Summer Stubble Styles We Love
When it gets warm, a beard can leave you feeling a bit like Swamp Thing, but if you love your facial hair and want to keep it in some form, how about a bit of designer stubble? Equally, if you’re usually clean-shaven but looking to add a hirsute edge to your look, stubble could be the answer. So, grab your beard gel and put your razor down and embrace that few-days-growth look.
There are a bunch of reasons why stubble might be a good choice for you this summer. Simplicity is probably the main one. Stubble can form in just a couple of days from a clean-shaven face or can be easily defined if you start from a thicker beard.
Growing Your Stubble
The rough and ready look of a stubbled face makes it a popular choice for guys who want to add a bit of edge to their look. As everyone’s facial hair grows differently and at different speeds and thicknesses, it’s tough to know how to style it and when to use beard oil to maintain the look.
If you’re clean-shaven, just simply stop shaving and let your hair grow out. You will usually find it growing from small whiskers into proper stubble within a few days. Keep your face hydrated during this time as new facial hair growth can initially leave your skin feeling a bit itchy as it gets used to the new growth.
The best beard softeners like our Original Beard Balm work well in terms of giving both the hair and skin around it the moisture it needs to promote a good skin environment for growth.
Styling Your Stubble
Once you’ve got a good foundation stubble, you can start working on how to style it. If you’re not sure how to use beard oil and balm to keep stubble looking fresh, we’ve got a few tips. But first, let’s look at some awesome summer beard styles worn by some seriously stylish celebrities.
Effortless Short Stubble
Are you going for a messy, minimal-effort look a la Bradley Cooper? He’s well-known for having a good looking mane and facial hair style that looks good no matter what he does (or seemingly doesn’t) do to it.
This look rocks with jeans and a plaid shirt or can be dressed up (as you can see from the pic) with a suit or tuxedo. Either way, it’s an easy style to grow and maintain. All you need to do keep it trimmed short but don’t shave it completely on the neck as you want it to look effortless and natural. Short stubble also looks great as you get older as any specks of grey only add to the overall look. It’s a rugged look style without being messy and we love it.
Medium Length Stubble
Zac Efron’s style has evolved a lot over the past few years. From the clean-cut teen of High School Musical fame to playing some less pleasant figures, he’s certainly changed his role choices as much as his hair.
This look is styled and sleek but still has the rugged look that come with having stubble. He’s let is grow relatively naturally but has trimmed it into a shape reminiscent of goatee beard. To get this look yourself, you need a bit more effort than just keeping it short. Trimming the moustache area and making sure the neck is clean-shaven will give it a defined shape that can help define your jawline. It’s great for summer as it doesn’t have the heaviness of a normal beard and can be dressed up and down depending on the occasion.
Long Stubble Style
He may have been clean-shaven and sleek in Mad Men, but this picture is proof that Jon Hamm can rock some serious stubble without looking like he’s just walked out of a cave. Speckled with grey, he’s let the stubble grow long and free across the face and neck, letting it do its natural thing. Is there anything that man can’t do?
To get the look, let your stubble grow long and allow it free reign over your face. Use a high quality beard balm and stubble moisturiser to keep the face hydrated so your stubble doesn’t cause any itching or dryness. But does beard balm really work for stubble? Although it’s got beard in the name, it’s designed for facial hair of all lengths. It’ll keep you feeling fresh; there’s nothing worse than running your hand over your stubble and feeling dry and dead skin coming off.
Maintaining Your Stubble
So, now you’ve chosen the stubble style you want, it’s time to learn how to maintain it over the summer months. You might think that in the warm weather adding any product to your face will leave you feeling like you’ve got a mask on. However, the right beard care products are quick-absorbing and won’t leave you with a film over the lower half of your face.
Whatever you do, don’t use soap on your beard because it isn’t designed for facial hair and can have a drying or cloying effect. Our Original Beard Shampoo and Conditioner is also the perfect partner come shower time. It contains camelina oil, green tea and aloe vera, and it specially formulated to cleanse your beard leaving it soft, fresh, nourished and conditioned.