Few things can so naturally make or break your look like a well-styled beard.
While you can easily let your beard go freely and rock whatever the result is, styling your beard and keeping it well-groomed is an easy way to elevate your look and have you looking fresh and handsome, not unkempt and scraggly. Read on for some of our favorite beard looks and gather some inspiration. Your new look awaits!
The Full Beard
You truly can’t go wrong with a nice, full beard. This classic look is no-frills and pretty low-maintenance -- you can simply let your beard do its thing and grow out naturally without any particularly special trips to the barber. It’s also well-suited to a ton of different face shapes, so you can really rock this look no matter what your natural features look like. For the best results, trim your flyaways and scraggly hairs when necessary and use a product like a Beard Balm or Beard Oil so that it can still look purposeful and well-groomed, not disheveled.
When done right, there’s something undeniably sexy about a little bit of stubble. It’s lowkey and tousled and looks great when you take care of it right. It’s also the shortest kind of beard you can rock, so it’s a great option if you love the idea of facial hair but aren’t ready to go all out with a fuller style. The best part: you really don’t need to do much at all to get some stubble going! Just leave the razor alone for a day or two after a clean shave and you’ll be good to go. If you want to make sure you’re looking clean, not lazy, tidy up the lines on your cheeks and neck at regular intervals.
If you’re looking to take your full beard to the next level and really make a statement, try the Garibaldi on for size. This beard has all the length and ruggedness you’d want out of a head-turning beard, but it’s still well-maintained and purposefully shaped with a full, rounded bottom and well-groomed sideburns. It’s also a good look for virtually everyone but is especially useful if you have a rounder or shorter face and want to add some visual length. For the best results with this style, make sure the hair on your head is also well-styled -- a Hair Pomade can help keep those tresses in line so that your entire look is still put together.
The ultimate choice for adding sophistication and shape to your longer beard, the ducktail gets its name from its signature “point” at the end of your chin reminiscent of a duck’s tail. The ducktail beard will require routine maintenance and trimming to make sure it keeps its sharper telltale shape, plus some Beard Balm to help it stay in place while you’re out and about. This is a great option for guys who want to add some shape and length to a more rounded face, or for those who like a long beard but want it to be a little more structured.
If you want to rock facial hair but aren’t really feeling like growing out a full beard, try the anchor on for size! This minimalist style features a mustache and a small, short beard that focuses mostly on your chin area. We love that the anchor doesn’t take up a ton of real estate on your face, which makes it an excellent choice for guys with strong, striking facial structures who don’t want to hide it behind a full beard. There’s a reason it’s the facial hair of choice for models and celebrities alike!
The Corporate Beard
Great news: you don’t have to sacrifice that glorious facial hair in order to be professional anymore! From the boardroom to the local dive, the shorter, well-maintained corporate beard can do it all. What we love about it: it’s professional and classy, so it won’t scare your corporate head honchos away, but it’s still a perfect way to rock a full face of beard. For this style, make sure that you are running your trimmer through it regularly to keep it short and sophisticated without any crazy flyaways.
If you’re looking for something clean and attractive but still full, hit up your barber for a beard fade. As the name suggests, this style purposefully “fades” gradually from the full length of your beard to meet with the shorter sideburns and the hair on your head, making a seamless transition that pulls your entire look together. Yes, keeping up with a beard fade is going to be higher maintenance, and you’ll need touch-ups pretty frequently to keep up with the clean faded look, but it’s definitely going to be worth it if you want to be the freshest beard in the room.
The Extended Goatee
Yes, goatees are back in! The trick here is to add a mouth-framing mustache and extend the beard section across the full length of your jaw. You’ll also want to keep the lines of your beard well-groomed to make the whole look come together purposefully. This is a great look for guys with strong, square facial structures.
This beloved staple is definitely not going away any time soon. With its suave, sophisticated mustache and its full beard, the mustachio’d Verdi style is the perfect combination of suave and rugged, and it’s a guaranteed way to turn heads and make a statement with your facial hair. To achieve that signature dapper upturned mustache that makes the Verdi such a showstopper, use a Beard Balm with plenty of hold.
When it comes to facial hair, your options are limited only by your beard-growing abilities and your imagination! No matter which style you choose to rock this summer, make sure you’re keeping it well-groomed with high-quality beard products to keep it sexy, not scary.