Trends may come and go, but our love of all things rugged and manly isn’t going anywhere. Update your beard game with one of these fresh new styles!
Hot beard styles to rock this summer
Ah, beards. What’s not to love? We save money on razors and plenty of time on our morning routines (double bonus!), and with awesome beards of every size splashed across the most stylish men’s magazines, they’re a one-way ticket to serious street-cred – whether in the boardroom and paired with a dapper suit, or weekend-casual with jeans and a crisp white tee.
But although beards in general are standing the test of time, specific styles come and go. That’s why we’re helping keep your facial hair perfectly on trend with a few ideas to update your look. Which will your new favourite be?
No matter what style you go for, regular maintenance and a great care routine are essential if you want to keep your beard-game strong.
The Full Beard
For those with the follicle-power to produce masses of thick, bushy facial hair, the full beard remains the ultra-masculine pinnacle of success. So, if you’ve got the genes (and the patience), this one is sure to serve you well throughout the summer. Achieving this sort of length takes plenty of care to prevent breakage while it grows, so be sure to keep your face-mane well moisturised on your way to glory. Beard oil should be your go-to product to keep your beard in great health. Try something like Redken Brews Men's Beard Oil, enhanced with a nourishing blend of Avocado, Apricot Kernel and Olive Fruit Oils to keep your beard (and the skin underneath) perfectly healthy.
In one of life’s cruelest ironies, the testosterone present in the male body is responsible for the growth of the hair on our faces, and the loss of the hair on our heads at the same time. Luckily for our balding brothers out there, certain dead-sexy male celebs have popularised the combination of a hefty beard and minimal (if any) hair, for a look that is both mature and polished, and dashingly masculine. Talk to your barber about tapering the ends of your beard (where it would usually blend into your hairline) for a crisp, neat finish.
Mustaches aren’t just for your grandpa anymore. Some of the most awesome facial hair looks we’re seeing today feature full, thick mustaches, not just as the finishing touches to a beard, but as the main event in its own right! What’s more, this one’s perfect for staying cool in the summer months, too. Ask your barber for a short crop in the beard area (a number 2 or 3 shave with clippers is ideal), and only minor shaping and trimming of the mustache, keeping it lush and impactful.
No matter what style you go for, regular maintenance and a great care routine are essential if you want to keep your beard-game strong. Make sure you’ve got a great beard-brush to smooth down the strands and stimulate blood flow to the follicles, a great beard soap instead of stock-standard shampoo (try the Redken Brews Cleansing bar, which leaves beard and skin feeling squeaky-clean without drying them out), and a good all-rounder beard oil to ensure optimal moisturising. When in doubt, get down to your trusty barber for professional advice, product recommendations, and styling options.
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