Continuing on from “Banishing your Body Hair”, today we’re going to see how you can use your facial follicles to help mask your genetic flaws. So if you’re feeling self-conscious about your perfectly spherical face, or your big chubby cheeks, read on to find out how you can fix your most troublesome anxiety areas.

To help you along, I’ve included celebrity-based examples for each trouble area; hopefully you can see more easily how facial hair can be used to help massage certain features.

Fat Face

Zach Galifianakis

If you’ve got a few extra chins to deal with, lessen their visibility by growing your beard down over your neck and squaring off the bottom to create a new visual line for people to focus upon. See how actor/comedian Zach Galifianakis uses this look to great effect.

Thin Face

Robert De Niro

Short tousled, wispy beards help to fill out the cheeks of thinner faced men and give you bulk around your jaw and a greater presence. Robert De Niro’s unkempt look will give you an idea as to how this one works.

Round Face

Zac Efron

Those who suffer a circular fate will find a goatee and sideburns stretch the face southwards creating length where none existed previously. Take a look at just how much it’s helped transform Zac Efron’s boyish appearance.

Soft Jawline

Orlando Bloom

If you have a weak chin, a full beard will add untold depth to your facial features. A vigilantly trimmed goatee can also help create an angular look; Orlando Bloom has been using this technique for years.

Tall & Wide Philtrum

Tom Selleck

If you have a chasm between your nose and mouth, you’ll find nothing works better than a thick bushy moustache. Needless to say, the king of this look has to be Tom Selleck – he’s positively made it an icon!

About The Author

Johnathan Bell is the founder, owner and main author of Guy Style Guide, a website dedicated to everyday male fashion, style and grooming. The primary mission? To guide clueless men through the tricky mindfield that is the growing world of male couture. Find him on , Twitter and Tumblr.