Top Facial Hair Trends For 2024
Modern men are always on the lookout to keep their appearance on point and fashionable, and one of the easiest ways to change your look is by using different facial hair styles. In my latest fashion article, I will suggest various options to transform your look and boost your confidence. Continue reading to find out more.
As with all trends, even facial hair, such as beards and moustaches, constantly falls in and out of favour with the style crowd, so in the following list, I will be offering up the top choices for 2024 on my fashion blog.
The Hungarian Moustache
If you decide to sport this particular look, you will undoubtedly receive more than a few Franz Ferdinand comments (the famous Archduke, not the band!). This moustache is undoubtedly iconic and will provide a stand-out facial hair statement – it is big and bold, yet will require the best moustache wax you can lay your hands on to keep it fresh and sturdy all day long. It is something that only a few will dare to rock, yet if you can pull it off, you will not regret it.
The Stubble Beard
The classic stubble look is certainly timeless – however, this beard style, also known as the 5 o’clock shadow, can be difficult to obtain correctly thanks to the tiny window of opportunity. You will need to keep on top of it to ensure that it looks the part (even if, despite the name, you can sport it at all times around the clock!) by keeping it freshly trimmed every 2-4 days (depending on how speedy your hair grows). However, once you’ve got it down, you will look as good as top celebs like Chris Hemsworth or David Beckham, who opt for a stubble look regularly.
The Corporate Beard
If you aim to be a high-flying businessman, you may want to go for the corporate beard when you next hit that big boardroom meeting. If you create the perfect look, it combines well-groomed and ruggedness in equal measure with a touch of wildness thrown in. If you want to break it down, consider a medium-length beard trimmed with an unintentional definition.
This beard will easily be scrutinised more than other beards because of how it looks and your office environment. Try to keep it under control, as an overgrown look will look out of place when paired with a business suit and possibly cost you that winning deal at the next big presentation!
The Garibaldi beard goes beyond the corporate style, has a rounded appearance, and is rougher overall in shape. However, if you spend much of your time in the wilderness rather than the urban jungle, then the Garibaldi is something you should consider. It is a choice for the casual guy, as you can freely let it grow for months unattended with only a little love and care when necessary. The Garibaldi is easily one of the most versatile beards; however, it can look incredibly different depending on what hairstyle you pair it with.
It may be an overall low-maintenance beard, but you will need to keep on top of washing it thoroughly each day – it may look great in that winter cabin/open fire aesthetic, yet you don’t want debris and food sitting in it (it will cramp your style after all!).
The Van Dyke
The Van Dyke is a style that instantly makes you think of distinct and sophisticated all at once. This trimmed moustache and goatee number is the perfect facial hairstyle that can be customised in several ways. Experiment to see what works for you, and as long as each component doesn’t touch, then it is still the Van Dyke and a top model for 2024.
This look is recommended for those with a narrow and well-defined face. If you are not a fan of a goatee, you can easily swap it out with stubble instead for that cowboy vibe!
Consider Your Face Shape
After reading these top picks, it’s time to consider the shape of your face, as not every facial hair style will be suitable (and even if you try and go against convention, it will rarely work out). That said, every face type will have a beard look that enhances it.
You can easily do your own research and examine the shape of your face on your own, but if you are unsure of specifics, such as if you have an oval or round shape, then ask a local barber for their expert opinion – thanks to their knowledge, they can point you in the right direction and even offer their tips on beard styles too.
It can be a daunting prospect to switch up your look, especially on your face; however, it can provide a massive boost to your confidence level, too. Why not go for a complete style overhaul – beard, hair, and wardrobe and you will be hitting 2024 hard with a fresh ensemble and ready to wow friends, family, and strangers alike.