35 Black Men Beard Styles
Just like hairstyles, facial hair trends evolve and fall in and out of fashion all the time. In the age of social media, it’s now easier than ever to keep up with what’s trending. While some will always prefer the clean-shaven look, more and more men are putting the razors down and embracing and celebrating the look of a full beard. A quick search through beard-related hashtags on Instagram will give you a glimpse of some of the latest beard trends. Keep reading to learn more about some the most popular beard styles for Black men.
Black men are generally more prone to ingrown hairs, due to the nature of tightly coiled hair. If you shave regularly, you are even more likely to experience ingrown hairs as you begin to grow out your beard. Make sure you shave in the direction that your hair grows using a clean, sharp razor best suited for your needs. It’s also important not to neglect the skin under your beard. Exfoliate regularly and keep your skin and beard moisturized. Combing your beard will help evenly distribute your hair and skin’s natural oils. You can also use a beard oil or moisturizer to combat dryness. Not all beard products are made equal, so try to look for products specifically designed for the unique needs of curly/coily hair. Properly maintaining your beard will help it look and feel its best.
Whether you decide to trim and shape up your beard yourself or let your barber do it, you want to make sure you have the right tools and products to help you maintain the look at home. This includes a beard cleanser, a beard comb, and a beard conditioner/moisturizer. Using the right products (and using them often) will make all the difference in how your beard looks and feels. Do a little research online and/or ask your barber for specific product recommendations. You may need to try a few different products until you find the right ones for you. Don’t let that discourage you though; everyone’s hair and skin are different, so not every product will be effective for everyone. If you trim and shape up your beard at home, make sure you invest in good quality hair shears, razors, and clippers. Here are 35 beard styles for Black men.
3Full Beard And High Top Fade
This textured high top fade is the perfect haircut to pair with a full beard. This look manages to combine modern and classic elements all at the same time.
4Dark Hair, Grey Beard
If your beard is starting to grey before the hair on your head, don’t feel pressured to dye it. Dark hair and a grey beard create a striking contrast and it’s a really good look.
5Clean Shape-Up With Full Beard
A full beard looks great no matter how long or short you keep the hair on your head. This short haircut pairs nicely with this thick, full beard.
6Combed Out Beard
Combing out your beard is an important step in your regular beard maintenance routine. It’s also a great way to keep your beard tangle-free and better show off its length.
7Beard And Coils
This simple, full beard looks great paired with this haircut, which is styled into effortless coils: two great ways to show off and celebrate your natural hair texture.
8Beard And High Bun
For those who like to wear their hair long, this high bun and long beard combo is a great choice, especially for those days when you don’t know how to wear your hair. This is also a great way to style your hair on hot days or when you’re working out.
The Balbo beard is a classic look that goes with pretty much any haircut. It looks great with this close-cropped haircut.
To get this look, your best bet is to let your barber do all the work. He’ll be able to cut your hair and give you a precise, perfectly shaped fade-in beard.
11Salt And Pepper Beard With Bald Head
A salt and pepper beard is a sophisticated, mature look that goes well with any haircut, including the classic baldie. You really can’t go wrong with this look.
12Beard And Waves
These immaculate waves look great paired with a long, full beard. This look is one example of just how versatile Black hair really is and the two textures really play well together.
13Beard And Curls
This short, simple beard looks great paired with a full head of curls. This beard length is ideal because it’s pretty low-maintenance, leaving you plenty of time to style and define those curls.
14Grey Beard And Bald Head
This perfectly shaped grey beard is the perfect look for all those the confident, mature guys who aren’t afraid to embrace their grey hair. This cut also emphasizes the natural texture of your beard.
15Simple Short Beard
This look is a great choice for those who like to keep it simple. This short beard is a classic style that looks great on everyone.
16Beard And Afro
This look is a great way to show off your glorious ‘fro. A simple, low-cut beard is a great way to balance out this look.
17Beard With Burst Fade Haircut
The burst fade haircut has become more and more popular in recent years. It looks great with this simple, classic beard.
18Beard And Locs
A full beard looks great paired with locs. Style your locs in a high ponytail like the one pictured here to switch up your look.
19Full Beard, Short Haircut
A simple, low haircut looks great with a full, thick beard. This look is great for those who want a simple, low-maintenance haircut and a full beard.
The beauty of tightly coiled hair is the ability to create all types of shapes and silhouettes, like this curved beard and asymmetrical haircut. This is a look that you don’t see every day, making it perfect for those who want to make a statement.
21Full Beard And Waves
This full, shaggy beard looks great juxtaposed with short, neat waves. There’s nearly no limit to the ways you can express your personal style with your hair/facial hair.
22Frohawk And Beard
A frohawk and a matching beard is a great way to show off your natural hair texture. This look is modern and stylish.
23Grey And Black Beard
There’s something classic and sophisticated about the look of a black and grey beard. A bald head actually gives this look a more youthful appearance.
24Full Beard With Side Fade
If you like to keep your hair cut short and your beard thick and full, this look is a great option for you.
25Ombre Grey Beard
This immaculate beard has an ombre effect, dark on top and grey on the bottom, putting a twist on the classic salt and pepper look.
26Long Textured Beard
This long, healthy beard requires patience and proper care to achieve and maintain. It’s also a great way to show off your natural texture.
27Precise Cut Beard
This precisely cut and shaped beard shows off the barber’s skills and the hard work that went into growing out and maintaining this thick, full beard.
28Grey Hair And Matching Beard
Grey hair and a matching beard create an undeniably striking look. You can use a hair sponge to create coils like the ones pictured here.
29Shaped Up Full Beard
This is another great look if you prefer to keep your hair short and your beard long. You can have your beard shaped to best frame your face.
30Short Shaggy Beard
A simple, short shaggy beard looks great with this medium-length haircut, which shows off your natural curls beautifully.
31Long Grey Beard
This look is another great bald head/full beard combo. This is a great way to embrace your grey hair with confidence.
32Shaped Beard With High-Top
This textured high-top fade and immaculately shaped beard combine modern and classic styles in one.
33Salt And Pepper Beard
This beard shape is a popular choice for those who like to rock a bald head. It’s a strong, classic look and a great way to embrace your greys.
34Waves And Shaggy Beard
This long, shaggy beard looks great paired with a head full of waves. The two textures look great contrasted against one another.
This V-shaped beard and thin mustache are perfect for those with oval-shaped faces. It’s not a look you see every day, making it a great choice for those looking for something different.
36Thick Shaggy Beard
This thick, shaggy beard is a great way to show off and embrace the beauty of your natural texture. It will take time, patience, and care to grow your beard to this length but the final results make it more than worth the effort.
Last but definitely not least, this perfectly sculpted full beard looks great no matter how you decide to wear your hair: long, short, or bald.