A manly man knows the devil is in the detail, and one of the most important details to get right is to understand the hair style that will work best for your face shape. You’ve gotta be real, not perfect. Beard shape for oval face.
A round face shape is usually quite wide and has fuller cheeks and a rounded chin.
Go for shorter sides and a fuller front and top
Create a square style, rather than adding to the fullness of your face with a round cut
Use a comb guide on the top of the head and a shorter length comb guide on the sides, making sure that the change in length is not too dramatic
Add a beard or moustache for an edgier look
Square face shapes have a strong jaw line, a similar width between the forehead, cheeks and jaw and usually also have a square-looking hairline.
Go for shorter on the sides and slightly longer on top
Make sure the hair is clean and well-groomed around the ears
Very short hair cuts and styles.
Men who have an oval face shape can usually rock any manly hair style they want!
Beard design ideas
While your face shape lends itself to almost any style, consider your features (size of your nose, lips and eyes) and work out whether you’re best to highlight any areas with your cut
Go for cuts that bring the hair away from the face
Dirty socks. You’re better than that!
Men with oblong or long face shapes would best suit a style which is longer on the sides and shorter on the top.
Choose a cut that that has layers or thinning on the top of the head with slightly longer sides
Go for a neatly groomed beard or moustache, as it can add a shortening horizontal line to the face, helping to make the face look less oblong
Short on the sides and long on top.
Haven’t got you covered yet? All good, every man brand is important – here’s a few extras to get you the right style:
Men with pear shaped faces have a wide forehead, narrow chin area and small cheekbones. These faces are usually wider at the bottom. A hair cut that is fuller at the temples and has a thinner top is best for this face shape.
Men with a love heart shaped faced usually have a pointy chin and a wide forehead. Go for slightly longer hair around the top and front of the face, allowing the hair to be swept across eyebrows. A neatly trimmed beard is also well suited to this face shape.
Men with a diamond shaped face have a forehead and jawline that is narrow with wide cheekbones. The key to this face shape is finding a haircut and style that will balance the narrow chin. Go with a leaner cut - one that is narrow around the cheek area, and keep some fullness at the top of the head.
Matching Your Hair with Your Lifestyle
You were born to be real, not perfect – and we celebrate it. This means celebrating your lifestyle as much as your manly hair.
If you're a business professional or if you travel frequently, you'll want a cut that looks great in any situation. You'll need a cut that requires less maintenance and minimal styling, so you're always looking your best. A mid length or short cut can work best in this situation – just make sure it is neatly tapered around the ears and back of the neck.
If you spend a lot of time outside, or have little time to spend on yourself, you'll want a cut that is very low maintenance and requires little attention. A cut that is quite short will suit the busy man best. Simply using a hair clipper to cut and trim the hair and keeping the ears and sideburns looking neat.
If you're creative, and you have the right face shape, you can carry any type of hair cut and style, from a shaggy, freshly washed look to a short, shaved look.
The sideburn debate has raged since the start of time. But what does a standout type of man like yourself do to make sure he gets the formula right?
Well, you good sir will find the answers below. Read, ponder and implement for man brand success. And don’t forget, they can also help provide a good balance to facial features.
Make sure you get each side even with the other
Align the length with the length of your head hair to make your face look more even
Types of mustaches and beards
Give them a friendly comb
Cutting sideburns higher than any point above the top of the ear
Don’t let them get too long or scruffy, the manly importance of grooming should never be forgotten
Short sideburn: this sideburn look is approx. 2-3cm in width and extends about 2-3cm from the end of the hair line, across the sides of the face.
Long sideburn: the long sideburn look is approx. 2-3cm in width and extends about 5cm from the end of the hair line, usually in line with the bottom of the ear.
L-shaped sideburn: the L-shaped sideburn look appears just like its name - it is trimmed into an L shape. The length of the L is approx. 2-3cm in width and the base of the L is also 2-3cm in width. The base of the L usually stretches about 4-5cm across the length of the face.
Foot-shaped sideburn: the foot-shaped sideburn also appears just like its name - it is trimmed in the shape of a lower leg and foot. The shape is not as defined as the L-shaped sideburn, it is usually trimmed less intricately and makes the face look very casual.
Mutton-chop sideburn: the mutton-chop sideburn look is named for its mutton-shape as it extends down to the corner of the mouth. This sideburn look can be trimmed and combined with a moustache to have be a ‘friendly mutton-chop', or it can simply be a basic mutton-chop look without the moustache.