It should be said that square face shapes are much easier to play around with, but they are not without drawbacks. When choosing the for a new beard style, you should tread carefully along the fine line of emphasising your facial features while not being too overbearing. So, we have listed some of the best beard styles for your face’s shape while not reducing your masculine features.
Although your face shape is already attractive, you can still enhance it by growing a beard. On the other hand, you can soften your jawline by adding volume over your chin or upper lip while trimming it on the sides. But you also need to remember that strong lines can emphasise your features while softer lines do the opposite. In addition, your face won’t look nice with narrower beards as it may appear to be out of place.
So, do you want to learn more? Read more to find out!
How Do I Know If I Have a Square Face?
This facial shape has garnered a reputation as the typical face of a masculine guy. It also has a bone structure that allows for versatility in styling. In addition, a person with this face shape can enhance to exude a dominant image or tone it down to show tenderness under a harsh angled face.
A person with a square face shape fits the following description: the length and width proportions are equal to your forehead and jawline that also has the same extent. People with square face are notable for features like straight cheeks and a broad, strong chin.
Square face shape has proportions that have very similar length features along the width which makes the face straight. They also feature an eye line that is set lowly, sharp cheekbones, and pronounced jawline, which make for defined features.
Although the description above is true for most people, every man will have some slight differences. There is even a chance that you have traits that found on two or more face shapes. But finding the one that is a very close match will be an important step in finding the right style for you.
What Beard Styles Will Look Good on A Square Face Shape?
So, here are the best beard styles for Square Face Shape men:
- Inverted T Style (Balbo & Anchor)
- Short Boxed Style
- Chin Beard (Brett Beard)
- Circle Beard
Inverted T Style (Balbo & Anchor)
The inverted T or disconnected beard styles like Balbo and Anchor are very stylish and will give you an extravagant vibe. This beard style is characterised by connecting a floating moustache and narrow chin hair and trimming it to resemble an inverted T. In addition, it is very similar to a goatee beard and the Circle beard; however, the latter (as the name implies) doesn’t include the disconnect between the chin and moustache.
This style comes in a variety of shapes and sizes. They are also very popular among younger men who have a hard time growing beards due to patchy growth around the corners of their mouths. Aside from that, they are also quite popular among older men because it gives the impression that they are avant-garde intellectuals.
The inverted T style owes its popularity because of the famous people who have donned the look. Icons ranging from Vladimir Lenin, Christian Bale, Johnny Depp, Leonardo Di Caprio and David Beckham have cemented this style among the minds of many people. However, you should be careful when you choose this beard style because it requires a steady hand to trim your beard because of its well-defined finish. The only exception is the Balbo as it can be done even by a novice.
Short Boxed Style
Boxed beards are the more cleanly cut alternative to full beards. They are also ideal for people who want to have a classic beard style but doesn’t want to deal with having a full beard (due to the excessive volume). This style is cut, formed, and groomed by following the hair’s natural growth. So, it will result in a very clean look that goes well with several hairstyles and occasions. The versatility of short boxed beards extends even to most office environments. In addition, it is also appropriate for more conservative settings because it is relatively reserved than a full beard.
Aside from its versatility, this style is also easy to maintain as it uses that face’s natural hairlines to get a contour. It also emphasises the angular features of the face. It is confined under the cheek line, and because of that, it highlights the cheekbones. The added volume also makes the jawline stronger and emphasises it.
Although it is relatively easy to maintain, you will still need to take steps to define the contours and groom the beard. However, doing this for three or four times a week will suffice, and it won’t require an expert to tidy it up properly.
Chin Beard (Brett Beard)
The chin beard is often associated with the Amish, leprechauns, and Abraham Lincoln. This makes the style deeply rooted in history. Men grew chin beards because it alludes to spirituality, symbolism, and intelligence.
Currently, Brett is the most popular variety of chin beard that men wear. It consists of facial hair that is connected to the sideburns, along the length of the jawline, and finally connects at the chin. However, it is not like the chin strap as it has a “soul patch”.
The Brett involves curving the cheek line below the ears and connecting both sides at the top of the chin. It also has a very high neckline. Also, hair growth should be trimmed at about 1.25 cm (0.5 in) below the jawline and it should follow along the cheek line. Aside from that, the hair should be grown slightly longer under the chin (about 2.5 cm or 1 in) to hide or avoid the appearance of a double chin.
The beard style is often cropped short and has defined contours. The hair on the chin can be angular and can be formed with intersections along with the soul patch. One benefit of choosing this beard style is it can be done in as little as two weeks!
However, you will see better results if you give it about four weeks in order to maximise hair growth. After that, all you need to do is trim it down if you want to maintain its form. One downside is that Brett beards require a person with prior knowledge and knows how to identify the cheek and necklines to achieve the best results.
The Circle beard is characterised by both sides of the moustache connecting with the facial hair on the chin. It also features hair growth under the lip. However, this beard style can be quite hard to achieve especially for young men because their facial hair is still developing. If you are having difficulties, then you can go for a beard style like the Anchor beard. Despite this, the style is popular among older gentlemen as they offer a refined look compared to a full beard.
This style is versatile, and it sculpts your bone structure and enhances your facial proportions. You also have the choice to connect the chin and moustache by letting your facial hair grow. Due to the fuller volume that the circle beard provides, it will make your face look narrower and make your cheekbones more angular.
You also have the choice to maintain the extra length on the jawline while the moustache can be cropped shorter. By doing this, you will increase the length of your face or strengthen your rounded chin with the beard’s volume. Aside from that, they are perfect if you have patchy growth on the sides but want to try having a full-on beard.
A circle beard can be achieved after about 4 weeks of growth. Natural circle beards are also more ideal if you want to have a beard style that requires less maintenance. However, if you want a more tamed style, then you can do it in as little as two weeks. The downside is you’d have to groom it more often to retain its definition.
One thing to remember is that you will get better results if you let an expert determine the correct form on your face first. From there, trimming will be far easier because you will just have to follow the pattern set previously. If you want to add texture on your cheeks, you can let stubble grow and it won’t even mess with the beard’s form.
The stubble was once frowned upon because it denotes carelessness and bad hygiene. However, today it is one of the most popular beard styles that represent masculinity. The style is perfect for men who don’t want to grow a full beard and look more mature. In addition, it adds texture to the face and enhances facial features.
The stubble also gives proper form to the jawline and adds sharp shadows on people with rounded cheeks. It is also perfect for men who are suffering from skin irritation caused by shaving because they will still look good even without shaving very often.