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Whether you fancy a neatly trimmed goatee or a beard of lumbersexual proportions, there’s no denying the manly appeal of facial hair. But how do you figure out which facial hairstyle is most suitable for you?

Justin Ho, barber at Sultans of Shave, says, “For square faces, we suggest a style that would accentuate the jaw line so a beard with hard lines will do the trick. However, if the person has a pronounced jaw line, we would recommend a beard with softer lines. For round faces, a beard with hard lines will help create the impression of a slimmer face. If you have a long face, a slightly scruffy beard can help soften the length.”

Want to achieve a particular look? Quester Ng, chief barber at We Need A Hero, lends us his expert advice.



“You must first have enough facial hair to cultivate a goatee. Grow your hair out, then have a discussion with your barber on how you’d like to design it.”


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5 o’clock shadow

5 o’clock Shadow:
“This normally comes about as re-growth after a shave. But to get the look from a full beard, your barber will use a pair of zero clippers to get the hair strands down to 1mm, so you get that sexy, slightly scruffy look.”


Mutton Chops

Mutton Chops

Mutton Chops:
“You must have the adequate amount of thickness and broadness of facial hair before attempting this look. All your barber will need to do is trim it down according to the shape that best suits you. We wouldn’t recommend this for slender faces though, as it can overwhelm.”


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Fancy Moustache

Fancy Moustache:
“For a moustache similar to Tony Stark’s, get your barber to create the initial outline and return for regular touch-ups every two weeks.”


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Quirky Moustache

Quirky Moustache:
“For something quirky like Johnny Depp’s character in Mortdecai, get your barber to create the initial outline before shaping it with moustache wax.”

So, which look is your favourite? Tell us in the Comments section below!

We Need A Hero, 57 Eng Hoon Street. Tel:6222 5590. 

Sultans of Shave, 11 North Canal Road. Tel:9384 2161.

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