Facial Hair and Beard Styles, Gallery 1

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The Balbo

The Balbo beard
A Disconnected Goatee © Tihis | Dreamstime.com.

Change Up Your Look with a Bit of Facial Fuzz

A little facial hair is a great way to quickly and inexpensively freshen up your look and these pictures of men's facial hair and beard styles will give you plenty of ideas. The nice thing about growing a beard is that it's not permanent and you can always change the shape or style of your beard to keep the look fresh. A little face fuzz is also one of the absolute cheapest ways to freshen up your style and can save you money on razors and blades as well.

Men looking for facial hair and beard style options will find plenty of ideas here. From a full beard to a goatee or chin strap, this gallery contains a variety of facial hair and beard styles. To make sure you get the look you want, I recommend printing the desired photo and taking it with you to your barber or stylist.

This is a variation of the goatee, except the mustache and goatee are not connected. The goatee is shaped to form an upside down letter "T" and can be worn sans mustache.

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The Full Beard

The Full Beard
Classic Face Fuzz © iStockphoto.com | kevinruss.

The full beard is a very traditional style of facial hair and can be a good option for those with a weak jawline. To properly care for your beard, follow our beard care tips in the Facial Hair section of Men's Hair.

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The Chin Strap

The Chin Strap beard
A Thin Beard © iStockphoto.com | Kemter.

Also known as a chin curtain, the chin strap follows the jawline in a neatly trimmed "strap" of hair. This style can be worn with or without the mustache.

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The Chin Strip

The Chin Strip beard
An Extended Soul Patch © iStockphoto.com | jhorrocks.

The chin strip, like a soul patch, is a strip of hair that grows just below the center of the lips. This patch of hair extends to the point at which the chin begins to turn under.

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The Wide Goatee

The Wide Goatee beard
© Patrick Hermans | Dreamstime.com.

This style resembles the goatee, except that the sides just below the mustache extend outward towards the ear lobes.

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The Door Knocker

The Door Knocker beard
A Popular Option © Kirza | Dreamstime.com.

This is a great option for men who have strong growth around the mouth but less dense growth on the cheeks and sideburns. Commonly called a "goatee" today and also known as the "Van Dyke," this style is quite popular among men and can help disguise a weak jawline and add the illusion of length to a round face.

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The Goatee

The Goatee beard
A Good Option for a Full Face © iStockphoto.com | Renphoto.

About the same width as the mouth, a goatee can help give the illusion of length to a round face.

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Manicured Scruff

Manicured Scruff short beard
Fashionable Heavy Stubble © iStockphoto.com | yoepro.

Manicured stubble is an incredibly popular style gives the impression that the wearer is easy going, yet still concerned with being well groomed. For this style, the beard is grown for about a week and the neck is shaved clean as it would be for a traditional beard. A good option for the balding guy.

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Mutton Chops

Mutton Chops beard
The Reverse Goatee © iStockphoto.com | izusek.

Essentially long sideburns, mutton chops look like a beard with the goatee shaved out. Appropriate for bikers, rock stars, and artists.

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The Soul Patch

The Soul Patch beard
A Little "Flavor Saver" © Leloft1911 | Dreamstime.com.

The soul patch is a small patch of hair that grows just below the bottom lip. This style can be worn narrow or extended towards the corners of the mouth.