The soul patch, formerly known as the “jazz dab”, became increasingly popular in the 50’s and 60’s among hipsters and artists alike. The person responsible for its popularization was the one and only Dizzy Gillespie, famous jazz musician and trumpeter. More recently, there has been a new wave of soul patch beard styles to enter the scene incorporating a more modern and edgy look.
Stylish and Trendy Soul Patch Beards
Whether you have a full beard, goatee, or are partial to an amazing mustache, here are some of the coolest soul patch beard styles we love. Hope you’ll love these too!
1. The Curl Up
This beard style is made to highlight the mustache and soul patch while the beard sits quietly in the background. To achieve this style, use a bit of mustache wax to curl up the ends of your mustache, shave your beard down to a very low cut, and shape the soul patch so that it compliments your chin.
2. Thick but Tame Soul Patch
For men who prefer a little less hair, but still want to sport the combo, this beard style features a thick, long, bold mustache and clean shaven face coupled with the soul patch. To achieve this, keep the mustache full and trim and comb the hairs down so that it has a cleaner appearance.
3. Red Carpet Soul Patch Style
This look features a more modest mustache and a bit of stubble to give it a more carefree look. Trim the mustache down, but leave it a little thick and style the patch right below the middle of the bottom lip.
4. The Conservative
In this look, both the mustache and soul patch are cut down significantly. This gives the face a more classic and clean look without too much hair or stubble, while still attaining the mustache- soul patch combo.
5. Add a Dash of Mustache
A dapper mustache can elevate pretty much any style, but when combined with the soul patch it gives a classic type of sophistication. Forming a mustache-soul patch combo will take a bit of practice, especially if you’re looking for something to compliment your face. Here are a few combination ideas to get you started:
Make The Soul Patch Lively
Adding some flair to your soul patch beard style can take your look from plain to daring. While most of these styles aren’t typical for an everyday look, they can be a fun way to show off your artistic beard styling skills. Here are a few unique and whimsical styles that you can achieve with your soul patch:
6. Intricate Sideburns
This gives you the best of all worlds featuring a clean-cut mustache, soul patch, beard and styled sideburns. To achieve this look, trim the mustache and beard low, shave off the majority of the beard leaving a moderate amount of chin hair, form your soul patch and style your sideburns however you’d like.
7. Be Bold and Daring
This daring look is a bit non-conventional, but the uniqueness of it could be pulled off for a type of ComicCon or Halloween costume. This look features a set of graduated triangles branching up from the border of the jaw line.
8. Superhero Status
Another amazing look for a ComicCon type of convention is this Batman symbol. While this look may require a bit of skill or even a stencil, you’ll be sure to turn some heads wherever you may go.
9. Artistic Expression
This look features an amazing and precise beard cut-out design, which is highlighted by the trim mustache and small soul patch. This is a great way to show off your beard design skills, especially if you’re known to sport a daring design.
10. A Non-traditional Spot
John Travolta sports this very unconventional way of rocking a soul patch- beneath thin chin instead of below the lip. Just shave the face clean, leaving a small patch of beard on the tip of the chin.
Take It To The Chin
A lot of men who wear soul patch prefer their patches to extend to the chin instead of staying right below the lip. This gives the soul patch a little bit more flair. It is a great way to sport a soul patch if you’re trying the style out for the first time. Here are a few chin-length soul patch styles to try out:
11. Thick Strip
This trendy unique beard style is edgy as it leaves a small amount of hair underneath the chin for the soul patch to extend to. Just trim the beard down low and style as a strip that extends to a small patch of beard below chin.
12. Thin Strip
This soul patch has been trimmed very thin. Being the only hair on the face it gives the look a slight edge as it highlights the graying nature of the beard.
13. Grow Soul Patch Out
Here’s a soul patch beard that not only extends to the chin, but is coupled by a lengthy beard as well. This look would require you to maintain the shape of the soul patch by trimming down the surrounding hairs and allowing the patch to grow freely.
14. Thin to thick soul patch
Here is an everyday look which features a chin-length soul patch that gradually widens as it extends to the chin. The hair of the beard is trimmed very short, allowing the soul patch to be modest while still looking edgy.
15. Trim but Bushy
Everyone knows that Billy Bob Thorton is well known for his soul patch swag. To achieve this look, create a clean, defined edge on your soul patch as it extends to your chin.
If you don’t want a soul patch that is too prominent, there are ways to style it so that the hair is still there without being too noticeable. Allowing the patch to remain small, as opposed to it being the highlight of the style, can tie together any look you’re going for. Here are some styles featuring a mini soul patch beard.
16. The Modest Patch
If you have no problem rocking a bold mustache, then this beard style may be for you. To achieve this, leave your stache moderately thick and shave the majority of your beard off of your chin area, leaving a small soul patch underneath the lip.
17. Barely There
This look features a very thin, barely visible soul patch. To achieve this look, shave off the majority of your facial hair, leaving hair in the area of the soul patch. Trim the soul patch down so that it’s set right in the middle of the lips.
18. Clean Shaven
Here’s another small soul patch that features no beard, mustache or sideburns. Again, you’ll want to shave your entire face, leaving only a small patch of beard beneath your lower lip.
19. Leave the Beard
This is a great full goatee look that features a mini soul patch. Just style your goatee as usual, but fade the area between your soul patch and chin for a more laid-back look.
20. Keep a Thin Beard
Here’s another great care-free goatee that features a mini soul patch. What makes this look so great is the fact that the style is so clean-cut while still looking effortless.
Give Your Soul Patch a Goatee Look
Although a soul patch is technically considered a ‘type of goatee’, this is a great way to try the soul patch into your look. Just style your goatee as usual and add a soul patch to it for a modern, conventional, everyday look. Since goatees are quite common, there are plenty of different styles and looks to choose from when trying to find the best combo to go with your soul patch. Here are some great goatees featuring soul patches:
21. The Grizzly Goatee
This goatee extends up the chin, giving the jawline a more chiseled look. The hair is trimmed, but left slightly long to give the style a more carefree look. Pairing this with a carefully trimmed soul patch turns this look from plain to daring.
22. The Thick Goatee
The Rock is sporting a fuller goatee with a slight hint of soul patch, which is mimicking the thin shape of his mustache.
23. Clean Cut
Here’s a clean shaven goatee with a prominent soul patch. This is a popular look among goatee wearers that can be rocked by pretty much anyone.
24. Short and Simple
This goatee look gives a more effortless feel, as it is a bit carefree in appearance. The soul patch is very small, but gives the look a more polished finish.
Here is another effortless look, featuring a goatee with a more prominent beard and soul patch and some new growth peeking out.
26. The Tony Stark
The awesomeness that is the Tony Stark goatee, the mustache is detached from the chin, but offers a soul patch that extends to the chin into the beard.
27. Mustache and Beard
Here is another goatee style that offers a mustache that is detached from the chin, but this one offers just a small hint of soul patch right beneath the lip.
Buried in Beard
It’s not often that you’ll see a full beard and soul patch combo, but it is an attainable, semi- carefree way to incorporate the soul patch into your style. If you’re a man who doesn’t want to give up the full beard, here are a couple of ways to sneak in that soul patch:
28. Short and Full
This style offers a full beard that has been trimmed short and faded at the sideburns. A small soul patch is cut out from the chin portion to offer a bit of uniqueness and style.
29. Long and Full
Brad Pitt is serving some serious soul patch in spite of his wild-child beard. The patch was carefully cut out, making sure to emphasize the shape around his mouth without taking off too much beard.
Classic Soul Patches
If it’s not broken don’t fix it, right? There’s not much to it- just shave your face clean, leaving a small patch of hair beneath your lip for the most simple and classic way to showcase this style. Here are some of the best classic soul patches on the internet!
30. Thick and Clean
Howie Mandel is known for his signature soul patch style. He keeps the hair thick, but cleanly shaped beneath the middle of the bottom lip.
31. Short and Thick
This style features a smaller soul patch trimmed down to about ½ an inch below the lip, giving a more modest version of the classic soul patch.
32. Short and Thin
Billy Ray Cyrus rocks a smaller soul patch, just below the middle of his bottom lip. You can try this if you have a medium long hair like this.
33. Moderately Sized
Billy Bob Thornton is well known for his classic soul patch style. While he’s been known to feature a chin-length soul patch, here he is sporting one that reaches to about 1 inch below the lip.
34. Edgy Rocker
Rock ‘n Roller Bruce Springsteen has a broad, thinly cut soul patch that almost reaches the chin, giving him a more edgy look.
35. Jazz it Up
The originator of the soul patch, Dizzy Gillespe, rocks a fuller styled version of the soul patch.
Hope you have enjoyed our list of soul patch beard styles. Soul patch looks amazing if it blends well with your face shape and size. You can try just coloring the style with a pen to see how it suits you.