It’s No Shave November. That time of the year when we witnesses men all over the world growing their facial hair and give up shaving for a month to raise awareness about men’s health issues.
The rules to be a part of movement
are simple. Begin with a clean shaven face on November 1 and let your facial hair bloom. No shaving, only grooming. With countless number of beard styles, we’ve gathered some that have stood the tests of time. Even these celebs sport them. Shreeya Vinay, Beauty and Lifestyle Editor at Fabogo, gives us a lowdown.
For those who find it difficult to grow long beards, the stubble is their best friend. Stubbles are easy to maintain and have a rugged charm to them. Whether it’s David Beckham or Chris Hemsworth, they’ve all been spotted sporting a stubble.
You have a number of options to choose from: traditional stubble, well groomed, faint stubble or a full scruff.
Goatees, Sideburns/Mutton chops, Van Dyke, Soul Patches have been around for centuries and yet continue to be the go-to beard styles. Christian Bale’s iconic Van Dyke or Hugh Jackman’s Mutton Chops have been envied and admired by people of all ages.
Goatees and variations of goatees can be spotted even today. They never seem to go out of trend.
Robert Downey Jr.’s legendary balbo became the most loved beard style and continues to be the go-to style for men of all ages even today. The beard style requires a face full of hair and a supply of good razors for shaping and grooming. Best suited for a narrow chin, the balbo accentuates your jawline and makes your face look more chiselled.
For those who don’t want to stop at a month, the Bandholz is the perfect beard style. Part with your grooming tools and let your facial hair grow out until you’re satisfied with the length and the volume. Paired best with a manbun or an undercut, the Bandholz has become a favourite of many stars. Suniel Shetty rocks this style with panache.
The classic beard can be achieved by growing out your moustache and goatee, and regular grooming. The style is sleek and attractive. Breaking Bad's Walter White sported this towards the end of the series.