12 Best Beard Styles for Men in 2017

Beards have been trending in men’s fashion for few years now and especially in 2017. Beards that are properly groomed and well kept look great and fashionable. Here are 12 best beard styles for men in 2017.

1. Balbo

The Balbo is a variation of the goatee and mustache. The Balbo is a beard in two or three sections. It’s a mustache combined with hair on the chin, often with a soul patch under the lower lip.

2. Bandholz

This beard was actually popularized by Eric Bandholz, the founder of Beardbrand.

3. Circle Beard

The beard circle style is exactly as the name suggests, designed primarily to border around the mouth area when the mustache and beard are connected.

4. Extended Goatee

The extended goatee is also called the tailback or the Hollywoodian and it’s a combination of the goatee and the mustache. It looks like a mustache connected to a beard, but with the sideburns removed.

5. Friendly Mutton Chops

Friendly mutton chops beard are long sideburns that connect with the mustache.

6. Full Beard

The traditional full beard is a face full of connected whiskers. It’s the hair on your upper lip, across your cheeks, down your sideburns, all around your mouth, and over your chin, completing the circle under your neck.

7. Garibaldi

Named after one of the key figures in the foundation of Italy, this style of beard has a slight 'unkempt' look and combines a mustache with a full beard that has a wide and rounded base at the bottom.

8. Imperial

The Imperial beard style is not really a beard but rather a mustache and was popular in France during the period of the Second Empire. The Imperial requires very little facial hair, as it comprises of a handlebar or a petite handlebar mustache and a smart goatee right at the middle of your chin.

9. Short Stubble

The short stubble style of beard is arguably one of the simplest. It can be achieved by growing facial hair for a few days after shaving. This type beard looks very short.

10. Medium Stubble

Medium stubble is a beard style slightly longer than the short stubble. It requires a couple of days more to grow and can be anywhere between 3 to 5 mm long.

11. Long Stubble

The long stubble style of beard may be trickier to maintain than its shorter counterparts. The long stubble is slightly longer than the medium stubble, measuring about 6 mm or longer.

12. Van Dyke

The Van Dyke beard style gets its name from the 17th Century Flemish painter Anthony Van Dyke. This style of beard a variation between a goatee combined with a mustache.

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