Once you make the commitment, there are endless options to sport a beard. Learn more about how Hollywood stars on along on the bearded look in the Men’s Health article by Garrett Munce below.
Beards are like snowflakes: each one is unique and, dare we say, special. But when you have a beard, there are a lot of things you should keep in mind. First, growing one in the first place. Second, maintaining it properly with the right products. Third, but just as important, is what style of beard you want. Just like the hair on top of your head, the style of your beard can speak volumes about who you are, but it can also help accentuate and flatter your best features.
Like the right haircut, the right beard shape can be incredibly flattering to your face. Angular beards can lengthen and slim round faces—and on the flip side, rounder, wider beards can make slim faces look fuller. Sharp angles can give a soft jawline some edge and where you draw your cheek line can make cheekbones look more defined. It’s why many guys grow beards in the first place, and if you’ve ever seen those “with and without a beard or mustache” comparisons, you know the drastic effect beardification can have.
A beard style is a personal decision that largely depends on your unique face shape and hair type. It may take some trial and error to find the right shape for you, but if you’re growing a beard for the first time or just looking for a change, it’s helpful to know what your end goal is—whether it’s a long, flowing beard, or something short and cropped. A barber is a good resource for advice on what will look best for your face shape, but you can also consult this list of the best types of beards, which shows just how much variety there is out there, no matter how much facial hair you have or how long you want to keep it.
This classic beard shape is all about controlled length and helps make a face look longer. It depends on letting your whiskers grow, and resisting the urge to trim them too early, because it’s much easier to shape it once you have length and volume than while it’s in progress. Once you have enough length, trim down the sides so they’re in line with the sides of your face and keep the longest part directly in line with your chin. Short Beard
What this beard doesn’t have in length, it makes up for in fullness. It’s ideal for guys with round or oval faces who are looking for a definition and to accentuate their cheekbones. Even with a short beard, you need to grow it for a few months to get enough length on the facial hair before trimming it down. Use the longest length on your beard trimmer to keep it a consistent length around your entire jawline, and then gradually trim shorter ’til you get it to the length you want.
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