A Complete Beginners Guide To Choosing The Right Beard

So, you’ve got beards. Great! For most men, this is a thing of pride — as growing beards is almost synonymous with turning into a full grown adult. However, taking of said beards is another subject matter altogether. Untidy beards are grotesque; an instant turn off for most people.

Today, we’ll attempt to cover several ways you can style your beards to fit your appearance.

Beard fashion depends on the type of face you have, namely: square, oval, round and rectangle faces.

1. Square Faces

For men with square faces, a short-trim at the sides is usually recommended, as this shows-off the cheekbone. Then, go for a fuller beard at the chin area to highlight your square jawline.

Our top 3 beard styles for square-faced men are:

i) Royale Beard

royale beard

As the name implies, the Royale Beard is nothing short of royal. The Royale Beard is a well-trimmed beard that can be worn on either side of your face and even combined with a mustache for a truly regal look. The short wave at the side of both lips makes this look so much more handsome than just having no beard at all!

ii) The Goatee

goatee beard style

The Goatee is a timeless beard style that has been around since the early days of rock and roll. It’s clean, it’s classic, and it looks great on any man, especially those with square faces. The best part about this beard style is that it’s versatile: you can grow it out into a full beard if you’re so inclined, or simply trim down to your preferred length every once in awhile. If you have some facial hair growing already and want to switch things up a bit on your face, this might be the perfect option for you!

iii) The Ducktail

the ducktail beard

Ducktail Beard is a facial hair style that’s been around for centuries, but it has only recently become popular. The look gained popularity in the late 1800s when musicians started wearing it to cover their mustaches while performing.

It’s got the right balance of style and substance, which is why we’re so proud to be one of the first barbershops in Blandford to offer this beard style.

Ducktail Beard lets you stand out from the crowd. It’s perfect for those who want to add some flair to their look without going overboard.


2. Round Faces

If you’ve got a round face, you know that it’s not easy to find a beard style that will look good on you. But if you’re looking for something that will really accentuate your features, we’ve got some great options for you!

i) A Full Beard

full beard

This is the most classic of all beard styles—the full beard is pretty much guaranteed to make your face look bigger. It also gives you more room for styling and grooming, which means that you can wear it longer without worrying about maintenance or upkeep. You can even use it as an opportunity to try out different styles!

ii) Short beard with a side-swept part

short beards

The short beard style is a great option for those who want to keep their facial hair at an attractive length while also not feeling like they’ve got a full beard. If you’re looking for a low-maintenance way of growing out your facial hair, this is the beard style for you!

You can also rock a side-swept sides haircut to go with this look.

iii) The Van Dyke

van dyke beard

The Van Dyke beard has long been associated with masculinity and ruggedness for a long time. One famous example is former US President Abraham Lincoln, who wore a Van Dyke beard as part of his overall look. Abraham Lincoln was one of many famous individuals to wear this style of facial hair, including Ulysses S. Grant, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington and Winston Churchill among others.

3. Oval Faces

If you’ve got an oval face, then you know that it can be tough to find the right shape and style for your beard. Here are some of our favorite beards to try if you have an oval face:

i) The Stubble

perfect stubble

This beard style is the perfect balance of clean-shaven and scruffy. It leaves just enough room for your mouth to form a full smile, but not so much that you look like an unkempt hipster. You can also try light layers—just be sure to check in with your stylist every once in awhile to make sure they’re staying in place as they grow out.

ii) The Scruffy Short Beard

scruffy beard

The Scruffy Short Beard is the kind of beard that you can grow for a couple of weeks. It’s not long enough to need a comb, but it’s not short enough to look like a stubble. It’s just right!

The Scruffy Short Beard has a lot of character, and it’s easy to maintain. You’ll be able to grow it out throughout the entire year without having to worry about growing it out at all. If you’re looking for an easy way to add some personality to your look, this is the beard for you!

iii) The Bushy Mid-Length Beard

bushy medium

This beard style is an excellent choice for men who want to look presentable but also have their own unique style. It’s the perfect length to get a full mustache, while the longer end of the beard will not require moustache waxing or trimming.


4. Rectangles Faces

For my folks with rectangle faces, here are the beard styles you can try:

i) The Clean-Shaven Look

clean shaven

This is a popular option for square-shaped faces. The best part about this style is that it gives you a fresh start in the morning, making it easy to get out of bed and start your day.

ii) The Soul Patch

soul patch

The Soul patch beard is a style that has been around since the 1960s. It was originally used by jazz musicians in the 1950s who wanted to add an edge to their look but didn’t want to take on the full burden of wearing a full beard.

The soul patch beard looks best when it’s groomed regularly and maintained at all times. If you don’t want your soul patch beard to look like your actual soul patch on your face (which would make all of us feel weird), then keep in mind that this type of beard requires frequent trimming or trimming every few weeks.

So, that’s a wrap for today folks! If you’re in Blandford Forum and environs, and you’re looking for the best barber in Blandford to give you clean beard trims, I am your guy. Book an appointment today and let’s give you a class look!!