It takes a lot of patience and perseverance to grow a beard, but to grow a long one? That takes extra effort! But if you want to join the ranks of gloriously bearded men that it’s worth the time, but what if you become frustrated doing so?
Men with the longest beards will tell you that it’s bound to happen. When it does, just refer back to these pictures to remind you just how amazing it’s going to look in the end!
# 1 Flowing Facial Hair
His beard has reached chest length where he has trimmed it to have a neat, straight edge. He has grown out his moustache in the handlebar fashion; allowing it to be brushed into the beard.
# 2 Man Braid
Big beard getting in the way? A braid is an answer. Here the facial hair has been collected into a plait and secured at the tip. He’s wearing his beard shorter on the sides with a clipped moustache.
# 3 Classic Style
Large beards are all about texture – the softer it is the more handsome it is. These bushy bristles look well conditioned and have an attractive curl.
# 4 Stamp of Manhood
In this example, the facial hair has been allowed to grow thickly and then trimmed into a pleasing rounded off shape with slightly more volume over the chin.
The moustache just covers the top lip and has been brushed into the rest of the beard.
# 5 Ruler Straight Sculpting
Check out that line – wow! Sculpting the facial hair is important because it is this trimming that keeps it from looking scruffy. Here we see a great example of what a well-shaped beard should look like.
# 6 Twisted Handlebar
There are plenty of products that you can use to help sculpt your beard into shape. In this picture, he has fashioned his moustache to have pointed up ends while the rest of the long beard is carefully trimmed.
# 7 What a Man
Try teaming big beards with a slicked back hairstyle like this for a more distinguished look. He’s wearing his beard grown out all around together with a brushed out moustache.
# 8 Combed Curtain
Here the beard has been grown out and shaped to cover the lower portion of the face, but the moustache has been trimmed to just hug the lip. The shaved head helps accentuate his facial hair.
# 9 Soft and Shiny
This long beard looks incredibly soft and almost fly away in texture. The moustache has been clipped to frame the lips while the sides and front have been snipped into a rounded off shape.
# 10 Throw Away The Razor
Can a young man wear an epic beard? Judging from this picture the answer is yes! He’s grown his beard and moustache exceptionally long and the bushy texture gives it a full and dashing feel.
# 11 Shape and Showoff
In this picture, the hair above the lips has been kept quite short while the beard has been grown out longest over the chin. The sides are trimmed slightly shorter and have been squared off.
# 12 Manly Moustache
This full beard has been trimmed into a rounded shape and sits just on the breastbone. The moustache has been sculpted with a slight lift to keep it separate from the rest of the facial hair.
# 13 Black Beard
In this example, the facial hair completely covers the lower half of the face, obscuring the chin and only leaving the lips visible. It’s been trimmed to have a straight edge on the sides and rounded in front.
# 14 Sexy Whiskers
This long beard has a slightly scraggly look over the chin which creates an excellent contrast for the shaped moustache. It has been brushed out to the sides and curled out and then back in.
# 15 Red Flash
This beard has been trimmed along the bottom, but not severely so it still retains a natural feel. The moustache, however, is very well maintained and cut precisely to cover the top lip.
# 16 Chin Curtain
This style is sometimes referred to as the “Old Dutch”. The hair has been grown out along the sides and from the edge of the chin and then rounded off. He wears it slightly differently by including a stubble moustache.
# 17 Hard Working and Hunky
This beard is meticulously maintained as is evident in the precisely shaped lines it follows. It’s been snipped into a flawless round shape while the moustache is clipped off the lips and combed outwards.
# 18 Fuzzy Texture
Doesn’t this fuzzy beard look touchable? He’s shaped it very roughly to have a brute, masculine style and we are only just able to see his lips underneath.
# 19 Chin Glory
Here the facial hair has been kept at a stubble length along the sides of the face with a clipped moustache. The beard is lengthy over the chin and snipped into a squared off shape.
# 20 Long and Luxuriant
There’s not a hair out of place in this sculpted style. The beard has been shaped not only along the edges but also along the cheekbones as well and has been combed and conditioned to have plenty of shine.
# 21 Pogonophile – Beard Lover
This picture shows a shaggy beard that has been allowed to grow in a natural shape without too much shaping. While it has not been clipped you can still see that it’s well conditioned.
# 22 At An Angle
Here we see a thick and curly beard that has been grown out to almost reach the chest and snipped into a rounded shape with a very slight angle over the chin area.
# 23 Straight Cut Moustache
Here only the lower lip is visible while the facial hair covers the rest of the lower face. The moustache has been trimmed into a neat straight line and joins the rest of the combed out hair.
# 24 Big and Bountiful
From this angle, we can see that the moustache is thick and has a pleasing rounded shape. The beard has been grown out from the sideburns and has also been allowed to grow into the neck area.
# 25 Sharp Shape
This long beard has a fantastic shape – trimmed along the sides into a neat line and then rounded into a point at the tip.
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Now that you’ve seen a few of the longest beards you have some ideas about how to shape and keep such facial hair.
A beard can look supremely chiselled and neat or it can be bushy and unruly – it’s all up to you and what best suits your personality and lifestyle.