It’s getting closer and closer to the end of the year. Because of that, some of us are already planning our transformation for next year. If you’re in that crowd, you’ve come to the right place. If you’re in that crowd, and you have no idea what’s new with beard trends or ‘stache trends, you’re definitely in the right place.
Don’t worry, we’ve got you. Here’s the beard trends on our radar for the upcoming year.
Keep it classic
Some trends never go out of style, and this beard look is a perfect example. You might see this facial hair on stars like Idris Elba or John Krasinski, where the beard is tamed, trimmed, and clean.
There’s fullness to the beard itself, but no specific design being followed. After all, there’s a good reason why this style is usually called “The Classic”.
Grow it long
If you’re an Aquaman or The Lord of the Rings fan, you’ve definitely seen this beard on Jason Momoa. And Gandalf. But in 2020, as lockdowns were happening worldwide, and people couldn’t get haircuts, this beard trend became very popular.
The popularity has only stayed, with a lot of people preferring the long locks to a short and “neat” look. Remember, if you partake in growing a Santa-beard, to keep grooming at the forefront of your care. Long beards easily get bacteria and dirt, and you wouldn’t want that sitting in your beard or skin!
Go for volume
Of course, if long or thin beard trends aren’t really your style, you can do the opposite! A hot beard trend we’ve seen is having it big, but not necessarily long. A voluminous beard, like Nick Offerman’s, is a nice alternative.
Instead of having to do loads of maintenance for tons of facial hair, keeping it to one part of your face is a sweet workaround. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t require maintenance at all! Remember to make it a part of your daily routine.
Cut it short
Maybe you don’t want to deal with the maintenance and grooming that a lot of beard trends seem to come with. If that’s the case, this one may be for you. After all, the best way to ensure you don’t have to deal with a lot of facial hair is to get rid of it!
Minimal beards are just as popular as the classic style, and as such, comes in a lot of different varieties. Of course, go with your natural hair growth for a guide, but don’t let a lack of styles stop you from trying it out this season!
Fade it out
With the fade’s rising popularity, it was only likely that the style was going to transition into facial hair. Beard fades are for those who really want to stand out and make it known that their cuts are clean. If you’re one not afraid of routine maintenance, then this trend is yours.
As with hair fades, a beard face gets fuller near the end and tapers off at the top, so the style has its biggest effect around the person’s ears. If you’re tired of the same-old, same-old, and haven’t been to your barber for this one yet, give it a go.
Connect the beard and ‘stache
When it comes to facial hair, connecting the dots seems like a no-brainer. A lot of beard and mustache wearers style them so they connect, and even though the trend might’ve fallen off, with the heightened popularity of a full mustache, this idea has jumped back into the forefront as a staple for most.
Make it curly
No one rocks the curly mustache better than celebrity hair stylist, gymnast, and tv host Jonathan Van Ness. They’re probably credited to have put the ‘stache trend back on the map. But whatever the reason for the resurgence, the curly handlebar mustache is here to stay.
Have some pomade laying around? Try your hand at giving this trend a test run—but don’t forget that there are barbers near you who can get that flick just perfect for your next night out.
Now that a lot of service providers are opening their doors and events are becoming more frequent, people are going back to having a clean shaven, “barely-there” look. (Or, just a mustache, and no beard at all. That’s okay, too.)
If minimalism is your thing, get ready to breathe a sigh of relief. This trend isn’t going anywhere, and it looks like it won’t be anytime soon.
Which beard trends caught your eye? Are there any moustaches that fit your vibe? Let us know!