Beard and Hairstyle: Two Elements of One Style
- Jude Law (‘Anna Karenina’) wears his hair endearingly tousled. His hair and beard are of intermediate quality. Along with his short full beard he wears short curls. His casual hairstyle and beard contrast with the conservative attire
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Men wear beards again. All kinds of beards, designer beards, goatees, full beards, and moustaches are back in style. Why do men wear beards again? How are beards and hairstyles matched to form one consistent style? You have come to the right site for answers and inspiration
Not every men likes shaving his beard day after day, over and again. Almost every man experiments with wearing a beard at one time or another.
The beard distinguishes men from boys and from women. Wearing a beard is a symbol of mature manhood. Aside from hairstyles and outfits, beards are another element expressing style and sentiments. Men have the choice of many styles of beards. After all, style and fashion sense are not restricted to women. The ability to quickly switch between different styles of beards or reverse gears and clean shave is another convincing argument for becoming a beard wearer if only for a while.
Beards completely change the appearance of any man. A wild, bohemian style full beard suggests a certain cool rough-and-tumble nature. Designer beards also appear nonchalant but quite a bit more refined than full beards. Beards can give boyish looking men a more angular, stronger, and older appearance. On the other hand, older men who want to look young should not wear full beards.
Beards attract attention. Conspicuous or unusual beard styles can easily become the defining feature of a man.
Styling and Care Tips for Beards
As a general rule, the shorter and more defined the beard is the more elegant it appears. Put the other way around, the longer and less tidily groomed the beard is the more it will fit rougher nature guys.
Regardless of whether you wear a full beard or a designer beard, you should always shave the skin below the Adam’s apple. This makes bearded men look better groomed and does not detract a bit from being cool.
Some men cannot bear growing their beards long because the skin underneath the beard starts to itch. This can be easily prevented by applying oil to keep the beard and skin supple.
The Right Beard at the Right Time
There are different reasons why not every man can wear every type of beard. Some men will grow only a sparse beard, and some just don’t look good wearing a beard. In case you are not quite sure what type of beard is right for you, simply try growing the beard during vacations or over the weekend first. Then see how you look and feel with beard. You may also like to test how your family, friends, and business acquaintances feel about you wearing a beard. Full beards may be too hot to wear during the summer months but could be quite practical in winter.
Please scan our gallery of stars to find inspiration for your hairstyle and beard combination.
Gallery: Hairstyles for Bearded Men