Shape Your Beard For Your Face Shape: Here’s How

by Anjelina Tongco

Your beard is a double-edged sword; it can either make you look really cool and manly or it can make you look like a slob who hasn’t seen a razor in years. 

Of course, no one would want the latter. That’s why it’s so important to learn how to groom yourself and care for your beard. You can even take it a step further by learning how to shape your beard to go well with your face shape. 

Here are some tips on how to do just that. 

  1. Determine your face shape - this step may seem trivial but it’s actually the most important shape in this whole process. If you have the time, read up on it here. If you’re looking for a quicker way to do it, open your Tiktok app and look for the face shape filter instead. For a more accurate analysis of your face shape, you can consult a professional as well, though that could cost you a bit of money. Knowing what your face shape is will help you determine which of the many beard shapes and styles will look good on you.
  2. Invest in high-quality tools - you can’t achieve the right beard shape and style for your face if you don’t have the right tools to make it happen. Most people settle for whatever they can find in stores but investing in high-quality tools like a Wahl beard trimmer can make such a huge difference. 
  3. Start with a trim - the first time you shape your own beard can be a scary experience. What if you end up with funny-looking facial hair? Or what if you overdo it and you end up with less hair than you originally planned? To start your beard shaping journey, start by learning how to trim. Trim your beard so that it forms the shape that’s best suited for your face. This skill will come in handy later, too, when you’ve already shaped your beard and all you really need to do is to maintain it. 
  4. Create clean lines - your beard frames your face so you’ll want to make sure its shape and style make your whole face look good. For your beard to properly frame your face and bring out your best facial features, you’re going to want clean lines that define where your facial hair starts and stops. To do this, you need to trim and shave around areas like the lips, the sides of your face (a.k.a your sideburns), and also your neck. Create clean lines for that sharp, clean look. 
  5. Use styling products to keep your beard in shape - once you’ve settled on a beard shape, the only job left to do is to maintain it and you can do that by trimming it regularly and by using beard styling products like beard gel or beard balm to keep every strand in place. Using a beard comb works wonders, too!