GETTING THOSE PERFECT SIDEBURNS
There is more to the humble sideburn than meets the eye. Gone (generally) are the days of the bushy mutton–chop style, but there are still many more sideburn styles to be found.
While it could be argued that you should pick whatever style you prefer, there is actually an art to choosing based on your face shape — and most certainly an art to maintaining the look.
The short sideburn is perfect to balance out a triangle–shaped or rectangular face, as well as adding width for oval and pear shapes.
Possibly the easiest to maintain, a short style is also neat and precise for more formal work and other functions.
You can also add texture by keeping them somewhat bushy without looking like a caveman.
Long sideburns probably sit alongside short ones as the most common style.
Perfect for framing the face, you can finish the sideburns just below your ear or keep them so long that the line between beard and ‘burn is virtually indistinguishable.
This look is best carried off by those with square or round faces, or if you have prominent cheekbones.
If you’re feeling more adventurous and know what will suit your face, there is the skinny sideburn, tapered sideburn, or slender pointed sideburn.
Regardless of the design you choose, it is essential to keep your sideburns neat at all times.
Regular trimming and daily combing is a must, but using a grooming product can help as well.