Beard Styles

There are plenty of beard styles to choose from. That said, several aspects must be taken into consideration when picking a suitable one for your features. Unique face shapes warrant numerous styles of beards. A beard that doesn’t complement a face or clashes with a hairstyle can negatively impact facial hair. What looks great on one person might not look as good on another.

We’ve assembled the greatest beard styles that will accentuate your appearance. You can try them all out for the sake of picking the right one. Your patience will be tested, particularly if you’re striving for longer beard styles, which will need to be maintained as you grow it out.

1. The 5 o’clock shadow (or Designer Stubble)
The 5 o’clock shadow (or Designer Stubble) - Men's Haircuts

Sometimes called the “5 O’clock Shadow,” the designer stubble is something that catches the eye of the opposite sex. It’s essentially a complete beard with stubble – perhaps with a defined cheek line and neckline. Stubble trimmers can be used to upkeep both styles.

Ideal for: those with heart-shaped or rounded faces.

2. The Light Stubble
The Light Stubble - Men's Haircuts

Sometimes called the “5 O’clock Shadow,” the designer stubble is something that catches the eye of the opposite sex. It’s essentially a complete beard with stubble – perhaps with a defined cheek line and neckline. Stubble trimmers can be used to upkeep both styles.

Ideal for: those with heart-shaped or rounded faces.

3. The Heavy Stubble
The heavy stubble - Men's Haircuts

To achieve the heavy stubble look, allow your beard to grow for approximately ten days. While not a complete beard, it is heftier than a 5 o’clock shadow.

Ideal for: males with heart or square-shaped faces.

4. The Executive Beard
The Executive beard - Men's Haircuts

Executive beards are common in the office. It fully covers the skin. It takes about 14 days to correctly grow based on your genetics (prior to it turning into another type of beard). If your work environment is formal, ensure you keep your neck and cheek lines trimmed for a professional appearance. An executive beard is a wonderful choice if you have the genetics to grow a complete beard.

Ideal for: men with triangular shapes, as it directs attention from a sharp chin. This type of beard can also accommodate those with oval faces.

5. The Full Beard

A Full beard features hair grown all over the face. You’ll accomplish “Full beard” status once you’ve ceased shaving for about six weeks.

Ideal for: those with triangle, diamond, or reverse-triangle shaped faces.

6. The Hollywoodian
The Hollywoodian - Men's Haircuts

To accomplish the Hollywoodian, the beard must be fully grown, but the sideburns shouldn’t be. Your chin will be the focal point with a Hollywoodian.

Ideal for: It will look amazing on men with square faces. A mustache can complement the look, but it’s not essential.

7. The Short Boxed Beard
The Short Boxed Beard - Men's Haircuts

Seen in many work environments, the Short-Boxed Beard style lets you moderately grow a beard that you can shave regularly, specifically around and under it.

Ideal for: those with rectangular shaped-faces.

8. The Chinstrap
The Chinstrap - Men's Haircuts

The chinstrap is a not a complete beard. It has a line around your face, and perhaps a soul patch that reaches the chin’s tip.

Ideal for: men with rounded faces, as the chin becomes the focal point of your face.

9. The Chin Curtain
The Chin Curtain - Men's Haircuts

The chin curtain involves facial hair grown along the jawline prior to exploding into a complete beard near the chin. This style of beard is sometimes called the Shenandoah.

Ideal for: men with right-angled rectangular faces.

10. The Neck Beard
The Neck Beard - Men's Haircuts

A neckbeard involves hair that is restricted to the neck area. No hair contacts the sideburns or goes over the jawline.

Ideal for: anyone, really. Since the neckbeard isn’t limited to just your neck, the shape of your face is irrelevant.

11. The Ducktail
The Ducktail - Men's Haircuts

Bigger than a normal beard, the Ducktail involves a short beard in the upper area, while the lower part is grown as long or short as you want.

Ideal for: men who want their rectangular faces rounded out.

12. The French Fork
The French Fork - Men's Haircuts

Sometimes called the Alfred Von Tirpitz, it’s not simple to accomplish, but here are the fundamentals: the beard should be grown as long as 3 to 7 inches as your cheek lines are trimmed with a razor. After your beard gets to the length you desire, it can be adjusted into a couple of forks.

Ideal for: men with rectangular face shapes since right edges can be rounded out.

13. The Mutton Chops

Mutton chops offer a unique and dramatic appearance for your face. The chin is clean-shaven while the mutton chop’s sideburns are complete. It looks like a hair swath on your face. The chin remains clean-shaven.

Ideal for: men with oval (round) faces, but not guys with sharp chins.

14. The Friendly Mutton Chops
The Friendly Mutton Chops - Men's Haircuts

This look is achieved when your sideburns reach your mouth’s corners as your mustache grows. Let the mustache connect to the sideburns.

Ideal for: those with oblong faces can utilize mutton chops to their advantage.

15. The Hulihee
The Hulihee - Men's Haircuts

Grown out mutton chops that resemble wings.

Ideal for: men with oval faces.

16. The Yeard
The Yeard - Men's Haircuts

A yeard is achieved after a year’s worth of beard growth (two years growth is called a “tweard”). There’s not much to do with this beard aside from shaping and trimming it. You’re free to let it grow wildly. Be mindful, though, that if you work in an executive environment, this look might not be appropriate.

Ideal for: guys with circular faces, since the objective is to give the bottom more length.

17. The Garibaldi
The Garibaldi - Men's Haircuts

A yeard is achieved after a year’s worth of beard growth (two years growth is called a “tweard”). There’s not much to do with this beard aside from shaping and trimming it. You’re free to let it grow wildly. Be mindful, though, that if you work in an executive environment, this look might not be appropriate.

Ideal for: guys with circular faces, since the objective is to give the bottom more length.

18. The Verdi
The Verdi - Men's Haircuts

This style features a mustache that’s distinct from the beard (which needs to be kept very tidy) as the beard is kept short and rounded towards the bottom.

Ideal for: men with triangular face shapes.

19. The Sparrow
The Sparrow - Men's Haircuts

The Sparrow comes with a soul patch, a unique mustache, and goatee-esque whiskers that grabs the attention of many.

Ideal for: those with oval or rounded faces.

20. The Klingon
The Klingon - Men's Haircuts

The Klingon is a beard maintained at medium length with a shaven upper lip.

Ideal for: men with rectangular face shapes.

21. The Wolverine
The Wolverine - Men's Haircuts

The Klingon is a beard maintained at medium length with a shaven upper lip.

Ideal for: men with rectangular face shapes.

22. The Winnfield
The Winnfield - Men's Haircuts

The Klingon is a beard maintained at medium length with a shaven upper lip.

Ideal for: men with rectangular face shapes.

23. The Brett Beard

The Brett beard mixes the soul patch and chin strap to create one unique style.

Ideal for: men with rounded faces wear the soul patch to make their chin a focal point.

24. The Dutch
The Dutch - Men's Haircuts

For a traditional look, men go with the Dutch to sport a large, long, and complete beard that touches the sideburns, sans-mustache.

Ideal for: men with triangular face-shapes who wish to use facial hair to cover up their chins.

25. The Old Dutch
The Old Dutch - Men's Haircuts

The Old Dutch warrants a long complete beard that’s worn square. The chin is shaven, the cheeks are covered, but no mustache is included.

Ideal for: guys with differing facial shapes sport this look, but oval-faced men look best with this style.

26. The Sideburns
The Sideburns - Men's Haircuts

Sideburns are comprised of facial hair patches that extend downward and run beside the face.

Ideal for: guys with “inverted triangle” faces are encouraged to direct attention towards their mustache and sideburns. For men with oblong faces, sideburns are as effective.

27. The Clean Shaven
The Clean Shaven - Men's Haircuts

Sideburns are comprised of facial hair patches that extend downward and run beside the face.

Ideal for: guys with “inverted triangle” faces are encouraged to direct attention towards their mustache and sideburns. For men with oblong faces, sideburns are as effective.

28. The Classic Goatee
The Classic Goatee - Men's Haircuts

The traditional goatee is a fundamental, structural style seen on many males today. Succinctly put, it is a neat tuft of chin hair; a beard on your chin beneath your lower lip, with clean-shaven cheeks and no mustache to accompany it.

Ideal for : Rounded-face males will look great with the traditional goatee, especially without the mustache.

29. The Full Goatee
The Full Goatee - Men's Haircuts

When a goatee comes to mind, people assume that is the same thing as a ‘Full Goatee.’ The mustache circles the mouth’s sides to unite with the remainder of the unshaven beard.

Ideal for: If you have a face that’s diamond-shaped and you have chin hair, the total goatee will look terrific.

30. The Goatee and Mustache
The goatee and mustache - Men's Haircuts

The mustache and goatee are just that – a goatee united with a mustache. It can be modified to accommodate several styles and is a considered to be a traditional look.

Ideal for: Men with square-shaped faces who don’t care for complete beards.

31. The Anchor
The Anchor - Men's Haircuts

The anchor resembles old-school equipment in nautical ships. Though it is difficult to craft, it is feasible by mixing a properly groomed soul patch that reaches the chin with a pencil mustache, along with a chinstrap beard.

Ideal for: A narrow look for a round face is what this style is used for, however, it will also accommodate males with triangle-faced shapes.

32. The Extended Goatee
The Extended Goatee - Men's Haircuts

The extended goatee involves a mustache reaching a beard, sans-sideburns. It resembles the Hollywoodian beard.

Ideal for: Those with oblong (long) face shapes.

33. Goatee + Chin Strap
Goatee + Chin Strap - Men's Haircuts

You’ll need to be patent when crafting a chin strap. It will warrant rigorous maintenance to preserve the jawline’s confinement (without turning it into a complete beard). Blending it with the traditional goatee is an eye-catching look.

Ideal for: Those with oblong/long face shapes.

34. Handlebar + Goatee
Handlebar + Goatee - Men's Haircuts

A goatee and a handlebar mustache that are not joined together.

Ideal for: People with long faces have a great canvas for the goatee and handlebar.

35. Handlebar + Chin Puff
Handlebar + Chin Puff - Men's Haircuts

This style mixes a chin “puff” and a handlebar mustache that reaches downward (similar to soul patch) under the chin. Since it has many forms, it is sometimes referred to as a Napoleon III Imperial, or a mustache with chin strap.

Ideal for: Those with diamond and square-shaped faces.

36. The Norse Skipper

The long chin puff known as the Norse Skipper doesn’t go wider than the edges of the mouth. Visualize a reversed teardrop that extends and covers a few inches past the chin.

Ideal for: Those with rounded faces. The chin can be the focus of attention with this cut (but can accommodate other shapes of faces, also).

37. The Petite Goatee
The Petite Goatee - Men's Haircuts

This kind of goatee begins slightly under the lips and reaches past the chin, making it look like a reverse teardrop. Allow your regular goatee to grow for several weeks before forming it into a petit goatee.

Ideal for: Men with square-shaped faces.

38. The Goat Patch
The Goat Patch - Men's Haircuts

A small hair patch contained only on the chin (while reaching past the chin), making the face look like that of a goat’s.

Ideal for: all kinds of facial shapes, particularly triangular and diamond-shaped ones.

39. The Soul Patch
The Soul Patch - Men's Haircuts

In short, the Soul Patch is a small hair patch under your bottom lip. One of its features is its adaptability – it can be combined with all types of facial hair styles without warranting changes.

Ideal for: Those with elongated face shapes can be assisted with this look.

40. The Balbo
The Balbo - Men's Haircuts

The Balbo has been called a beard with up to three sections. It’s a combination of a soul patch, chin hair, and mustache.

Ideal for: those with diamond and square face shapes.

41. The Van Dyke
The Van Dyke - Men's Haircuts

The Van Dyke features chin hair and a mustache on a clean-shaven face. It can be accentuated with a handlebar mustache, if desired.

Ideal for: men with pointed chins and long faces (since it would give the chin a more rounded look).

42. The Rap Industry Standard
The Rap Industry Standard - Men's Haircuts

This look is often seen on people in hip-hop culture. It is comprised of a narrow ring circling the mouth. It skirts the top lip, goes around the mouth’s edges, down the jaw, and follows the chin’s jawline. The trick is to keep it thin.

Ideal for: males with rounded faces (since it will narrow the sides and face, making it seem moderately longer).

 

THE IDEAL FACIAL HAIRSTYLE FOR THE SHAPE OF YOUR FACE

You should put some thought into the kind of facial hair you want to sport. All faces differ from one another, and what looks great on you might not be suitable for some other guy. He might have an elongated face, while yours might be more rounded. Each face has a certain type of facial hairstyle that accentuates it.

When establishing a style suitable for you, look at yourself in a mirror. Assess the shape of your face by looking closely at it. How does your jawline, chin, and cheekbones collaborate with each other?

Determining your face’s fundamental shape is easy, and after you’ve established what it is, you can choose a style that accommodates your needs. Professionals also recommend attempting to make your face look as oval as you can (since it’s not the most desired shape out there; and will stop you from widening a short face or over-accentuating a narrow one).

SQUARE FACE

With a square shape, your face is wide as it is long, with minimal cheekbone graduation and a sharp-angled jaw. It is advised to choose a beard that is short on the sides and adds length.

ROUND FACE

The cheekbones are the widest point of a round face. While your face is evenly wide as it is long, your jaws and forehead lope near the cheeks at a soft angle. Choose a beard that is short on the sides and long on the bottom.

OVAL FACE

Oval faces are moderately longer than wide. Your jaws are prominent, but not quite as sharp. Oval is an ideal shape since many beard styles will look great on your face. If you are more lenient towards a shorter beard style, maintain its evenness on the bottom and sides. If you want to tweak the conventional style, you are welcome to grow a long beard.

TRIANGULAR FACE

Your face is as long as it is wide, but your cheeks slope suddenly near your chin, and there is minimal prominence at your jaws. Your forehead and cheeks are near each other, width-wise. Select a beard that is shorter on the sides and longer on the bottom. It should be wider on your chin’s graduated areas, creating a more oval look by having space filled in.

OBLONG OR RECTANGULAR FACE

In this regard, your face isn’t as wide as it is long. The primary goal is to widen your face when you have a rounded or squared jaw. Be mindful of adding extra length to your beard with this type of face (rather than grow a beard that is full on the sides and short on the bottom).

DIAMOND FACE

Diamond faces feature cheekbones that are the face’s widest areas, which progress towards the forehead and chin at sharp angles, more so than a rounded face. You might or might not have a prominent jaw.

Beards that hide the chin’s sharp angles are best for a diamond face. Trim the sides while maintaining a longer length on the bottom.

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