Different Beard Styles for Every Face Shape

Are you a stylistic man who usually wants to rock with a new and good looking beard style? Step up your game face with the below beard styles that will match every face shape and hair. Before you start on, ensure you have the right tools. The ultimate goal of the beard style you choose is to add contrast and dimension to your face. The reality of the matter is that different face shapes highlight certain facial features. What this means is that not every style will look great on every guy. In this brief, I will discuss some of the most common face shapes and which beard style fits each of them.

Different types of Face shape

The shape of your face should be the biggest factor for determining the right beard style for you. We usually recommend some specific beard styles for each facial shape. What this means is that you have to choose the facial shape, choose a style that will work for that specific facial shape and after that get going grooming your whiskers into something that looks good to you.

How do you determine your facial shape?

Determining your facial shape is simple if all the below steps and techniques are taken into consideration. You just need a functional and a well calibrated tape measure. After that, take the below measurements, recording each of them in a note book.

  • Forehead-This is the first thing that you should do. Measure your forehead across your face from the peak of one eyebrow arch to the opposite one. After this, record the figures.
  • Cheekbones-The next thing to do is to measure across your cheekbones. Start and end at the pointiest part below the outer corner of each eye. Record the measurements too.
  • Jawline-This should start from the point at which your jaws angles upwards. Measure from the tip of your chin below your ears to this point. However, to get your Jawline measurements, you need to multiply that number by two.
  • Face length-This is the last measurement that you are supposed to take. Measure from the center of your hairline to the tip of your chin. After this, record the measurements.

After you have got all the measurements, then compare them with the below profiles to determine which is your facial shape.

Oval

If your face length is greater than the width of the cheekbones and the forehead is greater than the jawline, then there’s likelihood that this is your facial shape. The other thing is that the angle of the jaw is rounded rather than being sharp.

Triangular

From the records, if you find out that the jawline measures greater than the check bones but larger than the forehead, then you have a triangular facial shape.

Oblong

You are likely to find out that the face length is the greatest of all measurements. The face is longer than it is wider. All the other measurements are the same.

Round

Here, the face length and the cheekbones have the same measurements. However, they are larger than forehead and jawline. The jawline and the forehead also have the same measurements.

Heart

Here the chin is pointed but the Forehead measure greater than the cheekbones.

Square

Here, you are likely to notice that all the measurements are almost similar but the angle of the jaw is sharp and not rounded.

Diamond

The face lengths measure the largest. The smallest is the jawline and the chin is pointed.

I bet you have just got everything right. Now that you have determined your facial shape, read on to determine the right beard style for you.

Balbo

This beard style is amongst the most common beard styles for the present generation. There’re many celebrities who are rocking plenty good with this hair style. One of them is Hollywood Superstar Robert Downey Jr. He has for a long time rocked the Balbo hair style because it fits his facial features.

If you find out that your facial shape and other facial features fit this hair style,. Then you are first of all required to let your beard grow for a longer time to ensure you have enough hair to shape. You can leave it unshaven for about 4 weeks and later get a stylist to do the work for you. You are also required to grow a mustache.

Circle Beard

This type of beard style is also known as standard beard. It is actually a combo for mustache. It is one of the most common short hair beard in the streets today. It is very popular among men who would like to appear presentable without getting rid of their beard. If this is what you what to go for, then grow a sufficient amount of hair and shape it. However, avoid over trimming  or over shaving.

Full Beard

I personally believe that this is the manliest amongst all beard styles. It resembles the fantasy beard of Dr. Stockmann in the Play an enemy of the people. This beard style is more attractive since it gives a clear view of the facial features. If you noticed that you either have diamond or triangular shaped face, then this is the best of all beard styles to go for. It is one of the coolest beard styles out there. However, you have to note that this beard style depends entirely on your ancestry. Just let hair grow all your face and after that shape it into this hair style.

Short Stubble

If you need a simple beard style that will not consume much of your time to trim or even manage, then this is the best option for you. There are no special methods of growing and maintaining this type of beard style. It is manly and at the same time doesn’t make you look untidy. If you are an official man, then you can go for this hair style because it will make you look presentable and at the same time tidy.

Let your hair grow into a mustache for some time without shaving or even trimming it. After that period, you can trim it to the size you want. Ensure that you completely shave the hair above the cheeks.

Medium Stubble

If you don’t want to shape your short stubble, then this is the best option for you. Just keep your hair trimmed until it is 3 to 5 mm long. If this beard style is maintained the right way, then it can make you appear manly and organized. However, if unkempt, it is likely to make you appear untidy. Just maintain your hair so that it doesn’t bypass the cheeks and the neck area. The other thing is that you don’t have to let the hair grow beyond 5 mm. What this means is that you must have a good trimmer because you will be using it several times a week.

Long Stubble

This type of beard is longer than the short and the medium stubble. It can be longer than 5 mm but not more than 6 mm. In additional, this beard style is a bit challenging to maintain. One reason for this is because it requires to be trimmed meticulously to eliminate the stray hair. You need to ensure that there’s no hair growing on the cheek area. If you leave it unattended, then it, may look untidy and unkempt.

Van Dyke

This is one of the oldest beard style still sought in the 21st century. It was actually derived from a popular Flemish painter during the 17th century. It is a combination of mustache and the goatee. To grow this hair style, you must first of all let your hair grow and later shape it carefully by making use of a good shaver.

Hair length

Hair length also determines the type of a beard that you are going to settle for. If you want to maintain a more presentable and tidy beard style, then the hair should be kept short. However, if you want a manlier but unofficial beard style, then you can keep your hair long.

How to maintain beard

  • Set a beard length goal-The beard length determines the style that you want for your life. If you want to maintain a certain beard length, then don’t shave until the hair has grown over the time. After that, trim it to the length you want.
  • Wash the beard-Ensure that your beard is clean every time. Drop some beard wash in your hand and rub them together. After this, slowly rub the beard and make sure that all the hair has been covered. Then rinse your beards and you are good to go.
  • Condition the beard-After you have washed the beard, then it’s time to condition it. Rub jojoba oil in your hands and apply it slowly on your beards.
  • Comb the beard-To ensure that the beard looks neat and attended, you are supposed to comb it.
  • Perform regular trims-After the hair is dry and combed, use a trimmer to trim it closely to ensure that all the hair is of the same shape.

Many factors go into choosing the style that works best for you, including face shape, hair style. So, consider all these above mentioned factors and choose what is best for you. Happy Bearding!

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