This year has seen all kinds of new hairstyles with shaved lines, fresh fades, and bold silhouettes. These trends have also made their way into facial hair and beards.
Check out these new ways to wear a beard with slashes, fades, and more. Whether facial hair is kept short or long, beard shaping keeps the cheeks clean and also creates flattering shapes or lines that nature can’t create.
These beard designs and shaped are done by professionals. There are some things that can’t be done at home and straight lines and blurry fades are one of them. Just tack on a beard trim to your next barber visit for a full makeover.
Now check out these cool new ways to wear beards.
1. Beard Slash
Beard slashes usually start somewhere in the hair and appear to continue in facial hair. Size, shape, and placement are up to you. This is a subtle version with a hint of slash behind the ear that extends to the line of the jaw.
2. Beard Scratches
Scratches are just what they sounds like. This gentleman looks like he was mauled by a cat with two claws in the best possible way.
3. Beard + Fade + Line
Shaved lines work with any hairstyles and length of beard.
4. Straight Line
The shaved lines has plenty of impact in long hair and short.
Short Beard Styles
5. Groomed Beard
A fade extending up and down from the sideburn creates a type of mirror image between this pomp fade and short beard.
6. Beard Line Up
This beard shape features a continuous curve from the temple to the mustache.
7. Chin Strap Beard
Defined lines create an angular chin strap.
8. Bald + Beard
The surplus of testosterone that leads to male pattern baldness can also grow full facial hair. A quick fade at the sideburn creates a seamless transition from shaved head to full beard.
9. Temple Fade + Beard
A temple fade creates a small but distinct separation between beard and this classic men’s hairstyle.
10. Line Up + Temple Fade
A temple fade reveals a bit of skin and clears a path for glasses.
11. Low Fade + Beard
A low fade creates even more separation and highlights the angular shape of this full black beard.
12. Disconnected Beard
A fade isn’t the only way to disconnect a beard. Try carving hair into sharp points instead.
13. Pointed Beard
Dense facial hair can be used to create interesting shapes, like this beard that comes to a distinct point at the chin.
14. Full Chin Strap Beard
Every man has different facial hair growth patterns. They all look good, except for the neck beard. This long chin strap creates a new and interesting face shape. Enhance the look by keeping the cheeks clean.
15. Shaped Beard (and how to do it)
Dense facial hair can be sculpted into interesting shapes like topiary. This angled beard is sleek and stylish as well as enhanced by the disconnect fade.
16. Rounded Beard
A low fade places extra attention on the curved shape of this lush beard.
17. Full Beard + Handlebar Mustache
This gentleman is certainly making the most of what he’s got with an artfully shaped long beard accented by a handlebar mustache. Get the look with a wax-based beard product that holds the mustache and softens long facial hair. There are many beard waxes out there but Honest Amish Original Beard Wax, which has been around since the 1970s, has stood the test of time.
18. Pomp Fade + Long Beard
Extra height in the pomp plus a low fade around the sides balances out this impressive beard.
19. Shaved Head + Shaped Beard
A clean shaven head places even more emphasis on facial hair. Make the most of it with a crisp design and full beard that tapers off at the sideburns.
20. Crop + Beard
This fresh style combines the hottest hairstyle with a classic beard. This crop features a jagged piece of fringe and a skin fade. The beard is old school and clean cut with a longer mustache.