If you’ve ever thought about trying a goatee, now’s the time. With the massive resurgence in facial hair trends for men, this classic beard type promises to make you look stylish and suave. All you need to do is find the right goatee shape and style for you. Luckily, plenty of options tick all the boxes for modern gents who take pride in their appearance. No matter your face shape, you’ll find the perfect goatee beard style in this list below.
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1. Van Dyke Goatee
The Van Dyke goatee gets its name from the 17th-century artist Anthony Van Dyke. It typically features a French mustache, a soul patch connected to a small goatee, and clean-shaven cheeks.
2. Goatee Beard
A goatee beard features a tuft of longer hair around the chin and shorter strands along the rest of the jaw.
3. Full Goatee
A full goatee surrounds the mouth and covers the chin with hair so that the mustache, soul patch, and goatee all become one.
4. The Anchor
The Anchor features a strip of hair from beneath the lip to the chin that then extends outwards along the jawline.
5. Chin Goatee
This chin goatee features a small, concentrated tuft of hair right at the point of the chin.
5. Landing Strip
A landing strip goatee consists of a small line of hair extending from the bottom of the lip down the chin.
6. Untrimmed Goatee
This stylish, untrimmed goatee gives off a relaxed vibe when combined with a long moustache and grown out sideburns.
7. Stubble Goatee
Don’t think that just because you prefer stubble to a beard that you can’t rock a great goatee.
8. Understated Goatee with Soul Patch
This understated goatee with a soul patch is just the right amount of rugged for a modern, polished man.
9. Straight Edge Goatee
Straight edges can give a goatee a more defined and sharp appearance.
10. Short Anchor
This goatee features a cool, short anchor style. If you want to try the look for yourself, be careful to ensure that both sides are symmetrical.
11. Rounded Goatee
Rounding the edges of your goatee creates a softer and more subdued appearance.
12. Natural Goatee
The natural appearance of this slightly scruffy and undefined goatee creates a more modern look than that of seriously sharp and clean styles.
13. Low Chin Goatee
These gents rock their small goatees low on their chins for a unique style.
14. Grey Goatee
Gents of any age can rock a goatee and look great. Just look at this sophisticated style for inspiration.
15. Goatee with Moustache and Soul Patch
For gents who like their facial hair a little more subtle, this short goatee with moustache and soul patch makes an excellent option.
16. Goatee with Beard Stubble
This goatee with beard stubble is a super stylish look to suit any man.
17. Anchor Goatee Beard
This gent’s facial hair takes the shape and style of the Anchor and dials it up into a long, goatee beard.
18. Extended Goatee
While the traditional goatee features hair just on the chin, this extended version widens outwards around part of the jawline.
19. Curly Goatee
This hipster-style goatee proves that curly-haired men can also rock this type of facial hair.
20. Connected Goatee
The classic, connected goatee features an extension of the moustache that blends into the sides of the beard.
21. Connected Goatee with Soul Patch
If you have a large chin or broad mouth the addition of a soul patch can transform this goatee into the perfect style for your face.
22. Chinstrap Goatee
Rocking your goatee with a chinstrap will give it the feeling of a beard without swamping your face with hair.
23. Chin Strip Goatee
Combining your goatee with a chin strip or landing strip can create a very distinct and eye-catching style.
24. Barely-There Goatee
Gents with delicate features or slow-growing facial hair will find that this barely-there goatee provides just the right amount of style.
How to Trim and Style Your Goatee
Trimming and grooming are essential for keeping your goatee looking stylish and gentlemanly. Without regular maintenance, your goatee can quickly become messy and appear dishevelled, so it’s best to stick to a routine. The most important part of grooming your goatee is defining its edges. To achieve neat and clean edges, a razor is the best tool to use, but an electric shaver with trimming attachment can also work. Once you’ve cleaned up the shape of your goatee, you can trim your facial hair to appear tidier. Simply follow the shape of your goatee and cut to a consistent length, getting rid of split ends in the process. Then, finish by trimming your moustache to the same length as the rest of your goatee.
Goatee Styles FAQs
What is a goatee?
A goatee is a style of beard that incorporates hair on the chin and usually the upper lip, too. There are various goatee styles but the common thread that unites them all is some level of hair cover on the lowermost section of the face, usually around the mouth.
Does a goatee look good?
If you’ve ever thought about trying a goatee, now’s the time. With the massive resurgence in facial hair trends for men, this classic beard type promises to make you look stylish and suave.
How far should a goatee go under the chin?
Place your hand under your chin, so your fingers are going from left to right. When you can fit at least two fingers between your Adam's Apple and the beard, you should be good to go.
Should I get a goatee?
It really depends on your face and chin shape as well as your complexion and the color of your facial hair. Like a beard, a goatee can add strength to a weak chin. It can also help define a round or less than sculpted face. As you would expect, pale complexions and dark facial hair result in a more dramatic look
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