The best beard styles for a rectangular face shape

4 beard types for face shapes rectangular
By Abraham Co-Founder & CEO of FITTED October 2, 2019

When choosing any beard or hairstyle, you want to take into account your physical attributes.

Rectangular faces are longer than they are wide, with a strong jawline.

If you have a rectangular face shape you want to choose a beard style that compliments your strong jawline, without over emphasizing it. Clean shaven, moustache and short stubble are the best options to do this. If you go for a longer style, you could risk throwing the length to width ratio of your face out of proportion as your face is naturally longer to start. Strong jawlines are also naturally attractive, and so you want to show yours off instead of covering it up.

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Pro tips to consider

  • Stick to short beard styles, your face is naturally long so longer beards are overkill
  • Strong jaws are naturally attractive, choose a beard style that lets people see yours
  • You can relax a bit with more natural lines for the cheek and neck when grooming your beard
  • Your beard style and haircut are a complimentary pair. Take a look at our haircuts for rectangular face shapes.

Beards styles for a rectangular face shape infographic