Those men who took part in Movember may have become quite attached to their beards – luckily, a cold wintery December is the perfect time to continue growing out your beard or make a start if you haven’t already. Celebrity hairstylist Asgar Saboo gives his top tips on how to adapt your hairstyle to suit your beard.
Winter is the perfect time to grow a beard; it is a time when people are expected to forsake formality and routine in favour of comfort and warmth. It is a common misconception that your beard will complement your hairstyle, this is often not the case. In order to enhance your new facial hair, a new hairstyle should also be on the cards.
Beards have bloomed in popularity over the last year opening the door for men across the world to experiment with facial hair. Asgar advises on the following hairstyles, to complement your facial hair:
Undercut – Full Beard, Same Length
The Undercut works very well for those with a full beard that has the same clipping length of the undercut. Ensure that the back and sides of your hair are shaved to either a #2 or #3 and then apply the same length for your beard. In order to achieve this look, I would highly recommend buying an electric clipper so you can consistently ensure the length of your beard is the same as the sides of your hair.
Side Fringe – Short and Shaggy
With Geek chic continuing to grow in popularity, a side fringe is the perfect hairstyle to accompany a short shaggy beard. The beard will add a masculine touch to your side fringe hairstyle. In order to really make this look work, ensure that the sides of your hair are kept at a reasonable length and allow your fringe to grow to the point that it can be swept to the side effectively.
Short and Slick – Stubble
For short and slick hair, the person who always comes to mind is Ryan Gosling, whose hair suits his short well-kept stubble perfectly. By having a smart hairstyle, the stubble adds a touch of masculinity and still maintains a casual look. Perfect for work and play.
The Top Knot – Trimmed and Shaped
The ultimate trendy style. This style for men’s hair really rocketed in 2014 with celebrities such as Colin Farrell and Bradley Cooper showcasing the look. This look is perfect for those not wishing to spend too much time scrutinising their facial hair. Be sure to keep your facial hair trimmed and well-shaped, as this will ensure you maintain a relatively smart appearance whilst retaining that on-trend edge
Long Hair – Full Beard, Long
The long swept back hair has been brought to our attention after Chris Hemsworth showed off its full potential. When sweeping the hair back behind your ears, I would recommend a full beard. The main issue with this look is that you can often look too casual, bordering on scruffy. By shaping your beard regularly and keeping your hair swept back neatly, this look will become diverse enough to match with a smart suit.