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Best Hairstyles for Beards - Guide with Pictures and Advice
02-20-2014, 12:39 PM
Post: #1
Best Hairstyles for Beards - Guide with Pictures and Advice
Most of the time you will see hairstyle pictures of men with a clean face, so let's dedicate this forum guide to the best hairstyles for beards. Usually, it is volume styles that suit men with beards. Although it must also be said that just like there are hair "styles", there are beard "styles" and facial hair "styles". The best way to go about this is by posting plenty of pictures so you guys get inspiration as well as hairstyling ideas.

For what is worth, we do have a big (and growing) forum section on men's facial hair and we have covered several threads on beards as well as the available products for beard trimming.

Undercut

The Undercut goes very well for a full beard design that has the same clipping length of the Undercut.

So, if you get a #2 for your sides and back of the Undercut, then use the same length for your beard. If you're going to be doing this, then a good hair clipper such as this cordless clipper will work awesomely to trim your beard without having to buy a beard trimmer itself. That clipper in the link is one of the ones we recommend here in the forum as it's a top-quality clipper that comes with absolutely everything you need (although it is not cheap!).

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Undercut with uneven beard length

You cal also go for an Undercut with a shorter length than the beard. This style is more experimental and will not always look good, so give it a try but remember that you may have to shave the beard to undo the style! Do keep the facial hair trimmed, no messy styled beards please!

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Taper beard

This one is a very cool style if you manage to get it right! Work your sides and back of the head in a taper haircut or 2 step undercut, then match the side burns to the lower step of the Undercut or taper and then reverse taper the length from the sideburns to the chin!

As said, this will require a bit more skill with you but with a good beard and stubble trimmer you can do this. Tapered beards are rare so you will stand out with this style for sure.

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Side fringe

Whether side fringe or with front bangs, if you have that nerdy or geek look, then a shaggy beard style can add a more masculine touch to your face (especially since fringes tend to not be very masculine).

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02-20-2014, 12:39 PM
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RE: Best Hairstyles for Beards - Guide with Pictures and Advice
Messy hairstyles

As I posted earlier, beards and volume styles go very well together. If your hair type is straight or wavy, then take advantage of the easy tousling of your locks with some wax to create a sharp but messy style. A matte wax such as this hair wax goes very well for styling your mane with a more out of bed look.

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Black men's hair

Kinky curly hair is the common hair type of fellow black men and so is their facial hair. A neatly trimmed full beard with a medium length Afro is elegant and goes really well for a more formal look.

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Messy hair with a shaggy beard style

If you dig the bohemian look, you can always grow your beard in a careless manner while keeping your hair messy (but not dirty messy!).

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Long curls

A short beard with a full design goes well with medium to long curly hair. It's very important with curly hair to make sure that your beard is well groomed though as curly hair can intensify the careless look.

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02-21-2014, 02:03 PM
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RE: Best Hairstyles for Beards - Guide with Pictures and Advice
WHat a great guide mate and you really did the examples some good there. Tale it from a barber apprentice those styles both scalp and facial match very well and the taper beard is one ace look but not as easy as say the style with the undercut and the facial hair been the same length. This last one is also a great style if you own a good clipper where you can just continue down the sideburns after the undercut and clip the beard to the same length as the sides of the head.
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Another good one is the beard of Ryan Gosling. His hairstyle is a flat side swept/comb

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Same hairstyle of Gosling but now with stubble

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Now with a clean shaven look or thereabouts

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Since he keeps the hairstyle you can see how the facial hair impacted the whole look. For a neatly groomed beard i think it adds character to his fade and look. Ryan Gosling also has a thin face with not much of a jaw so the full beard makes the jaw look wider and that is always good for flat hairstyles any who.
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02-25-2014, 04:18 PM
Post: #4
RE: Best Hairstyles for Beards - Guide with Pictures and Advice
Ivy League haircut

A full beard with an Ivy League haircut and a messy forelock is not bad either. Here Ben Affleck shows us that despite his doll-looking hair, a short boxed beard and an Ivy league cut can look good.

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Fade cut with Klingon

Now this one is an interesting beard style, the Klingon, which is more or less extended sideburns and a connecting goatee. And the fade cut for the scalp hair.

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Light stubble and buzz cut

Here is Justin Timberlake with a buzz cut (burr cut). Timberlake has his buzzed hair with light stubble. Not a bad look, especially if your surname is Timberlake Big Grin

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Short boxed beard with side part

George Clooney is a fan of the side part hairstyle and of beards. In the two pictures below George Clooney has a casual side part with a short boxed beard, which is a look that can go bad easily if you don't have the facial features for it.

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Hollywoodian beard with slicked back hair

This is what looks like a Hollywoodian beard style with slicked back hair. Epic is as epic does.

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02-28-2014, 02:33 PM
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RE: Best Hairstyles for Beards - Guide with Pictures and Advice
Well I just published a guide about Gary Barlow's hair styles and haircuts and one thing he is known is for his light beard. You can check the guide in the link for more of his styles but here are the ones he likes to use with stubble or light facial hair.

Ivy league haircut
The Ivy league haircut is a very classic look. It goes very well with a well trimmed beard where as a shaggy beard would destroy the elegant look Big Grin so only try the Ivy league cut if your beard will be trimmed sharp!

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Undercut
Yes we have covered the undercut in this thread already and it for a good reason, the under cut looks great with a beard! or better said, with a well trimmed beard!

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02-28-2014, 11:25 PM
Post: #6
RE: Best Hairstyles for Beards - Guide with Pictures and Advice
Undercut with uneven beard length hairstyle looks very beautiful.
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03-01-2014, 02:25 PM
Post: #7
RE: Best Hairstyles for Beards - Guide with Pictures and Advice
Quiff

When done properly, a Quiff can look pretty good as it created an uneven top that draws attention to itself (hence the need to take time defining the quiff, including use a good hair wax like this one to set the quiff shape and have it stabilized there for the rest of the day.

A Quiff plus a beard is a winning combo, that's for sure Smile

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Big Hair

Facial hair can also go well with big messy hair. However, this is a risky move as it can make you look worse so be careful when tousling the hair and make sure to use a good wax like the one I recommended above for the Quiff.

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Undercut

It is undeniable that the Undercut with beard is an excellent trendy look. Whether you chose to go for sharp edges (first picture below) or to give a bit of a taper to the edges (second picture), the under cut is always a great styling choice to go back to when in doubt!

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Enough of the good-looking models posing with their hairstyles. Here's a regular dude Big Grin:

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Fade haircut

A good fade takes some good skill, and you can usually tell how good is your barber depending on how well he performs a fade. Attaching a beard to a fade is a good idea as the sides and back of the head are essentially "naked", so the beard adds more bulk to the face to compensate for the nakedness of the sides and back of the head.

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Pompadour

Now, how about a Pompadour with some stubble? The oldschool Pompadours were usually styled with a clean shaven face so that the facial hair would not detract from the actual Pompadour.

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Side swept

Nice taper haircut with the wavy hair on the forelock accentuated (first picture below). Certainly more men should be styling their hair with side swept hairstyles for that classic gentleman look.

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Solid sweeping with a long beard:

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A more volume based sweeping:

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Another picture of Justin Timberlake with his regular side swept and short facial hair.

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Man Bun

Being the man bun a trendy hairstyle, it can be argued that even with a shaggy beard you will still look fine as the man bun hairstyle emphasized your trendiness, but don't be abusing this benefit! Big Grin You can also check out our man bun hairstyle guide to learn how to do a man bun and what to be using.

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03-03-2014, 05:47 PM
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RE: Best Hairstyles for Beards - Guide with Pictures and Advice
Side Comb
Some volume and a side part are a winner.

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Undercut
More undercuts coming. Did any one doubt the power of the undercut + beard combo??

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2 Step undercut
Add an extra step to the regular undercut if you want a two step undercut. You can read more about this haircut in our discussion thread on Jake Gyllenhaal Prisoners haircut.

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Quiff
Big volume on the front!

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Slicked back hair
First photograph is a modern slick. Second photograph is more a classic slick back.

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03-13-2014, 02:27 PM
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RE: Best Hairstyles for Beards - Guide with Pictures and Advice
Messy style
The pic below is a medium length messy style. With wavy hair it looks good to tousle the hair as we have seen in our messy hairstyles guide. For men, the beard with the messy hair can look really good but many times it looks too hobo so please be aware of that lol

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Long hair
Like the messy style, long hair can be too much as a look with a beard as it can make you look too untidy. For some men it works as shown in the pics below.

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Side fringe
A shaggy side fringe looks really good with straight hair and wavy hair. Use a little matte water based pomade like this one here & let some of the fringe set on the forehead. Win!

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Side part
Instead you can go with short hair and do a casual shaggy side part. Use a matte wax like this one for the look below.

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Modern slicked back hair
In the modern slick, the hair is slicked back casually instead of tightly like in the classic slick. Add a little bit of a quiff and you got another stellar men hairstyle.

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Classic slicked hair
In the classic slick, the hair is slicked back tight and uniformly. Classic slicked back hair plus a beard looks formal and professional.

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Undercut
We have already mentioned it in this thread but we have to repeat it again, undercut with a beard rocks!

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Ivy league haircut
The Ivy league haircut is an awesome mens haircut itself but with a well trimmed beard it makes it even more awesome Big Grin by the way the second & third picture are of football player Xabi Alonso with his beard and an Ivy league haircut - he is known for preferring this style over the rest of mens styles.

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03-22-2014, 10:22 AM
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RE: Best Hairstyles for Beards - Guide with Pictures and Advice
Somehow, men with beards look like they chop anything in half.
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03-22-2014, 02:34 PM
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RE: Best Hairstyles for Beards - Guide with Pictures and Advice
Long hair and beards

Some more pictures of lengthy locks and full facial hair. By the way, if you haven't seen it yet, then read our hair length guide for men's hair lengths of which there are 3: near shaved hair, short hair, medium length hair and long hair. This guide is modeled after the hair length guide in The Men's Hair Book, and the book is an awesome reading material to learn about everything you can think of in terms of hair (including long hair! Smile).

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The man bun

Because men also have the right to tie their hair in buns or ponybuns!

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Combover

A little combover style of a redhead male (ginger). Not a bad look.

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Messy hair

As we have said, messy hairstyles can be an epic win so long as the messiness is calculated. However, unkempt hair with a beard, no matter how well groomed the beard is, won't be getting you many compliments.

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(03-22-2014 10:22 AM)Jawad21 Wrote:  Somehow,men with beards look like they chop anything in half.

LOL it does add to a manlier look. The only problem with beards that are any longer than a short length (over 2 week' growth) is that they can become shaggy and unkempt quite fast. That's why in our forum Men's Hair Forum, we have a whole category dedicated to beards and mustaches as men have more hair than just that on the scalp Smile

Facial hair is usually wiry/curlier than the hair off the scalp (top of the head) which means that unlike scalp hair, facial hair has natural predisposition for looking unkempt. Biologically, it makes sense too since facial hair is believed to be part of the evolution of males as facial hair widens the jaw (hence manlier look) and wiry/curlier hair takes more space than straight hair and thus wiry/curly hair makes the jaw look even wider with very short lengths.

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04-16-2014, 09:55 PM
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RE: Best Hairstyles for Beards - Guide with Pictures and Advice
Great pics, but I think it has to be the classic pony tail and full on beard which pull it off the most, I for the first time ever here have now seen undercuts with beards Big Grin
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