Originally beards were created to instill fear in enemies and signal sexual potency. Some even believed they would wear off germs. However, beards always have been trending and beard styles have always been changing. Some moments more apparent than others, but since the summer of 2013, when the idea of the peak beard was first put forward, the current beard trend has endured.
When looking at the history of beards, guys (and their loving partners) have been falling in and out of love with different trends. The trends and beard styles that are happening currently is just the latest of trends of men’s relationship with facial hear. From time to time mustaches (think of Movember) are in, when others sideburns are the mainstream facial hair (Elvis Presley). However in the past, these trends have been lasting for decades, not just months. What make the beard different and what styles are the most popular? We have gathered 5 of the hottest beard trends for modern men with modern beard styles in 2015 to start your summer right. Right on, with the right beard. Don’t know how to do it? Learn here how to trim a beard from manly hairstylists.
The Most Popular Beard Styles for Modern Men in 2015
Full Beard Style
No list of beard trends would be complete without talking about the full beard. It requires very little maintenance and is probably the most popular beard style of 2015. The full beard completely covers the upper lip, cheeks, chin and goes all the way back to the neck. It works great for any facial structure, but the style does require patience. Guys pulling the full beard of know how much effort will go in growing and maintaining the perfect full beard while still keeping it presentable. Even in 2015 the full beard is still the most sought after beard of this trend.
Designer Stubble Beard Styles
The designer stubble is seen a lot and is basically a full beard but with stubbles. It is one of the styles to maintain the easiest with any trimmer and easy to grow for most men. Full beard men will look down on the designer stubble but our female counterparts seem to like this beard the most.
Short Boxed Beard Styles
If you are looking for something in between the full beard and the designer stubble, then the short boxed beard is definitely something for you. Compared with a stubble designer beard, that need a few days growth, a short boxed beard needs a few weeks of growth. This beard is carefully sculpted and requires work to maintain. Using a close crop and defined edges, it showcases the cheekbones and helps to outline the jaw. The short boxed beard is perfect for angular, oval, heart-shaped and round-shaped faces and very popular this year.
Balbo Beard Style
You’ll be seen as bold, stylish and self-confident when you’re wearing a balbo beard. The Balbo exists of a goatee, a Chinstrap and a Handlebar moustache. The moustache together with beard around the chin is trimmed to form a shape that resembles an upside-down T. To achieve this you first need to grow a Full Beard in order to shape the hair into the perfect Balbo.
Olde English Beard Style
Olde English incorporates all the mentioned beard styles into one manly and rugged look for men looking for the real deal. Think of it as the full beard with mutton chops to goes all the way to the chin line. It is a unique style only suitable for specific characters and perfect for those with a weak jawline and chin.
How long these current beard trends and beard styles will last and how they will evolve is difficult to say. Why trends like this start is a whole other research question. Maybe masculinity is under pressure with changing sexual and emotional boundaries or maybe it is just because of a celebrity starting another trend that will come and go with time. For now, take you razor out and get one of these 5 new beard styles trends of 2015 going. Trendsetter will be written on your face. Style will be all over your body.