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10 Best Beard Styles for Men in 2017

There are lot of different beard styles you can try. However, you have to understand that there are also a lot of factors that are needed to be considered in order for you to find the right one that will match your features.  Distinct face shapes require various beard styles. Remember, what looks good on others may not exactly look the same on you.

 

We have consolidated the best beard styles for 2017 that will surely add oomph to your looks. You can experiment as much as you want in order for you to find what will really look good on you. You should have the patience especially if you are aiming for longer beard styles as of course, you will look unkempt while waiting for it to grow.

Keeping your Beard Always Style

Taking care of your beard should be done appropriately. Longer beards require thorough care to keep it resplendent. Keep in mind that you have to keep it clean at all times as it can be a good haven for bacteria, thus, making you susceptible to infection. Washing it regularly using a mild shampoo and conditioner will keep it soft and clean. Using a conditioner is also advisable. After washing, gently dry it using a soft cotton towel. If there are tangles, use a wide-toothed comb. You can also use beard oils and waxes to keep it well-groomed.

 

10 Best Beard Styles

1. Van Dyke

 

This beard style was derived from a popular Flemish painter from the 17th century. It is a mixture of a goatee and a mustache, with a much delicate precision.

Match:

Men with narrow chin try v shape.

 

How to Achieve:

Shape your beard using a good shaver. Shave off all the hair on neck, cheeks and sideburns. Leave your mustache untouched. Shape your beard on the chin area by forming an inverted T. Let the beard on your chin grow until it reaches about 2 inches. Trim once in a while to achieve the V shape.

 

2. Long Stubble

 

6mm measuring , the long stubble is kinda tricky and difficult to maintain compared to the short and medium counterparts as it has to be trimmed well to get rid of stray hairs, especially those that grow on the cheek and above Adam’s apple.

Match:

All face shapes

How to Achieve:

Do not shave your beard for a week or two, until it reaches 6mm. Keep it well trimmed so that it will look like a shadow on your face. Make sure that you get rid of the stray hair using a shaver or trimmer .

3. Medium Stubble

 

If you do not want to trim your short stubble, then you have to go to medium stubble.Keep the hair trimmed until it’s 3 to 5mm long. It will probably make you look scruffy a little bit, but if properly maintained, it will surely bring out your machismo image.

Match:

All face shapes

How to Achieve:

Make sure that your beard does not go beyond your cheek and neck area. Trim or shave all those excess growths. Keep the length of your beard not more than 5mm so you should have a good trimmer as you will use it at least once every week.

 

4. Short Stubble

 

The simple beard styles, the short stubble is something that you can easily maintain. There will be no special method to achieve the look.

Match:

All face shapes

How to Achieve:

Just do not shave your beard and mustache for 1 to 2 days. After that , just trim it to keep it’s short length. If you grow hair above your cheeks, just shave it asusally to maintain the look. You can also shave the hair growing on your neck area, keeping the stubbles focused just around the lower area of your face.

 

5. Imperial

 

It is not actually a beard style but a mustache. However, you can incorporate it with your sideburns or chin beards, like what Mel Gibson has done on his beard. Make sure that you keep the beard simple.

Match:

Rectangular or Oblong Face

How to Achieve:

Do not shave for weeks, or even months, until you have acquired whiskers that are long enough to be shaped. Some enthusiasts say that they had to wait as much as 3 months until they have successfully achieved the look.

 

6. Garibaldi

 

The Garibaldi is perfect for you! Itrimming it once in a while is required.

Match:

Oval or Rectangular Face

How to Achieve:

Ggrow your beard about 3-4 months depending on how quick you grow your beard until it reaches 15-20cm. To make the lower area look round trim and shape time to time.

 

7. Full Beard

Well-groomed full beard is more attractive as it accentuates your features better.

Match:

1. Inverted Triangle face shape

2. Diamond face shape

3. Triangle face shape

 

How to Achieve:

Use beard oil to grow fast your beard. You just have to let the hair grow until medium stubbles and shape it evenly using a razor. Stop shaving until 6 weeks so as to attain the look. Trim right after to maintain the length.

8. Friendly Mutton Chops

The friendly mutton chops are also referred to as the sideburns, sideburns or side whiskers.

Match:

Circular or square face shape

How to Achieve:

Let your sideburns and mustache grow until they meet. Shave the lower lip area hair on your chin. You can keep your sideburns growing until it becomes fluffy.

 

9. Bandholz

 

The Bandholz beard style was popularized by Eric Bandholz, founder of Beardbrand.

Match:

 

1. Diamond face shapes

2. Inverted Triangle face shape

3.  Triangle face shape

4. Oval face shape

5. Oblong face shape

 

How to Achieve:

It’s require patience. At first, you will look patchy during the first 4-5 months.Do not use razor and scissors; you won’t need them for months. You can start shaping and cutting it 7 months after, or you can keep it as is, depending on your preferences. What is nice about the Bandholz is that you can keep it freely unlike other beard styles.

 

10. Balbo

The Balbo is among the most popular beard styles these days. Robert Downey, Jr., a renowned American actor who starred in top grossing films such as The Avengers and Iron Man, has been maintaining the Balbo look for years.

 

Match:

Narrow chin face shape

 

How to Achieve:

Grow a full beard in order for you to have ample hair for shaping. Do not shave your beard for 4 weeks or until the beard has fully grown(Try beard oil to grow your beard faster). You also need to grow a mustache. You can use a disposable or an electric razor to take the Balbo beard style appropriately.

 

We hope you have successfully found what you want this 2017 with the help of our list of beard styles.

 

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