Designer stubble, a well groomed light hint of facial hair, can make you look rugged or even refined, depending on which way you wear it. It is one of the lasting facial hair trends that works for so many different men.
It’s not a flash-in-the-pan type of trend, and although it has been more popular these past few years, it’s a look that will never truly disappear. Designer stubble is a rugged way to add interest to your face without sporting a full beard, and it has a dashing, almost dangerous appeal that mustaches and goatees simply don’t have.
What can designer stubble do for you?
• Do you have a “baby face” with rounded cheeks and an overall cherubic look? Stubble can give your jaw a more angular look, and minimize a soft jaw or double chin.
• Do you dislike overly formal environments and wearing suits every day? Stubble adds that edge to your appearance that many men crave, and in an increasingly casual work environment, can be acceptable in your office. Just be sure to groom regularly!
Tip: When you try to add a little more angularity to a soft face shape, try pairing your stubble with messy bangs or a layered haircut.
How to Get the Look
To maintain your designer stubble look, you could shave every couple of days to keep your shadow effect from sprouting into a full beard. You can decide whether or not you’d like to shave your neckline close to keep your stubble more polished.
To stay trimmed, pay attention to how fast your facial hair grows. The faster you can grow a beard, the quicker you’ll need to be to keep up with your stubble to ensure it stays shaped. Stubble is an ongoing process of upkeep, so you can’t just shape it and leave it.
What Tools to Use
To avoid looking dated, regulate your scruff. Almost seventy-five percent of men trim their facial hair at home, but you’ll have to take care when working on your stubble. With such a light, even area of facial hair, you have to be careful not to get an uneven or patchy appearance. For best results, try the Groomsman. This is a perfect groomer for selecting just the right level of stubble, and it’s under $30.00. The blades are perfect for trimming and maintaining, and they stay sharp for a long time.
Because your stubble is close to the skin, it’s even more important to cleanse your facial hair properly. Use a Beard Conditioner after you wash your face completely to keep your stubble soft, but don’t use too much!