Short Boxed Beard & short hair?
May 18, 2010 7:54 PM   Subscribe

I have a "Short Boxed Beard" (as per this pic), which I like, and long hair which just isn't working. Can anyone point me to some photographs of short hair that works well with this style of beard? Thanks.
posted by krisjohn to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (19 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Kenny Rogers
Kenny Loggins
no i am not kidding
posted by not_on_display at 8:03 PM on May 18, 2010

George Carlin, too
posted by not_on_display at 8:05 PM on May 18, 2010 [1 favorite]

Maybe like Paul Kinsey from Mad Men (played by Michael Gladis)?
posted by mullacc at 8:07 PM on May 18, 2010 [1 favorite]

How old are you/how professional are you trying to look? I've gotten away with both this and this while wearing a beard like that.
posted by griphus at 8:10 PM on May 18, 2010 [1 favorite]

speaking as a heterosexual(ish) female, you really can't go wrong with anything George Clooney has done in his entire life. Examples 1, 2, 3
posted by desjardins at 8:40 PM on May 18, 2010 [10 favorites]

I will 2nd the Clooney.
posted by grapesaresour at 8:46 PM on May 18, 2010

Oh, there's also the Greg Nog look, which rocketh.
posted by not_on_display at 8:47 PM on May 18, 2010 [1 favorite]

I just came in to say George Clooney and was going to point to desjardins #1 photo. And as a big Flaming Queer Gal even I think he's hot stuff. So A+++

I'll also weigh in with Ryan Reynolds.

Robin Williams.

Ryan Goslin.

Jake Gyllenhaal.

And you can avoid lots of bad choices by checking out
posted by FlamingBore at 8:49 PM on May 18, 2010

I'd go with either the Clooney or griphus's first picture, depending on your age/professional status.
posted by MadamM at 8:59 PM on May 18, 2010

The shape of your face and head are vitally important to the haircut you choose. Look for photos of people with shapes like yours. If you choose a hairstyle that doesn't fit your face, it won't look right on you...

This site is not necessarily safe for work, but will provide you with 104 pages of beard photos, many of which are considered 'attractive' some of which are novel and others just eccentric and bizarre.

There are many beard tumblr sites, G**gle 'beard tumblr' to find them, don't forget the 'd.'
posted by jardinier at 9:48 PM on May 18, 2010 [1 favorite]

Came in to suggest Greg Nog. Not surprised it has already been done. Other NYC mefites (and former mefites) with beards who have great hair: defenestration, Optimus Chyme.

And, yes, you should definitely check out

(Why, yes, I do like beards. Quite a bit, thank you.)
posted by ocherdraco at 10:23 PM on May 18, 2010

IMHO the only guy that gets away with that beard
(out of necessity)
is Kevin Smith and he sports a mullet with it.
posted by will wait 4 tanjents at 10:37 PM on May 18, 2010

You can always shave your head; that's what I do, and I have a short boxed beard. Then again, I'm not trying to look sexy, I'm just lazy and balding.
posted by davejay at 12:03 AM on May 19, 2010

My dad totally rocks that style of beard. Although I could think he looks totally awesome because he is my father and I am fond of my father. But he totally rocks it.

You can see a couple pictures of him if you search my flickr photostream (linked in my profile) for portraits.
posted by that girl at 2:54 AM on May 19, 2010

I haven't seen too many bad examples where going shorter hurt someone. You don't have to shave it all of, but 99.9% of the guys I know (including myself, probably) look better going down to a #1 or #2 guard all over. That plus a beard equals win.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 3:51 AM on May 19, 2010

Sorry, forgot an example.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 3:53 AM on May 19, 2010

Alternatively, you could go Riker. Seems to have some sort of...unknown...attraction.
posted by mullacc at 4:10 AM on May 19, 2010 [2 favorites]

Yeah, my hair is currently more or less the same length and style as The Cloon's, and that seems to work for me and my beard. The other benefit of this is that when it's that short and uncomplicated, it's fairly easy to cut it myself; if you have an electric beard-trimmer with different length settings, you can pretty much use one of the longer settings on that for the back and side of the head, then use scissors on the top if you want it to be a wee bit longer there. HAIRCUT MONEY = SAVED
posted by Greg Nog at 7:24 AM on May 19, 2010

Thanks everyone.

I picked a style I liked and the hairdresser mostly ignored it anyway :-/

Still, it's certainly no worse than what I had and a lot more manageable.
posted by krisjohn at 6:58 PM on May 26, 2010

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