Since it’s November (read Movember) and beards are still a rage, it’s time to grow one of your own if you haven’t given it a shot yet. And if you are wondering what style to opt for depending on the shape of your face, we are here to help you! Since there are certain rules that you need to follow based on your face cut, we got in touch with Karan Singh, founder of Gangs of Beard to guide you on how to pick the most optimal beard style that goes well with your face.
For Square Faces
The square face boasts of a well-defined and strong jaw with forehead and jaw line roughly of the same width. You should ideally look to style your beard that softens your bone structure. These tend to look best with more hair on the chin and less on the sides and neck.
For Round Faces
If you aren’t blessed with the chiseled jaw line of a Greek god, then you can counter that with a sharp shaped beard. A great option is to square your jaw by making it shorter from the cheeks but longer from the jaw line and the chin. This will give the illusion of you having a square jaw line and will also elongate the face thereby making it seem less circular.
For Oval Faces
Oval shaped faces tend to be longer than it is wide. The world is a bearded oyster for these kinds of faces as most beard styles work well as long as it’s well-kempt. Try being consistent with length across the board and be sure to groom it with beard care products.
For Heart-Shaped Faces
Heart shaped faces have wider forehead and cheekbones with a narrow chin. Because the face is wider at the top, try to keep the sideburns short so as not to widen the face anymore than necessary. To counter the narrow chin, keep a fuller beard at the bottom to give the face a squarer look.
For Oblong or Rectangular Faces
An oblong face will have a longer shape that is not as wide as oval — often with a narrow chin. With this shape, one should keep their sides full and the bottom relatively shorter to give a less elongated look.
Essentially, your beard and jaw must work in tandem to get a proper shape. To achieve the best beard style to suit your face, you need to grow it out for as long as you can bear the itch before deciding on a style. With enough growth to work with, you will be able to get a stronger and a sharper look that best suits your facial features.