Just like hairstyle trends, men’s beard trends change each season too. With new styles seen on the catwalks and in campaigns, and timeless classics coming back into fashion, there’s always new facial hair looks to try for the season ahead. Read on to discover the top five beard styles for 2017…
- The Uniform Beard
This beard looks exactly how it sounds – it’s uniform in length and in width, from top to bottom. This is a neat beard look, so idea for anyone who needs to look professional for work, yet stylish and very on trend.
To grow: This beard looks best when it extends about two inches from the chin, it’s best kept quite short. The good news is this look shouldn’t take too long to grow. The mustache should blend in with the beard, with the same hair length through out the beard and the mustache for a neater look. This beard will need regular trims and shaping.
This beard is perfect for those with square, oval and round face shapes.
- Razors Edge
This beard shape has been popular for some time now. The longer look appears a little more rugged and unruly, but the sharp shape gives the impression of a well groomed gentleman.
To grow: This beard is long, so may take some time to perfect. The sideburns should be faded into the beard, and the sides of the beard should be neat for a sharp overall look. To finish this look off, grow your mustache out a little and shape the edges upwards.
This beard is perfect for all face shapes.
- Short and Tapered
The shorter beard style really makes an impact when done right.
To grow: To nail this look your hairstyle counts too, and should be short and cut into defined lines. Your sideburns should be almost invisible, until they fade into the beard at your cheeks. Trim your beard so that it sits just under the chin and shape it to have a rounded point. Your mustache should be kept a similar length and neat.
This beard is great for oval and round face shapes.
- Thin Beard
This is more of a stubbled look which has been popular for decades and is always flattering.
To grow: This doesn’t take long, but you do need a bit of length to start with to shape everything neatly. Your stubble only needs to be a few cm long, but everything should be shaped very neatly, with the edges sharply defined with a slight curve.
This look is perfect for oval and square face shapes.
- All About the Mustache
This year the focus is on beards, but that doesn’t mean that the mustache has been forgotten about. Standalone mustaches are less popular this year, so team an extravagant mustache with a short beard.
To grow: Keep your beard at jaw length and let your sideburns grow into it, this is a short beard that is well filled out. The beard should be shaped to the natural shape of your chin. Let your mustache grow into a U shape and tease upwards a little at the ends.
This look works well for oval and square face shapes.