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Iconic Beard styles of all time

Beard styles for men have seen a significant change over the years and have come to the phase of having thicker and fuller beards. But there are certain styles that become immortal in the fashion world. They were also popularised by renowned celebrities and other famous personalities, which cemented them as one of the most iconic beard styles of all

These beard styles are not famous because of their ability to suit anyone, a.k.a. versatility, but instead they have been remembered for their unique look. Let’s look at what these styles are!

The Corporate Beard

This is the go-to look for a man who wants to make a good first impression, especially in a professional environment. It’s low maintenance and works great with any work wear. The extremely short length helps in accentuating your facial features. It is best kept well oiled with some beard oil and moisturiser to prevent dryness and also ensure steady growth of your beard. This is the best of beard styles considering you get to keep a beard but not too much that it hides your face. Which is why it’s one of the most iconic beard styles.

The Stubble

The Stubble is a classic beard style that works best with men who have sharper jawlines, giving them a rugged edge. It is not difficult to maintain as long as you keep the areas around your cheek and neck line trimmed and sharp. Else it might look like you have not slept in 2 days and are dying for some coffee. Patting some beard oil and moisturiser will ensure that you do not look like the desert floor and will also ensure healthy beard growth.


This is one of the more peculiar, but if it works well, one of the most masculine looking beard styles to rock. Although you are to be given a disclaimer, this beard style does demand that you have a really thick and good moustache. That is the only downside to it if we look at it. But if you manage to rock it, it will need some maintenance from time to time, especially with the moustache, by trimming the edges. The moustache length cannot be as long as a full-grown beard and demands frequent oiling of your stache. This beard style was all the rage in the 70’s and is now coming back with celebrities such as Henry Cavill rocking it.

Complete Beard

A full-grown and thick beard is still one of the hottest facial hair styles for men. It is quite difficult to maintain this beard style as it requires frequent trimming and shaping to prevent it from looking unkempt and dishevelled. Frequent and consistent application of beard oil and beard balm will keep it soft and clean. It is currently one of the hottest looking beard styles in modern times.

Van Dyke

This is a beard style that is not A lot of men would like to try it, but if pulled off right, it can make you one of the most attractive men in the room. It comprises a full-grown moustache, which comes out as a goatee but not a complete one. Suitable for men who dislike having a full beard or who have patchy beards. Requiring little to no maintenance, it is a beard style that can be pulled off by most men.

The goatee is yet another one of the iconic beard styles that, even though not seen commonly, is still one of the most recognisable. This is a beard style that works extremely well with angular, sharp faces. It makes for one of the most eye-catching beard styles that has been rocked by countless celebrities and famous personalities at least once in their lives.


The Hollywoodian is a peculiar one in this list, and most of you might not have even seen it ever. It is a more unruly beard style that can give you a vintage mad scientist or scholar look. There are no sideburns, and it can be best described as an elongated version of the goatee, extending from the chin to the end of the jaw line along the line. It gives your jaw a more defined and strong look. This beard style is not the easiest to pull off and certainly not something that can be done yourself. It requires a proficient barber who will be behind the mastery of your beard. It is one of the most iconic beard styles that was pulled off amazingly by Leonardo Dicaprio.


These beard styles are the ones that make you stand out with your facial hair. They have been present in men’s grooming fashion for decades now and will definitely make appearances throughout the coming years as well. Which beard style did you find the best? Remember that all of these styles cannot be achieved without consistent and correct maintenance!

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