Every member of the beard community knows that sporting facial hair is a long term commitment. If you’re considering growing out a beard or have just begun your facial hair journey, it’s worth it to take a second and consider what style of beard is best suited for you.
No matter what beard style you choose, it is important to remember that a good beard is a groomed beard. The beard you have will always look better if you give it a little TLC. Use a grooming kit like Zeus Ultimate Care & Styling Kit, that has everything you need to keep your follicles looking fresh.
Round Face Shape
The length and width of the face ratio have simile dimensions. The jaw is rounded, not as defined and the cheekbones are the widest part of the face.
If you have a round face shape, than your main goal is to create angles. When trimming your beard, you should look for a style that creates the illusion of a more angular face. A good example would be opting for a beard shape that draws attention to your chin. This can be achieved by cropping the sides of your beard and having more length on the chin. If you’re not ready to commit to a full beard, sporting a goatee with have a similar effect of creating more angles within your face.
Rectangular Face Shape
While the forehead, cheeks and jawline have similar widths, the length of the face as by far longest in length.
Arguably the most adaptable face shape, the rectangular face shape can sport almost any beard style and look great. This shape is characterized by an elongated and strong jawline being the most notable feature. If you are blessed with this face shape, spend some time experimenting with a variety of styles such as a 5 o’clock shadow, a mustache or a shorter goatee. One style to avoid is a longer beard to prevent from highlighting the length of your head.
Oval Face Shape
The length of the face is larger than the width of the cheekbones. The chin is rounder instead of angled and the forehead is larger than the jawline.
In contrast to the round face shape, those with a longer oval face shape should have to make the face appear fuller. You can do this by choosing to add more width to he sides and keep the hair around the chin area shorter. Keeping a beard shorter around the chin and regularly groomed looks very dashing on a chin that is rounded. Having clean lines assist in jawline definition and strengthens the overall look.
Diamond Face Shape
High cheekbones, a pointy chin and a narrow forehead characterize this face shape. The length of the face is the largest.
This face shape I known for their high cheekbones that extend from the face. With the goal of creating balance, beard stylist suggest fining balance through keeping hair on the chin and going for a wide look on the sides of the face and the cheeks. There are man styles that fall under this description, such as the chin strap, a Balbo, or a mustache/beard combination.
Triangular Face Shape
The jawline is the widest part of the face, extending past the cheekbone. The forehead is small and the chin is pointed. This face can have any length.
If you’re widest part of your face is your jaw, consider growing a fuller beard style that covers the chin. Because the jawline is so prominent, shorter beards ofen result in a pear-shaped appearance. Fuller beards can be trimmed to hide the jawline and make it more narrow to balance out the forehead.
Square Face Shape
The length of the face, the cheekbones, the jawline and the forehead are about the same and the jawline is angular.
Tips for this face shape are similar to those of a round face. The beard for a square face is recommended to be shorter at the sides and longer at the chin to extend the length of the face. The key to a perfect beard shape for a square jaw is to keep the shape a bit rounder at the chin. Where sharp angles will seem too harsh, a rounder shape will add balance and lengthen the chin. Some options are to grow a goatee, a floating mustache or a beard without sideburns.