Stubble Styles and How to Rock Them

Let’s be honest, there isn’t a single man out there who hasn’t tried to rock the stubble. Hell, I’m sure there are plenty of women too, but that’s a whole different topic. The year 2015 saw the rise of the beard in popular contemporary grooming, with popular figures like Leonardo DiCaprio, Johnny Depp and Fidel Castro (sorry not sorry) all wearing hair on their faces. But how does one achieve such splendiferous facial fur I hear you ask? Well to be honest we’re not going to look at the really long stuff, just in case be spill over into the realms of science. Instead we’re going to concentrate on succulent stubble, how to grow it, and why it’s the new trend taking over the hipster beard. The Classic Look Gone are the days when to look classy, you had to walk around with a face so clean-shaven, you had to take off ten layers of skin as well as your hair. My grandfather shaves twice a day which; given my awfully sensitive skin, just sounds like a physiological impossibility. Let’s hazard a guess that it’d probably be too much effort for most men too. Thankfully it seems that stubble is acceptable these days, so don’t panic shave if you’ve got an interview lined up, or you’re meeting your girlfriend’s parents. Stubble is in – the public loves it, but more importantly so do the chicks. Anyway, if you want some classic examples of well-groomed stubble go check out pics of David…

Mutton Chops – Everything You Need to Know About the Beard Style

It’s one of the least common beard styles of 2016. It’s warm, stylish, but also non-intrusive. You guessed it – it’s mutton chops. Mutton chops is a bold fashion style to go for, but if you can pull it off it’ll go down like dynamite. Read on to find out everything you know about this in-your-face beard style. What Are Mutton Chops? It’s a good question and a really great place for us to start. Mutton chops – also known as sideburns, are stretches of facial hair expanding down a man’s cheeks, often forming a triangular shape that resembles a piece of meat. It sounds strange, but it’s what they are. They’re typically grown from the ears down to the jawline, but they can also be mixed up and connected to other facial hair items such as a mustache or goatee. History of Mutton Chops From presidents to peasants and everyone in between, mutton chops – or sideburns – were worn by absolutely everybody. They were the height of fashion and a way of displaying class, intellect and masculinity above other competing males. Nowadays, mutton chops are somewhat less fashionable, but they’re donned by a few brave males bold enough to pull the style off and make it work for them. Gone are the days of 1800’s civil rights activists in bowler hats and suits – it’s the modern man’s turn now. There are those that believe that since Elvis Presley left this earth, mutton chops have been poised and…

This Season’s Hottest Beard Styles – Your Personal Grow Guide

An Introduction to Beard Styles As a man, your beard is an extension of yourself. It frames your face, it keeps you warm at night, but it also does so much more – it defines your personality. Beards are quickly growing in popularity and with this has come a rise in demand for beard styles that will get men looking their very finest. With so many different face shapes and personality types, however, how can you be sure to pick the right one for you? Coming from a bearded man who’s made more than one facial hair mistake in his life, trust me when I say this – there is nothing more frustrating than biding your time for 5 weeks growing out your face hugger, only to cut it into a style that doesn’t work for you. More than once I’ve made this slip-up and have had to start clean again. Don’t Make the Same Mistakes I Made! Don’t worry though, I’m not about to let the same thing happen to you. In this article, I’m going to give you a round-up of the different top beard styles. We’re going to go all the way from bushy beards to thin beard styles for the slow-growing gentleman. If you’re struggling to find motivation, I’m even going to give you a few reasons why you should explore different beard styles. Strap yourself in and read on to find your perfect look this season. Why Should You Explore Different Types of Beard? Far…

Bald With a Beard? Here Are 10 Amazing Styles You Can Try!

Many men want to beautify their faces in some interesting way, but often don’t want to spend a lot of money. Well, good news folks – beards look great and they don’t cost a cent to grow. Judging by the well-known magazines, such as ‘GQ’ and ‘Esquire,’ the most popular style is currently the three-day beard. However, more and more men decide to go for the ‘mountain man’ look, thanks to the popularity gained by the beard among hipsters. Having a bald head has also become very fashionable, which is a wonderful coincidence. Why? Because if you’re lucky enough to be able to grow a beard, rocking it with a smooth dome up top is going to look awesome. Beards go fantastic with a bald head! Style and length options are, basically, unlimited when it comes to beards, so you can opt for any style of your choosing and look extraordinary. The 10 Bald-Head Beard Styles You Need to Know About Here, we’ll give you some examples of bald men with beards and, possibly, convince you to grow one yourself and wear it proudly with your bald head. 1) Wide Stubble This is one of the easiest styles to achieve with your beard. Just let your facial hairs grow without shaving for a couple of days and once they’ve grown enough, you can style them any way you want with a razor blade to finish off your look. This is a great look for a bald head, since having nothing…

Style Guide: The Infamous Chinstrap Beard

When you walk down the street, you’re likely going to notice one standout feature on a man’s face – his beard. With everything from full-on hipster bears to nicely-waxed and trimmed mustaches, the modern man is increasingly taking care of his appearance. Man’s ability to grow a beard is not closely related to testosterone, but numerous studies have shown that both males and females perceive those with a beard as older, stronger and more aggressive than others. And unsurprisingly, a dominant male can get more opportunities compared to his rivals. A study conducted by the conveniently-named Nigel Barber found a relationship between how fashionable beards were and the number of men and women getting married. Surprisingly, it was found that when there were more men to compete for the eligible females, beards began to crop up on faces. One of the most popular beard styles, at the end of 18th and the beginning of the 19th century, was the chinstrap beard. This trend started in Europe but continued to spread across the globe, gaining a lot of popularity in Russia and Japan. With the amount of beards cropping up in today’s fashion scene, it’s no shock that the chinstrap is surging in popularity. What Exactly is a Chinstrap Beard? The chinstrap beard is characterized by thin sideburns that closely follow the jawline and the chin, and are connected to a short beard and subtle moustache. If you want to go full-on with a thicker beard line, it’s advisable not to…

The Beardicure Guide on How to Shape a Beard

As supporters of charitable donations and fundraising, we at Beardicure are proud to be taking part in No-Shave November. If you’re doing the same – or maybe participating in Movember instead, good on you. For some, No-Shave November involves a period of continuous growing. During this time, some people decide to shave and others don’t. If there’s one thing for certain, though, it’s that the end of November is going to leave you with a serious need for a good trim. That isn’t always as easy as it may seem, however. Although the safe bet is to book in an appointment at your local barbers and have them carve a glorious style into your face, why not try doing it yourself? With a little bit of effort, you’ll be boasting an impressively bushy, beautiful beard style in no time. You’ll also save yourself $20+ dollars on a professional appointment, which is always a good thing. Read on to find out what you need to know about how to shape a beard. What Will You Need? Although it can be done with scissors, leaving yourself with that as your only piece of beard-trimming kit is going to put a lot of pressure on you. One slip and, well, you’re going to be left in a pretty sticky situation. For this reason, we recommend that you invest in a decent beard trimmer. It’ll come with a length guard, meaning you don’t have to worry about shaving too short. With this, you’ll be able to set a longer length…