Beards are back in style these days, so if you’re not sporting one already, now might be the time to make the leap from clean-shaven to scruffy. But with so many beard styles out there (and the fact that they can require some upkeep), it can be hard to know which one works best for you and your face shape. Luckily, we’ve got you covered with this handy guide to the different men’s beard styles that are right for every face shape. Let’s dive in!
The Beard Stache
You have to get the beard Stache just right. If you do, this is a look that oozes masculinity and can even be excessive. The beard Stache is a rare moustache style in that it merges two very prominent trends, the beard and the moustache.
There are many styles of beards that work well with a good moustache, but the beard Stache involves using the beard to complement the moustache.
A traditional mustache includes a moustache that points upward on the ends. However, if your moustache is a bit thinner, there are alternatives.
A goatee is a style of facial hair that has hair on the chin, but not the cheeks. The most popular goatee styles include the ducktail, Balbo, and French beard. To get the perfect goatee, start by growing out your facial hair and then trimming it down to the desired shape. Use a razor to clean up the edges and then style as desired.
Be sure to keep your goatee well-groomed by washing and trimming it regularly. Choose an oil such as our mustache wax for conditioning and shaping. If you’re looking for an even bolder look, grow a full beard (or French beard) instead of just having stubble or a goatee. The goatee gives an aristocratic feel with its thick rounded chin patch while a soul patch gives an extra zing to an otherwise clean-shaven face.
The Five O Clock Shadow
The 5 o’clock shadow is a very popular style among men. It is easy to achieve and doesn’t require a lot of time or effort to maintain. Plus, it can be easily tailored to any face shape. To get the perfect 5 o’clock shadow, start with a clean-shaven face.
Then, use a trimmer to create a uniform length all over your face. For the ducktail, start with a shorter length in the front and gradually increase the length as you move towards the back of your head. Finally, use a razor to create sharp lines around the edges of your beard.
The Short Chin Strap
This beard style is currently enjoying a significant surge in popularity and should keep growing for the next five to ten years. It’s a great time to try out a short chin strap beard.
The chin strap beard is one of the most varied styles because large parts of the neck and cheeks are shaved and a thin line of facial hair follows the edges of the face and jawline. With this beard style, you’ll have a lot less hair near your mouth than with others.
There are a variety of short chin strap beard styles. Here are a few of the most popular:
Very Thin Chin Strap Beard: If you have an angular jawline, a very thin beard will highlight these facial features.
Thin Chin Strap: Thin chin strap beards are perfect for people with patchy facial hair. If your beard is too thick, you’ll notice the patches, but if it’s too thin, you won’t have enough hair to hide the patches.
A short chin strap beard and a goatee go well together. Once your goatee connects to a narrower chin strap, your beard just oozes sophistication and expensive taste.
Beards with stubble chin straps: For those who don’t like to worry about maintaining clean edges, this is an excellent option.
Sharp-Edged Short Chin Strap Beard: This hairstyle contrasts well with a tousled mop up top hairstyle and is a great choice for people with pronounced facial features.
The Short Boxed Beard
For a short beard that falls short of a five o’clock shadow, but is still easily maintainable, the short boxed beard is a clipped, plucked, groomed, traditional style. A boxed beard is called such because the outlines of the beard make sharp delineations of the jaw, which fall within a rectangular boundary of unshaven whiskers.
If you want to go beyond stubble but don’t want a fuller beard, a short boxed beard is ideal for you. However, there are also medium and long options available.
Over the years, the popularity of this beard style has never wavered, one reason being that it suits every face shape and looks just as great as a square as it does a round.
The Van Dyke
The Van Dyke beard is named after the 17th Century Flemish artist Antony Van Dyck, who rose to prominence as a portrait painter of European nobility over the course of his career. It has risen and fallen in popularity ever since, but will be on the rise again in 2022.
Van Dyke beards exude sophistication and add a creative flair to your look because of their long association with art and royalty.
The most traditional style of the Van Dyke beard, the way Vincent Van Gogh wore it, includes a moustache and beard, soul patch, and the tips of the moustache and beard curled upwards. You can keep the cheeks shaven or grow them out with just a small mustache underneath, and leave a little gap in between the two.
Therefore, this beard can be customized to have gaps between the beard and the moustache. In addition, you can have sideburns that give it a grizzled edge while keeping it classy with a Van Dyke.
Have fun with it and experiment
Trying out new beard styles can be a fun way to change up your look. If you’re looking for something new, why not try a balbo or full beard? Both of these styles are trendy and will definitely make you stand out from the crowd. Plus, they’re easy to style and maintain, so you’ll look great without having to put in too much effort. Don’t hesitate to give them a try! You might just surprise yourself with how much you like them.
And don’t forget about styling products, which can help keep things looking neat all day long. Products like this Beard Grooming Kit come with everything you need to take care of your facial hair–plus it makes an awesome gift idea if you know someone who needs some grooming tips.