A study of the world’s trend capitals has revealed that the ‘Full Beard’ is the most popular style of facial hair across Europe, sported by 40% of men. The research proved that 55% of European men fashion some form of facial hair, with the ‘Balbo’ and ‘Goatee & Moustache’ noted as the second and third most popular facial hair styles.
Tips From a Pro
With the Full Beard proving most popular across Europe and men reportedly taking on average 51 days to grow “the perfect beard,” Braun Styling Brand Ambassador, Fabio Vivan, has shared his top tips for successful stubble:
- Resist the urge to shave for 2-4 weeks (depending on rate of growth) so that you can establish which areas of your face are naturally quicker at growing than others
- Once you have established a decent level of growth, use a beard trimmer with an adjustable comb like the Braun cruZer6 beard&head to maintain a length that you are happy with
- Trim the neck area and sideburns more regularly than the cheeks and upper lip, as these areas will grow quicker
- Do not shampoo your beard too often as you risk drying out the skin and making the hair thinner. Instead, use a beard oil and massage regularly to prevent dry skin and keep your beard looking sleek and voluminous
Whichever style you choose, Braun has a few high-powered precision grooming tools that can help us achieve a perfectly groomed beard. I personally don’t go anywhere without the Braun cruZer6 precision trimmer (£18.99). My beard doesn’t really grow beyond a certain length so I use the precision to keep it in shape.
But if your particularly beardy, the Braun cruZer6 face (£69.99) is a sleek 3-in-1 shaver, styler and trimmer, helping you to style any unruly facial hair whether you’re after a close shave, a neat trim or defined edges. The cruZer6 face boasts the cutting-edge technology and performance of a Braun dry shaver, whilst combining a twistable trimmer for styling and an adjustable attachment for cutting your beard to four different lengths.
Those guys going for the Galifianakis might get the most out of the Braun cruZer6 beard&head (£39.99). It’s the perfect tool for those looking to tame a full beard. With its special click & lock functionality, the adjustable comb stays firmly in place allowing you to trim your hair to the exact length you desire. The two comb attachments provided let you choose from 12 different length settings (1-20mm), while the small precision trimmer makes it easier to style even the harder-to-reach areas of your beard.
THE 10 MOST POPULAR BEARD TYPES IN THE UK
Full beard (Zack Galifianakis)
Goatee & moustache (Bryan Cranston)
Extended goatee (Ben Affleck)
Balbo (Robert Downey Junior – (Tony Stark, Iron Man)
Chin strip & moustache (Mel Gibson)
Chin strip (Billy bob Thornton)
Goatee – (Robert Patterson)
Soul patch (Bruce Springsteen)
Chin curtain (Louis Hamilton)
Mutton chops (Hugh Jackman – Wolverine)