Facial Hair Styles

5 Beard Styles to Flatter a Round Face Shape

Man contemplates beard styles to suit his round face shape.

A well-groomed beard can really help to flatter a round face shape, adding definition and character.

If you have a rounder face, we recommend that you focus on growing facial hair that highlights the cheeks and jaw to create a more defined face shape. Here are our five favourite beard styles that will suit a round face shape:

1. Van Dyke Beard

The Van Dyke beard is a goatee with a floating moustache, which essentially means that the moustache is not attached to the beard. Carefully styled facial hair across the upper lip and framing the chin can add extra definition to a round face shape.

To create a Van Dyke beard, you’ll need a good beard trimmer like the Gillette All Purpose Styler, which can be used to trim longer beard hair, shave that space in between your beard and moustache that needs to stay bare, and create neat edges. It’s an incredibly versatile shaving tool and you can even use it in the shower.

Find out more about how to get a Van Dyke beard.

2. Short Boxed Beard

Hugh Jackman is arguably the most famous wearer of the short-boxed beard, which is similar in style to a full beard, but with sides that are neatly trimmed to thin the style out. This look can be incredibly flattering on a round face shape.

Again, the Gillette Styler can be a huge help when it comes to creating this facial hair style, as you can choose from the three interchangeable combs (2mm, 4mm and 6mm) to get your perfect length on the different parts of your beard.

Get more tips on how to style a short-boxed beard.

3. Balbo Beard

The balbo beard is similar in style to the short-boxed beard, but it doesn’t have sideburns and it has a neatly trimmed floating moustache. This means this look requires a lot of trimming and regular maintenance.

Use the Gillette All Purpose Styler to keep it neatly trimmed and check out the King C. Gillette range to find beard care products to keep your balbo beard feeling soft and looking well-groomed.

Learn more about how to create a balbo beard.

4. Anchor Beard

An anchor beard comprises a goatee, chin strap and handlebar moustache to create a look all of its own, which works really well to add definition to a round face shape.

This facial hair style first rose to popularity in the early 19th century, but it can look just as sharp today when it’s kept well-groomed, and it’s ideal for a guy with a quirky sense of style.

Discover more about how to grow an anchor beard.

5. Ducktail Beard

The ducktail beard is a style that comes to a point on the chin, in resemblance of a duck’s tail, hence the name.

The pointed nature of this beard style means it can make a round face appear longer and slimmer, creating an incredibly flattering look. This style needs to be kept well-trimmed, which the Gillette All Purpose Styler can of course help with.

Find out more about how to style a ducktail beard.

If you’re still looking for your perfect beard style and haven’t seen anything here to catch your eye, check out our ultimate facial hair style guide for more inspiration:

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Facial Hair Styles

Top 18 Beard Styles For Men to Add Contrast and Dimension to Your Face

2024-04-02 13:06:48By Gillette



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