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List of facial hairstyles

This is a list of facial hairstyles.

Name Image Description
19th President of the United States Rutherford B. Hayes, sporting a full beard
The simple term "beard" is an umbrella term which can include any style of facial hair, although generally excluding a moustache by itself.

A "full beard" is one which shows full, unmodified growth on all available areas of the face and neck, including the moustache, chin, sideburns, and cheeks.

Chin curtain
16th President of the United States Abraham Lincoln
Facial hair along the jawline (optionally including beyond the chin itself) which is long enough to visibly hang below the jaw, as a curtain hangs from a rod.
Chinstrap beard
American essayist Henry David Thoreau
Sideburns which are connected to each other by a narrow line along the jaw, sometimes accompanied by some type of goatee, resembling a helmet strap harnessed to one's chin.
Clean shaven
American industrialist Henry Ford
A clean shaven facial hairstyle contains no facial hair at all other than around the eyes. As the name suggests, the face is cleanly shaven. To remain clean shaven, daily shaving is often required. Otherwise, one will have a stubble in only a couple of days.
Friendly muttonchops
English heavy metal musician Lemmy Kilmister
Muttonchops which are connected by a moustache, but no chin hair (which would make it a full beard).[1]
Fu Manchu
Eponymous fictional villain Dr. Fu Manchu
A thin, narrow, mustache that grows downward in two very long tendrils from the upper lip, with the tapered, pointed ends hanging past the jawline. Named after a fictional Chinese villain (Dr. Fu Manchu) whose portrayal in print and film media invented the style. It is similar to the horseshoe moustache, but differentiated by the chin and cheeks area being smooth shaven with the lip tendrils overhanging them.
Goat patch
Armenian-American heavy metal musician Serj Tankian
Facial hair growing only from the chin, often hanging visibly below, similar to a Chin Curtain. This is meant to resemble the hair on the chin of a goat.
A generic goatee
Another blanket term. Goatee can refer to any style of facial hair which includes the chin, including the simple "Goat patch" style. More frequently, however, it refers to a style which includes the chin and moustache, and usually the hair along the sides of the mouth.
German Goatee
Austrian opera composer Carl Zeller
A goatee which wraps around the mouth, with the ends of the moustache (and sometimes also the jawline) flared out beyond the lines that connect to the chin. This style was common among 19th- and early 20th-century German collegiates and military officials. Compared to a French Cut, this style of Goatee has a more aggressive, intimidating appearance.
Handlebar moustache A moustache which has its ends grown much longer and often flared out. This is usually accentuated by styling the hair with a product such as hair gel or moustache wax. Occasionally, the ends are worn in loops.
Horseshoe Moustache
American professional wrestler Hulk Hogan
A full mustache with ends that extend down in parallel straight lines beyond the upper lip and down to the jawline. It is similar to the traditional goatee, except for the clean-shaven chin, and resembles a horseshoe or an inverted U.
A generic mustache (with associated stubble on cheeks and chin)
A moustache is defined as any facial hair grown specifically on the upper lip. There are many different types of moustache, but all differentiate between hair grown exclusively on the upper lip and hair grown on other parts of the face (which would make the facial hair a beard).
Mutton chops
American Civil War general Ambrose Burnside
A more elaborate growth of sideburns which also grow larger toward the chin, resembling a mutton chop (cut of meat with a bone sticking out). Originated with American Civil War general Ambrose Burnside, whose unusually large muttonchops (with a connected mustache) set the standard for later comparisons.
21st President of the United States Chester A. Arthur
Related to sideburns and muttonchops, but considerably more extreme. Classic sidewhiskers hang well below the jawline. They may be connected via a moustache, as in this picture of Chester A. Arthur, but this is not always the case (similar to the situation with standard and friendly mutton chops).
American politician and general John Adams Dix
A beard which does not include any hair on the face, but includes the hair of the neck, or under the jaw, or both.
Pencil moustache
American film director John Waters
A Pencil Moustache is one which is very thin, usually just above the line of the upper lip. It is supposed to look narrow enough to have been drawn on with a pencil (or eyeliner). Often a man wearing a Pencil Moustache will shave the area above it to accentuate the remaining hair.
American Attorney General and statesman Edward Bates
A combination of the chin curtain and neckbeard (or an expansion on the chinstrap beard), the Shenandoah style features full, unmodified growth on the neck, lower jawline and sideburns, with the lip being clean shaven. The Shenandoah style was common in the 19th century in Europe and North America, and is often confused with the chinstrap beard, from which it is differentiated by neck growth (which is clean shaven on the chinstrap).
British naturalist and evolutionary theorist Charles Darwin
Originally known as "Burnsides", sideburns are the patch of hair in front of the ears which connects a beard to the hair of one's head. Any extension beyond a simple corner angle on the front side of the head is considered to be a sideburn, though they can range widely in size from short and neatly cropped to the distinctly massive "muttonchops" of Ambrose Burnside (who gave the term its original name).
Soul patch
Canadian actor Howie Mandel
The Soul Patch is the area just below the lower lip, not including the hair over the chin. This style of beard is often grown narrow and sometimes made into a spike. The stereotypical image of a 1960s Beatnik often includes a soul patch.
Stubble (also called Five-o'Clock Shadow)
Generic facial stubble
Stubble is any length of hair (anywhere) which is long enough to be seen, but short enough to not fully cover the skin beneath. This contributes to an image that a man is anywhere between relaxed and casual to disheveled and unclean.

The term Five-o'Clock Shadow refers to stubble which is very short, apparently only a few hours' growth (as it would look at 5 PM after a man shaved that morning).

Toothbrush moustache
American/British silent film comedy actor Charlie Chaplin
This is a narrow but tall moustache which generally does not extend beyond the sides of the nose, and extends the full height of the upper lip. This type of facial hair very much resembles a small brush like a toothbrush. Charlie Chaplin was the first famous wearer, and his popularity made the toothbrush style fashionable worldwide in the early 20th century. However, Adolf Hitler's adoption of a toothbrush mustache from 1919 onward eventually led to a distinct association between the style and the German Nazi leader. Resultantly re-dubbed the "Hitler moustache" in the public consciousness, the toothbrush style became instantly unpopular after 1939 and nearly extinct after World War II.
Van Dyke beard
French academic painter Adolphe Lalyre
The Van Dyke style is a type of goatee in which the chin hair is disconnected from the moustache hair. Often the two patches are shaped and styled independently of each other, sometimes with the chin being made into a narrow oval shape and the moustache flared out like a Handlebar style. This style is sometimes called a "French Beard" due to its widespread popularity in French culture of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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