grooming a thin beard

A Beginner's Guide to Styling Thin Beards Fashionably

  • By - Sphinx Beard

Beards have become increasingly popular over the years. So much so that people are now rocking different styles of beards. Now, we understand that full beards are nice and the ultimate sign of masculinity but there are other great beard styles that you should definitely try out.

One underrated beard style that you should really consider is the thin beard. Now, we understand if you’re a little hesitant to do this as you may not know how to style your beard this way. To help you get started, we thought it would be useful to give you a brief discussion on thin beards. If this is something that you’re interested in, read on for a beginner’s guide to styling thin beards fashionably. 

What is a Thin Beard?

While most men look forward to growing thick beards, not everyone can grow a thick beard. However, this doesn’t mean that you don’t have any other option. Thin beards can also be just as good as full beards. In some cases, depending on how your facial hair grows, it can even be better and may suit your overall look even more as long as you style it properly.

So what should a thin beard look like? Well, thin beards don’t have one distinct look. As long as your beard doesn’t completely grow out and leaves small patches, then you have a thin beard. Other than that, thin beads are usually less rugged and less full.

What Are the Benefits of a Thin Beard?

Aside from looking great, thin beards also have a slew of different benefits attached to them. So much so that you may want to consider making the switch to a thin beard even if you can grow a full and thick beard. 

The most blatant benefit is hygiene. Full beards are rather hard to wash. They also prevent skin products from getting to your skin, which can lead to skin issues. And while you can deal with this by prioritizing men’s beard care and using the right products, people with thinner beards won’t have to go through these issues.

Aside from the hygienic benefits, thin beards are also a lot easier to maintain. You won’t have to constantly trim your beard to keep it looking neat. Styling is also a breeze, as you don’t have to do much to make it look great.

How Do You Style Thin Beards?

What’s great about thin beards is that they are incredibly flexible and can match any look. Indeed, there are a slew of ways to style thin beards. Here are a few of the most common ways to style thin beards:

  • Contoured Short Beard: One no-frills way to style your beard is to cut it short and use it to contour your face. The only tricky part about this is to properly follow your jawline.
    • 5-’clock Shadow: Stubble can look great on men. It’s also a nice compromise when you want to look neat while still having a beard.


We hope this article proves to be useful when it comes to helping you rock a thin beard. While it may not be something that you’re used to, there’s no harm in trying it out. For all you know, this beard style may fit your look better than having a full and thick beard. 

Sphinx Beard is your go-to source when it comes to men’s beard care. Whether it be beard oil or beard balms, we’ve got everything you will ever need to grow a healthy beard. Our beard care products are made from the highest quality ingredients designed to nourish a man’s skin and facial hair. Visit our store page and get your own set of top-shelf beard care products. 

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