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Chin curtain

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Chin curtain

Abraham Lincoln wearing a chin curtain beard.

The chin curtain beard (also called a Donegal or Lincoln) is a particular style of facial hair that grows along the jaw line and covers the chin completely. This is not to be confused with the chinstrap beard—a similar style of beard that also grows along the jaw line but does not fully cover the chin. In addition, many chin curtain beards do not extend that far below the jawline, if at all, whereas all chinstrap beards generally do.

This style of facial hair was made famous by individuals such as Abraham Lincoln.

In Spain, it could be largely associated with 1970s progres and other cultural icons, such as writer Álvaro Pombo.

In the United States, the beard style remains common among married Amish men. Male members of the sect generally grow a beard after baptism, but shave the mustache off as it used to be associated with military service.[1][2][3]

An Amish man with a chin curtain beard.

Famous or notable examples

Fictional characters


  1. ^ John E. Bodnar. The Ethnic Experience in Pennsylvania. p. 89.  
  2. ^ Donald B. Kraybill. The Riddle of Amish Culture. Johns Hopkins University Press.  
  3. ^ Sarah Cheang (2009). Hair: Styling, Culture and Fashion. p. 113.  
  4. ^ "Brigham Young - Basic Facts". Retrieved 2012-02-29. 
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