Facial hair has always been a choice for almost all males. At every historical juncture we have seen men sporting all kinds of facial hair styles. The short cut but full- faced beard was the hallmark of a distinguished man as was the moustache. But as time pressed on men started experimenting with all sorts of facial hairstyles, from which emerged the goatee, the facial stubble and most recently, the wearing of soul spots, i.e. a patch of hair under the chin, under the lower lip or above the upper lip. And, not forgetting the GQ Look commonly known as freshly shaven, clean cut faces.
Since men's facial hairdos can be found 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.
These things are important because they can actually promote your best features and add to your general look. Men with large circular faces can grow a moustache to help bring about balance and proportion. Or if you have a soft jaw line beards offer a great disguise, and men with square faces or pointy chins can lessen 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 numerous 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 tend 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.