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 on top, makes the short facial hairs stand out even more.
2) Scruffy-Looking Beard
The simplest of methods is what sometimes works the best. All you need in order to achieve this look is a pair of scissors. Trimming your beard to give it that scruffy appearance will be even more thrilling since there is not a single hair on the head and plus, it’ll give you all the man points you need.
3) The Bruce Willis Look
Bruce Willis is one of the best actors there is, and he’s been wearing a beard with a bald head since, well, forever. To achieve this look, all you have to do is grow your facial hair for 2-3 days, and it will give you the ultimate Hollywood bad-boy look no woman will be able to resist.
4) Full Beard
If you’re going for a more professional look, the full beard is the right answer for you. All you have to do is keep it neat and clean. It may take a bit more work and grooming compared to some of the other styles, but it will definitely be worth the time. And having dark-colored hairs is a big bonus if you’re going for this look, as it adds texture and makes it look even more amazing.
5) Wavy Beard
Some men’s beard will naturally grow like this, while others will need to style their hairs to make them look wavy.
While it is definitely a look, a wavy beard isn’t as easy to maintain and it will demand some grooming to keep it soft and perfect. Beards like this tend to get tangled, so you will need to use a comb to keep the hairs from getting knotted.
6) The Thin Beard Look
While you could basically count each and every strand in this entire thin beard, it is an amazing bald with beard look. The thin strands will complement your bald head and pairing this with a mustache could just be the home run of styles for you.
7) A Colorful Bush
If you want to step up your beard game even further, why not dye it a different color? You can be sure that your style will be unique, and having no hair will further emphasize its awesomeness.
It will take a bit more maintenance, for sure, but guaranteed all eyes would be on you when you walk into a room.
8) Neat and Disconnected
Far from a traditional beard and mustache, this is a perfect shaved head and beard look to make you stand out. The beard is full and neatly trimmed, but the mustache is disconnected from it. You can choose whether you want your mustache to be a bit thicker, or just leave it as a thin line above your upper lip to achieve this unique look.
9) The Goatee
I could bet there is no man on Earth capable of growing a beard that hasn’t, at some point or another, tried rocking the (in)famous goatee. And although many have tried it, not everyone has been so lucky as to pull this look off.
The goatee is easy to style and maintain and therefore, it might be the best beard for a bald head. If you have a square-shaped face or a stronger, more prominent jawline, this is definitely the beard style that will complement your look the most.
10) Let it Grow, Let it Grow, Let it Grow…
Many bald men with beards choose to simply, well, let their beards grow, and the longer, the better is the motto of those going for this type of look. A long beard will, however, demand regular grooming and combing, even an occasional trim just to make the hair grow even faster.
Why Should You Rock the Beard?
If you are still not convinced you should pair your shaved head with a beard, here are a few more reasons why that might be a perfect idea.
1. Work the Stubble
If you cannot grow a full beard or simply like to keep it short, go for the stubble beard since it is easy to maintain it at home.
2. Testosterone to the Max
The testosterone in a male’s body could lead to loss of hair, but it can also contribute to hair growth in other places – like on your face. If this is the case with you, you should definitely consider growing a beard.
3. Improve Your Dome’s Look
You can make your whole head look better by choosing the appropriate style to match your face shape. Your barber can maybe help here and tell you what will work best for you.
4. Draw eyes elsewhere
If you don’t like your bald head, a beard will draw the attention away from your head.
5. Beards are forever
The beard never goes out of style, and neither does a mustache! Style it the way you like it best and flaunt it because you’ve got it.
How to Style Your Bald-Headed Beard
Now, if you have already decided to grow a beard and pair it with your magnificently bald head, here are some things you’ll need to know.
Growing and Shaping
If you want to stylize your beard yourself, assess what length will work best for you and what will compliment your face shape and head the best. Also, when you want to take off excess neck hair, make sure that you don’t go too low or too high because it will significantly contribute to the overall impression. If your beard grows high on your cheekbones, you should consider shaving that off too.
Once you have established what length works best for you, you’ll need to maintain it at that length regularly. That means trimming.
Regardless of whether you decide to go to the barber shop or invest in a trimmer yourself, shorten the beard roughly once a week, depending on how fast it grows. This will make it easier to maintain once you’ve gotten the desired shape.
This probably won’t come off as a surprise, but the beard is made out of hair. And as shampoo is used on your head, it should be used on your beard too. It is recommended that you, at least occasionally, put some conditioner on your beard after washing in with shampoo. It will make your beard look more groomed, as well as making it softer and easier to shape.
Once in a while, your beard will need some extra styling to make it look good. If you’re looking for a way to keep your beard in check, a good beard balm will definitely get the job done. If you’re after all of the softening benefits without the added control, beard oil is the balm’s little brother and has got what you need.
Beard hair can also get tangled. How often you are going to comb your beard will depend on what type of hair you’ve got. You can use a regular comb for this or invest in a boar bristle beard brush for the full experience.
Problems and Solutions
Got beardruff? Not a problem. These are dead cells that have been retained on the hair and can be solved by regular beard oil use. Don’t, however, use regular anti-dandruff shampoo on your beard, as you’ll cause yourself a whole world of trouble.
We’ve written a pretty in-depth article about how you can cure beardruff, which you can find here.