Beards have been the biggest male trend of the last few years, adopted by nearly every celebrity and rock star at some point in their career. The rise of the male grooming phenomena – men’s haircuts, beard trimming and beard care have made barbering the new rock n’ roll.
There’s an increase in uber-cool barbershops around the world, and the sales of male grooming products have overtaken that of women’s beauty in some countries, including South Korea. The explosion in the choice of products highlight the rise of this male grooming phenomena.
Tom Hardy’s Beard
Consistently voted as one of the world’s sexiest men Tom Hardy has sported beards of all lengths and descriptions. From designer stubble through to a full-on, face covering wide beards. This is one of our favourites – a full beard joining the moustache but with a slight shave area under the bottom lip.
Tom Hardy’s beard
Tom’s beard is a bit unkempt from cheek to chin, so if your client prefers something more structured, let MK show you how to create this tapered beard with fading.
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Kanye West’s Beard
Kanye West is never one to shy away of a statement anything and this sharp cut, goatee style, moustache and beard shows his love of detail. To create something this precise requires a steady hand and excellent training.
Kayne West’s goatee
MK again demonstrates the technique and skill that keeps him in worldwide demand with this chin-strap beard tutorial.
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Paul Anderson as Arthur Shelby
Peaky Blinders has taken the world by storm – featuring a family of Birmingham gangsters, with the most in-demand shaved back and sides haircuts on TV. Paul Anderson as Arthur Shelby, has one of the best, with the overall look coming together with his moustache – which is sometimes a handlebar moustache and sometimes not!
Paul Anderson as Peaky Blinders’ Arthur Shelby
Whilst every series generates an influx of clients wanting a ‘Shelby’, more conservative gents may prefer tapered beards with finely a crafted handlebar moustache, like this one, created by Erika Vera of New York Barbershop.
See the full tutorial to learn how to do a Peaky Blinders shave
One of Jared Leto’s Beards
And if there was ever a man who can show exactly how face changing facial hair can be it has to be Jared Leto.
Jared Leto’s full beard
Just like other Hollywood A-listers, Jared seems to prefer a more undone look for his beard. However, for more structure, we prefer his full beard look and recommend this video tutorial, also by Erika Vera of New York Barbershop.
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