Let's face it folks, Long beards, short beards, wide beards, narrow beards, thick beards, patchy beards, trendy beards, hipster beards, curly beards, soft beards, funny beards, scary beards, sad beards, we've seen them all this year. Whether you like them or not, beards are trendy right now.
It seems like everyone has a beard these days. From your doctor to your therapist. From your gynecologist to your son's gym teacher. Everyone wants a beard in 2022. Hell, your dog wants a beard, your neighbor wants a beard, even your roommates daughter wants a beard.
All that to say 2022 is half way over and the verdict is in. Beards aren’t going anywhere in 2022
The beard has always been a symbol of masculinity and style. Today more than ever, men are embracing their beards in order to make a statement. There are many styles to choose from so whatever your preferences, whatever your face shape, we have you covered with our 13 trending beard styles for 2022.
1. The Viking Beard Style
Hailing from Scandinavia, the Viking Beard Style is most often seen in movies and TV shows about Norsemen. It has been extremely popularized in recent years thanks to one of my favorite shows: Vikings. Next time you see your barber just ask for the Ragnar Lothbrok.
Viking style is nothing new, it has been in fashion for centuries. The Viking Beard is usually scruffy and unkempt, but it has a full, appealing shape when worn right. It's often groomed with interesting neck hair and braids, giving the style some personality that might not be found in other styles. This style is a must for all you bearded gingers out there. To get a full beard, you’ll need about four to eight months of beard growth.
2. The 5 o'clock shadow
One of the most popular stubble beard styles is the 5 o' clock shadow also known as the "hangover beard, which is stubble that grows beyond what would be considered normal in a day by most. It was popularized by actor Michael Cera in a 2008 episode of the "Arrested Development" but it was still ranked one of the best short beard styles 2021. If you're tall, dark, and handsome this is a great option for you.
3. The Short Boxed Beard Style
The short boxed beard has been a popular style over the past few years. Probably because it's a short beard style that offers convenience to those who have busy lifestyles. The short length of this style makes it easier to keep the beard styled, and it can be styled with simple products like gel pomade or beard balm. Making it one of the most trending short beard styles you will find.
4. The chin strap Beard Style
The chin strap beard is one of the most popular styles among men with beards. This is because it does not require much maintenance and can be styled in many ways. You will find this style worn by people of all ages, races, and genders.
5. The Van Dyke Beard Style
The Van Dyke Beard is a style of beard that is similar to the goatee and the mustache. The beard starts from the chin and extends up to the point where a person’s earlobe would be, but it does not extend beyond that. The Van Dyke Beard can also be connected with other styles of facial hair such as sideburns, mutton chops, or a mustache. The Van Dyke is one of the most popular medium beard styles for older men.
6. The Extended Goatee
The goatee beard style has been around for centuries and it has evolved over time. The most famous example of this is probably in ancient Greece, where legendary philosophers such as Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle wore the goatee beard style. Over the years many beard styles have come and gone but the extended Goatee is one style that aint goin anywhere.
Unlike a traditional goatee, the extended version doesn't stop at the chin line, it keeps going along the jawline.
7. Short Rounded Beard Style
If you’re looking for that Instagram worthy beard style in 2022 that will make you look more masculine, but not too conservative or too liberal the short rounded beard is perfect for you.
The Short Rounded Beard is a go-to style for men who want to show off their masculinity without going full Grizzly Adams on their facial hair. It is also an excellent choice if you have a round face shape or square face shape because this beard style will help elongate your face and give it some definition.
8. The Power Beard Style
A power beard is a beard that is grown out to the point where it has well-defined, thick lines. It can be worn short, medium or long and can be styled in many different ways.
This beard is great for all face shapes and sizes. If you have an oval face shape, you should opt for a power beard that is shorter on the sides and longer on the chin.
9. The Corporate Beard Style
The beard has come a long way from what it was in the past. It has evolved from the lumberjack look to a more sophisticated and well-groomed style. The Corporate Beard is one of the most popular trends for 2020s.
The corporate beard is not just about having a full length beard, but it is also about maintaining it well with a good beard oil and beard balm. The length of the beard should be maintained at approximately 2 inches or shorter, with a well trimmed mustache and sideburns. You can style your facial hair any way you want - neat, bushy or rugged - so long as you maintain that length and shape, you are good to go!
The best thing about corporate beards is that they are not just allowed, but also encouraged. These days facial hair is seen as an expression of personality and status.
Some people still think growing a beard can limit your career opportunities in certain industries like finance or law. However, this only applies to those who have long beards that are unkempt and don't follow any grooming standards.
10. The Scruffy Beard Style
In order to grow a scruffy beard, you should let your hair grow for at least three weeks. At around this time, you may need to trim the neckline if your scruff starts making its way down your Adam's apple. Otherwise, you risk being mistaken for someone who has no neck.
The scruffy beard can be irritating, so grab a good quality beard balm to help with itchy skin and dandruff. This will keep your hair soft and hydrated by conditioning the hair.
11. The Verdi Beard Style
The VERDI beard is a new beard style that has been gaining popularity among men in the past few years. The name, VERDI, is derived from the famous Italian opera composer Giuseppe Verdi. What makes this beard style unique is that the mustache is usually kept longer and waxed to hang over the top of the beard in a loose curl giving off a distinguished appearance.
Stubble or "3 day scruff" is the perfect beard style for the man who wants to grow their facial hair, but doesn't want to deal with the pain of growing out a full beard. Stubble looks great on just about anyone and can easily be trimmed to your desired length. Stubble is generally just one step above a 5 o'clock shadow.
13. The Lumberjack Beard Style
The Lumberjack Beard: This trending beard style has a very rugged appearance which is perfect for any man who wants to look like he spends his days chopping down trees in the forest. This style is perfect for any beard growth stage because it doesn't require much upkeep. Style it with beard balm for a more distinguished look or let that puppy go wild.
Bonus: The Hobbit Beard Style
The Hobbit beard is a beauty to behold. The upside is that your facial hair will be the talk of the town. The down side is that you've got to commit to the time and patience it takes to grow a full beard. You'll need to do some in-depth research on how to maintain and style this savage beard.
How Beard Styles Can Express Your Personality
As you can see above, the style of beard you choose can make you look sophisticated, powerful, dapper, or rugged, depending on the vibes you're trying to portray. Just make sure your beard is in line with your personal style as well as what kind of image you want to project.
As you can see there are so many beard styles to choose from that it can be difficult to find one that suits your face shape.
Which beard style suits me the best?
The best way to find the perfect beard style for you is to experiment with different styles until you find one that looks good on your face. Your skin tone, face shape, genetic growth, personality, personal style, grooming habits, and the beard care products you use will all play a big role in nailing down the style that's right for you.
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Author: Lance Reis