Beard styling for modern men

Beard styling
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

Goatee

The Goatee beard is a strong, masculine look that when crafted right, adds a defined, chiselled 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.

Suits these face shapes
Stubble

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.

Suits these face shapes
Moustache

The Moustache is an unmistakably strong beard style that denotes confidence for any face shape. As all the detail is at the centre of the face, the shape around it doesn’t influence your overall look as much. However, an oval face shape tends to suit this classic beard style, as it’s longer at the forehead and chin, meaning styles that fill out the cheeks and moustache area match best.

Suits these face shapes
Chin strap

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. And now it’s back in a big, modern, smart way. 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.

Suits these face shapes

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 familiarise yourself with.

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