Facial Hair has become increasingly popular during the past few years. In this article I will outline some of the most popular styles and what to avoid.
Firstly I’d like to de-myth a common misconception. Most men think that shaving more often will make your facial hair grow faster. This is not the case! Your hair is not ‘alive’ and cutting it will not have any effect on your hair follicles. It is generally just the case that as you get older your hair will grow faster and thicker.
The mustache is a timeless look with lots of variation. Generally a thick mustache though it will not look good on a man aged between 18 and 35. It will make you look too serious and strict. However if you are older a mustache can be a good look to hid thinning lips. When trimming your mustache follow the natural line of your mouth.
Again a full beard will not be a good look for a younger man. It will make you look much older than you actually are. However in recent times the short beard has become increasingly popular. Its ‘rough and tough’ look is very masculine and will look good on any younger man.
The shorter beard is also a good option if you work in a professional environment. If you keep it well trimmed then it can still be a tidy, neat professional look.
A beard or mustache can be quite maintenance intensive, so an alternative facial hair style is sideburns. This is becoming an increasingly popular look. It is a very personal thing, so experiment with different lengths -down to the ear, or even longer than that. In general men with triangular chins look better with pointed sideburns, and men with square chins should square off the sideburns.