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The Best Beard Looks & How to Style Them

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There’s more to growing a beard than just avoiding the razor. When choosing a beard style, it’s important to consider your facial hair growth patterns, your face shape, and your overall lifestyle. Since there are so many different beard styles for men, we’ve created this guide to help you choose your ideal facial hair style and learn how to style your beard. 

The 5 Top Beard Styles for Men

Stubble Beard

The stubble beard is the shortest of the top beard styles on our list, and the easiest to pull off. It takes anywhere from just one day to two weeks to grow in, depending on how fast your beards usually grow.

The stubble beard is a great option for men who can’t grow a thick beard because the short length disguises any patchiness. This is also the ideal facial hairstyle for men who don’t want to commit to growing out a full beard.

You can maintain this look using a facial hair trimmer. Since this style is so short, shaving the cheek and neckline is totally optional.

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The stubble beard

The Vandyke Beard

With this short beard style, the hair on the chin and above the lip is allowed to grow, while the cheeks are kept either slightly stubbled or completely clean-shaven. If your beard naturally comes in patchy on your cheeks, the Vandyke Beard is a great way to embrace the facial hair trend. This look is also flattering for men with round faces, since it creates the illusion of a longer chin.

Use a facial hair trimmer or scissors to keep your beard a neat length. Shaving your cheeks is optional, but recommended for formal events.

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The Vandyke beard has hair on the upper lip and chin with clean-shaven cheeks

Short Beard

This full-coverage beard is kept neat and professional by trimming the cheek and neckline.The short beard can take from two weeks up to two months to come in, depending on how quickly your facial hair grows.

The short beard is one of our top beard styles because it’s universally flattering because it gives the illusion of a stronger jawline. This look works best for men who can grow a thick beard. If that’s not you, no worries. You can use Toppik Hair Building Fibers to create the illusion of a thick, full beard with a few quick sprays.

Maintain your short beard by trimming with scissors or a facial hair trimmer.

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A short beard, neatly trimmed

Mustache Beard

This bold look features a styled mustache that’s longer than the rest of the beard. When properly maintained, the mustache beard is very dapper and appropriate for formal settings.

Keep the cheek and neckline trimmed and use an oil to keep your beard nice and soft.

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Go a little vintage when styling your mustache beard

Full Beard

Otherwise known as a lumberjack beard, the full beard takes two months to one year to grow. Since this beard is so long, you won’t need to trim your neckline.

Moisture is essential to keeping a full beard hydrated and healthy, so apply a beard oil to your facial hair daily.

You’ll also want to keep your cheeks trimmed to keep this from looking too sloppy.

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Go full-on lumberjack with this big, bold beard

Easy Beard-Styling Tips You Should Know

1. Trim according to your face shape. If you have a longer face, keep the hair on your chin shorter with more fullness on the sides. Men with shorter faces will want to grow their beards longer while keeping the sides trimmed to create the illusion of a more symmetrical face.
2. Shampoo & condition your beard. Just like the hair on your head, you must shampoo your beard to keep it clean. Make sure you wash your beard at least twice per week, and then follow shampoo with a conditioner to keep your facial hair moisturized. Try Toppik Hair Building Shampoo and Conditioner.
3. Fill in the gaps. Many men experience patchiness while growing in their beard. To add instant fullness, use Toppik Hair Building Fibers in your natural beard shade. The Toppik Spray Applicator will give you a precise application, while the Hairline Optimizer will help to create natural-looking edges. Finish your Fibers application with the FiberHold Spray, which will help the Fibers to stay in place and add natural shine.

How do you style your beard? Let us know in the comments!

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