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How to Choose The Perfect Beard Style for Your Face Shape?

Choosing the perfect beard style can be a challenge, especially if you’re new to the world of beards. With so many different styles and lengths to choose from, it can be overwhelming to know where to start.

In this comprehensive guide, we’ll break down everything you need to know to choose the perfect beard style for your face shape. 

Let’s get started on your journey to the perfect beard.

How to Pick The Right Beard Style?

With so many styles out there, it becomes a daunting effort to choose the perfect beard style for yourself. But it really isn’t.

By taking a few main focal points on your face and taking the different dimensions of your face, it is as easy as one can think.

The following steps can better help understand the factors that need to be considered while choosing a beard that will match your personality.

Identify Your Facial Hair Type

The first step is to consider the type of facial hair that you are sporting. The texture, thickness, and health determine what sort of beard style you should be wearing.

If you have coarse facial hair with a thick texture, you may want to go for a fuller beard style, known as a bushy beard. Owing to the cohesive and defined look of the bushy beard, the thickness on both sides of the face is even balanced out.

However, a shorter beard may be a fine choice for you, if you have finer facial hair. This can give you a cleaner face with a more polished vibe.

Having a thorough understanding of your beard is really important if you are looking for the perfect beard style for yourself.

Find The Shape Of Your Face

This by large should be the first step in considering the best beard style for yourself. It gives you the overall aspect and dimensions of your face which helps you recognize your face shape. Once the shape of your beard is identified, choosing the right beard for yourself is a piece of cake.

First things first, let’s go through the face measurement process one by one.

Step 1: Measure your forehead by taking the measurement tape from the peak of one eyebrow arch to the peak of the opposite arch with precision and detail.

Step 2: Now in order to measure your cheekbones, take the tape from the sharp bump below the outer corner of one eye to the sharp bump below the outer corner of the opposite eye.

Step 3: To measure jawlines, take measuring tape across your face at its widest point, roughly an inch below the ears.\

Step 4: In the last step, measure the face length by marking the distance from the center of your hairline to the tip of your chin.

Once these steps are carried out properly, the rest is easy now.

  • If your face length is higher than all the others and the size of your cheekbones, jawlines, and forehead is similar, then you have a ‘Round’ face shape.
  • You will have an ‘Oval’ face shape if the length of your face is greater than the width of your cheekbones, your forehead is bigger than the jawline, and the angle of the jaw is rounded.
  • If the angle of your jaw is sharp and all the measurements are fairly similar, then you have a ‘Square’ Face.
  • You have a ‘Diamond’ face shape if your face length is higher and then in descending order, cheekbones and forehead, and the jawline is the smallest but the chin is pointed.
  • Your face shape is ‘Triangular’ if your jawline is wider, the cheekbones are small, and the forehead is smallest with a face of any length.

Match Your Beard Type with Face Shape

To achieve the well-groomed look that you truly deserve, it is necessary to match your facial hair to the shape of your face. Since there are hundreds of unique yet intriguing beard styles out there, you should be choosing the one that complements your face and your personality.

Now that you are equipped with enough know-how of your facial hair and face shape, it’s time to really look and try to match the different beard styles with different face shapes.

Best Beard Style for Different Face Shapes 

Why don’t we dive in to see which face shape can better complement which beard style? It will give you a closer look at which style will suit you more.

Round Face Shape Beard Style:

The natural proportions of the round face are important to take into consideration while determining the best beard style for you. Since the round faces are longer and narrower, so beard style that adds width to the side can balance out the overall shape of your face.

The best choice is the classic Mutton Chops style. Thick, full sideburns extending down the cheek can help provide a more balanced and proportional look for your oblong face.

Square Face Shape Beard Style

The sturdy and strong proportions and the sharp angles of a square face give you an edge to stand out from the crowd.

If you have a square face shape, luckily, going for a Goatee with a mustache combo will be the perfect choice for you, a perfect balance of rough and refined.

Growing a full beard/bushy beard will not be a wise option for you as it will lengthen your face length, giving an uneven look.

Oval Face Shape Beard Style

Because of the balanced proportion between your forehead, cheekbones, jawline, and soft curves, most beard styles will suit well on you.

The best beard style for an oval face shape is a “Goatee”, with a little hair on the bottom of your chin, and shorter hair on the sides is the perfect choice for you to dominate the beard game.

Diamond Face Shape Beard Style

Known for its pointed chin and prominence in cheekbones, the diamond face shape has a narrow hairline at the top.

A number of beard styles can be sported if you have a diamond shape. A full beard, a goatee, or a chinstrap with a mustache will be great options for you to exude a suave look.

Triangular Face Shape Beard Style

Owing to the wider jawline and chin, and slimmer forehead, a triangle shape can be balanced out with either a goatee style or a chinstrap with a mustache.

Picking the right beard style is essential so that you can look more you with a dapper personality. But, at first, determining face shape and looking for other parameters like hair type and your personal preference is absolutely important. Once these factors are known, choose the right beard style to look more balanced.