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Do Beards Make You Look Thinner or Fatter

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Do Beards Make You Look Thinner or Fatter

Do Beards Make You Look Thinner or Fatter

Beards; for many men it’s the male version of makeup, as it can make somebody go from a 3 to a 10 really quickly. Luckily for the ladies (or gentlemen), the trend of growing a beard is becoming bigger and bigger, giving us something nice to look at.

As was said before, a beard can seriously alter somebody’s face for the better, but can a beard make a face look thinner, or the opposite? Keep reading to find out the answer to the question: do beards make you look thinner or fatter?

It’s All About Technique

Generally, a beard or mustache will make a face appear slimmer, longer, etc. For example, somebody with a round face can appear to have a sharp(er) jawline if the facial hair is trimmed with specific, harder angles.

On the other hand, if somebody wants to hide a pointy chin or a generally narrow face, this can also be done by for example sideburns that flare on the ends to make the face appear wider overall.

When it comes to facial hair, you can adjust it to the needs of your face. Even though it is known that generally, facial hair makes the face appear slimmer, there are tips and tricks to make a narrow face look wider.

Remember The Rules of Balance

To put it simply, and to answer the question: Do beards make you look thinner or fatter? It’s important to remember the balance of the (facial) haircut. A puffy, big, long beard will certainly not make your round face look less round, and a drastic sideburn will not make your narrow face look any wider.

Luckily, there is the best of both worlds with beards and facial hair, so simply follow these rules and you will not go wrong.

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