About Face


By Frederick McKindra

Butching up a heart-shaped baby face like Leonardo DiCaprio's requires only a few days' growth and a deft hand. When opting for a full beard, make sure it follows the chin line. Also, err toward a closer trim to avoid masking the outline of your face.

A full beard trimmed either round or square can disguise a prominent chin on a diamond-shaped face like Richard Gere's. A few weeks' time is enough to know if you can get the beard growth you desire. If it's not coming in after that length of time, wave the white flag.