Most men have experimented at one time with growing different configurations of facial hair. From the high school student sporting his first few rowdy whiskers, to the gentlemen of Whisker Wars, who have beards large enough to support entire ecosystems of their own, beards and mustaches aren’t going anywhere soon. Let’s take a look at some of the good, the bad, and the ugly regarding facial hair.
• Sport a short, circle beard – One of the best things about this style is that is can help a weak jawline look more masculine. On the flip side, this style requires a large amount of maintenance so you can stay looking trim and neat.
• Classic Cop mustache – Though this is definitely getting to be a bit out of date, for the older gentlemen, a Tom Selleck mustache may be the way to go. Simple, neat, and timeless, a nice mustache is appreciated by everyone from the police, to Magnum P.I.
• Goatee – If you want to look a little more Bohemian, you may want to consider a goatee (with or without an accompanying moustache). One benefit to the goatee is that while it does traditionally require some maintenance, a little bit of scruffiness works fine also.
• Five o’clock shadow – We’re shooting for more than a wee bit of stubble here. If you’re looking to telegraph your, shall we say, virility, this is one of the best ways to go. You will need to have a fairly fast growing beard to pull this one off, however.
• Simple burns – The classic look of sideburns along with the rest of your face being clean shaven is definitely a different look these days, if you are looking to buck the trend of the crowd and go your own way.
So if you want to wear your facial hair proudly, you may want to consider one of these timeless styles discussed above. We tried to present a range of options, from clean and trim, to stubbly and sexy; so that every man can find something that he can grow and wear with pride.