The 20 Most Popular Beard Styles
This style is probably one of the most current. As the name suggests, men wearing this beard style have no hair on their face. This style is one of the most popular among women for hygiene issues. In addition, this style is a symbol of self-confidence. In other words, those who sport this style have absolutely nothing to hide regarding their facial features.
2. SHORT STUBBLE
This short beard style is very simple to do. Just do a complete shave and get after some days the desired beard length. Once your beard has reached the desired length, use a beard trimmer with a jig to maintain the right length. All the hairs below the Adam's apple should be cut or shaved as well as those located outside your cheeks lines.
3. MEDIUM STUBBLE
This beard style is slightly longer than the '' Short Stubble '' (about 3 to 5 mm long). Generally, this beard style is about 4 to 6 days of growth. Just like the '' Short Stubble '' style, use a beard trimmer with a jig to maintain the desired length. All hairs below the Adam's apple should be cut or shaved as well as those located outside your cheeks lines.
4. LONG STUBBLE
This beard style is slightly longer than the ''Medium Stubble'' (6 mm long). Generally, this beard style is about 8 to 10 days of growth. Like the ''Medium Stubble'' style, use a beard trimmer with a jig to maintain the desired length. All hairs below the Adam's apple should be cut or shaved as well as those located outside your cheeks lines.
5. FULL BEARD
This beard style is a classic among bearded. By cons, it is not all men that can afford it. With this beard style, you have to shave all the hairs lying outside the cheeks lines and let the others grow naturally. The full beard style requires patience. Before seeing your beard reach the desired length, you'll probably see it become uneven. It is highly recommended to let his beard grow at least 4 weeks before cutting it for the first time (define cheeks lines). In order to have a full beard perfectly cut, we also suggest you to go see your barber for the very first cutting. So if it is the first time you grow a beard, you'll be able to maintain it with the lines that your barber did.
6. FRENCH FORK
This facial hair style is completely unique. Although it is very similar to the full beard, it differs by the hairs separation at the chin level. Hence his French Fork name. This beard style has gained popularity due to the popular character Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean movie.
7. DUCKTAIL BEARD
This beard style is derived from the full beard and is inspired by the tails of ducks. Men who sport this beard style likes it since his natural style blend with a sophisticated touch. To wear this beard style, you should trim with a beard trimmer and a jig the upper part of your beard and let grow the part that is below your chin until it has reached the desired length.
8. CIRCLE BEARD
The circle beard style is great for all those wishing to have a beard with a neat appearance. Rather than having a full beard which may seem both messy and unkempt, the circle beard allows you to have a neat and clean look. This beard style takes his name from his shape. In fact, the circle beard has a mustache and a rounded goatee. This beard style is relatively easy to maintain. You only have to use a beard trimmer with a jig from time to time to trim the hairs of your beard with an acceptable length. This type of beard is perfect for those who have a square jaw.
9. GOATEE BEARD
This beard style is inspired by that one of goats. In fact, just the part below your chin contains hairs. No mustache is visible with this facial hair style. Those wearing the Goatee style beard lets grow a line from their chin to their lower lip. In addition, the width of your beard should be equal to the one of your mouth. The two lines that define the ends of your beard can be vertical or slightly tilted depending on your preference. Finally, the part that is below your chin should be rounded with a beard trimmer and a jig.
10. EXTENDED GOATEE
This beard style that combines goatee and mustache is also called the Hollywoodian and the tailback. This beard style can take many variations simply by changing the shape and angles of the extensions of your beard. Generally, people with this beard style have the goatee connected with their mustache and their sideburns are shaved. Once your beard has reached the desired length, it should always be trimmed with a beard trimmer and a jig.
11. IMPERIAL BEARD
This facial hair style is perfect for those who want to stand out. In fact, the Imperial is not really a beard but a moustache. This style had its heyday in France during the Second Empire. This style of mustache should not be confused with the Napoleon III which has a goatee. The imperial style only has a mustache. The sideburns and the hairs that are under the chin must all be shaved. To accentuate the style of your imperial mustache, it is suggested to use beard wax or "stache" wax.
12. VAN DYKE BEARD
The Van Dyke beard style combines mustache and goatee. The name of this style comes from a famous painter of the 17th century named Anthony Van Dyke. This one was wearing this style so well that we decided to give his name to this beard style. People with a Van Dyke beard style have a goatee and a mustache. Everything else should be shaved. In order to have a well-defined look, the goatee should, in turn, follow as much as possible the lines of your face (chin).
13. ANCHOR BEARD
This beard style looks like a boat anchor. The face of a bearded wearing an Anchor beard style must be free of sideburns and the beard must extend the line of his jaw. The moustache should, in turn, follow the line of your mouth. The beard on the chin level is connected by a line to the lower lip. When your beard has reached the desired length, it should always be trimmed with a beard trimmer and a jig. This type of beard is perfect for men with a square or oblong head.
14. BALBO BEARD
The Balbo beard style has an interesting story arising from an Italian of the fascist regime during the World War II. In fact, it was raised by the henchman of Mussolini, Air Marshal Italo Balbo. Today the popular actor Robert Downey Jr. is known to sport this beard style. This beard style is divided into three parts. First thing first, you have a mustache that follows the line of your mouth. You then have the chin hairs that are connected to the lower lip. Finally, the hairs portion that is under your chin should look like a reversed '' T ''. This beard style is perfect for men with a narrow chin and all those who have encountered problems when trimming a Van Dyke beard style.
15. MUTTON CHOPS
The Mutton Chops beard style is long sideburns that extend to the corner of your mouth and that are connected with your mustache. To do this, you need to let grows your sideburns freely until they reach a certain length and create an imaginary line at the corners of your mouth. The hairs outside the line of your cheeks and chin should be shaved.
16. FRIENDLY MUTTON CHOPS
The Friendly Mutton Chops beard style is strongly resembling the Mutton Chops beard style. The main difference is in the length of the hairs. Rather than have long thick sideburns that go down to your chin, they must follow your cheeks and stop in the middle of your chin. In order to have a clear and well equal cut, you should trim your beard with a beard trimmer and with a jig.
17. VERDI BEARD
The Verdi beard style is derived from the full beard and is mixed with the Imperial beard style. This beard style is inspired by the romantic Italian opera composer Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901) known for his classics as La Traviata, Nabucco, and Rigoletto. Hairs from the lower lip should never longer than 10 cm. To style the mustache that is separate from the beard for it takes the desired shape, it is suggested to use some beard or "stache" wax. The tips of the mustache should exceed the sides (corners) of your mouth of about 1.5 cm.
18. GARIBALDI BEARD
This beard style is perfect for those who love lengths and somewhat neglected styles. This beard style is much like the full beard. This one is rounded at the chin level and the mustache is integrated. Garibaldi beard style should have a maximum length of 20 cm. Normally, people wearing this beard style let their beards grow at their chin level naturally and trim their mustache to have a neat look.
19. DUTCH BEARD
This beard style is pretty old school. This one was often sported by loggers of the time. This beard style is very similar to the Garibaldi style unless it is free of a mustache. Sideburns are connected with the beard that grows below your chin and jaw.
20. WINTER BEARD
This beard style is one of the most natural. Unlike the Garibaldi beard style, the beard has no maximum length. The Winter beard style combines full beard and mustache. This beard style that is gaining popularity will keep you warm in winter temperature. This beard style requires a beard oil application on a daily basis. With such a beard, maintenance is essential.
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