Its that time of the year when we start heading into Autumn and the question of whether we start growing that beard before winter arrives.
Shaving can be a pain, its a chore, something we would rather not have to do yet unfortunately for most people pressures dictate. Whether that’s work expecting oneself to look smart or a loved one expecting oneself to look presentable. I don’t know about you but I always like to have one day a week where I don’t shave, it really comes down to the fact that I cant be bothered to shave that day.
Below is a series of hairstyles with beard styles which will give you a rough picture as to the different styles and lengths that can be worn. In some instances, a well-groomed beard can look pretty good. Your going to need to invest in a decent grooming kit and beard care products and i’ll mention a few as I go along in the article.
Right, first up is this chap below who has kept his beard well maintained. This means its relatively easy to look after. You can acquire this look after only a couple of days of growing the beard. If your like me I need to shave my facial hair every day as my hair on my face does grow quite quickly. I know of some people who don’t, so 3 to 4 days is a marker but may differ from person to person.
The length of the beard goes well with the length of his hair and all in all this look works, its probably the most common type of beard among the male public. This beard length is also accepted by the vast majority of companies and you’re unlikely to be flagged up for having a beard like this with your boss. A decent trimmer set such as Philips Norelco Beard Trimmer would do the trick.
OK, so on the next two pictures I have gone extreme. Its not a look you will see often on men and these next two pictures are a tad more arty but I liked them and I think its worth showing you what happens when you really let your beard grow. What one looks like and how a long beard can be incorporated with different hairstyles and clothes is worth noting.
Now in terms of maintaining this beard a good small comb, mirror and scissors will do the trick. Your going to need to take pride in your beard if your going to grow it this length and your going to need a little bit of extra time in the morning to get it looking good. I always find it rather funny that when someone has a beard this long there always keeping it in check with there hands, people love playing with there beards.
So this third picture below is a look which has been known to exist, possibly not with how the hair has been worn but the length of beard has been seen on countless of people and been worn by bands such as the Magic Numbers and the Foo Fighters. Its a required look, one which really does attach itself to you and can really change your appearance.
The beard in this picture below is very thick and wavy and again a good pair of scissors (Tweezerman Moustache Scissors) and comb (Kent The Handmade Comb – 73 mm Fine Toothed Moustache and Beard Comb) will help keep the beard looking smart and tidy.
In this final picture for the article ive tried to show a beard which is of medium length. I like this look with the beard and hairstyle and would certainly be inclined to give it ago if I was going to grow a beard. I do think though this look only works for some people, the beard is well matted and flows into each strand. Some peoples facial hair may not look as good if at this length.
To get the mustache looking like this I would suggest using a natural styling aid such as Captain Fawcetts Moustache Wax – Sandalwood (16ml).
For a great comparison of the best and most current beard styles check out this post on mens hairstylists!