A common problem that many men are plagued with is a beard that grows in patchy and uneven. While some decide to shave it off out of frustration, there are others who decide to embrace the unique fashion in which the beard grows. If you’re one of the many men whose beard grows in patchy and you don’t know which style would work for you, here are 30 amazing patchy beard styles you can choose from.
Styling With Your Patchy Beards
Patchy beard styles are for men who either barely grow enough hair to form a beard, or don’t grow hair on their cheeks at all. Many of these options feature nearly bare faces and styles that don’t require cheek hair. Below is our list of patchy beard styles we have collected for you.
1. The Thin Strap
If your beard barely grows in at all, or the patchiness is very uneven and scattered, you may want to try rocking a chin strap. This look features a thin strip of beard that travels along the entire jawline and up to the sideburns. To achieve this, shave the face clean leaving a small amount of beard along the jawline. Then, using a trimmer, shape the beard into a clean, straight line.
2. Strap and Goatee
Another chin strap to consider is this goatee combo. This is perfect for men who don’t like to sport a bare face. Just style your beard like the one above, but make sure to leave your goatee instead of shaving the entire face clean.
3. Chin Beard Only
This goatee look features only the hair on the chin and beneath the lip. For men whose beards suffer from extreme patchiness, this look is a great option. Just shave the face clean, leaving the hair on the chin. Then, shape and style the goatee to your preference.
4. Patchy Chin Beard with Mustache
Styling the chin goatee with a mustache is a great option for men who like to have more hair on their face. Just follow that same direction as the last patchy beard style, but leave the mustache intact.
5: Into the Wild
Long hair and a long uneven beard produce a rugged “wild man” style. It’s a great look if you don’t want to spend ages grooming your head hair and your facial hair. Just let it grow wild and free!
6: Light and Dark
Patchy beard styles often go hand in hand with uneven coloration. The most common type of uneven coloration is the style in which the facial hair is lighter or darker immediately around the mouth.
7. Faded Chin Strap
This chinstrap is trimmed very thin, in order to give it a less prominent, faded look. Coupled with a detached goatee, this look distracts attention away from the beard and accentuates the thick hair that is left on the mustache and chin.