Short beards are elegant and smart if you know how to grow and style with it. A common trend among men who are sporting the “classic” look is maintaining a full beard that has been trimmed relatively shorter length. While this look cannot be achieved by some, for men who are able to fully grow their beards in the styles featured in this list will give them a variety of looks to choose from.
Most Popular Short Beard Styles for Men
Short beard styles are best for the men who don’t wish to sport a thick amount of hair on the face. From simple goatees to full beards, here are 25 amazing short facial hairstyles to look awesome without spending too much time trying to grow and maintain it.
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1. Short and Simple
This short beard style is very elegant and simple, as it features a close shaved goatee and beard which fades into the sideburns. Coupled with a very prominent side part and faded cut, this style is perfect for men who are looking for a classy look.
2. Defined Lines
Here’s a beard that has been outlined to perfection. The goatee is partially shaved, leaving a small soul patch and hair underneath the chin which emphasizes the masculinity of the chin and jaw line.
3. A Little Fuzz
This look features a short beard that is left relatively carefree, giving the look a little less effort. All you may need to do to achieve this look is either allow your short beard to grow in a little bit, or trim the beard down so that it is short, but not too close to the skin.
4. Thick and Thin
Here’s a beard that is coupled with thick sideburns, as opposed to tapering or fading. While this look will not suit some face shapes, it would look great on those who are looking to make the face appear shorter.
5. Not Much Effort
If you’re a fan of the 5 o’clock shadow look, then you’ll want to give this style a try. This look features a closely shaved full beard that has been outlined on the face, but left to grow naturally on the neck.
Here’s a short style that features a slightly prominent soul patch and hair left in the dip above the lip. This look also features thick sideburns.
7. Naturally Classic Short Length Beard
This look features a beard that appears to be growing in its natural state, but has been trimmed down closely to the skin. The neck and the outline have been left very natural, while the sideburns and hairline are outlined and clean.
8. Thinner Goatee
Here’s a short goatee beard look that is outlined pretty thin. The majority of the hair on the chin has been shaved off, leaving a small soul patch that extends down to the chin beard. Clean lines were achieved along the sideburns and cheeks, while the neck has been left to grow as it naturally does.
9. Prominent Goatee
Here’s a short beard style that features a rather prominent goatee. To achieve, just shape your goatee as you normally would and trim down the rest of the beard a little bit more than you did for the goatee. It’s best to start out relatively thick and trim the beard down gradually until you achieve the look you want to.
10. Chin Strap and Mustache
This chin strap beard is great for men who either can’t or don’t want to grow in a full beard. In order to achieve this, completely shave the majority of the face leaving the mustache and hair long the jaw line. Then, trim and outline the chin strap so that it is even and straight, and trim the mustache as you’d prefer.
11. Simple and Masculine
This is a full bearded look that is cleanly outlined and trimmed close to the face. Be sure to shape the goatee so that it emphasizes the chin.