Facial Hair Style Guide: So Many Beards, So Little Time

facial hair style guide

1.     Stubble

Yep, there are those who rock a stubble-length beard on the regular and purposefully. It only takes a few days to get stubble going, but for some, a consistently filled in stubble beard may take a couple of weeks. For stubble to look good, it needs to look neat and deliberate.

That means keeping it to the bottom third of your face (shave away anything that starts creeping too far up your cheeks), and keeping the length very even. Clippers with a guard are ideal for this.  Oh, and anything at or below your Adam’s apple should go, too.  Don’t forget to soften that stubble with Beardilizer beard conditioner and softener—unsoftened stubble can be profoundly prickly.

2.     Full Beard

The full, traditional beard is the go-to for most bearders.  It’s a timeless classic, and if you can grow one, you should! Full beards start at the cheek line and fills in naturally. We recommend that those who aspire to grow a full beard give it about four weeks of growth with no alterations at all.  Ideally, go to a barber once it’s filled in completely for a good lesson on how to shape your beard. In time, it’ll come naturally, but no one wants to botch their first full beard!

Many men find it difficult to grow a full beard.  If you fall into that category, or just want your beard to reach its full, glorious potential, our Beardilizer facial hair complex can give your beard the boost it needs!

3.     Goatee

Remember the three billy goats gruff? Well, this here is more like billy goat scruff.  It’s the chin-only beard—no moustache, no cheek growth, just a fluffy chin. A great goatee is shaped to be about the same width as the beardo’s mouth.  The hair that grows just below your lower lip should be allowed to grow out to meet the chin-area beard.  The sides of a goatee can be defined vertically, or can be slightly curved.

4.     Imperial Moustache

This one always makes an impression! The imperial mustache is a full moustache with bare cheeks and chin. Traditionally, you should also leave your sideburns bare , as well. The ends do not have to be curved, but should be long enough to point upward. Beardilizer’s all natural beard wax can coax it into the perfect shape!

5.     Mutton Chops

Mutton chops are pretty much the opposite of a goatee—they’re the fur-free chin version of a beard. Essentially, you allow your sideburns and cheek hair to connect, until your growth has filled in down to the corner of your mouth.   Then, the chops are shaped by imagining a line that extends back from the corner of your mouth to the natural line of your sideburns. Moustache is optional (but we say go for it!).

6.     Dutch

This is a very old style of beard. It’s a full, long beard, grown without a mustache. The beard should connect with the sideburns and be full enough at the bottom to flare out slightly. With a beard this bold, Beardilizer beard oil is a must, both to maintain the mane and to give it a scent as bold as it is!