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The politics of facial hair

It’s time to talk beard hygiene and brow shaping
The politics of facial hair
April 8, 2016   |    BALANCE TEAM

BROWS

RAISE YOUR GAME

Just like hairstyles, eyebrows aren’t a case of ‘one size fits all’. Factors depend on face and eye shapes. You can open up your whole face with the right arch. Oval faces should have soft angles, squares opt for strong angles. While high arches look best on round faces, and curved for diamond shapes. Knock years off with a regular tint and shape, and maintain them in between appointments.
FALL

Brow set, £14, MACBrow zing kit, £24.50, Benefit 2

BEARDS

CLEAN CUT?

Some men say a bushy beard is a good luck charm, others believe a spattering of facial hair is ‘rugged’, but the expert opinion? A bacteria breeding ground. Because beard hair is coarser than other hair, it traps dirt and germs more easily. Skin infections are also rife in fuzzy-faced men, caused if they have a lot of scale build up. The answer? Wash and groom your beard on a daily basis…

FULL

Distinctive, it starts at the cheek line and everything below is left to grow naturally.

DUCKTAIL

A combination of wild and well-groomed, this is one of the most popular styles.

BANDHOLZ

Features a moustache that’s connected to a full beard that grows freely.

BALBO

Broken down into three parts, it should resemble an inverted T

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