For black men interested in growing a beard, there’s a wider array of styles that work for your skin tone and hair texture.
It doesn’t mean that care shouldn’t be taken in choosing a look that complements face shape and personal habits though.
Selecting the right kind of beard for uniquely personal needs can make or break the beard growing process.
Full Beard: A full, bushy beard looks great with a bald head – think Killer Mike or Rick Ross. It’s a great combination to go with an ultra-short hairstyle as well. Indris Elba has sported several varieties of a full beard from well sculpted to a long, clean trim.
Goatee: A goatee is a classy look with very little daily upkeep. It’s defined by emphasis on the hair around the mouth. Kanye always keeps it looking fresh with a goatee/tapered chin strap combo. You can also go even more polished, choosing something along the lines of Shaquille O’Neal’s perfectly shaped and trimmed goatee.
The thin straight lines around the mouth and a low chin strap make his large face look smaller and works well with his shaved head. However, goatees can also be scruffier too. Just consider your individual look when evaluating what style to go with.
Individual Design: Ludacris did it best when he donned razor-thin sideburn strips back in 2006. Although that style has gone to rest where dead hair trends go, the takeaway is that black men’s beards afford a significant amount of leeway in terms of adding individual flare and pizazz.