When you decide to grow a beard, you might think that all you have to do is toss away your razor, and shaving cream and then you are off to the races! It is Beard growing time. Well, before starting down that path, here are a few things that you need to consider first.
Take a long hard look at your face and your face shape, this will be the key influencer on what style of beard you can pull off without looking like you are trying way too hard. Despite what your friends might have told you, certain shapes can pull off certain styles easier than others. Take some time to research what look will go best with your face to avoid making costly mistakes.
Now don’t get discouraged by having to do a little pre-beard work. It may seem like a lot of work, but with the right tools and the right products from Burnt Whiskey Beard Company, you will be able to achieve the beard you have been dreaming about. We have included all you need to help you decide the style that will work best for you, the only thing you will need to figure out on your own is your face shape.
The most masculine jawline to have is the Square Jawline, and if you have one you should show it off with a beard that compliments it. With a square jawline, you have the option of sporting almost any beard without it looking odd or out of place. If you choose a full beard look, you need to square off the edges, so you keep your natural shape. If you wish, sporting a goatee works, if it’s in style, but not recommended unless you have the right face for it. If you are a little heavier than you want to be but still want a full beard, keep your hair fuller on the chin, and shorter at the sides, this will slim your face.
The main thing to remember is to avoid a look that is too angular, as this a Rectangular/Oblong face shape already sports strong lines. Short-trimmed beards always look better on individuals with Longer faces, and the short-trimmed beard helps to avoid making your face look longer than it really is.
With a Round Face, you want to focus on working the hard lines along your cheekbones and always keep your beard neatly trimmed. Then square off your beard just ever so slightly at your neckline to complete the look for a more oval face shape.
Oval Face is another versatile look that can pull off almost any beard style. Having an Oval-shaped face is one of the most symmetrical face shapes and allows you to showcase your features rather than trying to disguise or hide them. Rocking a neatly trimmed goatee, stubby 5 o’clock shadow, or a heavy scruff look is all at your fingertips. With an Oval Face, you can experiment with what feels good and what looks best.
Small Face Is one of the only face shapes that would be best to avoid having a beard. Full heavy beards do not play well on someone with a small face. We hate to be the bearers of bad news, but a Small Face does not work well with any beard. If you must have a beard and you have a Small Face, maybe keep to something light, and focus more on a mustache instead of a beard, sorry.
If you have a Large Face, you can rock that big beard that you always see the mountain men on television have. Make the choice for a full beard, but you need to keep it trimmed and in control. If you go with a full beard, shape it accordingly to match your face and complement it with and a bold look. One thing you want to do is keep it from any unnecessary elongation as your face is already big enough without adding more length.
If you have a Prominent Chin you will want to go with a full, traditional beard which helps to balance your prominent chin. When styling with a Prominent Chin you will want to keep it thicker at the sides creating an illusion of added width.
With No Chin, you will want to give the appearance of a stronger jawline and a more pronounced chin. Go for a full beard shaping it on the sides, which will help to create the illusion of the desired shape.