Beard styles can be a tricky subject. In some professional circles, facial hair is a big no-no, and in other more relaxed atmospheres, anything goes in the grooming department. And women tend to fall firmly into one camp or the other. While statistics show that a clean shaven face is the most popular aesthetic, both professionally and romantically, there are certain beard styles that women adore. But first make sure you have the right facial shape for a beard, not all men look good in a beard. If you are confident that you would look good with a beard and are an environment that allows you to rock some facial hair, here are some beard styles and tips to get you noticed.
Once upon a time, 17-year-old me bought a Chanel eyeshadow quad. It had such beautiful shades–deep navy, pale pink, rich cornflower blue, and shimmery white. At the time, I was working a retail job at my local mall and did not exactly drop tons of dollars on beauty products. This was therefore a pretty big deal to me (though I think it would still be a big deal considering those four-color palettes are literally $60). I imagined myself wearing makeup like Sophia Loren–deep, dark, devastatingly dramatic. (I was in high school, remember?) Knowing how gorgeous most things Chanel creates are, I assumed that these too would be wonderful in quality.
Men, we can’t live with them . . . can’t live without them. We love them for their masculinity. A five o’clock shadow is very sexy. Ladies, we could mostly all admit, at times, a little scruff is very handsome. At the same time, how much is too much? Gentle diplomacy is required when your man does not pay attention to the mens grooming issues the way you wish he would. Is he about to meet your parents for the first time or is a special occasion approaching? Start pointing out hair styles you think would compliment your guy and approach it as a compliment. For example,”Wow. You’d look great with that haircut.” It may take a few tries to get him thinking about mens grooming. Gift cards from the salon or barber shop you choose is a good way to gently nudge him in the right direction.