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
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.