Which hairstyles are hot?
One of the most popular styles du jour is the smart short back and sides favored by Ryan Gosling in the film Drive. The look oozes classic Hollywood style but is still a bit rough around the edges. Okay – that’s your hair sorted.
What about your facial hair?
The right style should complement your face
If you’ve got large facial features (mouth, nose, eyes, and chin), go for a larger, bushier mustache or beard style. It will balance out your facial features and provide a softer look.
A long, narrow face requires a narrow-to-medium-sized mustache that’s not too heavy in length or design. Stick to shorter styles and skinnier lines, such as the Clark Gable, Chaplin, or Military mustaches. Stay away from styles with vertical lines – such as the Horseshoe – that will only accentuate the length of your face.
If you’ve got an extra large mouth, choose an angular style such as the Pyramid mustache that’s narrow at the top and wide at the bottom. The variety in length and angles will minimize the size of your mouth.
Don’t overpower a smallish mouth with a big, bushy mustache. Instead, go for a shorter style. Growing the ‘stache a little past the corners of your mouth will make your mouth appear a bit larger.
If you’ve got a wide mouth with a big upper lip, consider a large, bushy mustache with a parting that divides the mustache into two sections.”
Tidy up with a quick shave
Shave in the shower with Philips AquaTouch
*Reprinted with permission from the book The Bearded Gentleman: The Style Guide to Shaving Face by Allan Peterkin and Nick Burns (Arsenal Pulp Press)