Keeping a beard has become a trendy fashion today. There are many popular beard styles of black men who have always drawn inspiration from people who are not hesitant to push the boundaries. These unique styles help them to have an attractive personality. No matter which style you want to choose to complete your look, it is important to match it with your face shape and body to make sure that it looks good on you. Here are some of the unique choices to experiment with to see which one looks the best on you:
1. DESIGNER STUBBLE
The designer stubble is also called the 5 o’clock shadow or barely there beard. We’ve seen celebrities like George Michael and Hugh Laurie as Dr. Gregory House wear this style. It is a rugged style aimed to make a face less serious and a bit unkempt. This style has been popular since the 1980’s. According to fashion magazines this style gives men an extra ounce of sex appeal.
2. PROFESSIONAL BEARD
The professional beard requires attention and care as it grows. Make sure to shave the neck to create a defined line underneath the chin. The lines should be clearly defined and the hairs kept short. Stop midway towards the cheek and make sure that the connection between the beard and moustache is clearly defined. Some famous professional bear wearers include Ben Afleck and George Clooney.
3. FULL BEARD
Lots of men like to sport the full beard because a well groomed one says that you are a manly man and speaks highly of your virility. It is a classy choice and has been worn by many men since beards became in fashion. Even though it entails a lot of growth and lots of hair, it is still relatively easy to maintain.
4. CAPTAIN JACK
The Captain Jack beard is a combination beard and moustache. This beard is a crowd pleaser not only because of its namesake but because it is a unique way to grow a beard. There is a moustache and a goatee like whiskers. This is a good style for those whose facial hair grows fast. Though it is stylish it requires a daily maintenance and grooming. The upside aside from being stylish is that it is easy to keep clean
5. HIPSTER BEARD
The hipster beard is similar to the full beard except that it takes the beard to another level. It looks rougher than a full beard and requires lots of attention and maintenance. It is sometimes referred to as a neck beard due to its length. There are different ways to wear this beard. Others prefer to shave below the neck while others like to shave around the mouth. There are even those who sport handlebar moustaches.
6. VAN DYKE
The Van Dyke refers to a beard that is a combination of a goatee and a pointy moustache. The moustache is waxed to give it a pointy look. When done correctly, the Van Dyke looks very sophisticated and artsy. This beard needs daily grooming for maintenance.
Beards no matter what their length need some TLC. Apply beard oil to keep the skin under the beard moisturized. It also acts like a moisturizer that penetrates the hair follicles to keep them healthy and strong. Beard oil also keeps the hair hydrated which is very important in cold and windy environments.