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Using Your Beard to Enhance Your Smile

Written By Alejandro Hormechea 05 Jun 2020

Good ol’ Charlie Chaplin once said, “You’ll find that life is still worthwhile, if you just smile”—but a beard that hides your smile is nothing worthwhile to smile about. A man who doesn’t frame his facial hair to his smile only looks unkempt. Let those pearly whites shine! That’s the secret to a confident man with well-kept facial hair.

Styling Around the Smile

Every smile is different, and you must learn to showcase it properly using your beard. Luckily, there are many different resources online that can help you discover the best beard style depending on your face and mouth shape.

For example, if you have a more oblong head shape with a smaller mouth, you should consider a beard style that makes your face look fuller or even a vertically styled mustache, like a chevron mustache. On the other hand, if you have a square-shaped head with a wider smile, you may want a beard style that lengthens your chin, like a circle beard.

Accentuate Your Best Feature

A beard should never be the center of focus. Just like a woman may style her hair or make up to accentuate her best facial features, a man should do the same with his beard—accentuate his smile. A man who hides behind his beard only makes himself look gruff and less confident. Now, this isn’t saying that you are gruff or less confident—it may just mean that you need to learn better beard maintenance techniques.

Next time you see your hairdresser, ask them what size guard setting to use at various sections of your beard to give it the best look. Pay attention to their techniques and practice good upkeep throughout the week.

Make Sure Your Smile Rocks

Unfortunately, a well-cut and well-styled beard can’t solve all your problems. If you feel your smile is lacking, it may either be because you haven’t given your teeth the attention they deserve.

Even if it's been a while, dentists should be able to help any major problems. Consider getting your teeth professionally whitened and be sure to brush your teeth and floss at least twice a day. If you have gaps in your teeth, go see an orthodontist. If you hate the thought of regular braces, there are always Invisalign options. No matter what, do what it takes to get your smile back into shape!

A stunning smile, accentuated by a well-styled beard, can do wonders for a man’s outward appearance and inner confidence. Make sure you do your research ahead of time to ensure that you grow the right beard to showcase your best facial feature: your smile!

If you’re in need of a beard trim, make an appointment with us for one today at one of our two locations!