Facial shape and structure are very important factors to keep in mind when choosing the proper beard style. Since certain styles don’t look good on certain faces, it’s best to know which styles would suit you the most. Round face shapes are a bit complex, as they offer no definitive jaw bone structure, leaving the face looking less than masculine. The key to styling round faces is elongating the face in order to make it appear lean, staying away from bushy sideburns, and creating some type of jawbone structure. Here are some perfect beard styles to consider if you have a round face shape:
Goatee Styles for Round Face
The goatee is more of a go-to option for round face shapes. Since the goatee brings more focus to the chin and mouth, the roundness of the face becomes semi-defined. Here are a few great goatee looks to choose from.
1. Short and Sweet
This goatee features a clean shaved faced with a mustache, beard and small soul patch. You can decide whether or not you want your mustache to extend to your beard, but this style is detached.
2. A Little More Full
If you aren’t too fond of the clean shaven look, here’s a detached goatee that leaves a little bit of scraggle. The mustache, soul patch and chin beard are left to be rather prominent, while the rest of the beard has been either trimmed very low or grown back in.
Here’s a classic version of the goatee with the mustache attached to the beard, sported by Kenya West. He is known for his round face, and typically wears this form of goatee in order to enhance his chin structure.
Close Cut Beards
Keeping the beard trimmed close to the skin is another beard style for round faces. Be sure that you are either detaching the beard form the sideburns, or fading the sideburns out because they can make the face appear even rounder.
4. Barely There
Here’s a beard style that leaves little to the imagination. While there is hair covering the entire face, the beard is cut down so low that it almost seems as though it isn’t there. This look would suit someone whose beard grows in a similar color as his skin color.
5. Be Bold
This look features a fuller version of a closely trimmed beard, which emphasizes the cheek bones and chin with clean lines. The mustache is fairly prominent in this look, drawing attention away from the cheeks and toward the mouth. . You can alter this look by either fading or shaving off the sideburns.
6. Modesty is Policy
Here’s a look that is similar to the last, but features a shorter mustache and close trim. Reducing the emphasis on your mustache will allow the structure of your chin to shine through, especially if you’ve extended your soul patch into your beard as pictured above.
7. The Natural
This look offers some not-so clean edges, giving the beard a very carefree, effortless look. Just allow the beard to grow in as it naturally does, trim the outline of your goatee and soul patch and you’re all set. You should alter this look by fading the sideburns or shaving them off.
8. Fade Away
Here’s a perfect example of a close shaven beard with faded sideburns. This look emphasizes the jaw structure without getting lost in the shape of the face.
Full Beards for Round Face
Full beards on round faces aren’t hard to pull off, granted you follow the right rules (which have pretty much been the same rules throughout): shave off or fade the sideburns and try to bring more focus to the chin area. These styles are great options for those who don’t like a clean shaved face. Here are a couple of full beard styles that you can try.
9. Modest Chin Beard
This full bearded look features a style that emphasizes the face by allowing the hair to grow long on the chin and taper up into the jaw.
10. Let it Grow
Here are two great examples of how to style your full beard when you have a round face shape. Letting the beard grow will naturally elongate the face. Couple that with shaved or faded sideburns and you’ve got the perfect style in which to enhance the masculinity of the face.
11. Artistic Goatee beard
A Goatee beard is often considered to be an artistic choice for a beard. Shave the sides of your beard away so that they do not connect with your sideburns at all, but let your beard connect up with your mustache so that it all frames your mouth.
12. Beard Art
Trying your hand at beard art is half the fun of having a bushy beard. All that you need is firm hold styling gel and then you have the freedom to create something that matches your personality. Try symmetrical or asymmetrical patterns. Wash it out and then start again with something new the next day!
13. Chin Beard and Mustache
This style is a great choice if you aren’t ready to commit to a full-on goatee just yet. Keep your mustache and your beard separate to stop your facial hair from forming a full on goatee. If you want a more full on style, allow your thick chin beard to meet up with your sideburns.
14. Scruffy Mid-Length
This hot, hipster look is a little bit rough and ready but manicured in equal measures. You will have to work to give your beard an attractive scruffy chic look. Tease your beard hairs so they come out at unusual angles to create a messy look.
15. Sexy salt and Pepper
If your beard is tinged with flecks of grey, you should wear your look with pride. Many men and women think that salt and pepper colouring in a beard style actually shows that a man has a lot of knowledge and experience. So you should let your grey grow through!
16. Short but Full
A full beard does not necessarily have to be a long one. Keeping your beard short and full will give your look real intensity, because of the strong colour. Some people cannot grow a beard this thick, so feel lucky if you are able to, because it is a very manly style.
17. Wispy Beard with a Strong Soul Patch
This style proves that you don’t need an intense beard to look super hot. A wispy or thin stubbly beard can easily be offset by having intensity in other areas of your face. In this style, a prominent soul patch and thick mustache really draws the eye.
18. Line Up
Line up hair styles are one of the hottest styles around at the moment. Your beard will be made up of smooth curves and sharp angles. In order to keep your lines looking razor sharp, you will need a steady hand and you will have to do regular maintenance on your look.
19. Thick Pointed Beard
If you have a round face, you can make it look more angular by styling your beard in an angular fashion. Grow your facial hair to a medium length and then trim it so that it is really slanted. Square off your point at the end to integrate more angles into this cool sharp style.
20. High Cheekbones
Guys with high cheekbones and sunken cheeks are all the rage in the fashion world. You can actually style your beard so that it makes your cheekbones look more pronounced. Just grow your beard so that it curves around under your cheeks. This look will make people stop and take notice.
21. Goatee With Long Mustache
The length of your mustache can completely affect the way that your goatee looks. A longer thicker mustache is the perfect choice if your want to create a mysterious, sultry or brooding style. Think Jon Snow in Game of Thrones if you are looking for the perfect example.
22. Square Jaw
Use a square jaw beard to create the illusion of angles, even if your jaw isn’t all that square at all! Use line up techniques to trim your beard so that it is made up of very straight lines and sharp corners. This will help to give your face a very square look.
23. Thin Beard
This style is for guys who have trouble growing a full thick beard, but who still want cool facial hair. Even if you can only grow wispy hair, it will look more intense if you trim it so that it forms a thinner line. Keep your beard and mustache separate.
24. Soul Patch Beard with Mustache
Just a soul patch and mustache combination can actually help to elongate a round face. By drawing attention to your mouth and chin, you are helping to make your face seem longer. A wide mustache can also help your face to look much narrower.
25. Thin Goatee Style
This goatee style is one which is favoured by people who are wanting to elongate their face. The thinness of the side sections really helps to make the face shape look less round. You will find loads of music producers and recording artists with this trendy look.