July 31, 2020


Thinking of joining the #beardking revolution?

The first step toward creating a phenomenal new you is to find a beard suited for your facial shape and lifestyle. The most effective way to find your face shape is to look in the mirror and trace the outline of your face with a dry erase marker. Take a step back and look at your outline, where do you see prominent areas or angles? Use the outline as your guide to see which facial shape you have and how to re-imagine your new unique look.

Read on to learn how to identify your face shape and how to compliment it best with a beard.

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Oval: Forehead is slightly wider than the chin. Your length is approximately one and a half times the width of your face.

Goal: Lucky you, you can have any style since you have the ideal face shape. Live Large!

Round: Very few angles with full cheeks and is equal in width and length.

Goal: Congratulations, you look younger than anyone else because of your baby face.  Masculinity is achieved by creating a more elongated shape while slimming the sides by trimming hard lines to create cheek bones and adding length to the chin.

Diamond: Face is widest at the cheekbones with a narrow forehead and jawline that are similar in width.

Goal: Show the world your chiseled GQ cheekbones. Focus on adding width at the jawline with a square full short beard to balance out your captivating bone structure.

Triangular/Pear: Your forehead is the narrowest part of your face with your jaw being the widest.

Goal: Show them your dazzling smile with full mustache and short beard to create width to balance out your forehead and chin.

Inverted Triangle/Heart: Your forehead is the widest part of your face and your chin is strong and pronounced.

Goal: Let them wonder what you are thinking about while stroking your chin with a short artsy beard to play up your intelligence.

Oblong/Rectangular: Very similar to the oval shape but its longer and narrower with a slightly pointy chin.

Goal: Show off that lean mean face by adding additional muscle with some width. Keep the sides of your bread full while keeping your bread short and square.

Square: Very angular, prominent square chin and broad forehead and jawline.

Goal: Show off your Superman strong jawline with hard lines to highlight your jaw or a beard without hard lines to soften your jaw if it’s too wide.

Beard inspiration for each face shape

After you’ve discovered which beard shape best suits you, you are now ready to let it grow. For more information on how to grow out your beard click here!