Now that you’re finally able to grow a beard after your beard transplant procedure, you might be wondering how exactly should you style it. The world of beards can be a bit confusing and overwhelming; not everyone ends up looking like George Clooney by styling their facial hair the same way. That’s the harsh reality.
What many people don’t realize is that one of the most important parts of styling your beard is determining your face shape. Some beard styles suit a face shape more than others.
Once you have gotten the beard transplant procedure, know that full facial hair requires constant maintenance. Now that the beard transplant part is over with, you need a beard style guide, and that’s what we’re here for.
Find Your Face Shape
There are two broad classifications of face shapes. They have further categorizations.
Once you’ve determined your face shape, you’re ready to move on to the next step.
Find A Suitable Beard Style
Depending on your face shape, you can try out these beard styles.
Square Face Shape
If you have the jawline that could cut glass, it’s time you show it off a little. There are two ways that you can go about it. Now, if you do it right, a beard can add contrast and dimension to your face while accentuating your facial features.
Either you can go with a short, rounded beard or flaunt that jawline by shaving the hair on the cheeks and simply growing it out in the chin area. If you’re going with a circular beard, make sure it covers your cheeks and entire jawline. For the other one, you can try a goatee, anchor beard, or a French beard.
Rectangle Face Shape
With a face that’s more long than wide, you have to do something to highlight those cheekbones of yours. The best beard style for it has been popularized by none other than Hugh Jackman as Wolverine.
You want to get that mutton chops beard if you have a rectangular face. If you’ve been a fan of the cowboys growing up, you can also grow a gunslinger beard. You can also keep things simple yet classy with a soul patch.
Diamond Face Shape
With this face shape, you need to make sure that you don’t grow long chin hair. It would end up making it look too pointy. Here, you can consider a full beard, short, boxed beard, Garibaldi beard, or Jason Momoa style Ducktail beard.
Triangle Face Shape
Wide forehead, narrow cheekbones, and an even narrower jaw, you’ve got the (inverted) triangular face shape. Here, you want to grow a beard that adds more width to your face. A full beard, short-boxed beard, hipster beard (with handlebar mustache), or a stylish Verdi beard would also do.
Heart Face Shape
Put together a triangular and circular face shape, and you’ll end up with a heart. The beards that best suit a triangle face shape also work quite well for the heart face shape. You want to make sure that you add more width to your face. Full beards suit this face shape the best.
Oblong Face Shape
Since your face is longer than wider, you want to keep things short and clean. The beard styles that work for rectangular and diamond face shapes also suit oblong faces quite well. You can try the Wolverine beard, Henry Cavill in Mission Impossible beard stache, full beard, boxed beard, and, of course, a 5 o’clock shadow.
Oval Face Shape
Well, you’re blessed. With this face shape, it’s hard for you to go wrong with most of the beard styles. Experiment however much you want and settle with the style that you find the most suitable. You can try the 5 o’clock shadow, Ducktail, Garibaldi, full beard, short boxed beard, or a simple mustache!
It’s always better to let your beard grow a bit longer before getting your hands on trimmers or scissors. After you’ve got a beard transplant, make sure that you find out your face shape so that you can get to beard styling.