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Buzz Cut With Beard: How To Rock This Rugged Look

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Many men dread the day they’ll have to cut almost all of their hair off, while others can’t wait to head back to the barbershop for a fresh cut. Some fear that a buzz cut will leave them without styling options, but those men seem to have forgotten about the other hair on your head that’s equally important: your beard.

Whether you love the look of a buzz cut or simply choose the style to mask a thinning hairline, a beard is a perfect complement to any short style. Not all beards are created equal, however, which means you have to find the ideal beard shape for your face.

If you’re thinking about pairing your buzz cut with a beard, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve rounded up six buzz cut with beard looks that are going to make you want to head straight to the barber shop.

How To Maintain A Buzz Cut With Beard

A buzz cut may throw off the appearance of a low maintenance cut, but you can only slack off on your day-to-day styling. If you want to keep your buzz cut looking as fresh as possible, that means not allowing it to become overgrown. Expect to head to the barber shop every two to four weeks to maintain a crisp buzz cut.

Light Beard

If you love the look of a beard but aren’t interested in styling your facial hair every day, consider a light beard. This beard style is shorn short enough you don’t have to worry about picking up any extra styling products.

Mid-Length Beard

If you’ve been wearing a light beard for a few years and are looking to take your facial hair to the next level, consider a mid-length beard.


5 O’Clock Shadow Beard

Depending on how fast your facial hair grows, a 5 o’clock shadow beard can be a bit tricky to pull off. If you’re one of the lucky few whose hair grows insanely fast, your 5 o’clock shadow may end up looking like a 9 o’clock shadow before the day is done. However, if you and your barber nail down the perfect shaving routine, this is a handsome beard shape that works with just about every face shape.

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If you’re used to shaving your face clean and aren’t entirely sure a full-on beard is right for you, a goatee is an excellent place to start. It’ll give you a chance to see how facial hair looks on your face before taking the plunge and opting for a bushier style.

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Lumberjack Beard

This big, bushy beard is the perfect complement for any short style—especially a buzz cut. Facial hair this long requires a bit of grooming, but it’s much easier to care for than you may think. Simply pick up a moisturizing beard oil like Baxter of California’s Beard Grooming Oil and a lightweight grooming cream like Baxter of California’s Grooming Cream.

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Chinstrap Beard

Many popular beard styles are often paired with a mustache, but you don’t need a mustache to pull off this killer beard.

Interested in the perfect buzz cut and beard combination for you? Use our salon locator to book an appointment with a stylist near you.
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