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Top 20 Beard Styles for African Men

Posted On : October 15, 2019

Ann Mumbi


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6. Soul Patch

Probably the simplest of all beard types for the black man. It gives them that certain style that has an imperial feel to it.
Another variation of the goatee, the soul patch is simply a strip of facial hair that extends down from the lower lip to the chin and can be trimmed just about any width.
In addition to the soul patch, the mustache is a unique way to compliment this beard style and can extend all the way to the center of the chin to create the chin strap.
This is a look that will certainly command your fair share of attention.

7. Nicolas II Style

If you have thought that you saw the last of this beard style back in the early twentieth century, know that it has seen a resurgence this year and it appears to be growing in popularity with black men especially.
Popular with hipsters, the beard style is nothing more than the beard peaking at the chin, complemented with a very long mustache.
Don’t let this unique style scare you, it might appear different at first, but will certainly grow on you.

8. The Van Dyke Beard

The Van Dyke beard is clean, crisp, sharp, and really a unique twist on the traditional goatee.
Made popular by the Flemish artist Anthony Van Dyke, the beard style is nothing more than a small beard on the chin connected to the goatee but with little or no mustache at all.

This imperial look must be trimmed daily to maintain its appearance.
This is certainly an acquired taste and one that leaves plenty of room for creativity when it comes to widening the soul patch or shaping the chin beard.

9. The Mutton Chops

One of the most daring beard styles for black men are the mutton chops. This is a look that requires a certain sense of bravery and commitment that will result in a style unlike any other.
To pull off this manly look successfully, the key is to shave the chin area, the mustache and the soul patch.
The remaining hair on the sideburns needs to grow out longer, denser, and larger along the cheek and jawline.
Once they have grown thick, they need to be trimmed along the edges to give them a bold powerful look.

10. The Chin Curtain

The chin curtain beard style is exactly what you would envision it to be if it was not described to you.
The beard is carefully trimmed starting at the sideburns in a perfect line down the jawline, along the chin, and back up to the other side.
The line of hair does not come in contact with the mustache. This linear design does require some skill and precision to get it right and may need to be trimmed daily to help it stand out.

To maximize the look of the chin curtain, shaving off the mustache is preferred.Keep reading…

Ann Mumbi

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