Posted on November 13 2016
Gentlemen, this month is SO in your favor!
And we know that you are loving everything about Movember and No Shave November.
Be it different grooming styles, tips on keeping your facial hair healthy, encouraging men’s health and so on and so forth.
Here, we are going to talk about the beard styles for your face shape! And guys, styling your beard is so fun! There are so, so many different beard styles out there which must have made you want to try (all of) them! But how many of them really nailed it? Just two or three?
Here’s why- what we usually tend to ignore is the shape of our face - oval, round, square, oblong etc because in the end, everything has to look balanced.
The oval face shape is the most balanced one and hence, any style goes with it!
But if your face shape is not oval, just keep this little trick in mind - your beard and your jaw should work in tandem to have a nicely graduated, oval shape. And here’s our quick guide to choosing the best beard style for your face with some awesome celeb inspirations!
Oval faces are exactly what they sound like — oval. Round at both the top and bottom, but slightly long at the same time. There is not too much definition of the jaw line and the cheeks are not too long, making for a rounded face that is just a bit extended.
Best Beard Shape and Style for Oval Faces: Since oval happens to be the most common face shape, it can handle many beard shapes fashionably, as long as it is well-kempt. Try to be consistent with length across the board so that whiskers don’t burst out.
A square face is defined by a relatively square jawline and hairline. Square faces are not very slim as the points of the jaw line form hard angles and a naturally broader hairline create a wider shape.
Best Beard Shape and Style for Square Faces: Square faces tend to look best with more hair on the chin and less on the sides and neck. This means trimming the neck occasionally to keep the look tidy. The focus is keeping hair away from being too full on the cheeks and sideburns—as that can lead to a blocky look.
A round face’s defining features are a softer jaw line down below leading to a relatively rounded hairline. Simply said, if your face shows roundness from the forehead to the ears and a non-pointed jaw line, you’re a rounder.
Best Beard Shape and Style for Round Faces: Ideally, gents with round faces should go short on the sides and longer on the bottom. This means keeping burns and cheeks in check while there is a bit more leeway on the chin and neck.
Also referred to as the Oblong face, a long face is defined as thinner in the cheeks/jaw and pointed in the chin. Reference Elvis Presley, whose face was slim and ended with a pointed chin at the bottom. Contrary to popular belief, a long face doesn’t always mean you’re a sad sack!
Best Beard Shape and Style for Long Faces: Generally, the best looking beards for a long face are full on the sides and short on the bottom. Grow out the sideburns and cheeks a bit more while keeping the neck and chin maintained. The key is keeping solid length in the correct areas and trimming it down in the others.