It's a hot topic at the moment.
Have you ever grown a beard? Maybe you're wondering how to grow a beard. Or perhaps you have a beard and you want to know how to style it.
Or perhaps it's not your thing. What if I tell you beards are awesome?
Women love beards because they're associated with masculinity. More facial hair = more masculine. Take a look at the leading guys in TV shows and movies and you’re bound to find a man (or several) with beards: Think Paul Newman. Chuck Norris. Dave Grohl. Santa.
A quick check online shows that terms like “manscaping”, “beard styles” and “facial hair styles” are trending more than ever. Beards are badass and they're here to stay.
You might be thinking “What does Antonio know about beards?”
Fair question… most of the time, I'm cleanly shaven. But Real Men Real Style isn't just about clothes; it's about style.
And beards are stylish.
Before we show you 20 awesome beard styles, you need to know which style is going to suit your face shape.
Like sunglasses or hats, different styles highlight different features on your face so it's important to pick the right one.
#1. Beard Styles & Face Shapes
Men with oblong or rectangular faces should grow a beard with more hair on the sides, while keeping the length on the chin shorter to balance out their features.
Guys with square or round faces should grow fuller beards on the chin and keep it short on the sides in order to lengthen their faces. It's all about keeping your facial features in balance.
Oh, and if you've got an oval face, you'll find most beard styles work. (Lucky you!)
If you're unsure as to your face shape, check out our guide below.