A hipster beard can be a great way to make a bold, alternative statement with your look.
Hipster beards have been on display everywhere for the last few years. They’re most likely all over your Instagram feed, but there’ll probably be a few in your office too – when they’re well-styled, there’s no reason why they can’t look smart and sleek.
Growing a hipster beard takes patience, and requires careful styling along the way, too. Persevere, and you’ll eventually have a long, bushy beard you can be proud of.
What is a Hipster Beard?
Hipster beards have been named after the subculture that has adopted this facial hair style so widely in recent years, but the style, of course, predates this trend.
These beards can conjure up an image of a bygone era when gentlemen wore smoking jackets and puffed away on pipes, but the modern man is more likely to rock this style of facial hair with jeans and a t-shirt.
A hipster beard is typically teamed with a moustache – carefully twisted ends optional – and is usually thick and bushy yet well-groomed at the same time. So, how do you get this look?
How to Grow a Hipster Beard in 3 Steps
Hipster beards suit most face shapes and are a good way at covering up inconsistent facial hair growth. But first, you might need to put up with a slightly less favourable look for a few weeks. Here’s how to grow an on-trend hipster beard in three easy steps:
Step 1: Preparation
If you have a patchy, uneven beard at the moment, it’s probably best to start afresh before growing a hipster beard.
Shave off all of your current facial hair using a razor that’s designed to leave you with a smooth finish and you’ll have a good base to start from. We recommend using one of our Fusion5 razor blades for a truly clean shave.
If you’d rather just trim your current facial hair before growing it out, use our Gillette All Purpose Styler beard trimmer for an even, tidy finish.
Step 2: Let Your Facial Hair Grow
Now it’s time to be patient; after all, you can’t groom and style hair that you don’t have. Let your beard grow for as long as you need to until it’s looking full and bushy.