A quick look around you today will reveal a growing trend of growing beards among men often #beardgang. The word “beard” refers to any style of facial hair. Beards help to form an identity for the man in a manner obvious to others. As noticeable, not all beards are the same and this piece will give an overview of the commonly grown beards among men today.
Van Dyke beard was derived in the 17th century from a flemish painter, Anthony Van Dyke. It is a mixture of a mustache and a goatee. Van Dyke beard is grown by leaving the beards to grow into long stubbles then the cheek, sideburns and neck beard are slowly shaped. The chin area is shaped to form an inverted T. The beard on the chin should be allowed to grow till it reaches like 2 inches then trimmed to get the V-shape
Often referred to as standard beard, circle beard is a combination of mustache and rounded goatee styles. It is a good option because of its tidy look. To achieve this, endeavor to grow enough beards and it will also be advisable to visit a salon to get a better shape. Subsequent trimming can be done after getting a good shape.
Mostly called ‘hollywoodian’, it’s also a combination of a goatee and mustache. It is different from full beards as the sideburn hairs are taken off. This is achieved by shaving off the hair on the sideburn and the width is adjusted to preference. Do not take off the mustache and ensure enough beards are grown before shaving
It is the most preferred among beard styles as it is more attractive and gives a better look. Full beards depend mostly on genetics and it’s quite easy if you grow hair all over your face. You only have to let it grow for about 6weeks before trimming.
Derived from Ambrode Burnside and also known as sideburns or side whiskers, it is grown by allowing the sideburns and mustache to grow till they meet and shave the hair on your chin until your lower lip area.
It is among the most popular beard these days. It is achieved by first growing full beards to gather enough hair. A mustache is also needed and it requires good expertise at shaving to get the desired balbo beard look.
It was made popular Eric Bandholz, founder of beard brand. Growing Bandholz requires lot of patience as you have to look unkempt for months and the beards must be untouched and allowed to grow to its maximum ability then you can shape or keep it as it is.
Garibaldi is a shorter form of Bandholz and good for men who don’t have time to always look tidy. It requires occasional trimming. It is also grown untouched for like 4 months. The lower area is trimmed to give a round look and the mustache length should be kept neat too.
It is the simplest amongst the beard styles and varies from short, medium to long stubbles. It is quite manly and doesn’t give an unkempt look. This can be achieved by leaving the hair for a week or two to grow and then trimmed to give a shadow look on the lower third area of the face.