What is the best beard style for your face shape?

What Is The Best Beard Style For Your Face?

Not all beards are created equal and, not every style will suit every face. Below we explain how to get the perfect beard for your face.

Beards are a timeless symbol of masculinity, but not every beard style is suitable for every face shape.

In reality, just as different hairstyles flatter different face shapes, the right beard can accentuate your best features and downplay your less flattering ones.

It's crucial to know your facial shape and understand which beard type is the best fit for you. So how do you actually figure out which beard type is the best fit for your face?

In this blog post, we'll dive deep into the world of facial hair, explore how to determine the best beard type for different face shapes, and how to keep it looking sharp.

Step 1 - Face Shapes

Before we dive into the various beard types, it's important to understand the different facial shapes that exist. The most common facial shapes are oval, round, square, and heart-shaped. Each face shape has unique characteristics, and the right beard type can help enhance or balance them out.
  • Oval Face: An oval face shape is considered the most versatile and can pull off almost any beard style. The goal for an oval face shape is to maintain balance, so a short beard or a full beard with a rounded shape will work well.
  • Round Face: For a round face shape, you want to create the illusion of a longer face, so a beard that adds length to the chin area is ideal. A goatee, chin strap, or a long, narrow beard with tapered sides will elongate the face.
  • Square Face: A square face shape has a strong jawline, so a beard that softens the angles is best. A beard with rounded corners and a shorter length will complement a square face shape. A goatee or a short box beard is also a good option.
  • Heart-Shaped Face: A heart-shaped face has a wide forehead and a narrow chin, so a beard that adds width to the chin area is perfect. A goatee or a chinstrap beard with a fuller mustache can balance out a heart-shaped face.
Different types of beards


Step 2 - Determining Beard Length

Once you have identified your face shape, the next step is to determine the right length for your beard. The length of your beard will depend on several factors, including the thickness and density of your facial hair, as well as your personal style.

Short BeardShort Beard: A short beard is defined as one that is less than an inch in length. It is ideal for those with patchy or thin facial hair, as it can create the illusion of a fuller beard. A short beard is also easier to maintain and can be styled in various ways.

Meduim BeardMedium Beard: A medium beard is typically between one and three inches in length. It is suitable for most face shapes and can be styled in different ways, from a neat trim to a more natural look. A medium beard requires more maintenance than a short beard but can provide a more dramatic statement.

Long BeardLong Beard: A long beard is defined as one that is more than three inches in length. It requires more maintenance than a short or medium beard and can be challenging to keep tidy. A long beard is best suited for those with thick and dense facial hair and can provide a commanding presence.


Step 3 - Maintaining Your Beard

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Once you have determined the right beard for your face shape and length, it's essential to keep it well-groomed. Starting with a good quality, organic beard oil is the foundation of any healthy beard. Avoid putting any unnecessary or unknown chemicals on your face by using one of our organic beard oils to help keep your face hydrated and itch free.

For all day long conditioning and protection of your beard from the day to day work grind, even a premium beard oil may not be enough. Try adding one of our organic beard balms to control "fly-away" and frizzy beard hair while easily maintaining a professional looking beard all day.

Using proper beard grooming tools makes maintaining your beard easier and faster. Grooming tools like a wooden beard comb won't create static electricity, significantly reducing unwanted frizzy beard hair. A wooden comb also helps to distribute the oil evenly throughout your beard right down to the roots.

Using a wood comb is also an earth-friendly choice. Wood is a renewable resource that can be sustainably harvested and is biodegradable, which means that it won't contribute to landfill waste once it's no longer usable. Additionally, wood combs are typically made without the use of harsh chemicals or synthetic materials, which reduces the environmental impact of their production.


In Conclusion

A well-groomed beard can be a powerful statement of masculinity and style. However, not every style will suit every face. By identifying your face shape and determining the right length for your beard, you can achieve a look that complements your facial features and personal style. Remember to maintain your beard regularly with organic beard care products and premium grooming tools to keep it looking its best.

Thank you for taking the time to learn about the perfect beard style to complement your face shape. If you have any questions or comments regarding this post please feel free to send us an email

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