I started growing a beard after watching a video posted by Aaron Marino, owner of Tiege Hanley, and it changed my life. I went from looking like an uptight high school boy to a focused young man.
I let my beard grow for two months, and by the start of the third month, I was rocking a thick beard. Wherever I went, people addressed me with more respect and assumed that I was older.
A study suggests that both men and women associate beards with maturity and power. Another study suggests that a beard makes a man look more masculine. However, experiencing it firsthand is a different experience altogether.
Moreover, a beard can also improve your appearance and make you look more attractive.
According to a study, attraction is all about facial symmetry. People with more symmetrical faces are perceived to be more attractive. By manipulating your facial hair, you can improve your facial symmetry.
So, If you are thinking of trying a new beard style or growing a beard, In this article, I have created a list of six most popular beard styles you can try.
You can experiment with the beard style you are interested in, or if you want to look your best, you can choose the beard style that suits your face shape:
How to Determine Your Face Shape?
To pick the best beard style for your face shape, the first thing you need to do is determine your face shape. To know your face shape, Here’s what you need to do:
- Stand in front of a mirror, pull your hair back and then take note of the outline of your face to determine whether your face shape is triangle, oval, round, oblong, heart, diamond, square.
- If you are still not sure, you can trace the outline of your face in a mirror using a bar of soap or chalk to determine your face shape.
- Stand in front of a mirror, use one hand to pull your hair back and other to trace the outline of your face on the mirror.
- The shape of the outline is generally the shape of the face.
Once you know your face shape, pick the beard style that suits your face shape and taste. Here are some of the best beard styles every man should try in 2022:
1. Circle Beard
Have you seen the TV show Breaking Bad? Walter White, one of the lead characters in that TV show, rocks the circle beard style. Check out the series to see the awesomeness of this beard style in action. However, Not all men can pull off this beard style.
If your facial hair is still in development, this beard style can be a bit difficult to achieve.
Even though the circle beard is a type of goatee, this beard style has a formal aesthetics, making it suitable for formal and informal events.
Moreover, The circle beard is the most common beard style for men. It’s easier to grow, easier to maintain, stylish, and neat.
Face Shape: Diamond, Square, Heart
If you don’t want to put effort into maintaining a full-grown beard but still want to avoid a clean shave, then stubble is what you need. Depending upon how you groom and maintain your stubble, it can highlight your cheekbones making your face appear more chiseled.
Moreover, It won’t take more than a week to grow stubble. However, you need to keep your stubble in check since without proper grooming it will look messy, scruffy.
Face Shape: All Face Shapes
3. Ducktail Beard
A Ducktail beard is a full facial hairstyle, shaped in such a way that it looks like a duck’s tail, roughly takes 4-8 months to grow, and requires a lot of maintenance.
What makes this beard style unique is the prominent growth of hair on the chin. Sides, neck, and mustache are consistently trimmed, whereas chin hair is grown out.
To style a ducktail beard, first, you need to grow a full-face beard and then shape it into a ducktail. The average length of a ducktail beard is 2-4 inches and will take around 4-8 months to grow before you can shape it into a ducktail style.
Since ducktail beard is a professional beard style, get it trimmed and shaped by a professional barber for the first few times until you feel comfortable enough to maintain the edges and shape yourself.
Face Shape: Diamond, Square, Round, and Oval
4. Chevron Beard
If I had the right to decide which beard style looked good on me, I would have decided on the chevron beard.
What makes this beard style unique is the thick facial hair covering the top lip. This beard style is a bold statement and a big commitment since it needs regular trimming and styling to keep it sharp.
To style a chevron beard, let your facial hair grow for 2-3 months, keep the facial hair covering the top lip, angle it downwards at the corners of the lip, and then shave the rest of the beard or keep a little stubble.
Face Shape: Oval
5. Chin Strap
From a thin chin strap defining your jawbone to a classic strap beard without a mustache, a chin strap comes in a lot of variations. However, this beard style is not for everyone.
Unless you have a strong jawline and can grow hair to cover the entire jawline and chin on both sides of your face, don’t try this beard style.
Face Shape: Diamond, Square, Round, Oval (with a strong jawline)
6. Bandholz Beard
This is the most aggressive beard style on the list and can only be rocked by guys with strong beard growth. Moreover, this beard style requires a lot of grooming and maintenance.
Moreover, Unlike other beard styles, the Bandholz beard does not stop at a certain length, it grows to whatever length you desire. This beard style was created by Eric Bandholz, founder of Beardbrand in 2011.
To style bandholz beard, Make sure you use a good amount of natural beard oil as you are growing out and trim your beard consistently (2-3 days) to cuts off the narrow tips of the hair.
Face Shape: All face shape
Keep in mind, growing a beard takes time, however, it takes proper care to keep your beard healthy, soft. Whether a beard style looks good on you depends upon your face shape and grooming.
You can’t expect to look sharp just because you have a beard. You need to keep it clean too.
So, Wash your beard with a beard wash and keep it soft and shiny by conditioning it regularly with beard oil. This way, you will also moisturize the skin underneath your beard, which will prevent itchiness and maintain hair health.
Moreover, make sure you trim your beard consistently to keep your beard style in check.
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