In the 70s, the overgrown beard and mustache combination was incredibly groovy.
You can thank musicians like John Lennon and Peter Green who were key to bringing the scruffy-faced look back after the clean-shaven 50s and 60s era.
Then, as the 90s rolled around, the goatee-soul patch combo swept the nation by storm.
If you don’t remember what that looked like, just imagine Brad Pitt during the time he and Jennifer Aniston were still a thing.
Flash forward to 2010, and the beard style trend transitioned from short and neatly groomed to wild and carefree.
Really, the only way to describe what this style looked like is to envision the beard of a man that spent his earlier years on board a Viking ship and now spends his days sipping Kombucha while managing his New Age cat cafe.
And now, nearly 10 years later, the latest beard trends continue to transform and evolve, leaving many men with luscious facial locks wondering, “What do I need to do to keep my beard hair looking sharp and stylish?”
If you’re looking for guidance on how to groom your beard this year, you're in luck! As beard care experts, we’ve kept tabs on the latest beard trends and are prepared to share the latest in 2018 beard fashion.
Is your beard on trend? Keep reading to discover 3 of the hottest beard trends for 2018…
Medium Stubble Beard
A medium stubble beard style is exactly what it says it is...medium stubble.
It’s a look that says, “I’m a man. I can grow a beard. But, I don’t want to be mistaken for having wizarding powers.”
Besides needing to be trimmed every few days, this rugged, manly style is easy to maintain. And to achieve this look, you don’t need to have any special styling skills under your belt.
The easiest way to measure how long your beard must be to qualify as medium stubble status is to envision what a 5-o’clock shadow looks like on your face, then multiply it by two.
Medium Stubble Beard Care Recommendations: For this specific look, we recommend a daily dose of Lucky Grooming Beard Oil. The safe, natural oils in our beard oil formula will help keep your stubble nice and soft and prevent you from having a “sandpaper” textured face.
The Van Dyke Beard
A Van Dyke beard is a style of facial hair named after 17th-century Flemish painter Anthony van Dyck. While this classic style was most common years ago, it’s making a huge comeback in the year 2018!
In order to achieve this style, you must grow both a beard and a moustache and keep your cheeks clean shaven.
As long as you have some basic trimming and shaving skills, this classic style is not hard to achieve.
Famous men from the 21st century who currently sport this style include Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, and Colonel Sanders.
The Van Dyke Beard Care Recommendations: For this style, we recommend picking up a container of Lucky Grooming Beard Balm. Because our beard balm contains ingredients like mango butter and beeswax, it will help ensure your beard and mustache stay well shaped while also keeping your hair and skin nicely moisturized.
Manly men, lumberjacks, sea captains, and wizards, rejoice, because 2018 is officially the year of the full beard!
In the past, this style might have been considered quite unruly. But today, both men and the ladies have found an appreciation for this epic, testosterone-laden style.
In order to achieve this look, it’s vital that you have patience and let your beard hair grow for months at a time.
That being said, to maintain this style, it’s also important to carefully trim your facial hair every 2-3 weeks.
The primary reason for trimming your beard every few weeks is to help shape it so it continues to grow in the right direction. Aside from shaping, it’s important to cut off the split ends that will make your beard look fuzzy and unhealthy.
Full Beard Care Recommendations: On top of routine trimming, it’s a good idea to have both beard oil and beard balm on hand to maintain your glorious locks. Some days, you might just need a few drops of beard oil to keep your facial hair soft and smelling good. Other days, you might need beard balm to help corral runaway hairs and moisturize your skin. Keep both products on hand to nurture the growth of your beard, and we have no doubt that, in the months to come, you’ll be the proud owner of a wizard-worthy beard!