Does your hairstyle match your facial hair?

Matching your hairstyle with your facial hair is an entirely personal decision, but some combos work better than others. Much like your fashion sense, male grooming is an individual choice about how you want to portray your image. However, we are here to give you a few helpful hints as to what combinations look best.

Keep it in proportion male grooming

Generally it looks best to keep both your hairstyle and facial hair in proportion with one another. For example if you have short hair on your head, you could look comically mismatched if you then had a long beard. Similarly, if you have long shaggy hair on your head, it is easier to pull off a slightly more unkempt look with your facial hair too. Essentially, the key is to match your facial hair and hairstyle as you would your clothes. You wouldn’t wear a suit jacket with board shorts now, would you? That just doesn’t make sense.

Suits you sir

In male grooming it is also important to know which looks suit your face, whether facial or hairstyle. You want to use your look to accentuate your best features and you can also use it to hide those areas you don’t like quite so much. A little insight from our resident expert Dr. Allan Peterkin has suggestions for your facial grooming:


The first step in choosing the right beard or mustache style is determining your face shape and giving your facial features some thought. Make a note of the strength of your jawline, the prominence of your cheekbones, the size of your lips, and the volume of your cheeks. All of these can affect which facial hairstyles will complement your look and which will have a nasty, adverse effect. Most styles can be tailored to suit your face shape, but the more you consider these factors, the better the fit.*


With this in mind, however, it doesn’t hurt to experiment with your grooming options. If what appeals to you is a fully established beard and a shaved head then go for it - experiment and play around with your shaving options. The Philips Norelco Multigroom offers a variety of grooming options for you to experiment with, so choosing your ideal look is easier than ever, as you don’t have to stick to just one look using one specific tool. With the Philips Norelco Multigroom you can have one beard style one week and completely change your beard style up the next.

Your hair and facial hair give you individuality of style in the same way as your clothes, so you need to give them the same consideration and care.

* Reprinted with permission from the book The Bearded Gentleman: The Style Guide to Shaving Face by Allan Peterkin and Nick Burns (Arsenal Pulp Press)