If you're looking to grow a beard it might be a good idea to pick a beard style that suits the shape of your face and complements your beard hair type and growth speed; believe me, there is a style for everyone, even if you grow patchy beard hair. So, how do you decide on the perfect beard style when there are so many to choose from?
In this article, we are going to take a look into what you should be considering when choosing a beard style and how you should go about growing, grooming and caring for that style, let's go!
Deciding on a beard style is much like deciding a hairstyle and to decide on a hairstyle you need first to understand your hair; you need to know how it grows, how thick it is and if it's curly or straight. It's the same process for your beard; before you can choose a beard style you first need to know what type of beard you have as the style you might want may not work with your beard hair type.
The first thing you need to do is freely grow your beard without any grooming for at least 2 - 4 weeks to see how it grows, how quick it grows, where it grows or doesn't grow, and if it's curly or straight. Once you understand these factors, it will make choosing the perfect beard style for you much, much easier.
The next thing you need to consider when choosing a beard style is the shape of your face; the reason you must consider this is certain beard styles complement certain facial shapes whereas others don't. We have created a rough guide below as to what beard styles generally suit specific facial shapes:
If you're lucky enough to have a rectangular face with a pronounced jawline, we recommend going for a short beard as a short beard will help to soften your jawline and give your face a less elongated look.
Long And Narrow Face:
If you are someone with a long and narrow face, we would suggest going for a stubble beard over any other type. Make sure to keep the hair on your face and especially your chin as short as possible as lengthy beard hair on a long and narrow face can make your face seem longer than it is.
For a person with a square-shaped face, the best choice is a full beard or a goatee beard as both help to round off and soften the sharp features a square face has.
Following the guidance we've listed above not only makes the process of choosing your beard style a breeze, but also helps in the long run with grooming and maintenance as you'll have chosen the perfect beard style for your hair type and facial shape and have a clear grooming and shaping goal in mind.
Below, we have links to all the different beard styles available and how to grow, groom and care for these styles. When reading through, think about what we have listed above to see whether or not you believe that style might, or might not suit your beard hair type and facial shape.
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