally ON-TREND and also easy to pull off with a messy ‘do, long hair or a slicked back and side parted hairstyle.
How to groom it?
Trim your beard 2 to 3 times a week, rather than daily. If your skin tends to dry out use a moisturizer. That way you avoid dull looking skin.
Some call it a holiday beard. However, a short beard shows control and adds masculinity and power to your look. If you’re going for something in between a full beard and the stubble, this is the way to grow!
Will the short beard work for you?
A short beard is a look that can work with most hairstyles. It can appear smart and rugged at the same time. Bonus: A short beard doesn’t require that you’re able to grow a full beard. It’s still a good solution for those who are good growers, though.
How to groom it?
Well, the short beard shouldn’t take much longer than 1 to 2 weeks to grow. If you choose to sport this beard you’re encouraged to trim it regularly so that the overall look remains consistent.
The full beard is the classic way to go. Unfortunately, it can be quite difficult to achieve as not every man has the ability to grow one. This beard works perfectly for those with good, solid facial hair growth.
Does a full beard fit your style?
If you’re a businessman or work in a smart environment, this is THE beard for you!
This beard is ideal if you want a rounder face. It fits nearly every hairstyles, especially short to medium length hair.
With simple short hair, you will look like a real gentleman. If you’re rocking a long or a messy ‘do this beard gives you an edge.
How to groom it?
Use a trimmer every three or four days. Maintenance is key! You can give your beard a glossy and healthy groomed look if you rinse it with clean water, dry it off with a towel and add a bit of styling paste in it.
The ducktail beard
The Ducktail beard is a twist of the original full beard.
The name as you would expect comes from its similarity to the tail of a duck.
Growers of this popular beard style sit between having a wild full beard and the sophistication of a more groomed look. This style is popular amongst celebrities such as Brad Pitt and Mel Gibson.
Is the ducktail beard the right beard for you?
The ducktail won’t work if you have a long and narrow face. Other than that it’s all a matter of taste.
The ducktail is grand with a slicked-back hairstyle or a messy do’.
Groom it to perfection!
The first thing you need is a full beard before the styling begins.
So be patient and realistic!
Grow out your full beard and style it as normal for the first 1-2 months but focus on keeping the cheek and mustache areas trimmed and short. You don’t need a huge beard, but you will need a reasonable 2-4 inches in length and some fullness to work with.
The extended goatee beard
The extended goatee is also called the tailback or the Hollywoodian and it’s a combination of the goatee and the mustache.
The name Hollywood, came from the golden era this beard had in Hollywood where it seemed that everyone was sporting it.
Is the goatee look right for you?
The goatee is more of a GO-TO option for round face shapes. Since the goatee brings more focus to the chin and mouth, the roundness of the face becomes semi-defined.
How to groom it?
Make sure that you have grown medium stubble before shaping your beard. Once there is enough growth it becomes a simple matter to trim the extended goatee into the desired shape and size.
Take off the hair on the sideburns and adjust the width according to your preferences. Do not take off your mustache.
The Garibaldi beard
Go GROW a beard that gives you Viking vibes!
Garibaldi is the type of beard that suits a man who’s looking for a slightly unkempt style.
Is the Garibaldi beard right for you?
The Garibaldi beard is a member of the full beard family and goes well if you’ve naturally curly facial hair that just won’t straighten no matter how much oil or conditioner you use.
While this beard is both huge and long, it’s still sophisticated. The fullness of the beard gives control.
This beard shouldn’t be more than 8 inches in length.
It’s quite easy to maintain because while the mustache should be kept neat, this beard grows naturally. In fact, the more natural this beard is, the better! The key to this look is to keep the hair very neat (otherwise you end up looking like a total mess).
Remember whatever beard you choose you will need to use a beard oil to keep the beard and skin fresh looking. Beard oil is an essential part of grooming it reduces dryness and some can be used for both beard and skin like Arcadian Conditioning Oil.
Well, are you ready to let it grow and give yourself a look that is more dominant and sophisticated? Let us know below.