Wait, you may ask. Isn’t a goatee with a mustache a full goatee? It’s a valid question, but to truly define the goatee and mustache style you must consider an important rule, i.e., the beard and mustache don’t have to connect.
So, when we’re talking goatee with a mustache, we’re actually talking about two different types of facial hair combined (but unjoined) to form one facial hair style.
In other words, what you do with the mustache is your own business, but if it connects with the goatee, you’re probably venturing into a different style.
No matter how you describe it, however, the goatee and mustache combination is one of the most popular goatee styles out there. And it’s an ideal choice for men who have good growth in the chin and mustache areas, but not so good on the cheeks.
What the Goatee and Mustache Style Says About You
The man with the goatee and mustache style is open to experimentation. He may still be figuring out what facial hair style works best for him, and his goatee may be simply the first step to an entirely different style.
He may think that his clean-shaven face isn’t masculine enough (ah, the curse of the “baby” face) and that adding a goatee and mustache will bring out the manly beast in him. And it very well may.
The goatee and mustache style is the perfect choice for you if you’re looking for a way to stand out from the crowd. It’s a classic facial hair look that will never go out of style, but it’s still unique enough to get you noticed. This look is clean and polished, but also confident and edgy. It says that you know who you are and aren’t afraid to show it.
What Facial Shape Best Fits the Goatee and Mustache
The goatee and mustache style fits nearly every facial shape, whether you have a round, long, triangular, or square face. But it’s particularly good for men who have square faces but who don’t like how they look with a full beard.
There are some basic rules that should be followed when choosing a beard to fit your face shape. If you have a round face then you will want to choose a style that is longer on the sides and shorter on top.
If you have an oval shaped face then you will want to choose one that is longer on top and shorter on the sides. Finally if your face shape is square then you should choose a style that is similar in length all around with no major differences in length between any one area of your face or another.
How to Trim the Goatee and Mustache
You’ll want to nurture your beard growth until it attains a nice length and fullness. Keep your cheeks and neck clean-shaven (it’s up to you whether you want to shave your “soul patch” – more on that later – or not).
You’ll want to trim the edges of your mustache and goatee to achieve a fine shape. You can use a comb while trimming your mustache to attain a certain length and to help keep it neat.
Note: Do not trim your beard before it has achieved its full length. Keeping it trimmed after that is a pretty simple process.
What Famous People Wear the Goatee and Mustache
Many celebs have worn this style, from Brad Pitt to Johnny Depp and the late Heath Ledger.