Nothing can reshape a face or add a dramatic
look like facial hair (bread, mustache, goatee and sideburns) and the fringe benefits are many. Facial hair styles can accent
your best features or mask its irregularities. Sideburns
can be styled; short, mid-length, long, close cropped or full depending on the
natural growth pattern, coverage and density of the bread.
Those with thick whiskers can wear any style imaginable.
simple addition can make large ears appear small, a narrow face
wider, accent cheek bones and definitely adds an artsy and stylish look. Many
men make the mistake of using their earlobes as a guide but they are not
always the same height. To
match the length place your index fingers at the bottoms of
the sideburns and imagine a line between them running across the face.
your up for a totally new look, before you start “sporting
sideburns” take a look at how many notable Hollywood actors
use sideburn styles for the rolls they portray and to enhance
their personal appearance.
Short stubby burns
stop at the top of the ear and kept at their natural width. To keep the
burns from looking bushy they are trimmed frequently. Stubby
Sideburns are best for short contoured hair styles and
those with small and wide face shapes and sparse facial hair.
Mid-length burns are
kept at the cartilage in the middle of the ear and add width to a narrow
face shape and full to cover large ears. Mid-length
burns can be narrow or full and suit all hair styles,
especially full contoured silhouettes.
Long burns can
be flared slightly at the
bottom as long as they don’t dip below the hollow of the cheek unless
you want a western
or dramatic look. Long
burns can be wide, narrow or full and complement longer hair styles. Long
plunging burns follow the natural jaw line ending just before the
chin. This was a popular fashion in the 1800’s called "Mutton
this is your first time wearing
sideburns you may be surprised to see they are gray. If you don't
like the look you can use an eye brow pencil
(the same shade as your natural color) and make-up
brush to temporally cover
over the gray. Because facial hair is course and resistant to
hair dye its best to visit a salon
colorist if you chose to use a permanent hair color. They
can guide you through the process and select the best shade to match
you natural color.
Because whiskers grow fast
sideburns must be shaped and trim weekly with a clipper, shears and razor.
If you’re up for totally
new look grow your sideburns out
for week and visit a salon hair stylist
to find the best style for your unique
face shape and features