Some people end up having a really bad beard resulted from trying to be oversmart. With beards being the latest trend among men, it’s natural to want to follow suit in order to fit in. While attaining an awesome beard may be an easy feat for some men, others have a very hard time achieving a beard that isn’t patchy or thin. From full beards to the classic goatee, you’d think that messing these looks up would be hard, right? Fact of the matter is, a lot of men try to go overboard when styling the beard in an attempt to create (or recreate) a “unique” look, and wind up looking utterly ridiculous. Here are 10 of the worst beard examples that you would hate to grow.
1. The Patchy Beard
Men whose beards grow in patchy have it hard. This is by no fault of your own, of course, but you may want to rethink your beard styling choices. If you know you can’t achieve a full beard, you should probably stop trying and opt to sport a goatee instead.
2. The Chin Curtain
This fine specimen of a beard is a little shocking to say the least. It almost looks like one of those detachable beards you buy from Party City for Halloween. I’m trying not to judge, but since this is obviously a mugshot it’s safe to say this man needs to reevaluate some of his life choices.
3. The Homeless
I have no idea whether this man is homeless or not, but I’m pretty sure if you grew your beard out this way, everyone would assume that you were. To prevent this from happening, maintain proper care of your beard by cleansing, conditioning and, most importantly, gangling.
4. The Confused
There’s a mustache, shaved chin hair, thick sideburns and random patches of beard hair featured in this confused combination. Instead of walking around like this, try to find a more cohesive look that doesn’t make you look like your 8 year old attacked your face with safety scissors.
5. The Wild and Free
This is another semi-homeless look, which is completely preventable with the right amount of trimming and care. While the bushy look works for some, it is not something that all men should try to attempt, especially if your beard hair grows in straighter.
6. The Styled Dreads
Although his stylist obviously took the time to shape up his sideburns and goatee, it’s clear to see that he didn’t take the time to tell him that beard dreads are a horrible idea. They don’t look good on anyone, no matter how much money you make so your best bet would be to stay far, far away from them
7. The Villain
Looking at this combo reminds me of Jafar from the Disney movie Aladdin. While mustache and soul patch combos are normal and modern, this certain type of styling choice will leave you looking like you’re trying to take over the city of Agra bah.
8. The Creepy Neighbor
This look is reminiscent of that weird guy down the block who’s always trying to offer you candy and to come play with his new dog. This thin, patchy combo should be trimmed down to a goatee, or even shaved clean.
9. The Addict
A choppy beard coupled with a very thin, segmented mustache and messy hair is not something you’ll see on the cover of GQ any time soon. Instead of rocking this scraggly look, it’d be better to have the face clean, or keep the beard trimmed down to a very short length and lose the mustache.
10. The Wrap-Around
Upon seeing this creation I was both amazed and appalled. The fact that someone actually took the time to achieve this look is exactly why some men don’t deserve beards. I don’t know where he’s from or why he did this, but it’s safe to say that this has got to be the most ridiculous beard ever created.