May 26, 2008

Beards, Moustaches and Other Facial HairStyles For Men

by Sarah Harrigan

Facial Hair Styles For Men

Facial hair has always been a choice for many males. At every historical epoch we have seen men exhibiting all kinds of facial hairdos. The short cut but full- faced beard was the mark of a distinguished man as was the moustache. But as time wore on men started experimenting with all makes of facial hairstyles, from which appeared the goatee, the facial stubble and most recently, the donning of soul spots, i.e. a patch of hair below the chin, under the bottom lip or above the upper lip. And, of course, the GQ Look otherwise known as freshly shaven, clean cut faces.

Since men's facial hair styles come in a wide variety, choosing the best facial hair style is actually more than just letting the hair on your upper lip grow out. There are some things you might want to consider before deciding on a facial hair style. For instance, the length of your mouth, the size of your nose, fullness of the lips, thickness and color of face and shape of jaw line.

Things like these are important because they can actually promote your best features and add to your general look. Men with large round faces can grow a moustache to help bring about balance and proportion. Or if you have a soft jaw line beards offer a great mask, and men with square faces or pointy chins can reduce their stark angular features with a beard. But the best part about facial hair styles is that it is a wonderful way to camouflage skin flaws and imperfections such as acne scars, or scarring from prior years of shaving.

To help you choose what facial hair style is best for you, it is always wise to see a professional stylist or barber. But just remember that choosing a facial hair style is only the tip of the iceberg since having facial hair takes time and effort to maintain, and some men usually cant get over the first hurdle; enduring the scruffy look until hair grows out long enough to shape and style. If you do achieve the facial hair style that you want, you will have to shape and maintain it with regular trimming. Conditioners and moisturizers are also great supplements in making facial hair styles look and feel better as these help it to become more manageable.

It is commonly said that beauty is pain, and when this is said we seem to think of women getting a bikini wax but for men it may well mean having to purchase conditioners, moisturizers and eyebrow pencils to fill in sparse spots in beards and moustaches. Just make sure to get an eyebrow pencil that matches your hair color and is long lasting so it wont come off when you are doing something manly, like drinking. It may be embarrassing, heck even painful to go buy this stuff at your local cosmetic counter, but the attention youll get after youve spiced up yourself is well worth it.

For more great useful ideas why not visit a website offering tips, advice and resources on topics such as facial hair, causes of hair loss im women and even bikini hair removal techniques and consequences.