You’re thinking, seriously there is no way this beard trend can get any bigger.Well, hold up, guys, I’m sorry to disappoint you, but this beard trend is just getting started. Over the last decade, the average man has
gone from shaving 3.7 times a week to 3.2 times a week. It used to be if you were sporting a beard,
you were viewed as less professional. That’s not the case anymore. Facial hair is here to stay. And, in today’s tutorial , I’m breaking out ten styles that you need to know.
Coming in at number 1, we’ve got the
Now, this particular style requires the facial hair to be cut and blended in to the hairstyle precisely. Over the centuries, faded beards have come in and out. But, over the last five years, they’ve been trending and what’s interesting about the faded beard is actually where do you want to put the fade. You can actually put it right up here near the sideburns or you could even move it down. Now, no matter where you put the fade, this style is not for the faint of heart, it requires a lot of the upkeep and maintenance. We’re talking going to your barber at least once a week. This style is on point, I absolutely love it and I think this year, it’s going to continue to trend.
Coming in at number 2 we’ve got
So, what’s the difference between stubble and shaped stubble? Stubble, you forgot to shave. That’s an accident. Shaped stubble, there is intent here. You know what look you’re going for and you use a pair of clippers to get them. You set it to about 1.3 maybe 1.5 and you go over getting that perfect stubble look. Now, stubble used to have a negative connotation with it. Cartoons in the 1930’s depicted the out of work man as having stubble. The recent research I’ve read though shows this association is no longer the case. And, in fact, stubble is viewed as the most attractive of all the facial hairstyles. So, if you want to look good for the ladies and not spend too much time on your facial hair, shaped stubble is the way to go.
So, coming in at number 3.
and I know some of you guys are not going to like this, but the Beardstache. So, what is a Beardstache?Okay. So, you can imagine a very light beard, pretty much just past the stubble and then you let that mustache continue to grow out. So, as I alluded to, it’s a very polarizing style. Some people are going to love it, some people are going to hate it, but really it depends on you. Are you going to wear it with confidence?
Coming in next Number 4, we’ve got
Now, the Bandholz is similar in style to a lot of the other styles out there, but it goes well beyond the 20 cm mark. Now, what I love about the Bandholz is if you’re not happy with your jaw line or your chin, this is going to be a beard style that’s going to do a good job of covering all that up. It doesn’t require that much maintenance. Sure, you got to run a beard oil through it, you got to comb it, but trimming you’re going to do, it’s a minor amount of trimming here or there. But, overall, this is going to be something that is a great style. The bad side, it takes almost a year to grow.
Next up number 5, we’ve got the
Classic Van Dyke.
Now, the Van Dyke has been going in and out of style since the 17th century. So, there was a painter, Van Dyke and he painted the guy kind of famous back then. It was Charles the 1st of England, and he
was wearing this particular style. It caught on, everyone started imitating it. Nowadays, we see guys like Christian Bale, David Beckham pull it off still. So, the biggest advantage of the Van Dyke is it gives shape to a face relatively quickly. So, if you don’t like you jaw line, you’ve got a round face, this is something that you can bring in you can start to implement. Now, the bad thing about the Van Dyke, it does require a lot of maintenance, so make sure to get some good clippers and have good upkeep with this style.
Next up number 6, let’s talk about the
The goatee is a great style to start with because below the goatee we’ve got many sub styles. The sub styles really cater to men whose facial hair is going to grow differently. So, the first step in growing a beard is obviously to let the hair grow. A lot of you guys though I know it’s going to be difficult especially around the neck especially around maybe the sides, but the goatee is something that you can try and you can go for it.It’s a more limited area. So, right now we’re not going to shave here, you’re going to go through week one, week two, week three, week four. And, it’s at week four that you’re going to look at this goatee shape.
Basically, you’ve got now a circle beard, you’ve got the basis of a goatee. Now, for some of you guys that had a full growth, you have no patches right here, this just looks great as is. You could decide, hey, I’m going to keep this circle beard, I’m going to go with this goatee as is. Now, some of us are going to be on the other side, we’re going to be less than impressed about what grew over the last four weeks on our face and we’re going to have to face the realizatdion, okay, do I want to let it continue to grow out or do I want to go for a style that actually compliments and works with thinner slower growing hair. There’s a wide variety of sub goatee styles that you could try to pull off depending on where your facial here is actually growing.
And that leads us to our next number 7 style which
is tree pieces all in one.
We’ve got the Mustache, we’ve got the
soul patch, and we’ve got the Chin Beard.
So, for this guy, again, he’s having difficulty growing a beard, he’s tried growing a beard and he just gets basically hairless patches on his cheek, maybe on his neck, and this just does not look good. He really wants also something that’s going to give a bit more shape to his face. This is a great style for you.
Next up number 8, we’ve got the
So, the Garibaldi style is a wide full beard with an integrated mustache in a rounded bottom. It is a full long beard, but not nearly as long as many of the other variants out there. It usually stops at about 20 cm. Now, the Garibaldi requires regular maintenance especially around the bottom of the beard where you want that rounded appearance. And what’s great about the Garibaldi, it works with almost any face shape.
So, coming in at number 9, we’ve got the
Now, the characteristics of the uniform beard is it’s uniformed all the way around. They are relatively shorter beards. Now, this beards style is great for a wide range of face shapes and what’s interesting is of all the beard styles out there, this is considered one of the most professional. So, if you’re looking for a beard style to start wearing to the office, consider the uniform beard.
And, coming in at number 10 on my list,
So, really quick let me explain why I ranked this beard number 10. So, this beard style has been going in and out of fashion for over two thousand years. Seriously, they’ve gone back and identified this is a beard style that Roman officers and emperors loved. much hair which is great news for guys that it’s difficult to grow beard, so within a few weeks you can have something that’s working even if you’ve got beard patches right here on the cheek around the jaw line around the chin, you let that hair grow out, you may be keep a little bit more trim and this style is still going to work for you.