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Wikibeardia Top 5

Shave your style launches Wikibeardia, the ultimate style guide to facial hair. David Glover details his five favorite Wikibeardia looks for the spring season – and shows us how to get them.

Hollywood

Hollywood

This moustache shape works well on Brendan because he actually has a rather small mouth. The width of the ‘stache over the upper lip actually adds proportion to his face shape. Adding a dirty shadow around the cheeks and lower lip helps to define and strengthen his chin and jawline.

Get the look
1. While allowing the moustashe area to grow thick, keep the cheeks, chin and neck at stubble length.
2. Shaving from the top, clean the lines of the mustache extending beyond the corners of the mouth.
3. Trim and straighten lines across the upper lip to complete the shape.







Hunter

Hunter

While Derek’s beard looks very rugged and unkempt, it has actually been very carefully groomed to give that appearance. The whisker length on the cheeks and lack of definition under his jawline adds to the rough look, but the sculpting around the mouth and chin reveal attention to the details.

Get the Look
1. Allow a full beard to grow.
2. Shaving from above, clean the lines across the tops of the cheeks and the moustache.
3. Trim under the mustache, across the upper lip to the corners of the mouth.
4. Shave under the bottom lip from the corner of the mouth to the center and down toward the chin.
5. Repeat on both sides, leaving a center strip from the lip to the chin.






Ducktail

Ducktail

This is a really cool look. It works because Reginald has a sparse growth on the cheeks and around the mouth, but thicker growth around the jawline. Therefore he can grow length that is gradually longer at in the chin area where it all comes together in a ducktail point.
Get the Look
1. Allow a full beard to grow. This may take several weeks.
2. Trim your cheeks and upper and lower lip to a stubble length.
3. Keeping the chin hair as the longest point, trim and graduate the whiskers around the jawline, from short to long at the chin.
4. Shave under the jaw and across the neck.








Dirty Shave

Dirty Shave

Pavel has carefully sculpted the beard shape around his upper lip so as not to over accentuate his fuller lips and longer face shape. The overall effect is very striking and well constructed, giving him a controlled edge over his dreads.

Get the Look
1. Allow a full beard to grow into several days of stubble.
2. Shave the neckline under the jaw cleanly.
3. Shave a concave line on both sides if the upper lip that runs from the center under the nose, to the corners of the mouth.
4. Shave a clean line that runs from the edges of the moustache, across the cheeks and along the inner edge of the side burns.
5. Shave around the mouth, across the upper and lower lip, leaving a center strip from the bottom lip to the chin.





Hollywood Mo

Hollywood Mo

This is the absolute statement moustache, which has become very popular again with the evolution of the hipster culture. Referencing masculine images of the late 1800’s, a little moustache wax will be your best friend here to keep those extended corners tamed perfectly into shape.

Get the Look
1. Grow a think and full moustache while combing the whiskers out towards the corners of the mouth.
2. Allow the extended corners to grow long, while trimming any stray hairs that do not conform, starting from the center of the upper lip and working out towards the corners of the mouth.
3. Shave cheeks, neck and chin cleanly, allowing only a stubble to grow as desired.
4. Use a moustache wax to tame and twist the whiskers to form the shape that extends outwards from the corners.