Beard Styles for Modern Men
Finding the perfect beard style for your face shape
There’s nothing like a well-groomed beard to sharpen your look. But with so many beard styles out there, how do you know which ones will suit you best? When looking for your perfect facial hair style, the first place to start is your face shape. Matching your beard to your face shape is important for finding an overall look that suits you and compliments your natural features. There are 4 fundamental face shapes, each suited to certain beards. Below you’ll find inspiration for the most popular beard styles and the face shapes they suit best, so you can find yours and get grooming.
Top beard styles for men
The Goatee beard is a strong, masculine look that when crafted right, adds a defined, chiseled quality to faces that tend to be wider, rather than narrow; such as the round face shape and the square face shape. The Goatee draws attention to the chin and jaw area, focusing the eye and giving the illusion of a more balanced face.
The Stubble beard look ticks every beard box there is. It’s quick, easy, and a risk-free way to sharpen your look without needing to transform it. It’s also the one beard style that compliments every kind of face shape there is. From the diamond face shape and the rectangle face shape, to the oval face shape, literally all of them are complimented with a well looked-after stubble beard. It works in complementing these kinds of round face shapes- such as the oblong face shape, as the stubble beard style doesn’t add any extra width to the sides of your face.
The Moustache is an unmistakably strong beard style that denotes confidence for any face shape. However, an oval face shape tends to suit this classic beard style best, as styles that fill out the cheek and moustache area balance nicely with a longer forehead and chin.
Like all the best classics, the Chin Strap is one of those old facial hair styles that keeps on coming back, time and time again. As a style that tends to soften the angles of your face, it naturally fits well with the rectangle face shape, the oval face shape and the round face shape.
Now that you have the inspiration
For great facial hair styles and information on whether that look is for you, you’re ready to start styling your new look. Or take a look at our tools for everything you need to achieve your beard style.
How to trim your beard
Trimming your beard is an essential step for achieving all beard looks. If you’re not yet ready to commit to a specific style, here are the general tips and instructions to make yourself feel a bit more comfortable.