When you pick up the clippers, magic happens. You’re a proud barber, and now, you’re ready to turn your hair-cutting hobby into a serious revenue stream.
Smart thinking. Research shows that the employment of hairstylists and barbers is expected to increase by 11% between 2021 and 2031.
An important part of being a barber, though, is staying on top of the most popular hair trends, including beard trends. In light of this, here’s a rundown of three trending beard styles that will dominate in 2023.
Let’s jump in!
1. Shadow Goatee
One of the top styles of beards for 2023 is the shadow goatee, which is generally easier to make work than your traditional goatee is.
With a traditional goatee, your beard is centered and small on your chin’s front area. However, with a shadow goatee, your cheeks also feature a “5 o’clock shadow” to complement your full goatee.
The benefit of the shadow goatee style is that it creates contrast and fullness. Your beard won’t look uneven or thin. In addition, your shorter sides will emphasize your goatee in an attractive way.
The shadow goatee is particularly helpful for men whose beards’ sides are usually patchy. However, it works well with both thick and thin facial hair.
2. Rounded Beard with a Long Mustache
This is another trending style worth learning as a barber. That’s because this beard style is generally viewed as majestic.
With this style, your beard will take on a round shape. There aren’t any sharp angles.
In addition, you will grow your mustache out. The mustache should be about as long as your beard is.
The mustache and beard combination will make for a luscious, long beard that mimics the early-20th-century beard styles. The beard especially works well for rectangular or square faces, as it helps to soften hard lines.
3. Rugged and Casual
Finally, medium-length brawny beards are in — as long as they are tidy.
The medium length will create a bushy beard that will make you look rugged. At the same time, you should neatly trim the beard so that it doesn’t look unkempt or too primitive.
What’s great about this style of beard is that it is full and thick. However, it is still relatively short, which makes it low maintenance. Regular trimming is all it takes to keep a rugged and casual beard in the best shape possible.
How We Can Help You to Execute the Latest Beard Styles
As a barber, you are highly committed to maximizing your knowledge of haircutting and beard trimming. Fortunately, if you can master the above-listed trending beard styles, you can take your barber services to the next level in 2023.
At Buckner Barber School, we take pride in offering a top-tier barber program for individuals who aspire to get into the field. Get in touch with us to learn more about our program and elevate your barbering skills today!