Beard models: you will see these trends in 2023

Baard modellen: deze trends ga je zien in 2023

Beards remain an unavoidable fashion trend that is getting bigger rather than smaller. Due to the corona misery, a large number of men have had to work from home involuntarily. And because you don't have to wear a tight suit behind your laptop, many men started experimenting with not shaving. In quite a few cases, the beard has given birth and has become a permanent part of their appearance. So after the crisis you will see many acquaintances with a big goatee!

Are you one of those new converts who at one point said “F*ck it” and threw his razor in the closet? Has your beard grown long enough to cut it into a neater model? Then you should check out these tips. These are a few beard models that are now in the spotlight worldwide. Maybe there is the perfect chin bush for your face type!

The Van Dyke

With this short beard + goatee you look slick and elegant. Comparisons with a Victorian gentleman, a Hollywood star or a talented painter (bingo!) are obvious. Although you also have a bit of the devil… the Van Dyke is striking, bold and cool either way, and a good choice for men with a more 'cuter' look, a narrow chin or a baby face.

Wait until your beard is an inch long. Then you will shape it with a trimmer or a razor . All the hair above your chin must go! Make sure your goatee connects to your beard with a thin line. Then trim your beard occasionally as it grows to achieve that V-shape. Also, keep your mustache to avoid getting a ring beard!

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The Balbo

The Balbo, not the Bilbo – in the Lord of the Rings movies, the hobbit was about the only one without a beard. Feel free to use those movies as inspiration for your facial hair! The name "Balbo" comes from an Italian accomplice of Benito Mussolini - but you probably don't want to tell your date that. It also doesn't matter who started this fashion, because the Balbo is an impressive and masculine beard model.

A Balbo beard is a beard that extends from your chin over the lower edges of your face, but leaves most of your cheeks free. The beard may be kept short, but may also grow quite thick and long. In any case, it must be kept neatly. You can connect it through your sideburns (if you have them) to your hair. Your goatee is also integrated into this mighty head of hair. The Balbo is a beard with a loose ('floating' moustache). It can be quite thick and even protrude a bit beyond your lips.

How do you make a Balbo?

Your beard should be nice and full, especially on your chin. Then you shave the sides neatly and keep them updated. This is a good beard, especially for men with a rounder face, because it makes your face more angular, longer and more masculine. Men who suffer from acne on their chin or the edges of their face will also be happy with the Balbo.



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The Chin Strap

This is one of the most popular celebrity beard styles in the UK. The chin strap is a thin, neat growth of beard that grows along the edges of your jaws, then rises up the sideburns at a right angle. It can be worn with or without a mustache and goatee.

Wait until your beard is at least a week old. Then shave your hair in a straight line away from your cheeks, except for a thin line at the bottom. Then keep this beard well trimmed and keep it short - a chin strap should not be longer than an inch.

The chin strap emphasizes your face shape, specifically your jawline, and provides extra focus on your facial expressions. Especially if you have a strong jawline, this is a must!

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The Garibaldi

Another Italian in the list?! It's no secret that the Italians have an eye for good hair fashion. Moreover, the smooth Southern Europeans are popular with the women - enough reason to pay attention! Guiseppe Garibaldi was an Italian national hero who defended and forged the country into one in the 19th century. His striking beard made him a style icon back then – and now, more than a century later, this model is a hit again!

The Garibaldi is a long, full beard where the mustache merges into the beard. At the bottom it is round or flattened. On the sides, the beard can protrude well beyond your cheeks. How high you let the beard grow on your cheeks is up to you. As you would expect from a beard named after a guerrilla fighter, the Garibaldi doesn't need to be extremely groomed. Also beard oil or other products for beard care are not necessarily necessary for this wild growth.

You have to let your beard grow for at least half a year - the Garibaldi can have a length of 12 to 20 centimeters. Then cut or shave the bottom of the beard to the desired shape, and Guiseppe is done. These beards are a wonderful choice for men with an oval or rectangular face. A medium length haircut goes well with this hairy jewel.

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The stubble beard

Didn't feel like shaving for a week during the lockdowns? Congratulations, you've automatically achieved stubble! A stubble beard is the most natural and popular beard model. Your facial hair is less than a millimeter (short stubble) to a centimeter (long stubble) long. The hair on your lip - it's too little to call it a mustache - you keep the same length.

Not shaving for one or two days to a week is a great basis for a stubble beard. Then shave or pluck loose hair to make it look completely cared for. Optionally, shave the beard somewhere on your cheeks in a straight line. You have to keep track of the area above that. The stubble must be regularly renewed by trimming the hair to a short length with a beard trimmer.

A stubble beard is especially good for men who have good beard growth on the cheeks. But in principle, this simple beard is suitable for everyone. And it's a great start for men who doubt whether they really want a beard. Just try it out and see how the stubble looks on you!

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clean shave

This will also be a trend in 2023. Due to the cursed face masks, many men have started shaving completely smooth. Also former beard wearers. Well, what should we say? It looks very neat on many men and feels good - no stinging hairs can be a relief, especially if you've had a beard for years. Many women also like to touch smooth facial skin.

A clean shave look is easy to create, but labor intensive to maintain. If you are serious about your new beard model (well…) you shave with a razor and with shaving cream or shaving gel . Use aftershave to moisturize and care for your facial skin. Repeat this ritual every morning. Especially men with a firm jawline can come up with a good clean shave!

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