50 Short Hair With Beard Styles For Men
It’s not just about the beard. If you don’t have the right hairstyle to go with that chin goodness, then you can kiss your dating life goodbye. In this kind of situation, it’s best to go with something on the shorter style to complement the beard without overshadowing it.
If you have a longer beard, sometimes it’s a good idea to shave your head, or at least keep the hair short.
It worked for Shel Silverstein, and it can work for you too. But maybe you’re not willing to commit to something quite so short. That’s totally understandable.
In this situation, you can go for something close-cropped like what you might see Ryan Gosling sporting. You can even go the Robert Downey, Jr. route and have a little more length, but that will largely depend on your face shape as well as the length of your beard.
Whatever you choose, you’ll be sure to rack up the lady encounters once you’ve got a good beard/hair combo going. Be willing to experiment, be open to things you’d never try before, and go crazy with it. If you’ve got the confidence to pull it off, you will be well on your way toward securing the lady of your dreams.
1. Side-Slicked and Bandholz Beard
One of the first impressions that comes to mind when people hear the word “beard” is a full-sized one. A prime example of this is the Bandholz beard, which originated from Beardbrand co-founder Eric Bandholz, who was inspired in the 2010s to grow a full beard and start to grow his business of men’s grooming and lifestyle products.
What distinguishes a Bandholz beard is how all facial hair is connected into a thick, lengthy beard. To achieve this style, routinely trim it every two months when growing it out, and every month after achieving the desired length. This will tame any stray hairs and split ends while maintaining its fullness.
The hairstyle can be achieved by having hair on the sides cut short while hair on top is left longer to slick to the side.
2. Coily Short Top with Fade and Beard
For those with curly to coily hair, a full beard with short sides and a longer top can be achieved with more texture.
This example features a cleanly lined beard and hairline, with the hair on the sides, back, and cheeks faded out, leaving the head hair and facial hair disconnected with a gradient of length.
This style is suitable for those with wider faces, since the heavier hair on top of the head and at the bottom of the chin draw onlookers’ eyes up and down, giving the impression of a longer face.
Because coily hair gets dry more easily, it is important to use beard oil daily. This will ensure it stays moisturized and minimize breakage, which will ultimately make it easier to trim and grow.
3. Classic Pompadour and Beard Fade
For something that is tried and true, a classic pompadour and shorter beard with a fade is a go-to style.
Variations of the pompadour revived in the past century prove that this style has been timeless since the 20th century. The version featured in this photo has the sides faded into the top.
The hair on top is styled by bringing the hair slightly forward to support and give volume to the hair in the front, which is slicked to the side and back.
This can be styled with hair wax or pomade and set with a light layer of hairspray. Maintenance of this style requires routinely trimming the beard and hairstyle every few weeks to a month.
4. Gradual Fade Connected with Handlebar Mustache and Beard
This photo features a more playful yet old-school approach to facial hair, with a classic handlebar mustache adding some flare to the beard. The handlebar mustache also helps balance out longer features, such as oblong and rectangular faces, and longer beards, as pictured here.
While a dominating feature of this style, the beard still gradually tapers out into the fade of the hairstyle, which is another version of a pompadour.
Wavier hair allows it to look more relaxed and add more volume on top, balancing out the thickness of the beard.
This can be styled with pomade on the wavy hair and mustache wax to hold the curls at the ends of the mustache.
For upkeep, make sure to trim stray hairs and keep the ends of the mustache tapered out in thickness. The hairstyle can be maintained monthly at the barber.
5. Side-Swept Undercut Connected to Beard
If one wants to give the impression of longer hair on top, but still have an overall short hairstyle, they can opt for a side-swept undercut.
This is essentially the same cut for a pompadour, but with the hair on top combed to the side and somewhat framing the face. What also frames the face is the thick beard that covers the entire jawline and connects to the tapered hair.
Since this style is more of a general taper than a full-on fade, it is lower maintenance, where having everything trimmed once a month is sufficient.
6. Cropped Hair and Medium Length Mustache and Beard
This features a cropped hairstyle with a more naturally shaped beard where the mustache separates from the rest of the style. The hairstyle is reminiscent of the Caesar cut in the 90s, only with the updated feature of the medium fade.
Some may also refer to this as a short, textured, bowl cut fade. The more natural style of the facial hair is achieved by trimming hairs to an even length and slightly cleaning up any stray hairs on the face.
This allows the style to be lower maintenance, but appear well-kempt without looking too harsh. This style is great for those who wish to remove perceived length to an oblong or rectangular face. This can be maintained by retrimming any stray hairs and visiting the barber every month.
7. Lineup Fade and Short Beard
For those looking for something even shorter, a lined up, cropped hairstyle and short beard are a good choice.
This photo features a medium fade transitioning into the skin, while being balanced out by the harsher, clean-cut lines at the forehead and edges of the beard.
This is a good choice for those who would like to balance out the stronger jawline of a square face. To maintain the defining features of this style, make sure to routinely shave down the hair outside of the lineups and visit the barber for touchups every few weeks to a month.
8. 360 Waves with Angular Beard
This is a style suitable for those with curly to coily hair and often worn by men of African descent. The style features a tight curl pattern where all the hair is brushed away from the crown.
It is a more complex style that takes dedication and is not quick to style, but can be achieved with consistent brushing and maintenance.
While some may have the right hair texture to quickly achieve this style, many need to dedicate 1-3 months to properly do so. When starting off, it is usually advised to start with hair clipped down to an inch or two, this will allow the hair to be trained to lay down as it is routinely brushed when growing out.
When growing the hair out, it must be brushed multiple times a day, both in and out of the shower, while only using shampoo once every one to two weeks, depending on your tolerance.
Moisturizer and wave cream must also be routinely applied and a do-rag must be worn when sleeping to maintain the style.
The beard and hairlines can be maintained every few weeks to a month.
9. Spiky Hair with Medium Beard
This is a version of spiky hair that was popularized in the late 90s and early 2000s, but is still worn by some people today.
This updated version features a more natural spiky texture that is softer than its stiff predecessors and features a taper fade that gradually connects to a medium-sized beard.
The hair and beard are both kept at a moderate length, with the volume of the hair taking up a bit more space. This makes the style suitable to balance out triangular faces, or those with jawlines wider than their forehead.
For upkeep, routinely trimming stray hairs on the beard and visiting the barber once a month is recommended.
10. Fauxhawk with Fade and Extended Razor Line
This is a shorter variant of the previous style, where it is sharped into a fauxhawk.
The hair has a higher contrasting fade that includes a razor line, which adds interest to the overall look. This is slightly disconnected from the short beard, but is faded enough to not have this transition be too harsh.
The smaller beard allows the more understated hairstyle to have more dominance to the face, which again, is a great way to balance out a triangular face. This can be maintained by trimming the beard weekly and going to the barber every few weeks.