Some people end up having a really bad beard resulted from trying to be over-smart. 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 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 15 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 anytime 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 ridiculous beard ever created.
11. The Untrimmed Goatee and Full Beard
This look is definitely a patchy beard which is not a bad look by itself, and it also has a defined neck and cheek line. Regardless, that’s not enough, as leaving the cheek area and the goatee untrimmed makes it look worse. Not to mention that the goatee is not even shaped well and is slanting slightly to the right, and looks wildly uneven. For any first time beard growers out there, avoid this at all cost.
12. The Wild Long Beard
Don’t get me wrong, this is definitely a long beard which is definitely a popular style, but what is not wrong with this picture? Come on! The cheek line is well past definition and over grown up to the level of the nose. The rest of the beard is far too wild to even be called unkempt. And it does not look like the beard is taken care of at all. To avoid ending up like this, find a good shape for your long beard, trim it every few days by taking away stray beard and always keep your cheek lines clean and well-defined.
13. The Unfriendly Mutton Chops
The friendly mutton chops are an amazing look, but this is one looks like anything but the that. Not to mention, this guy didn’t even grow a mustache which is an important aspect of the friendly mutton chops. The mutton chops have a higher cheek line as well as thicker beard that is described as the mutton chops and connects to the corners of the lips on both sides of the mouth.
14. A Failed Mutton Chops
It looks like this guy was aiming for the mutton chops as well. This fail is a good example to find a style for you that actually matches your face and not just go with something without giving it much thought. If you’re one of those with not a well-defined chin, avoid the mutton chops at all cost.
15. The Untamed and Undeserved
Combining two different beard styles is a good choice if matched well. Tying up beards in different styles is also an amazing look, but only if you know how do either of those. The beard definitely needs to be longer for it to be tied up in any style, and the fact that it hasn’t been trimmed and kept clean is definitely not helping.
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Well, you don’t need to grow such bad beards. Grow a beard that’ll suit your personality, just don’t over experiment to come up with a ridiculous look!