Men's Life Today: Expert Q A
I'm an African-American man and am considering shaving my head. What style of facial hair goes best with this look?
By Craig the Barber For Men's Life Today
The possibilities are endless, and here’s why: Without hair on top, the face becomes the canvas. However, since your facial hairstyle will also now be the primary focal point, there are two things to always keep in mind:
1. The fuller (or wider) the beard, the less balance the overall face will have.
Even with hair on top, full beards can expand to make the face seem disproportioned. When there isn’t any hair on top to serve as a balance, this tendency is even more pronounced. So one quick way to keep the fullness and create balance is to ask the barber to taper or fade the top of the sideburns, above the ear.
2. The longer the beard, the longer the face may appear.
Popular goatee styles like the Vandyke and the full Vandyke can help create length in those who have weak chins or rounder faces. However, paired with an already strong chin or longer face, those styles can make the face seem even longer -- especially when there isn’t any hair on top.
So if you’re going with either of these styles, whatever your face shape, consider growing the hair no longer than 2 to 2 1/2 inches below the chin.
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