While the mustache was the most common facial hairstyle, it is slowly being overtaken by the goatee. Most men prefer these styles because they are easy to keep and pair well with most haircuts. These facial hairs are also common among celebrities like musicians and footballers.
There are many styles, and although some style magazines might give negative reviews about them, these facial hairs look good. However, the style you choose should match your facial features and your general face shape. Here are some goatee styles to try.
1. Standard Goatee
The standard goatee is the most common goatee style. It features facial hair growing from the chin and the soul patch, and most men keep it short for easy maintenance. The style is standard among baseball players.
2. A Chin Puff
The chin puff does not include a mustache. This style resembles the standard beard, only that this one is longer. You can let the chin puff grow wider but not past the mouth. Some men choose to keep it narrow and long.
3. Circle Beard
Men grow their mustache and goatee and let the two connect to form a circular shape around the mouth. There are many ways to wear the circle beard. While some people fancy it shorter, other men prefer it longer. According to MensHaircuts, others shape the mustache but leave the goatee to grow longer.
4. Disconnected Goatee
This goatee style resembles the circle beard, but it is not connected. The mustache and the goatee grow separately. The disconnected beard style is easy to grow and keep, and it is common among young men. You can also choose to let your beard style grow wider or keep it thin and long.
5. Van Dyke
The Van Dyke beard includes a goatee and a chin puff mustache that resembles a handlebar. This beard style has a T shape and does not connect with the mustache. The chin goatee is kept straight but longer to achieve the Van Dyke beard style.
6. Anchor Beard
The anchor beard was named after the anchor sailors use because it is shaped like it. The style combines a mustache and the chin puff, just like the disconnected beard—however, the anchor one is different in shape. The beard grows from the lower lip straight and extends outwards towards the jaw at the bottom.
7. Scruffy Goatee
The scruffy beard style is a combination of a thick circle beard and a short scruff. The scruff grows on the cheeks and the jawline, but it is small. The difference in sizes creates the contrast between the circle beard and the scruff.
8. How To Maintain A Beard
Goatees are easy to maintain, but it depends on your hair type and texture. The rate of your hair growth is also another factor. For example, people whose hair grows faster will visit the barber for another trim after a week or so. However, check out some tips on how to care for your beard.
- Trim regularly to keep it in shape. Use a hairbrush to shorten the long strands and shave unwanted facial hair.
- When trimming, ensure you set the trimmer to cut only the required length. Avoid cutting the style too short at once because you will end up with a shape you did not expect. Avoid trimming the beard if you want them to grow long.
- Maintain the length of the goatee with the correct guards. Use a guard that will give you the desired shape.
- You can use scissors to remove hair around the goatee, mustache, or beard. Also, apply products like beard oil to maintain the shine.
- If you are trimming a long beard, start by combing it outwards and cutting hair that is not in uniform length with the rest.
- When trimming the bottom of the beard, follow the shape of the chin to make the curve natural. You should cut the bottom to the length that makes your face sexy.
- Use scissors to trim the underside of the board. Lift the goatee to see the underside hairs. You can also extend your trim to the hair on the neck to get a perfect shape.
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