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5 of the Best Beard Styles for Oval Faces

5 of the Best Beard Styles for Oval Faces
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An oval face shape can work with lots of different facial hair styles.

Oval faces lend themselves well to a moustache or a well-groomed beard, as the pointed nature of the chin provides the perfect backdrop for a defined, flattering beard.

Meanwhile, the broader centre of an oval face shape creates an ideal canvas for a moustache that can add extra character to the face.

Here, we take a look at five beard and moustache styles that can work well with this face shape:

1. Chevron Moustache

A chevron moustache is a full statement moustache that covers the entire top lip but is angled downwards towards the corners of your mouth. This makes it flattering for an oval face shape and is a great way to add a little extra personality.

man with a chevron moustache

The King C. Gillette Beard Trimmer is the perfect tool for keeping your chevron moustache neat and defined, thanks to three interchangeable combs and 11 different length settings for you to choose from.

Get more styling tips for creating a chevron moustache here.

2. Horseshoe Moustache

The horseshoe moustache has two distinctive long bars of facial hair pointing downwards to your chin, which can help to add extra definition to an oval face shape, particularly around the cheeks and chin.

If you have a naturally downward-turning mouth, this style may not be the most flattering one for you, but if you fancy experimenting with it, you can always use the King C. Gillette Beard Trimmer to trim off the downwards-pointing ends of your moustache if you later decide it doesn’t suit you.

Discover the history behind the horseshoe moustache and learn how to style it to perfection:

3. Soul Patch Beard

A soul patch beard is one of the quirkier facial hair styles and consists of a small square of triangular shaped patch of facial hair in the centre of the chin, below the lower lip.

When the rest of the face is clean-shaven, the soul patch becomes the focal point of an oval face shape, allowing you to create an arty sense of style.

Find out more about how to grow a soul patch beard.

4. Full Beard

Full beards can sometimes be too much on a smaller face shape, but as oval faces tend to have longer chins, a full, hipster-style beard can work really well for an oval face shape.

man with a full beard

However, it’s important to make sure you’re keeping your beard neckline in check to prevent a full beard from dominating your face. You can do this by lathering your neck with our Gillette SkinGuard Sensitive Gel before using our Gillette SkinGuard Sensitive Razor to carefully shave over the skin on your neck. Shave with the grain (in the direction that your hair is growing) for the best results.

Get more tips on growing and styling a full beard.

5. Corporate Beard

The corporate beard gets its name from its smart nature, which makes it well-suited to an office or other corporate environment. It works well on a day off too, adding extra dimension to an oval face shape.

Neatness is key with such a smart beard style, so make sure you’re keeping yours in check with regular trims with your Gillette Styler.

Discover more inspiration and find your perfect facial hair style with our ultimate beard styles guide:

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