Get sideburns already
What can accentuate your profile, distract attention from facial irregularities, while underscoring your best features? Sideburns.
Facial hair such as sideburns, beards, and moustaches can provide a more cut and masculine effect. Out of them all, sideburns are arguably the easiest to maintain and pull off.
Customary, fail-safe sideburns end at the midpoint of your ears. Not only do they suit all hair styles, but they also balance out both unusually weak and large chins. If you’re feeling experimental, go for a longer length: have your sideburns stretch down to your earlobes and jaw line. This creates a more dramatic (badass) effect.
Beware of the difference between overgrown scalp hair on the sides of your face, and actual sideburns. Having scalp hair stand in for sideburns = fashion faux paus. You won’t be fooling anybody. If your sideburns are not naturally full, simply keep them trimmed short. It’s a timeless style that’s easy to maintain.
The bottoms of sideburns can be pointed, squared, or flared (like mutton chops). From what we’ve observed, sharper chins suit pointed sideburns while blunt chins are best paired with squared sideburns. But don’t limit yourself; have fun with different styles.
Sideburns trimmed closer to the skin
Slightly flared sideburns
Fun fact: Elvis chose his sideburns over joining his high school football team
When sideburns accent facial contours
It brings out the rebel in all of us. Case in point.