What is a stubble? | How to achieve that perfect 3 days stubble look

What is a stubble?

stubble is a short prickly hair that grows on a man's face after shaving it.It usually takes 24 to 48 hours to grow a visible stubble which is also known as 5 o'clock shadow.

man with a stubble beard

Does Stubble suit everyone?

Unfortunately stubble doesn't suit everyone.Actually not everybody suit the Facial fungus .Stubble is perfect if you have thick dense facial hair growth so if your have a patch beard you have two options either grow it into a full beard or take care of the damn thing.

Pro's & Con's of having a stubble beard

  • It's good if you hate shaving
  • It matures your baby face
  • It Enhances your look
  • It can Define your jawline
  • Last but not the least ladies love it :D


  • It doesn't suit everyone
  • It can look unprofessional
  • It needs to be trimmed everyday
  • Being mistaken as looking scruffy

Types Of stubble beard:

Light stubble beard

This is a week worth of growth and usually measures around 0.5 to 2 mm also known as 5 o'cl o'clock shadow. 

man with light stubble

Medium stubble beard

Medium stubble is usually around a week to two week's worth of growth and measures around 2 to 3 mm.

man with medium stubble

Heavy stubble beard

Heavy stubble is usually around 2 to 3 week's worth of growth which usually measures around 4 to 5 mm.

man with heavy stubble

How can you achieve Perfect Stubble look?

There are two ways you can achieve stubble look:

1) Clean shave your face and wait for 24 to 48 hours depending on look you are going for.

2) Let your beard grow for atleast a month so you have a thick dense beard and then start trimming it initially using a big guard for e.g Guard 4 or 5 and gradually decrease the length until you find length that suits you.

What Stubble length will look the best?

First of all  it's difficult to tell what stubble length will look the best on you.Which might suit one might not suit you!

But according to one survey made in 2013 the best stubble length woman's find attractive is around 4 to 5 mm A.K.A heavy stubble which is 10 to 15 days worth of growth.


No matter whichever you look you opt for, wear it with pride and don't forget to use a high quality beard or stubble trimmer along with a moisturizer to maintain that suave look!

Don't forget to visit this link to see the list of best stubble trimmer 2018.


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