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Slick men's hairstyles: better with or without a beard?

/ 02.03.2015
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Slick, wet-look hairstyles have always been a huge male grooming trend and it isn't hard to understand why. Perhaps the biggest reasons are because they keep everything under control and they work with almost any haircut.

The question is, do you think a slick hairstyle looks better with or without a beard?

With a beard

For those of you with a beard or in the process of growing one, choosing a hairstyle that can help show it off without becoming the center of attention is important. A tidy, sleek hairstyle is perfect because the contrasting texture keeps things interesting without overshadowing that all-important facial hair.

Styling tip
Apply some regular strength gel evenly throughout, then create a side part and comb the hair through for a smooth, polished look. Just make sure you don't over-apply because hair that is too slick can appear slimy.

Without a beard

With a clean shaven face, there's generally more room to play around with texture and volume, should you wish to do so. If you like your hairstyles to be versatile, you'll be happy to know there are plenty of different styling options, from wet-look waves to a disheveled side part.

Styling tip
To boost volume, massage the roots with your fingertips after applying the gel, then gently shape your style with your hands or a comb before it sets.

So, which look gets your vote?

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