How To Choose The Best Beard Styles In 2023

How To Choose The Best Beard Styles In 2023

As you already know, at Braw Beard we have been bearded for a long time. We often get asked how to choose the best beard styles to suit the person's face shape. It does make a difference so we decided to compile this post to help.

Beards have been a popular facial hair style for centuries, and there are countless variations to choose from.


Here are a few of the best beard styles to consider:

The Stubble Beard:

Lee Johnston - Photo by Ean Proctor

This style is perfect for those who want a bit of facial hair without committing to a full beard. To achieve the stubble look, simply let your beard grow out for a few days without shaving. This style works well for men with a square or oval face shape.


The Short Beard:

Ross Hilton - Photo by Colin Usher

The short beard is a versatile style that can be tailored to fit any face shape. This style is around 1-2 inches in length, and often works well with a shorter hairstyle. This style is great for men who want to look more mature and sophisticated.


The Medium Beard:

Lindsay Houston - Photo by Hartflok

This style is typically around 3-6 inches in length, and works well with a shorter hairstyle. This style is great for men who want a bigger beard than most people but also want to avoid catching it in physical work.


The Full Beard:

Davie Wallace - Photo by Hartflok

The full beard is a classic style that requires a bit of patience to grow, but the result is worth it. This style involves growing all of the facial hair, including the moustache and sideburns. This style works well for men with a rectangular or oval face shape.


The Goatee:

Photo by Les Robertson

The goatee is a classic style that has been around for centuries. This style involves growing a small patch of hair on the chin, with the rest of the face shaved. The goatee works with a moustache or not. This style is best for men with a round or square face shape.


The Van Dyke:

Photo by Number94 photography

The Van Dyke style is a variation of the goatee, it involves a goatee with a disconnected moustache. This style is named after the famous Flemish painter Anthony van Dyke which is often paired with a short or long hairstyle, and is best for men with a square or oval face shape.


These are just some examples, there are many more styles and variations of beard styles.

There are many more variations such as the Balbo, The Circle Beard, The Garibaldi, The Friendly Mutton Chops, The Lumberjack, The Hollywoodian, The Old Dutch, The Mutton Chops, The Handlebar, The Royal Beard, The Verdi and many more. The style of beard you choose will depend on your personal preference and face shape. It's always good to try a few different styles and find what works best for you.

No matter which style you choose, it's important to keep your beard well-groomed and maintain healthy skin underneath. A well-maintained beard can help you look and feel confident, and can be a great way to express your personal style.

And, if you have plenty time on your hands... have a go at some Freestyle!

Ethan Lisle - Photo by Warrior photography

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I hope this has helped narrow down the best beard styles for you to choose from?

Thank you for reading, I hope it has been useful.
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