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Types of beard

Choosing well among the different types of beards is the first step to make facial hair your best complement. Genetics and your personal preferences, in this order, will mark your way.

Discover the large number of forms facial hair can take, in terms of both full beards and partial beards:

Whole beards

Whole beards are classified according to the length of the hair (short or three days, medium and long):

Three-day Beard

It is the shortest full beard there is and a great facial hair option for all men. Works well on both thick beards and somewhat more irregular beards.

You will get this type of beard letting hair grow between 1 and 4 days, counting from the last shave. To maintain a three-day beard you will need to pass the beard trimmer a few times a week.

Delimiting the beard or not doing so depends on your personal preferences. If you want a natural beard, you can skip this step. Instead, if you’re looking for a more definite result, pass your razor through your cheeks and neck. This will also give it a more neat touch in the event that you find it somewhat scrawling.

Medium beard

With full beards it happens that, from a certain measure, having abundant facial hair becomes a highly valuable quality. Unlike the previous one, the average beard works best on men with fairly thick beards.

This type of beard takes at least two weeks to grow. Generally, it is more flattering when sufficient care and attention is givento it. In addition to passing the trimmer at least once a week, it is necessary to work on the contour (cheeks, neck and often also chin and mustache) to make it look defined. Much of such work is different in every man, because it is based on adapting to the rate of growth and distribution of hair, as well as to the angles and curves of the face.

It should be noted that it is very important that the beard does not lose naturalness in this process. It is about trimming and delimiting by making the utmost effort to prevent the beard from ending up being artificial. If you decide to fix your beard (remember that you also have the option to leave it natural) shave your neck just above the nut and delimit the cheeks in case they need. In this last step, it is important to ensure that the line is neither too high nor too low.

Long Beard

It is the favorite beard type of beard enthusiasts for obvious reasons. They have a wild spot at the same time as fluffy. And above all they feel great to all men. However, it is not an option that is available to everyone. It is necessary to be one of those “chosen” who have a thick beard and mustache.

But apart from genetics it is also necessary to have patience. It is necessary to give the beard time to grow and its length exceeds the jaw. On the other hand, being long doesn’t mean that it doesn’t need maintenance. You may not touch it, but usually trimming and shaping properly helps it look more vigorous.

Partial beards

Genetics plays a decisive role in the beard. If you can’t get a full beard, there are other great options that are worth considering. When it comes to facial hair, it is a good idea to identify the strengths and try to get the most out of them.

The knob is one of the most popular beards. The hair on the upper lip and chin is allowed to grow. Cheek hair shaves, which is why the knobs include the ideal beard types for men who do not have the thickness needed in the area to leave a medium or long beard. There is a wide variety of knobs depending on details such as hair measurement and contour:

Classic knob

The mustache and the knob are connected. The shape can be circular or square.

Van Dyke Knob

The mustache and the knob are disconnected. It has the shape of an inverted triangle: the mustache is wider than the knob.

Anchor Knob

The mustache and the knob are disconnected. It has the shape of an anchor: the knob is wider than the mustache.

More options for your facial hair

Other styles you should consider are the classic mustache and the mustache without a knob.


There are many types of mustache. As with full beards, you need to experiment with their thickness and shape until you find the most flattering version for your face.


Knobs without a mustache can be large (roughly the same width as the lips) or narrow, as is the case.

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