In 2017 we witness some surreal trends in male grooming; with a new year and new look mentally firmly in place we decided to look at some of the various facial hair styles on trend to give you the best looks for the year ahead and what we think of them:
Classic – The Corporate
This is the most common beard that guys wear; it’s complete and covers the skin completely. An office-friendly corporate beard is anywhere from two weeks to two months long before it evolves into something else. In a formal work setting, guys who want to grow a beard will need to trim their cheek line and neckline. The corporate beard is generally reserved for those who have the genetics to grow a fuller beard, as a patchy beard doesn’t present fully as it gets longer.
This style is loud: it requires a full, bushy moustache that far outweighs the beard itself. The beard’s length is usually short, like a stubble beard. If you want to get away with this look in a professional environment, you will likely need to dress up so that it feels like part of the ensemble – otherwise it can be too polarising.
This is a fresh, bold look on the more conservative circle beard. Unlike the Corporate this one will be harder to pull off in a professional setting unless you are dressing up. With any beard style, your best bet for getting away with it is to look dapper.
A vintage look best associated with the Golden Era of Hollywood, it promotes the thickness of a full beard and the distinctive trimming of a boxed beard. Not a bad look for red carpet and social affairs.
This is one of the coolest beards out there right now. It’s a combination of a chinstrap & circle beard, but with an entirely modern look to it.
The Nature Boy
A corporate beard on steroids. Depending on how fast your beard grows, it takes two months to one year. Certainly less common in a professional setting, but due to a societal shift in acceptance of larger beards you may be able to get away with it. One to look out for in 2018…