I’ve been growing a beard every winter for some years now, and every spring, I try to see how many facial hair variations as I can check off from the chart of facial hair types. So far, over 2.4 million people have been following along. Listed below are descriptions of 49 facial hair types including examples of the
42 48 variations that I’ve been able to attain so far.
A La Souvarov
A sideburn / mustache combo where the sideburn curves downward toward the corner of the mouth and then curves upward into the mustache. Similar to a curvy version of the Franz Josef.
Status: Complete (2008)
A beard without sideburns that extends along jawline and is styled into a point. It is combined with a pencil style mustache to resemble an anchor.
A wide version of the goatee accompanied by an unconnected mustache.
The complete opposite of the toothbrush, this mustache is comprised of the two ends of a typical mustache. No hair is under the nose, and each piece extends only slightly beyond the corner of the mouth.
A beard unaccompanied by a mustache that grows down from the sideburns and along the jawline, completely covering the chin. Also called the Lincolnic.
Status: Complete (2004, 2011)
A beard that grows down from the sideburns and on the underside of the jawline.
A narrow version of the goatee that only covers the round part of the chin.
A typical mustache as worn by police and military personnel. The mustache does not extend downward past the upper lip.
A mustache that curls nearly straight upward as worn by the artist Salvador Dali.
A fuller beard that extends into a point.
Status: Complete (2008)
Two small pieces of hair worn under the chin to resemble and insect’s mandibles.
A thin, long mustache pulled to the side from the middle of the upper lip. The waxed tips are worn without curl.
English Mustache with Goatee
A thin, long, uncurled mustache pulled to the side from the middle of the upper lip and an unattached goatee.
Sideburns that are cut from the top of the ear at a 45 degree angle towards the front to form a point. The style was worn in the original Star Trek series.
Similar to the Friendly chops, this is a mustache/sideburn combo. The sideburns come straight down and then angle up sharply toward the mustache.
A full beard that extends off the chin and is split down the middle into two segments.
Status: Complete (2008,2013)
Friendly Mutton Chops
Sideburns that extend to the edge of the mouth and are connected to a mustache.
Status: Complete (2003,2014)
A mustache that extends downward on the sides, usually extending off of the chin.
A wide, full beard with a rounded bottom and integrated mustache.
A beard worn on the chin like a billy goat. A proper goatee is not connected to a mustache.
Goatee shown with sideburns
Status: Complete (2004, 2012)
A mustache where the sides are twisted or curl upward or outward on the ends.
Handlebar and Chin Puff
A mustache with pointy ends worn with a strip of hair down the center of the chin.
Handlebar and Goatee
A handlebar mustache worn with a goatee. Neither are connected.
Status: Complete (2009,2013)
A mustache connected to a beard in which the sideburns are removed.
Friendly chops that long and wavy.
Status: Complete (2008,2014)
This is a bushy mustache combed from the center to the sides. Also referred to as a Wild West mustache.
Not to be mistaken for the Napoleon III Imperial, the Imperial is a mustache connected to hairs on the cheeks. The hair points upward, but does not curl over. Chin and sideburns are bare.
A full beard where the upper lip is shaved clean, but the connectors from the beard to the mustache are left in tact. Popularized by Klingon characters from the Star Trek series.
Sideburns that extend all the way down to an imaginary lines drawn downward from the corners of the mouth.
Napoleon III Imperial
This is identical to the Handlebar and Chin Puff, except that the chin puff extends much further off of the chin.
A beard worn solely on the neck, not rising above the underside of the jawline. Not to be connected to sideburns.
A Neckbeard connected to the hairline by sideburns.
A goatee that looks like an upside down teardrop that covers the chin, but goes no wider than the corners of the mouth.
A Full beard worn square and without mustache. The cheeks are covered, but the chin is not.
A very thin mustache along the upper lip.
A small version of the goatee that is limited to the central part of the chin.
A Handlebar mustache that is limited to the width of the lips, or sometimes the width of the nose.
A combination of a Hulihee and a Chin Puff.
Rap Industry Standard
A very, very thin line of hair that extends from the sideburns and along the jawline and into a pencil mustache.
Status: Complete (2008)
Short Boxed Beard
A full beard of typical variety.
A small patch of hair between the lower lip and chin. Popularized by beatniks of the 1960’s.
Status: Complete (2000 and 2008)
A mustache that extends downward from the corners of the mouth combined with, but not connected to, a goatee that is separated into two braided strands. Popularized by the character, Jack Sparrow, in Pirates of the Caribbean.
A mustache that grows from… Come on, man. You have too many bits. You can’t really grow this.
Connect a neckbeard to sideburns and you have a Nero. Add a mustache, and you have a Tarly.
A mustache with hair only in the center of the lip that generally extends no further than the width of the nose. Made famous by Charlie Chaplin and thrown out of favor by Adolf Hitler.
A goatee that is connected to a mustache.
Status: Complete (1998,2013)
A short, rounded beard featuring a with with slightly shaven cheeks and accentuated mustache.
Curved sideburns that extend below the ear combined, but not connected to, a mustache that extends downward from the corners of the mouth to the jaw line. A soul patch is also included. Popularized by the character Jules Winnfield in the movie, Pulp Fiction.
A full mustache that extends slightly downward past the corners of the mouth, combined with a soul patch. Popularized by musician, Frank Zappa.
Status: Complete (2003,2013)
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