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10-point beard guide to No-Shave November

Ditch the regular styles for unique ones

HT48HRS_Special Updated: Nov 02, 2016 12:31 IST
As told to Manali Shah
HT48Hours
Cricketer Shikhar Dhawan(HT file photo)

Move over, soul patch and French beard. Here are 10 different styles to try instead.

1) Anchor

This style leaves your face free of sideburns, and the beard extends along the jawline. It suits men with slightly round or small faces as the anchor has curves, and makes the chin appear longer and broader.

Maintenance level: High
Sported by
: Robert Downey Jr, Benjamin Bratt

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2) Balbo

Inspired by Italian air marshall Italo Balbo, a Mussolini henchman. Resembling an inverted T, it requires you to grow a moustache too. Men with narrow faces can carry this off well.

Maintenance level: High
Sported by
: Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling

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3) Chin curtain

Ideal for men whose facial hair growth is limited to the chin. This style doesn’t suit those with a long jawline, but is flattering on those with a broad jawline.

Maintenance level: Medium
Sported by
: Abraham Lincoln, Lewis Hamilton

4) Chin strap

The only thing that differentiates this style from a chin curtain is that, here, you sport a moustache too.

Maintenance level: Medium
Sported by
: Eric Gordon, Boris Kodjoe

5) Ducktail

Currently popular among the youth. The upper part of the beard is trimmed shorter, while the hair on the chin area can be as long as you wish. Sideburns and beard length blend into one, the chin resembles a duck’s tail as it tapers down.

Maintenance level: High
Sported by
: Leonardo

6) French Fork

Ideal for men whose hair growth on the chin and sides of cheeks is sparse. Those with a long face should avoid this style as it’ll make your face appear even longer. It’ll go well on a square- or rectangle-shaped face.

Maintenance level: Medium
Sported by: Brad Pitt

7) Handlebar

A full beard with a handlebar moustache, this is a classic style that requires you to observe good facial hygiene. It’ll flatter those with a heart- or rectangle-shaped face.

Maintenance level: High
Sported by
: Pierce Brosnan, David Beckham

8) Hollywoodian

This vintage style of beard is detached from the sideburns. It has the thickness of a full beard and, while it doesn’t require intense grooming, it requires careful trimming.

Maintenance level: Medium
Sported by
: Leonardo DiCaprio, Hugh Jackman

9) Verdi

This style is named after Italian opera composer Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901). It’s a short, round-bottomed beard, with slightly-shaved cheeks and a full moustache.

Maintenance level: High
Sported by: Christoph Waltz

10) Van Dyke

This one gets its name from the 17th century Flemish painter Anthony Van Dyke. You need to grow a moustache and goatee, while cheeks remain shaved.

Maintenance level: High
Sported by: Johnny Depp, Christian Bale

— By Jaikishan Anant Pawar, assistant manager in training, Truefitt & Hill