Growing facial hair is an honor, but at the same time it sucks. It’s an honor because not everyone can do it. It sucks because it can be really itchy and look horrible if it’s not done right. If you’re considering trying your hand at growing out a beard, sideburns, or moustache then there are a few things to consider. The first being cleanliness and the second being what style you’re going to do. That’s right, facial hair comes in styles. It’s best to stick with some classics to make sure that no one can talk crap about your face sweater.
Classic Facial Hair Styles
A short circle beard is a really classy way to make you look manlier. For those that have a soft jaw, it adds some angles to it and hides any zits that might be hiding in the area. The circle beard starts on the chin and wraps up around the mouth into a moustache. The deal with this style is that it takes a lot of maintenance. Trimming, shaving, and shaping are all almost daily things so you’ll have to get the tools and wake up early.
Yep, that’s as simple as it gets. Once your moustache gets past the caterpillar phase, you’ll have a full, glorious hair butterfly on your lip. This has to be trimmed often to keep it clean and in a good shape. Keep the moustache straight across and only have it cover your upper lip. Adding handlebars or a downward curve will make you look awkwardly retro.
The Goatee is actually a very versatile look for a guy. While it’s been known as just hair that sits on the chin in the past, a modern goatee is accompanied by a moustache. It can be trimmed to a neat perfection or let go for a slightly disheveled look. If you’ve got fast hair growth then you can even change it week to week.
5 O’clock Shadow
It’s classy and oh-so-sexy. The 5 O’clock shadow look is a bit more obvious than your everyday stubble. This slightly grown out look really only suits those who have a faster hair growth, but when you can pull this off you’ll end up looking more polished than unkempt. Keep in mind that you’ll need to keep it in check. Get a trimmer to keep it at the length that you like or shave it off and let it grow back every day or so. The choice is yours.
That’s right, it counts as a style of facial hair. That’s really only because it requires serious upkeep to keep your face baby smooth. You’ll have to commit about ten minutes, a sharp razor, and some shaving cream to this look, but it’s well known that ladies love smooth cheeks.
Facial Hair Care
When you’ve got any sort of style going on you want to keep your face and the hair on it clean. Always wash your face with a men’s face wash and follow up with a moisturizer. If you’ve got a bit of growth going it’s not going to hurt adding some shampoo in there as well.