A beard fade is a grooming technique that helps you transition your beard from being thick closer to being cleanly shaved. By adopting a beard fade, you’ll be able to create graduation from longer hair on your chin and lower jaw to a cleaner shave on your cheeks and sideburns. Doing this way allows you to seamlessly connect your beard with your hairline.
Now, if you want to take things to the next level it’s important that you pair your beard fade with the right hairstyle. This is easier said than done as there are a near-infinite number of hairstyles to choose from. To help simplify this, we thought it would be useful to put together a brief article discussing the hairstyles that best match beard fades. If this is something that you’re interested in learning more about, here are four popular beard fade and hairstyle combinations that you should try out.
Slick Back Waves and Beard Fade
Channel a vintage vibe with slicked-back waves and a beard fade. This hairstyle is a homage to the classic 1930s Hollywood vibe with a modern twist. If you don’t already have wavy hair, try using finger waves, which are easier to create than you may think and only require a comb and some hair gel or pomade. Then, pair the look with a full or medium length beard to balance it out. Additionally, it’s important to keep your facial hair neat around your cheekbones to maintain this refined look.
Buzz Cut and Beard Fade
Beard fades are probably the easiest and simplest looks to pull off. Start with a short cut all the way around the head, and then go about two numbers lower on each sideburn, ending at about a number four-length on the chin. You can clip your hair shorter than that, but it still looks good.
Undercut and Beard Fade
This hairstyle is incredibly versatile and works for both straight and curly hair. It also works for men who have shorter hair at the sides. However, a regular trim is required. It also needs to be styled in various ways, depending on how long you want the top to be. Fade your beard from the sideburns up to create a look that suits you.
Quiff and Beard Fade
A quiff and beard fade is a great way to up your style game for special occasions. The quiff is less a haircut and more a styling option, as it can be done with just about hairstyle. It’s a timeless look that works well for different age groups and for people attending different types of events. A classic quiff has balanced proportions, while longer hair can be styled to sit to one side. Ideally, to team a beard with a beard, your hair will need to be cut short on the sides, which can then blend into the beard of your choice.
Choose the Right Hairstyle for You
Hopefully, this article proves to be useful when it comes to helping you find the right hairstyle to match your beard. These hairstyles are all good choices and should complement your beard nicely. If the hairstyle that you want isn’t on this list, we suggest that you go with it anyway. Remember, this list is only meant to serve as a guide to help you get started.
For more advice and tips on beard grooming and styling, head on over to Robbie’s Chop Shop! Your barber’s the expert on perfecting the beard-to-hair ratio, so you don’t have to. So, book an appointment and look your best today!