A real hipster beard belongs to the hipsters. Very easily! But what exactly is a hipster? As is well known, opinions often differ. What does the perfect hipster beard look like? Even if the hipster beard often looks very simple and easy, there is usually a lot of care and effort behind it. Whether you’re anti-hipster or pro-hipster, we’ve got the answers to your questions about styling and maintaining the perfect hipster beard.
Hipster beard and its appearance
The hipster beard often attracts attention with its very special look. However, one beard often differs from the other, since every hipster attaches great importance to his individuality. After all, individuality is what really makes a hipster!
The hipster beard is always a special full beard variant. So men who have a lot of hair on their face can build and grow a thick and beautiful beard are perfectly suited for this type of beard. Basically, this full beard variant is characterized by its long and thick beard hair. At first glance, these usually seem a bit wild.
If you want to perfect the hipster look, you should have a twisted mustache in combination with a full beard. This combination is the hallmark of a true hipster.
What is important with a hipster beard?
If you want to wear a hipster beard, you should also have the potential of a worthy hipster beard wearer. This full beard shape is only suitable for men who can grow a thick beard. In addition, the hair should be strong and thick and also be able to show strength in length.
A beard with short hair and holes is not a real hipster beard. So if you have rather a brittle beard hair or generally do not have good beard growth, the hipster beard is not really suitable for you.
Does the hipster beard suit me?
Are you wondering whether a hipster beard suits you at all? Then we can give you the all-clear! A beard in hipster style basically suits everyone. Whether you have around, angular or oval face shape doesn’t matter with this beard variant. However, men who have an elongated and oval face shape benefit most from this beard shape. It gives the face more fullness. If you have a round face, the beard is welcome to be longer, as this visually lengthens the shape of the face a little.
How long should I let my beard grow?
If you want a full beard in a hipster look, you should be patient. A full beard doesn’t just grow overnight. Beard hair grows about 0.4 millimeters per day. A full beard should be at least one centimeter long. This means that you will need to let your beard grow out for about a little under a month before the hairs are long enough. However, real hipster beards are usually a bit longer, so we recommend a growth period of over a month.
The hipster beard care
The most important rule when wearing a hipster beard is: take care of your beard!
Anyone who thinks that a beard of this type is easy to wash and care for is mistaken. If you want to leave a positive, lasting impression then you should pay attention to the care.
Below we give you a few tips and tricks in a short guide on how to take good care of your beard and face.
To rid your pores and facial hair of annoying dirt and dead skin cells, you should use a beard shampoo regularly. Here, as with all other products, we recommend ecological and natural products if possible, as such products do not irritate your skin unnecessarily (unless you have an allergy). Also use products that do not contain unnecessary, irritating substances.
A shampoo, for example, is good if it contains natural essential oils. These care for your beard, have a moisturizing effect and give a wonderful scent and shine. However, wash your beard a maximum of three times a week, and more likely only twice a week. If you wash your beard too often, you run the risk of drying out your skin and hair. This makes it easier for you to get dandruff.
Beard oil is a wonderful care after washing with a beard shampoo. Here, too, care should be taken to use beard oil that has natural and ecological ingredients. In principle, it is worth spending a little more on beard oil, as this has high-quality ingredients and is usually more economical in the application period. A beard oil ensures that your skin and hair on your face remain wonderfully supple. It also ensures that your hair can grow back particularly well and quickly.
This way your hipster beard will always look full, strong and without gaps in the long run. In addition, your beard will soften so that it does not unnecessarily peck your opponent when kissing. The icing on the cake is of course the fabulous, masculine scent. Sandalwood, for example, is a typical scent that men like to wear. It looks masculine and warm. Use a few drops of beard oil after every wash and also in between and rub them well and gently into the beard.
If a beard oil is too greasy for you or too difficult to use, you can also use a beard balm. You are welcome to use this in addition, as it also has positive effects in terms of styling. A beard balm is a combination of beard oil and beard wax. It has a rather firm consistency reminiscent of wax, so you can groom and style your beard at the same time.
The good thing about such a product is, as before, the combination of care and styling. Furthermore, a beard balm usually only contains good and natural ingredients. Oils ensure that your hair is perfectly cared for, smells pleasant and shines. The wax coats your hair additionally, protects and nourishes it and brings it into shape.
The use of beard wax is particularly useful for a mustache. With beard wax you can style your beard or mustache hair perfectly and in top shape. So if you want to have a typical mustache or moustache that tapers to your sides, you should definitely use a beard wax.
When styling, simply rub a pea-sized amount in your hands and shape your beard into the desired shape. Positive side effect: The hair is protected and cared for.
You should trim and brush your hipster beard regularly to keep it looking good over time. You should regularly balance your contours and adjust the length of your hair. Of course, you need a good razor, preferably with an attachment for trimming and scissors for trimming beard hair.
With a razor, you can very accurately shave areas where you don’t want a beard to be visible. With the right pair of scissors, you can perfectly trim individual, long and unwanted beard hairs so that they stay in shape and look even.
You should also comb your beard every day. A beard comb is suitable for this. By combing, you can immediately see which corners of the beard should be trimmed. This is how you can easily shape your beard.
At the barber shop
If you want to have your beard professionally cared for and styled, you can also go to a barbershop. A so-called barber is extremely knowledgeable about the care of your beard and is therefore suitable for men as the perfect place for beard care. Furthermore, the barber can give you optimal tips for daily care and also recommend appropriate products and tools.
What does it mean being a hipster?
Typical of hipsters is that they don’t like commercial stuff. They lead a movement of their own and introduce new trends. When something becomes super trendy, they lose interest in it. They have their own opinions on every aspect of life, including politics, lifestyle, culture and upbringing. The hipsters attach great importance to education and often there is a peak in their development at which they can already be called “nerds”.
It is also highly possible that you are part of the hipster movement without knowing it. Some characteristics of this subculture are:
1. the rebel against everything commercial
2. preference for culture: music, theatre, cinema
3. everything “vintage” and “authentic” attracts you
4. you have your own and independent opinion as an active citizen
5. the hipsters are still considered as “Globetrotter”. You like to travel, namely to undiscovered or at least not so popular destinations
6. Your lifestyle can be described as bohemian and casual.
So, which of these points correspond to your lifestyle? And would you like to call yourself a “hipster”? If you don’t like this word, then you could still use terms like “dandy” and “gentleman”.
Models with hipster beards are appearing more and more often on the fashion stage for men. So much has this trend happened today that famous fashion brands like Calvin Klein are giving ideas for hipster looks. Individually specific brands have also appeared on the market that deal exclusively with beard products, for example for grooming.
Badly needing a shave, believe it or not but Christian is a magician with scissors and razors. As sharp as he sharpens his blades and shaves his jawlines is unprecedented. He had his own barbershop for 12 years after deciding to take a break, travel and after meeting Nick, joining this team as the last missing link to help guys with their total make-over. Grooms up!