10 Best Beard Styles for Men

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There are a lot of different beard styles you can choose from. However, you have to understand that there are also a lot of factors that are needed to be considered in order for you to find the right one that will match your features.  Distinct face shapes require various beard styles. Remember, what looks good on others may not exactly look the same on you.

We have consolidated the best beard styles for 2018-2019 that will surely add oomph to your looks. You can experiment as much as you want in order for you to find what will really look good on you. You should have the patience especially if you are aiming for longer beard styles as of course, you will look unkempt while waiting for it to grow.

10 Best Beard Styles for Men in 2018- 2019

1. Balbo

The Balbo is among the most popular beard styles these days. Robert Downey, Jr., a renowned American actor who starred on top grossing films such as The Avengers and Iron Man, has been maintaining the Balbo look for years as it matches his features pretty well.

Match:

Men with narrow chin

How to Achieve:

You need to grow a full beard in order for you to have ample hair for shaping. Do not shave for 4 weeks or until the beard has fully grown. You also need to grow a mustache. It requires careful sculpting so you need good razors to achieve the look. You can use a disposable or an electric razor to take off the hair on the sides, and a straight razor to shape the Balbo beard style appropriately.

2. Bandholz

The Bandholz beard style was popularized by Eric Bandholz, founder of Beardbrand. He was into the corporate world until he fell in love with beards. He got negative comments because of his drive to grow his beard until its limit, thus, he has quit his job and decided to put up Beardbrand

Beardbrand was just a community before. Eric posted blogs, YouTube videos, and Tumbler entries to provide information to enthusiasts who would like to keep their beards at its finest condition. Later on, he has decided to turn it into a business by offering high-quality products that really work wonders. From beard oils, washes, and softeners, to scissors and combs, the Beardbrand is certainly a one-stop shop.

Match:

Triangle, Inverted Triangle, Oblong, Oval or Diamond face shapes

How to Achieve:

Growing a Bandholz require patience. At first, you will look patchy and unkempt especially during the first 4 months. You need to have the patience to keep it untouched. Throw away your razor and scissors; you won’t need them for months. Just let it grow until it reaches the maximum length you can genetically grow. You can start shaping and cutting it 7 months after, or you can keep it as is, depending on your preferences. What is nice about the Bandholz is that you can keep it freely unlike other beard styles.

3. Clean Shaven

Well, most people would rather not grow their facial hair as it looks clean and tidy. It will never be out of trend, especially if you are part of the corporate world which will require you to look at your best. In fact, according to some surveys, women prefer men who shave.

Match:

All face shapes

How to Achieve:

Go grab your trimmers and razors – a disposable, an electric or a cartridge, just take off that growing facial hair!

 

4. Circle Beard

Also known as the “standard” beard, the circle beard is a combination of mustache and rounded goatee beard styles. It looks tidy, thus, making it a good option for men who would like to look presentable without letting go of their beard.

Match:

Oval and Round face shapes

How to Achieve:

Make sure that you have grown a reasonable amount of hair to avoid over trimming or shaving. It would be best to visit a salon to perfectly achieve the circle shape as it can be a bit fussy. As soon as you have acquired the right look, you can do the succeeding trimming and shaving on your own.

5. Extended Goatee

Also known as the tailback or the Hollywoodian, the extended goatee is a combination of a goatee and a mustache. The style is different from the full beard as you are taking off the hair on the sideburns.

Match:

Square and oval face shape

How to Achieve:

Make sure that you have grown medium stubble before shaping your beard. Take off the hair on the sideburns and adjust the width according to your preferences. Do not take off your mustache.

6. Friendly Mutton Chops

The friendly mutton chops is also referred to as the sideburns, sideburns or side whiskers. The term “sideburns” was derived from Ambrose Burnside, a renowned American Civil War general.

Match:

Circular or square face shape

How to Achieve:

Let your sideburns and mustache grow until they meet. Shave the hair on your chin until the lower lip area. You can keep your sideburns growing until it becomes fluffy.

7. Full Beard

The manliest and much preferred by men among all the beard styles, the full beard is certainly something you must not miss this 2019! Well-groomed full beard is more attractive as it accentuates your features better.

Match:

Diamond, Triangle or Inverted Triangle face shape

How to Achieve:

The full beard depends on your genetics. If you grow hair all over your face, then achieving it is easy. You just have to let the hair grow until medium stubbles and shape it evenly using a razor. Stop shaving until 6 weeks so as to attain the look. Trim right after to maintain the length.

8. Garibaldi

Do not have ample time to keep your beard looking kempt? The Garibaldi is perfect for you! It is a bit shorter than the Bandholz, thus, trimming it once in a while is required.

Match:

Oval or Rectangular Face

How to Achieve:

You have to grow your beard for months, about 4 months depending on how quick you grow your beard, until it reaches 15-20cm. Trim and shape the lower area from time to time to make it look round.  The mustache’s length is something that you should also keep neat as the focus should be on the beard. No styling aids required as it has to look natural.

9. Imperial

The Imperial became popular during the Second Empire. It is not actually a beard style but a mustache. However, you can incorporate it with your sideburns or chin beards, like what Mel Gibson has done on his beard. Just make sure that you keep the beard simple so as to keep the imperial mustache as the highlight of your face.

Match:

Rectangular or Oblong Face

How to Achieve:

Do not shave for weeks, or even months, until you have acquired whiskers that are long enough to be shaped. Some enthusiasts say that they had to wait as much as 3 months until they have successfully achieved the look.

 

Shave your sideburns or the hair near your mustache. Never trim! Make sure you’re your mustache looks natural, so even if it disturbs you from eating well or if it falls from time to time, resist the temptation of trimming to successfully have the Imperial look. Now, start curling the ends. You can use beard oil or mustache wax to keep its curl.

10. Short Stubble

The simplest among all the beard styles, the short stubble is something that you can easily maintain as there will be no “special” method just to achieve the look. It looks manly yet does not make you look untidy.

Match:

All face shapes

How to Achieve:

Just don’t shave your beard and mustache for 1 to 2 days. After that period, just trim it to keep its short length. If you grow hair above your cheeks, just shave it habitually to maintain the look. You can also shave the hair growing on your neck area, keeping the stubbles focused just around the lower area of your face.

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