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Now that your teen is on the verge of adulthood, you will see a marked change in the way he cares for his overall grooming and personality. With the hormonal shifts kicking in, now is also the time when your teen will go through the blooming period. He will start to sprout hair on his face, something that will be new, and yet eagerly anticipated for a young boy.
To help your teen take proper care of his facial hair, MomJunction has put together a list of a few styles for beards and mustaches that your teen can try.
Top 8 Beard Styles Your Teen Can Try:
Here are the eight best beard styles for teenagers that they can surely try wearing:
1. Light Beard With No mustache:
For this particular look, your teen can choose to not grow a mustache and just focus on the beard. It will be particularly useful at a time when your son may have more hair growth around the jaw and chin area but less around the lip area. In this style, the beard is thicker around the chin, while the hair around the jaw line and on the cheek is still sparse.
2. Thicker Beard Around The Sides Of Chin:
To create this look, your teen can let the mustache grow as it is and keep it trimmed to a neat stubble-like growth. For the beard, he has to mostly concentrate on the area that is around the edges of the chin, coming down from the corner of the lower lip. While there is enough growth in the entire beard area, it is considerably thick at the edges of the chin.
3. Regular Stubble Look With Beard Around The Cheeks:
While most beards tend to stay around the jaw area, here is one style that teen son can also let grow around his cheeks. It is easy to maintain, as it gives a stubble effect and is very low on maintenance. There is a good amount of growth on the cheeks, which is a natural progression for your teen’s facial hair growth. To let his facial hair grow out thick before trimming most of it away, he can wear this style and also look trendy.
4. Natural Growth Beard:
To try out this look, all your teen has to do is let his facial hair grow naturally. Here, the beard looks uneven and is sparsely growing. While it may initially seem that there is no particular style or pattern to the look, it still gives a very young and fresh look. Just make sure that your son still regularly trims his beard to avoid it looking too over the place.
5. More Around The Jawline And Less On The Chin:
The beard here is more concentrated on the areas around the jawline and less on the chin. Also, there is barely any trace of a mustache, which also makes it an ideal style for the initial months when your teen will start sprouting facial hair. The face looks darker around the sides, as the beard is thicker there, while the chin and upper lip area are relatively lighter.
6. Very Sparsely Spread Stubble:
In this look, the stubble is the main focus, even though it is all over the place. Your teen can try this look when he has some amount of facial hair growth. As it is a very low maintenance type of style, all he will have to do is to trim the beard and even the mustache at regular intervals. The stubbly beard is spread all over the jaw, chin and cheek area, but does not look unkempt.
7. Beard With Small Goatee:
The look here sports both a regular beard as well as a small goatee. Your teen can let the beard grow the normal way, but clean it out in the chin area. To get the goatee look, he will have to keep a little amount of hair intact just below the upper lip in the middle area. For the mustache, he can let it grow naturally and trim it to avoid it looking shabby.
8. Rugged Beard:
Your teen can sport this look best in the later part of his teen years. To get the rugged look, he will need to have a good amount of facial hair growth, which may not be possible in the initial teen years. Once he grows a proper beard along the jaw line and chin, he can trim the top of the beard by maintaining a little gap in between. For the mustache, he can either shave it off or let it grow very thin.
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Top 3 Mustache Styles Your Teen Can Try:
Here are the seven different styles of mustaches that your teen can try to style:
1. Thick Mustache With Regular Beard:
The easy and laid-back look of this style is what makes it so interesting and trendy. To try out this look, your teen will have to wait till he starts getting a considerably good amount of facial hair growth. The look will also work best if your teen has long hair, especially wavy or curly. Allow him to let his mustache grow as it naturally does, though he should trim it regularly to avoid looking shabby.
2. Very Sparse Mustache:
The mustache in this look is barely visible, but it is in the starting phase when your teen’s facial hair will just about start to sprout. There is also a little bit of facial hair sprouting around the jaw line, but as it is very minimal, it is barely noticeable.
3. Just There Mustache:
Here is a look that your teen will be able to feature in the first few days and weeks when he starts sprouting facial hair. The growth is barely there and the mustache is very lightly visible. There is no growth in the beard area yet, which makes it a cleaner and easier to maintain style. To make sure that the mustache looks groomed and not unkempt, remind your teen to regularly trim it at the edges.
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Top 3 Facial Hair Styles Your Teen Can Try:
Here are three easy and different facial hair styles for teens to try:
1. Cool And Clean Stubble Look:
Here is a very easy to maintain facial hair style that your teen can easily carry on an everyday basis. For the particular look, your teen can let the stubble grow for a few days, and trim it neatly after every three to four days, depending on his facial hair growth. The idea is to maintain some growth in the beard and mustache area but make sure that it does not look shabby or untidy.
2. Jawline Beard With Simple mustache:
In the initial months or years when your teen starts sprouting facial hair, the growth may not be too thick. The style shown here is perfect for those times when your teen boy’s facial hair is not that ample, yet it is just about there. The beard style shows sparse growth in places, which is perfect as a first beard look. Even for the mustache, your teen can play with the thickness depending on how fast the hair grows.
3. Newly Sprouted Facial Hair Style:
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Here is another facial hair play style that your teen can experiment with. It is also perfect for those first few months when hair growth will be relatively new on his face. In this image, the hair growth around the jaw line is quite uneven, but does not look untidy or shabby. The growth around the upper lip area is a little thicker as compared to the jaw area and so it is looking darker than the beard. However, your teen can mix and match the look depending on the amount of facial hair growth he has.
In the initial months your teen will not have a lot hair growth, so some of the styles may be similar. However, it is important that your teen regularly trim his hair to get an even amount of hair growth and maintain quality too.
Moms, do tell us if your teen likes to keep a beard or mustache or if he prefers the clean shaven look.