Men don’t really enjoy shaving. Instead, they prefer to let their facial hair grow as nature has intended it to be. For most men, a wild beard appears after a month or so of not shaving. Sometimes, that means a braid or two is needed to manage the facial hair.

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Braid beard
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Thick Beard with Braids

After a beard gets to be a certain thickness, it only grows outwards. To curb this problem, a low braid under the chin can help keep things in check.

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Braided beard
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Thick, Wavy Beard

Beards sometimes go wild and the only way to contain them is to pull them in and braid them. Adding a clasp to the braid gives it just a little more style.

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Braided Beard
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Mustache & Chin Beard Braid

Sometimes less is more. A chin beard that is long and unsightly can be made palatable by just adding a small braid.

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Curly Dense Beard with Macho Braid
@ arittger

Curly Dense Beard: Macho Braid

A lot of times, beard braids are needed. But sometimes, when your beard is big and burly enough, a braid is just added to look ultramasculine.

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French Beard with Braid
@meldra.visagistik

French Beard with Braid

If you ever wanted to look like a professional wrestler on the tail-end of their career, the French beard with a braid is for you.

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Rugged Braided Beard with Long Hair
@der_ketzer

Rugged Braided Beard & Long Hair

Long hair and braided beards go together like peanut butter and jelly. This double braid on the beard is almost exactly the length of his long locks.

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Twin Knot braids
@mr.mountain33r

Twin Knot Braids

The shaved head gives emphasis to the beard here, which in turn looks great braided with a few strands of gray twisted in. The tattoos are just the icing on the cake.

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Well Tapered Genie Braid
@ shearvision

Well Tapered Genie Braid

For the man who loves changing his facial hair constantly, the genie braid is a sure-fire way to get attention. Here, it matches the long mustache, the lightly filled in beard, and the low fade. 

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Mature Jungled Braid
@ed_rucker_ks

Mature Jungled Braid

Have you ever felt like you wanted to look like you spent a few years on a deserted island? If so, the look you have been searching for is the mature jungle braid.

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Unified Knot Crowded Beard
@he_is_chad

Unified Knot Crowded Beard

Many men take pride in the length and girth of their facial hair. So when going big, why not add a knot on the bottom just to unify the whole look?

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Happy Go Lucky Moustache with Braided Beard
@kc_karnyx

Happy Go Lucky Moustache with Braided Beard

This look puts a smile on almost anyone’s face. When you get to this level with facial hair, it’s time to start thinking about beard and mustache competitions.