What Beard Style Will Suit My Face?
Calling all bearded friends!
Have you ever wondered what beard style suits your face?
Well… it’s time to find out!
If you have had a beard for quite some time or just decided to grow it out, you will know how much a beard can change up your look. Like hairstyles, beard shapes can be truly unique and give you an extra element of style. Whether you are rocking a sharp goatee, quirky moustache or even a wise wizard beard, the possibilities are endless. The many beard styling opportunities can be overwhelming, but there's a beard style to suit every man!
The best way to find your beard shape is by staring with your mirror. More specifically, at your face shape. Growing a beard is great, but it looks even better when the beard brings out the best aspects of your facial features.
What Face Shape do I have?
Determining your face shape will help dictate which beard shape is best. Grab yourself with a flexible tape measure, follow the guidelines below and find out what face shape best describes yours.
Forehead Width: The forehead is a great place to start. Measure across the widest part of your forehead from left to right.
Cheekbone Width: Place the tape just below the outer corner of each eye, from your hairline above your cheekbone. Measure the distance across your face to the same spot on the other side.
Jawline Width: Start below your ears, at the base of your jaw. Measure the distance along the edge of your jaw until you reach the tip of your chin. Once you have the measurement for one side, multiply that number by two.
Face Length: To find your face length begin measuring at the centre of your hairline (or estimate the hairline) and measure down to the tip of your chin.
Once you have your measurements noted down, note which length is the largest of the four. With this measurement, you can then look at the 7 face shapes and workout your closest shape.
The Face Shapes
Once you've figured out your face shape, you can now look at which beard styles will suit you the best.
Let’s get going!
Oval faces are one of the most symmetrical face shapes. With both square and round features, oval faces do not need to balance anything out. Men with this face shape have room for creativity and can pull off most beard styles.
An oval face shape also looks very good with a closely trimmed beard that maintains the basic shape of the jawline, otherwise known as the "soft corner". We also recommend moustache shapes like the horseshoe, chevron and the handlebar moustache.
With wide cheekbones and jawbones, rounder faces are best paired with beards that highlight the bottom middle of the face. Growing a lengthier beard or facial hair that settles in the middle, like a goatee, can help emphasise and define the lower half of the face, elongating the shape.
Men with round faces should opt for beards that are angled in a triangular shape, shorter on the cheeks and longer towards the chin. We recommend beard types like the Van Dyke, Balbo, and Anchor beard.
Men with rectangular faces tend to want to balance out their face length with more voluminous beards. Wider beards add diameter to the naturally narrower faces and create the illusion of a wider jawline.
A rectangle face shape should be paired with shorter beards with hard edges to show off the strong facial structure. A gunslinger beard and moustache is the perfect example of a beard that suits the rectangle face shape.
Square faces tend to have wide jawbones and angular chins, a typical strong jaw. With strong squared-off jawbones, this face shape will benefit from a short, trimmed beard on the sides with longer growth on the chin. It is important not to over-emphasise the angles and ensure the beard is rounded or triangular to compliment the face.
A goatee is perfect for square faces as it softens the jaw while maintaining the sought-after, strong, square jaw.
The opposite of a heart shaped face, a triangular face generally has wide cheekbones, high and narrow jawbones, and a prominent chin.
Men with this face shape want to draw attention away from their chin. A close beard trim or stubble paired with a moustache is a great way to draw the eye higher up onto the face. Avoiding fullness on the cheeks makes sure that the proportions are well-balanced.
The narrow chin is probably the most distinctive feature of the heart-shaped face. Men with these face shapes want to add weight and fullness to their jaw. Full beards are a great way to balance out the dimensions without overpowering the dominant facial features.
If you have the growth, we recommend a Garibaldi style beard. At no more than 20 cm in length, the Garibaldi is a broad and ample beard, rounded at the bottom with an integrated moustache.
People with diamond face shapes have an almost symmetrical forehead and jawline, with the cheekbone width being the longest. The prominent cheekbones mean that your beard is best kept short on the cheeks and face, with some length left in the chin. Shaping a beard in this way will balance out the bone structure and improve the jawline.
Following this advice will help you find the best beard for your face shape. Once shaped, applying some of our high-quality beard care products will help keep your beard looking fresh and in great condition.