The Best Facial Hair Styles For Men of 2021
Welcome to our ultimate guide to the most epic of the beard styles for men in India. This list includes ten different types of good looking facial hair and mustache styles, and you are certainly going to love them.
1. The Full Beard
The classic full beard is easily the most popular and one of the most respected beard style for men.
The naturally full facial hair style features a long and untamed chin growth that usually hides the neck completely, with a bushy mustache that is often trimmed only from the top of the lip.
To keep the shape and downwards growth, the sides are often trimmed a bit shorter, reducing the round-face effect that some men get from growing out their beards and keeping the style extremely masculine as well.
With a beard of this length, it’s obvious that you need some good genetic potential to make it work. If your beard is patchy and thin, then you may need some extra assistance to be able to pull this style of beard.
It’s also crucial to understand that the longer the beard, the more you have to maintain and care for it as well.
The natural sebum oil of the skin is rarely enough to keep the full length of the mane moisturized, which is why beard oil becomes more and more important.
Without regular beard brush & beard comb use, it will also be quite difficult to keep this lengthy of a beard in tip-top shape.
Lastly, with a coarse long beard, you will usually wake up with a “bed beard”, which is almost impossible to tame without beard balm and some sea salt spray every morning.
Even with those, some men find that they need to take a morning shower to be able to tame their beards.
The “BeardStache” is one of the more popular new beard styles of 2018 and with the current hype surrounding it, I can see it being one of the more popular facial hair styles of 2019 as well.
Some of the popular people who are known for sporting the beardstache include…
Henry Cavill (pictured above)
Chris Brown (pictured above)
Eric Bandholz (founder of the Beard Brand)
Chris Millington (model)
and Jeff Buoncristiano (also a model and YouTuber).
So what is a BeardStache exactly?
It’s a thick and prominent mustache, combined with a really short beard – often heavy stubble – but sometimes also a shorter beard. The idea, however, is that the mustache clearly overpowers the rest of the facial hair in density and length.
Growing and maintaining this style of facial hair is relatively simple. All you need to do is to maintain the mustache with some beard & mustache scissors, and occasionally give the rest of the beard a short trim with a beard trimmer or stubble trimmer.
Mustache wax is usually the go-to styling product that goes well with the BeardStache, and that’s all you need to keep it in mint condition.
Men who should try this style of facial hair are those who have thick & dense mustaches and larger upper lip area, with a prominent jaw-line and more square shaped face. Men who should probably pass the BeardStache style are those with weak and jawlines, round face-shape, thin mustaches, and/or small upper lip area.
3. Short, Medium, and Long Stubble Beards
Stubble beards are exactly as the name implicates; different lengths of a stubble.
While not really a “beard”, these are the common stubbles:
Short stubble: One day of growth. 0.4mm length
Medium stubble: Three days of growth. 1-3mm length
Long stubble: 10 days of growth on average. 4-5mm in length.
So what do you need in order to grow and maintain this style of beard? Well, nothing other than some quality beard growing genetics.
Product-wise, I would probably go for the Conair Man Super Stubble trimmer or the Norelco series from Philips.
As for maintaining the stubble beard, simply choose the variety you want. Then use the stubble trimmer to maintain that length. That’s it. This is why the stubble is one of the more popular beard styles. It’s super easy to maintain, doesn’t require many beard products at all.
On top of all this, studies have found that out of all the styles between clean-shaven and fully bearded, women rate men with stubble beards the most attractive.
4. The Balbo
Named after one of the fellows from Mussolini’s fascist squad; Italo Balbo, the Balbo beard style is a really interesting one.
It’s popular among men with weaker cheek growth but strong mustache & chin growth, but some men with full beard growth also sport it since it can give a slimming effect on the face. This style of facial hair suits multiple face shapes, but is considered best fit for the “diamond” shape.
What constitutes a Balbo beard?
A mustache that doesn’ connect.
Some visible growth on the chin area.
A soul patch below the lower lip.
It doesn’t take much effort to maintain this type of beard, just an occasional trim on the ‘Stache and chin should be enough while shaving the cheeks every couple of days. Product-wise, mustache wax or some beard oil should suffice.
Popular actors sporting the Balbo beard include Johnny Depp, Robert Downey. Jr, and Christian Bale.
5. The Chevron
Some say the Chevron is the only real mustache style there is, and if not anything else, at least it’s iconic.
So what is it?
Basically a really thick and full mustache. Not a walrus mustache that goes over your mouth, but a thick bar that usually covers the upper lip underneath it.
Some popular fellows who sport or used to sport the Chevron ‘Stache include the late Freddie Mercury, Tom Selleck, and Nick Offerman.
There’s no “ideal” face-shape for the Chevron mustache, as it suits most of the shapes anyway, but it’s best to try the style only if your mustache growth is thick and if your upper lip area has some height in it.
How to care and maintain the Chevron mustache?
Well, not much care is needed. Mostly just let it grow and occasionally snip it a bit with scissors.
I hope you enjoyed these ten different beard and mustache styles.
No matter what your facial hair is like, thick, thin, patchy, or whatever, you can definitely utilize some of the styles here. Maybe even all of them.
What’s your personal favorite? Let me know in the comments. I’ll be rocking a Garibaldi or the Verdi bear as I always do.
Thanks for reading and keep on beardin’.