Beard models: what models are there?

Sander van de BaardmanBy Sander - The Beardmen
Updated on 14 Sep 2023

Is your beard an important part of your styling? Maybe you’re already convinced of which beard style suits you best. Are you still looking for it, or just want to experiment with something different? The Beardmen tells you about the most popular beard styles. Plenty of inspiration for your beard style!

When trying them out, though, keep in mind that certain styles are especially suited to specific face shapes. Similarly, some beard styles are ideal for men with significant beard growth, while other styles are more suitable for gentlemen whose facial hair is less dense.

1. The Three Day Beard

Let’s start with a familiar beard style. Almost every man has walked around with the Three Day Beard, whether it was intentional or not. The idea of this style is that you don’t shave for three days and thus leave your stubble. These are up to three millimeters long after three days. Your facial hair is the same length everywhere. A perfect beard model for those who are especially looking for a style that requires little effort! For this model, however, it is useful to purchase a good trimmer.

2. The Ten Day Beard

If you know what a Three Day Beard is, then it is also immediately clear to you what a Ten Day Beard means. Exactly: no shaving for ten days. This beard style is among the most popular among men. It requires very little maintenance and most women find heavy stubble very attractive. A win-win situation! Keep in mind, however, that this style looks best when you have full growth.

3. The ring beard

If you choose a ring beard, you wear a beard around the area of your mouth and chin. You grow a mustache and on your chin a beard, creating a tight connection between the two. Together they form a circle. You shave away the beard hairs on your cheeks, as well as your sideburns. The ring beard is a popular model and also a great solution for those men who have little beard growth on their cheeks.

Also read: how to grow a ring beard

4. The stiletto beard

The name of this beard style might make you suspect that this is a pretty sophisticated look. And that’s right! It also takes some effort and practice to create a beautiful stiletto beard. This beard type is distinguished from many other styles by the fact that the beard hair ends at a central point. A large part of your cheeks is visible: in fact, you run your beard hair from your temples to below the corners of your mouth. Your mustache connects to that point.

5. The Balbo beard

The name of this beard style no doubt sounds stylishly Italian to your ears, and guess what: it is. This beard covers a limited portion of your face. It covers the chin and lower edges of your face, but leaves your cheeks free. Optionally, you can connect it with your sideburns. This beard type also includes a mustache. Because your beard is located low and therefore you do not connect your mustache with it, this is a so-called floating mustache. The mustache is wider than your lips.

6. The Ducktail

If you translate this beard style literally, you come up with the word “ducktail. Doesn’t ring a bell yet? Then think of Donald Duck’s little tail. The Ducktail has a shape that looks suspiciously like that. In fact, this beard is pointed at the chin and several inches longer than your chin. You only let your beard hair grow that long on your chin. Your mustache, cheeks and sideburns are considerably shorter.

7. The Boxed Beard

The Boxed Beard takes its name from the fact that it has sharp contours. Consequently, this gives you an extra masculine look. The length of your Boxed Beard is up to you, as long as it is the same all over your beard. Your neck is kept clean-shaven so that your Adam’s apple remains clearly visible. Your beard also has a sharp boundary on your cheeks.

8. The Van Dyke

There was once….. a Flemish painter who became almost as famous for his beard style as for his works. He had a pointed chin beard and a mustache, which were not connected. By the way, chin beard is perhaps a bit too big a word, as the Van Dyke is more about a goatee. The big difference with the ring beard is that the mustache does not continue, whereas a ring beard does. Do you have a round face and want to add some contour? Then this beard is worth a try.

9. The Chin Strap

The Chin Strap is a beard of a very limited width: in fact, you leave your beard hairs only around your chin and jawline. A sort of band or line across your chin, in other words. Many men used to opt for a very thin line, but nowadays it is often at least two centimeters wide. As you might suspect, creating a beard like this involves absolute precision work!

10. Chevron Mustache

Well, perhaps a bit of an oddity, because after all, we are talking about beards here. Still, I don’t think the Chevron Mustache should be missing from the list. If you’ve always shaved until now and are considering facial hair, the Chevron Mustache -just like the Three Day Beard and the Ten Day Beard, by the way- is a nice starting step. This is a mustache that runs the entire width of your upper lip and is easy to create.

11. The Beardstache

The Beardstache is a style that combines a mustache and a beard. What distinguishes it from, say, a Three Day Beard or a Ten Day Beard is the fact that the mustache and beard are not the same length. In fact, your mustache is much more explicit. Not only because you grow it longer, but also because it is wider than your mouth. The beard, in turn, involves stubble. Actually, the Beardstache is best described as a Chevron mustache combined with stubble.

12. The Anchor Beard

Last but not least in this list of beard models is the Anchor Beard. Here the mustache and beard are not connected. The Anchor Beard is a chin beard that starts narrow under the lower lip and widens towards the chin. On both sides you then let your beard run back up toward the corners of your mouth. This creates an anchor. Between the ends of the “anchor” and your mustache, some space remains.

Also read: what is a viking beard