It’s no secret that a beard instantly makes a guy look more attractive. Throughout history, facial hair in men has been the ultimate symbol for communicating maturity, masculinity, and even sexuality. If you are one of the men who has chosen to rock your beard, you are indubitable humankind’s gift to women and we thank you for it! There are endless ways for men to look attractive with beards. However, did you know that your facial hair can actually reveal a lot about you? Here is a guide to what your beard could be saying about your personality.
This facial hair style hit in the mid 1990’s and is commonly paired with a mustache. The goatee is a beard for all seasons. It is usually the hardest to pin down in terms of personality characteristic; some argue that it signifies a more casual easy going type of guy, while other say it shows a cautious attitude. For the most part it signifies both youth and maturity. It is also characteristic of a sentimental, spirited and contemplative man.
Historically, the moustache had the creepiest rap of all facial hair expressions. The slender stache of a well-groomed gentleman gives off an aristocratic look or a creepy look if not matched with the right personality. The 1960’s and 70’s saw the rise of this beard trend with the Beatles and men who wore this look were deemed confident and empowered. Today, the moustache is indicative of a man who is either a little cocky, free spirit, doesn’t take himself or life too seriously. Consequently this style can also be a characteristic of a bold, decisive and secure man.
The chinstrap is a thin hair strip that goes from the sideburns down to the chin. It’s one of the rare forms of face fuzz perhaps because of the grooming time it takes to achieve this look. Typically the chinstrap is indicative of a man that is experimental and sensible. It is also a tailor made look for the cheesy guy. Some men use the chinstrap to conceal the fact that they do not have much facial hair. It may not be a popular go-to look with most guys but there is something about the chinstrap that makes a man look irresistible.
The Stubble/Scruffy look
This is the GQ of face manes because of how stylish it is. It is modelesque and is characteristic of a laidback, likeable guy who is stylish and up on the latest trends. The stubble/scruffy look is basically where the facial hair is long enough to be visible but short enough to reveal skin underneath. It is the perfect look for the modern guy but it must be carefully maintained. It takes time to look intentionally un-groomed, this is basically the no-makeup makeup look for gents.
The Full Beard
Hair growth is essential for men who want to pull off a full beard. This style requires packed hair growth on all available areas of the face. Full beards have religious and scholarly associations so for the most part, they are characteristic of a man that is mature, scholarly, confident, sexy, dependable, and family-oriented. It is also indicative of a typical type A personality who has a keen eye for detail. A full beard can really make a statement since this look can be both intimidating and strong with a hint of mystery.
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