5 beard trends for your male clients

StyleSpeak sheds light on beard trends that will rock in 2018
02 March, 2018

Facial hair was a physical sign of maturity, manliness, and strength since forever. These days, facial hair in the form of beards and moustache is trending like never before. There are a lot of different beard styles your client can choose from. However, you have to understand that there are also a lot of factors that are needed to be considered in order for you to find the right one that will match your client’s features. Distinct face shapes require various beard styles. Some facial hairstyles are fashionable right now and some are not. StyleSpeak presents 5 beard trends for 2018, which you should surely recommend to your clients!

  1. Heavy stubble

One of the most popular facial hairstyles of all time. It doesn‘t require much maintenance at all and can be as long as the person wearing it wishes. This hairstyle is great for its manly, rugged look. A lot of polls show that women prefer this beard style to the others, especially if it‘s a long, 10-day stubble. This one needs to be maintained and trimmed well to get rid of stray hairs, especially those that grow on the cheek and above Adam’s apple. So if your client wishes to look trendy and loves having a manly appearance, he can opt for this look.

Suitable for: All face shapes


  1. Five o‘clock shadow

This look became super popular in the 1980s and since then, hasn‘t really dropped in popularity. A bit cleaner and more well kept than a normal stubble, but still creates that manly, rugged ‘bad boy’ appearance. Also it is great for men who don‘t have a lot of facial hair growth, since this style is very short. This one looks manly yet not untidy!

Suitable for: All face shapes


3. Full beard

A style that has passed the test of time. This only shows that this look is never out of style. A great classy look if well groomed and a messy rugged one if not. Requires a little bit of maintenance, but nothing too serious. The manliest and much preferred by men among all the beard styles, the full beard is certainly something you must not miss this 2018! Well-groomed full beard is more attractive as it accentuates the facial features better.

Suitable for: Diamond, Triangle or Inverted Triangle face shape


  1. Long ‘hipster’ beard or Bandholz

Probably the hottest beard trend of 2018. This one compliments the (now popular) undercut, man-bun, and long hairstyles. It creates a great balance with long hair or a top knot/man-bun, so depending on which one of these your client wants to rock, this look can be considered. The look is very rough! The appearance of this look shouldn’t fool you, because this style may require the highest maintenance of all the facial hairstyles there is.

Suitable for: Triangle, Inverted Triangle, Oblong, Oval or Diamond face shapes

  1. Van Dyke beard

This style is named after 17th-century Flemish painter Anthony van Dyck. The cheeks are completely shaven, with only a goatee and moustache left with a much delicate precision. However, this particular style has a lot of different variants. For example, it can either include a soul patch or not and the moustache can be curled or not.

Suitable for: Men with narrow chin


These 5 are probably your best bet in the year of 2018. If your client is fashionable and enjoys a manly look, you could pick one of these for him. Taking care of the beard should be done appropriately. Longer beards require thorough care to keep them resplendent. Ensure that your client takes good care of his beard – washes it regularly using a mild shampoo and conditioner to keep it soft and clean, incase of tangles uses a wide-toothed comb. You can recommend your clients to use beard oils and waxes to keep it well-groomed.


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