21 of The Best Goatee Styles For Men

Best Goatee Styles For Men

Have you ever wondered what a great goatee would look like on you but you just weren’t sure what style to go with? Or maybe you weren’t sure if it would look good, or even how to trim it properly.

Well the answers to all your goatee questions are right here because we have compiled a list of 21 different goatees that will rock your world. We have both the most common and the most unique goatee styles we could find any of which will look great on that handsome face of yours.

Of course we men aren’t all the same and some styles will look good one some while others will not. Well that’s why we’ve searched far and wide to give you a comprehensive list of goatee styles. You’re bound to find a few that suit your fancy!

The Classic Goatee

The Classic Goatee

This goatee style is the most basic of all and it works great from men with all kinds of facial shapes and skin colors too, plus it’s great for professionals, musicians, and people from all walks of life.

It involves having just a short little beard on your chin with a clean shaven neck and no mustache. The goatee extends from one corner of the mouth to the other and is generally kept quite short, with it extending slightly upwards towards the mouths’ corners.

As long as you have a trimmer and a steady hand this style is easy to maintain. Just keep it short with the guard on the trimmer and shave the rest of your face with a safety razor or any other razor to create a clean shave.

The Full Goatee

The Full Goatee

The full goatee is another great beard style for men. This version of the infamous goatee is much like the classic goatee, but it also includes a moustache that is attached with vertical lines along the sides of the mouth.

The neck, cheeks, and sideburns are clean shaven and the goatee itself is kept slightly longer than with the classic version of this style.

Once again all you need to maintain it is something to wet shave your face with as well as a trimmer with a guard to keep the goatee at a respectable length. This style is popular among all ages of men and works well for most facial shapes.

Trimmed Goatee With Pencil Mustache And Chinstrap

Trimmed Goatee With Pencil Mustache And Chinstrap

This is a variation of the full goatee and it is mixed with the chinstrap goatee and it’s great for people who have fairly wide faces. The difference here is that the goatee is trimmed down very close to the skin and is pretty much like long stubble. As well the mustache is not full, rather it is a pencil mustache.

The same goes for the chinstrap which is pencil thin. This type of goatee does take a fair amount of maintenance because the style itself is very short so the stubble around it needs to be shaved every day for the goatee and chinstrap to keep their definition. It also takes a fair amount of skill to shape it correctly.

The Goat’s Goatee

The Goat’s Goatee

This is a pretty famous style of goatee and has been sported by many celebrities such as Mr. Metallica above. This is similar to the classic goatee in that it doesn’t feature a mustache or any hair on the sides of the mouth.

However the goat’s goatee differs from a normal goatee in that it is quite long, sometimes up to 2 or 3 inches in length that extends downwards. Another difference with this goatee is that it is generally only as wide as then chin and doesn’t extend as far as the corners of the mouth.

This style is easy to maintain because all you need to do is clean shave your face and keep the goatee trimmed to your preferred length. It’s also pretty versatile because you can have it with or without stubble, plus it’s a great style for people with oval shaped faces.

The Balbo AKA The Robert Downey Jr.

The Balbo AKA The Robert Downey Jr

The Balbo is a very popular style of goatee that has made a reappearance as of late and has been made popular by everyone’s favorite Iron Man. This style of goatee is really hip looking and will make you look like a movie star, that or a pirate.

It’s much like the full goatee combined with the classic goatee. It features the classic goatee on the chin, which Robert Downey Jr. has sculpted to look edgy, plus he also extended it to the lip with a soul patch, both features which are optional.

That is combined with a disconnected mustache with no vertical lines of hair at the sides of the mouth. As you can see in the picture above, this style does take a very steady hand with a trimmer and wet shaving device in order to perfectly sculpt the Balbo.

A key difference between the Balbo and our next goatee, the Van Dyke, is that the Balbo features slightly extended chin hair which runs along the jaw line about half an inch past the corners of the mouth, as you can see from Mr. Downey above.

The Van Dyke

The Van Dyke

The Van Dyke goatee is pretty much a combination of the Balbo and the classic goatee. It features the mustache and the connecting soul patch just like the Balbo, but the chin hair is only as wide as with the classic goatee.

This style can feature slightly longer hair than any of the other ones we’ve seen so far, especially the chin hair, yet it still requires some work in order to properly style it.

A wet shaver like a safety razor to cleanly shave the rest of your face is must with this style because it will make it stand out more. The only other you need is a trimmer or even some scissors to keep the facial hair at a decent length.

The Classic Soul Patch

The Classic Soul Patch

This may not exactly qualify as a goatee, but it doesn’t really fit any other beard category either so we may as well put it here; it’s close enough. The soul patch is that little patch of hair under the center of your bottom lip.

This can be square or as Howie Mandel demonstrates, it can also come to a point at the bottom. It’s a good style to have if you want just a little bit of facial hair to demonstrate that you can grow a beard, but not so much as to cover your whole face with hair.

It’s a very easy style to maintain because all you have to do is shave your face while ignoring one little patch.

The Big Tee With Giant Stash

The Big Tee With Giant Stash

We know that this one is a little extreme, but it’s so cool that we just couldn’t leave it out of our list of awesome goatees. This style, which we aptly named ourselves, consists of a massive, inch thick, 3 inch long goatee.

Obviously it is also accompanied by an inch thick mustache that extends all the way to the cheekbone and protrudes out almost an inch. It may not be everybody’s style, but if you’re looking to make an impression this is the way to go for sure.

The big tee with giant mustache is also very hard to maintain because it takes a lot of scissor and trimmer work to keep it looking like that. It also requires a whole lot of beard oil and beard wax to keep it crisp.

The Straight Soul Patch Goatee

The Straight Soul Patch Goatee

This style is great for younger men who have narrow or oval or wider shaped faces because it’s nice and narrow so it doesn’t add any width. This straight goatee soul patch features a very little goatee at the bottom of the chin which is connected with a straight and vertical soul patch all the way to the bottom of the lip.

It’s a good look for young men and people with medium or long hair. It’s not very hard to maintain and as long as you have the ability to form a straight line with your razor maintaining this style shouldn’t be a problem.

Goatee With Chin Strap

Goatee With Chin Strap

This style as you can see is ideal for men with short or medium length hair at most. It’s a great style for oval or wider shaped faces because it adds some definition to the jawline and makes the face look a little longer.

This style combines the classic goatee with an ear to ear chinstrap that meets the goatee at the jawline under the corners of the mouth. While it doesn’t take too much work to maintain this style, you need to be able to use a safety razor and trimmer in order to properly form the chinstrap and cleanly shave the rest of your face.

Thick Chin Goatee With Light Stubble

Thick Chin Goatee With Light Stubble

This is a great style for younger men and is ideal for oval shaped faces and pretty much all facial types. This is pretty much just a classic goatee that has been left to grow about an inch in length. The only difference between the classic goatee and this style is that there is no need to clean shave every day.

Since your face has stubble on it the goatee is left to grow a little longer so it stands out more. This may not be the best look for a professional because it doesn’t look all that neat. However it’s a great goatee for your average Joe and it’s great because it requires barely any maintenance at all.

Chin Goatee

Chin Goatee

Ok so probably not too many have this style, but as you can see from everyone’s favorite actor, some people obviously do wear their beards like that. It really isn’t a bad style, maybe a little unique, but it seems to work for Travolta and it could just work for you.

This is most likely the smallest goatee we’ve ever seen and it consists only of a small half inch thick spot of hair on the bottom of the chin. All you need to do to maintain it is to shave your face clean and avoid that one minuscule spot. The chin goatee seems to work well if you have a well-defined square jaw.

Circle Goatee

Circle Goatee

The circle goatee is a great style for both black and white men, plus for men that have quite narrow faces as it serves to add some width to your features. This is a lot like the full goatee, but it is trimmed a lot shorter.

The other main difference between the circle goatee and the full goatee is that the full version is more edgy and square, while this version is rounded to have a more circular look.

This style doesn’t take too much work to achieve, however you must be well trained with a trimmer or safety razor in order to achieve the perfect circular look without making it look weird.

Goatee With Mutton Chops

Goatee With Mutton Chops

The goatee with mutton chops is ideal for men who have quite a narrow face as the thick full goatee and big button chops will add some width to your features. This is a very popular style among today’s young people as well as with music stars around the world.

This is an advanced version of the full goatee with the chin hair kept slightly longer than usual. This is combined with mutton chops that are disconnected from the hair around the mouth. The chops are very angular and follow the jaw line to accentuate facial features.

Creating this style is pretty hard because you need to get the spacing between the chops and the hair around the mouth even on both sides, not to mention that creating well-formed and angular mutton chops is also pretty difficult.

Goatee With Soul Patch

Goatee With Soul Patch

This is a great goatee style for anyone who has an oval shaped face as it serves to add both some length and width to facial features. This is a combination of the classic goatee and a soul patch.

Notice the distinguished clean shaven spaces between the edges of the goatee which curve upwards and the soul patch itself. The patch and vertical lines of the goatee should not be touching, something that will require some practice to shave correctly.

Note that this style also works if the soul patch is disconnected from the goatee. Other than getting the spacing between the vertical lines right, this style doesn’t require too much work except for daily shaving to keep the stubble at bay.

Thick Goatee With Handlebar Mustache

Thick Goatee With Handlebar Mustache

This is a really neat goatee style and works well for older and middle aged gentleman. It’s a sophisticated style that equates to being either a hipster or a businessman. Any any rate this style involves having a wide goatee that extends past the coroners of the mouth and goes pretty far down your neck.

Also the hair for this goatee is kept fairly long and the center of the top comes to a neat point right under your bottom lip. Another feature of this goatee is that it is of course accompanied by a pretty awesome handlebar mustache. This style does take a fair amount of work to achieve as you need to shave the areas around it every day.

Also you need to be good at wet shaving to get the edges and points right, not to mention you need to know how to style yourself a good handlebar too.

Strong Goatee With Mexican Mustache

Strong Goatee With Mexican Mustache

The strong goatee with a Mexican mustache might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but for others it may be just fine, especially if you have a darker skin complexion. It’s a good style for anyone that has a narrow face and is looking to add some width and depth to your features.

It of course has the classic Mexican mustache that is about half an inch long and hangs down over the top lip, in some places even lower than the bottom lip too. That’s what they call a classic soup strainer! Anyway it’s accompanied by a really thick goatee that covers the front of the chin from side to side.

This goatee is slightly longer than average and it’s accompanied by a pretty thick soul patch that attaches it to the bottom lip. As long as you have a good trimmer and can make straight lines you really shouldn’t have much of a problem with this one.

The Long Goatee With Angled Trim (Optional)

The Long Goatee With Angled Trim (Optional)

The long goatee works especially well for people that have a slightly wider face. Plus as you can tell from the gentleman above, it seems to look pretty good with a buzz cut too. This style actually works pretty well if you have long hair too.

The long goatee is usually as wide or just a little wider than the mouth and is generally between 3 and 5 inches in length. In the above example the man also has a short pencil moustache that connects with angled trim at the edges of the long hair of the goatee. In our opinion it actually makes for some good contrast.

However you don’t have to have the trim and mustache; the goatee itself is what we’re really here to talk about. Anyway to keep just a regular long goatee maintained all you need to do is shave the area around your chin area. If you want the extra details this guy has you’re going to have to use a trimmer with a guard.

The Billy-Goatee

The Billy-Goatee

This is a great goatee for both guys that have clean shaven heads and for guys with long curly hair with big sideburns. You know, it’s that rocker look and we’re definitely a big fan, not just of the goatee, but Scott from Anthrax too (the guy in the picture).

To grow a goatee that long it’s going to take you well over a year and a half. Beard hair grows at roughly 6 inches per year and that thing is almost a foot long! Anyway if you have the patience to grow your facial hair for that long this style definitely makes for a good choice.

It’s not hard to maintain because all you have to do is ignore shaving a patch at the bottom of your chin, a little wider than your mouth, for an extended period of time.

Braided Goatee

Braided Goatee

Braided beards are all the rage in some places, especially in tough guy communities, in the rocker venue, and in the hipster scene too. We have to say that we wouldn’t have put them on the list if we didn’t think that these things kick some serious butt.

Sure they might not be ever man’s cup of tea, but if you like being adventuresome and trying new things you should definitely give this a try. Obviously it’s going to take a lot of work and know how to braid your own beard because the technique itself is already hard enough, let alone keeping it healthy and moisturized too.

You are also going to have to grow your beard for at least 3 years before you can attempt a serious braid, especially if you want ones like in the examples above. In our opinion they look cool with a full beard, just on the goatee, or a double goatee braid like our picture on the top left.

Braided Goatee

Full Beard With Goatee

Full Beard With Goatee

This is a perfect beard for any lumberjack, man’s man, rocker, biker, and anyone else who wants to look like a real tough guy. The full beard with a big goatee is a great old school style that has slowly been making a comeback over the years, especially with middle aged men.

This style consists of having a full beard from ear to ear, mustache included, neck and all. This beard and mustache is trimmed to about half an inch long and it’s kept that way. Where it gets interesting is the goatee, which as you can see above, is substantially longer than the rest.

This style usually features a goatee that is slightly wider than the mouth. If it’s too narrow it will look awkward compared to the rest of the beard. This beard is pretty simple to maintain because the hardest part is actually getting it to grow that long.

Of course yours doesn’t have to be that long, but in order for it to be distinguishable as a goatee from the rest of the beard it needs to be at least 6 inches longer than the rest of your beard. Otherwise the rest of the beard just needs to be trimmed with a guarded trimmer. It’s a great style if you want to stand out and if you have the time for it.

The Best Goatee Styles For Men Conclusion

We really hope that you found at least one single beard style that you really like because if we can help at least one man find one single goatee style that they try and love, well then we’re in business. Who knows though, maybe you didn’t find one that you like, in which case you should let us know because we’re always interested in what you have to say.

Maybe you have another goatee style for us to add to the list or maybe you have some great changes you could make to our existing styles. Whatever the case may be, we hope that you enjoyed our list of 21 best goatee styles for men, so much so that you leave us a question or comment!

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