If you’re thinking about taking your beard to the next level in 2018, now is a good time to check out some cool beard styles and designs. While the best beards are usually trimmed neat to create sharp cuts and a classy look, lots of guys have been growing long, full beards lately. These messy yet masculine styles of facial hair work beautifully with many men’s hairstyles. Furthermore, there are so many ways to combine stylish haircuts and beards, including how to transition between the hair on your head and face, that you’ll love experimenting with all the different styles below.
So whether you’re looking to grow a long beard or want new short, groomed ideas for a more professional cut, we’ve got the hottest collection of popular beard styles for 2018. Check out the many different beard types below for a new style to try this year!
A good, thick beard will take a few months to grow out, depending on your genetics and lifestyle. If you want to trim the lower neck or edges to keep a tight design, you can do so. But be careful not to groom too much or become impatient as you’ll never be able to grow your beard to its full potential. The picture above is a great example of how full beards style well with longer hair.
This sexy short beard is all about shape rather than length. By using a good beard trimmer, guys can create the perfect facial hair for their facial features and style.
The faded beard has become a popular style for hipster guys. By tapering your sideburns and beard into your hair, your barber can create a fresh, clean look.
Beard with Fade
Guys love fades. A taper fade, particularly a skin or bald fade, can highlight the contrast between the short sides and longer hair on top. A full beard just adds to the trendy look.
Cool Beard Shape
While you may be able to shave or trim your beard at home in between trips to the barbershop, it’s probably best to get your beard shaped by your stylist. First, this helps guys get the right symmetry and design with their haircut. Second, you can learn how your barber cut your facial hair so that you can use the same techniques when you maintain it yourself at home.
There are so many different ways to wear a long beard. The best long beards must be full and thick, without any patchy parts. This may require men to research how to grow their facial hair out.
Bald with Beard
A shaved head contrasts well with a full beard. In fact, many women love bald men with beards, so much so that not all guys who shave their heads actually need to. While some guys shave their heads because of thinning hair, a bad hairline or loss, a bald head can be a choice for a low-maintenance style.
Full beards are versatile, and look great with short, medium and long hair. You can even combine them with handlebar mustaches for a cool hipster touch. If your planning on styling a full beard this year, you’ll want to invest in some quality beard oil or balm to keep your facial hair soft.
Man Bun + Beard
The man bun and beard combo works every time. When pairing long hair and a beard, you can’t go wrong with this modern look.
If growing a lot of facial hair isn’t easy for you, then a simple goatee may do the trick. Goatee styles come in many variations, and you can choose to shave your mustache for a goatee without one.
Van Dyke Beard
The Van Dyke is a kind of goatee with a chin beard and curved mustache. The Van Dyke beard takes a rugged, confident man to pull off.
Short Hair + Long Beard
Low Fade + Line Up + Trimmed Beard
High Bald Fade + Crop Top + Full Beard
Medium Length Hair + Long, Thick Beard
Short Sides + Long Top + Beard Design
Beard + Slicked Back Hair
Thick Beard + Comb Over
Beard + Buzz Cut
Burst Fade Mohawk + Thick Beard
Thick Beard Stubble + Brushed Back Hair
Shaved Sides + Top Knot + Long Beard
Messy Curly Hair + Full Short Beard
Brushed Back Hair + Bushy Beard + Razor Fade