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Not too long ago, people think of bearded men as those who have given up on basic grooming. Today, however, beards are very trendy and have made a huge comeback in the last five years, with celebrities like Johnny Depp, Bradley Cooper, David Beckham, and Jason Momoa all wearing hair on their faces. With so many beard styles for men, it is important to choose the right style that will suit your personality, face shape, and hairstyle.

Beards are very much in fashion these days. True beardsmen understand that the ultimate goal of growing facial hair is to add contrast and dimension to their face. In addition to finding the right beard style, styling, trimming, shaping, and maintenance are all crucial elements of creating an impeccable look. You need to invest time and effort into your facial hair to appear sophisticated.

Here are 5 cool beard styles for men, along with some tips on how to rock them.

Full beard

Beard styles for men: Full beard

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The full beard is considered as the classic way to grow facial hair. It consist of hair on the cheeks, around the lips, chin, and sideburns.

Full beard is often the subject of beard envy. Although we’re seeing a resurgence in the popularity of full beard, a lot of men are having difficulty growing one. Depending on your lifestyle and genetics, a good, thick beard will take a few months to grow out. Patience is essential when trying to grow a full beard.

Of all the beard styles for men, the full beard is the hardest to rock. Don’t worry if your beard appears patchy at first. In order to pull off this look, you need to combine style and confidence without coming off looking too messy. To give it a shape, it is best to have your beard shaped by a barber every once in a while.  

Beardstache

Beard styles for men: Beardstache

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The beardstache is a cross between a stubble and a full beard. It is the facial hair equivalent of a mullet, wherein the mustache is kept longer and fuller than the surrounding hair. It has gained popularity over the past couple of years, even though most critics describe it as a mullet for the face.  

Bearstache works well on most face shapes. When done right, it instantly adds a hyper-masculine ruggedness to one’s face. It is a great option for those who are tired of the conventional beard styles for men and want to try something new that’s not overly radical. It is also a good option for summer months, when a heavy beard may become a bit warm.

There is a little work involved when growing and maintaining a beardstache since we have two contrasting length. The beard should be short and neat while the mustache should be full and thick. Although, it tends to look better when the difference between the two parts isn’t too great.

Faded beard

Beard styles for men: Faded beard

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The faded beard is probably one of the coolest beard styles for men. It involves creating a smooth transition between a thick hair growth to shaved face. It’s the sort of facial hair that straddles the line between masculine and manicured.  

If you think you can grow a beard, attempt the faded style, and appear instantly polished and stylish, then you may be in for a shock. Fading a beard isn’t easy. This style requires facial hair to be precisely cut and blended. If you are considering growing a beard and grooming it to fade into your hairstyle, it is best to leave it to your barber. Also, regular trips to the barber is recommended if you want to keep your fade looking fresh.  

Goatee

Beard styles for men: Goatee

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A goatee is a beard style that includes a connective line of facial hair from the mustache to the chin. Other defining feature includes clean-shave cheeks. It is a great option for men who can’t grow a full beard but still want to wear some facial hair.

A goatee can also help define a round or less than sculpted face. It can add strength to a weak chin by giving the illusion of fullness and shape.

It is important to take your face shape and hair volume into consideration when choosing a goatee beard style. Goatee beard will compliment an diamond or heart-shaped face as it broadens the chin, balancing the shape of the face. Pure goatee ( goatee without the mustache) will make a round face look a bit smaller. The key is to choose a style that compliments your facial structure. Remember, a style that doesn’t compliment your face shape can make you look awkward.

Stubble

Beard styles for men: Stubble

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Baby face? No chiselled jaw line? No problem. Stubble helps provide the much needed edge. It can greatly enhance your facial feature or the lack thereof. It adds maturity and a sense of ruggedness to a man’s face.

Of all the beard styles for men on the list, the stubble is the easiest to cultivate. It suits most face shapes and is also easy to maintain. To perfect the masculine look with stubble, you just have to stop shaving for a few days. However, you need to keep an eye on the length. If you don’t do it right, it may make you look frumptastic.

There isn’t any guy out there who hasn’t tried the stubble look. Kept need and trimmed, it looks as good in the boardroom as it does on the bar. A lot of women find a little scruff on a guy sexy.

What Is No Shave November ?

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November is a masculine month of the year and not just because it’s football season and time for deer hunting. November 1st is when guys are supposed to stop shaving and let their facial hair grow! The No Shave November movement has caught on with men of all age groups and continues to grow every year.

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What is No Shave November For?

No Shave November was developed as a way to raise money for men’s health awareness. The idea is that as men get hairier through the month of November, people will question why they aren’t shaving. The men will then be able to spread the word about the many organizations raising money for men’s health research. One such organization, No-Shave November, is working to raise money for cancer research in partnership with American Cancer Society, Prevent Cancer Foundation, Fight Colorectal Cancer, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. They suggest that men donate any money they are saving by not having to purchase shaving supplies to their organization.For most men, the best part about No Shave November is trying to outgrow their buddy’s beards. The challenge and the camaraderie associated with the movement is what motivates them to participate.

No Shave November Rules

 

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The No Shave November rules are straightforward:

  • Shave your face on October 31.
  • Continue growing all facial hair through the month of November.
  • Depending on your social circle, trimming and touch-ups may not be allowed. Go for the backwoodsman look!

How to Grow A Beard

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There are many methods you can try to help grow your beard faster. Much of hair growth depends on genetics but to try and hurry things along, keep these tips in mind:

  • Wash your face. Hair grows best on clean skin.
  • Use a moisturizer with eucalyptus. This oil is said to nourish hair and help with the itch that can accompany growing a beard.
  • Reduce stress as much as possible through exercise and getting enough sleep. According to Beardaholic, “exercising will improve the circulation of the blood in the body, which will help to promote facial hair growth.”
  • Eat your protein; it’s said to help encourage hair growth. It grows your muscles, so this has to be true!
  • Take a Biotin supplement. Also known as Vitamin H, it is known to keep your skin and hair healthy.
  • Don’t groom it! Resist the temptation to cut or trim it until 4-6 weeks so it has time to fully grow in. Then, you can play around with the shape and style to fill any patchiness or go for a different look.

Beard Styles

Not every style of beard will look great on every guy. Take into account the shape of your face, the features of your face that you want to stand out and any features you want to cover up or at least draw eyes away from. Razor manufacturer, Gillette, has some convenient videos to show men how to achieve the following different styles of beards based on their face shape.

For the square face:

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  • Circle Beard
  • Royale Beard
  • Goatee
  • Petite Goatee

For the round face:

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  • Van Dyke Beard
  • Short Boxed Beard
  • Balbo Beard
  • Anchor Beard

For the oval face:

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  • Chevron
  • 3-Day Stubble Beard
  • Horseshoe Mustache
  • Original Stache

For the rectangle face:

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  • Mutton Chops Beard
  • Gunslinger Beard and Mustache
  • Chin Strap
  • Chin Strap Style Beard

November is a great month to start growing facial hair. If it turns out well, you can keep it as part of your everyday style. If not, at least you participated in a movement that is helping men everywhere.

 

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Late fall through winter is a great time for a man to grow a beard for the first time. Beginning in November, with No Shave November, many men stop shaving and grow out their beards to support cancer patients who lose their hair due to treatment for their cancer, and to raise awareness of cancer.

Traditionally, men donate the money they would normally spend on shaving supplies to cancer organizations that educate, raise awareness, and support cancer patients. Other men compete for growing the best beard, much like running a relay, with proceeds going to support cancer patients.

Beard Season

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Whether you participate or not, beard season begins in November. For some of us it doesn’t end until spring, when the temperatures get warmer and the wind doesn’t make your face go numb the moment you step foot outside. When the spring comes, it is time to shave off your winter beard.
If this is your first time growing a beard, welcome to the club! You are sure to have learned a lot about beard maintenance and the joy of growing and styling a beard. If you are looking at this post, chances are that you are ready to cut your beard off and enjoy the sun.

Where To Begin

If you have grown a beard, you already know How to Shave. That doesn’t mean you know how to shave off a full beard. This is where it gets interesting for seasonal beard growers. There are several things to consider before you begin shaving.

Beard Shaving Is Tricky

If your whiskers have ever grown too long, you know that your razor will pull the hair, which is unpleasant and painful at time. If it is your first time shaving off a full beard, you are in luck, my friend. This is your guide on how to do it right, with as little irritation as possible, for a smooth finish.

Prep Work Is Important

 

Why Prep For Your Shave?

The most important part of shaving your beard is the prep work you put into it. If you don’t prep your beard and the skin beneath it, you will have some serious irritation. Your skin is going to be sensitive if you haven’t shaved in a while, so extra precautions will go a long way to preventing additional, unnecessary irritation.

What You Need

First, gather your arsenal. Most of what you will need should already be in your shaving kit. You will need a trimmer or pair of scissors to trim your beard back, some shaving cream, and a shaving brush if you want to really experience the art of shaving. A fresh razor with multiple blades and a trimmer, such as The Great Dane from 99centrazor.com, will also be necessary.

Let The Shaving Begin!

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Step 1: Trim Your Beard

It seems like a waste of time and effort to trim a beard you are going to cut off, but it’s necessary, unless you like your whiskers pulled out and clogging up your razor. If you have a trimmer, trim your beard back as close as you can using the shortest trim guide. If you don’t have a razor, scissors will work, though they can’t cut as close.

Step 2: Lather Up

Soak your brush, if you’re using one, in warm water for several minutes. Use warm water to saturate your beard. Apply the amount of cream you think you will need to the brush and whip your cream into a lather using a shaving mug. Use the brush to apply the lathered cream to your face, liberally. The cream will lubricate the razor, preventing tugging on your hair and your skin and will moisturize your skin.

Step 3: Shave

It will take you longer than normal to shave off your beard. You’re dealing with a lot more hair than normal stubble from daily shaving. Just hold your skin taut with your free hand and take your time. Reapply lather in areas that you need to shave over more than once to prevent irritation.
Once you rinse off, check to make sure you’re smooth. If you’re still not as smooth as you would like or missed a spot or two, lather up and shave again. You may need to shave against the grain to get a closer shave. If your razor has a trimmer on the end of it, use it to trim up your sideburns and rinse your face with warm water and pat dry.

Post Shaving Advice

Once your shave is complete, use an aftershave lotion or balm to moisturize and protect your skin from irritation resulting from the shave. If you choose to not shave off all of your facial hair and go with a goatee or mustache, apply beard conditioner to it in order to keep it soft and the skin beneath in good condition.
Welcome back to feeling the wind and sun on your skin! You have just accomplished the task of shaving off a beard, and if you followed the suggestions in this post, your skin should be soft and not irritated. You will miss your beard, but it won’t be long until November when you can start the process over again.