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Top 5 Beard Styles for 2019

Top 5 Beard Styles for 2019

In 2019, the beard remains the staple style-statement it’s grown to become in recent years. A well-shaped and carefully-styled beard can transform your face, adding contrast and dimension.

But it can also be easy to fall into a rut with your beard styling. If you’re one of those guys who could shave their current style in their sleep, then maybe it’s time to shake up your routine, and try something new.

Here are 5 of the most popular beard styles for 2019:

3-Day Stubble

man with 3 day stubble beard

 

The 3-day stubble is the simple “in-between” beard style suitable for almost any face shape. Perfect for those of us who can’t quite commit to the full beard, this look adds a rugged edge to your face without appearing unkempt.

The best part about this style is how easy it is to maintain. Simply let your facial hair grow out for a few days, then use the comb attachment on the All Purpose Gillette Styler to trim your beard and achieve the desired length. If your hair creeps up over your cheeks, then simply use your razor to wet shave any visible hairs, being careful to maintain the clean edges with the Gillette Fusion5 Precision Trimmer.

Circle Beard

man with circle beard goatee

The ever-popular circle beard is yet again having a moment this year, and is being sported by A-Listers everywhere. Updated for a modern appeal, the circle beard is less about the perfectly-trimmed versions of yesteryear, and more about a natural, fuller effect.

A circle beard is formed by shaving the hair on the cheeks, but leaving the growth on either side of the mouth. This growth connects your moustache to your chin strap, forming a circle. The beard should end just above your Adam’s apple and can be extended to an oval if your face shape suits this better.

Be sure to use a precision beard trimmer to sharpen up the edges of your beard and leave the beard growth slightly longer than usual for a smart, modern style.

Balbo Beard

man in suit with balbo beard

Perfect for those with rounder face shapes, the Balbo beard is a hybrid between the moustache and the goatee beard style. This style is characterised by a trimmed, floating moustache, which is not connected to the rest of the beard (with around ¼ inch gap).

By keeping the sides and edges tidy, but leaving hair fuller on the chin, the Balbo helps to define a round face. The angled shave across the cheekbones and sharp line on the neck creates a chiselled jawline and makes the face appear slimmer. This look can require more upkeep than other styles, and requires regular touch-ups to ensure the gap is maintained between moustache and goatee.

Chevron Moustache

men with chevron moustache

So it might not technically be a beard style, but the chevron moustache is a facial hair look you should have on your radar in 2019. As the name suggests, it’s shaped like a chevron, and sits across your top lip.

It is a heavy, full moustache, and looks naturally grown out without covering your lip and getting in the way of eating and drinking. Achieving a perfect chevron is deceptively simple, so this is a great option for low maintenance, everyday style. Simply trim and shave the rest of your facial hair, leaving the chevron-shaped moustache, using shave gel to avoid nicks, cuts and irritation.

Mutton chops beard

man with mutton chops beard

Just as clothing goes in and out of style, so does facial hair. The mutton chops beard is re-emerging as a go-to style, having first been recognised in the 19th century.

This beard style is unusual in that there’s very little hair left on the chin. Instead, the sideburns are grown out, trimmed and styled to connect with a moustache. Traditionally, mutton chops were worn bushy. Choose to honour the beards of the past by leaving yours to grow naturally, or trim your hair down to the desired length for a more modern approach.

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