25 Variations of the Van Dyke Beard – Great Coming Back
The Van Dyke beard gets its name from a 17th-century painter who was famous for religious and regal themed paintings. Van Dyke preferred to paint men with a particular style of facial hair that included a pointy mustache and a short pointy chin beard. Although this style way very popular in the 18th century it is slowly coming back but with several modern variations to make it look trendy. Below are a few pictures of some of the modern ways to wear this beard.
# 1 Blunt and Grown Out
Modern styles have no specific parameters to conform to, and so this one maintains the connection between the mustache and chin beard, but it is grown out to make it look natural.
# 2 Classy with Sideburns
The sideburns make all the difference in this design. They not only make it look modern but also provide a stylish option for men who would not wish to get rid of all the hairs on the sides of their face.
# 3 Disconnected Without Pointy Ends
This design lacks the essential connection between the goatee and handlebars, but it still looks very elegant. It also does not have the pointy ends, and the goatee also has an Old Dutch curtain look.
# 4 Fresh and Relaxed
Although this beard style does not have the precise lines of other Van Dyke designs it has a unique relaxed and clean appearance that makes it look very natural. The sides do not have a clean shave, but they are short enough not to interfere with the beard design.
# 5 Naturally Grown Out
The full facial hairs in this style are what makes it look very polished. These strands grow in a perfect pattern, and you do not need to do any precise cut to create the style since a few trims for some uniformity will be enough.
# 6 Classy Van Dyke
This beard has the traditional classy style that you would expect to see with Van Dyke himself. The level of detail and precision in shaping the goatee and the mustache is very impressive. And the clean sides help to ensure that all the attention remains on the beard style.
# 7 Cute and Neat French Style
Some men prefer to keep things short and straightforward, and this is especially those that do not have a big mustache and so this design will work perfectly for them. To create it you only need to maintain a short goatee and keep the sides at a level that will make them appear like you have not cut them for a couple of days.
# 8 Gentleman Look
The disconnection in the mustache is one of the things that make this style perfect. It also has a short curtain goatee and cleanly shaved sides that create an elegant gentleman look.
# 9 The V-Shape Goatee
This style is ideal for men with full facial hairs and a mustache. It is also very easy to create as you only need to give it an outline with a razor and reduce the sideburns slightly. You should then finish by giving your goatee a V-shape.
# 10 Rockabilly Beard
If you have full facial hairs and would want to have a beard style that is low maintenance, then you should try this rockabilly design. It has the classic Van Dyke goatee and mustache, but it also has neat sideburns and a soul patch that help to accentuate the overall appearance.
# 11 The Long Stubble
This beard style is very easy to create provided you have full facial hairs. To create this look, you only have to shape it and trim it slightly with scissors to give them a consistent look. However, you should also leave the chin beard a little longer.
# 12 Short Ducktail Design
A short ducktail is another twist of the full beard look, and you can also use it to create a Van Dyke appearance. To make this design you should trim your facial hairs short but make the bottom of the goatee resemble the tail of a duck.
# 13 The Extended Goatee
In this modern variation, you only need to extend your goatee a little bit towards the area that is usually occupied by your sideburns. You should also make the whiskers blunt, and you can vary the look by changing the shape of your goatee.
# 14 Full Goatee and Moustache
Although this design looks slightly unkempt, it still makes a lovely style. And the good this is that it is very easy to achieve as you only need to let your goatee and mustache grow out.
# 15 Moustache, Soul Patch, and Stubble
The beauty of this style comes from combining a pointy French mustache, a neat soul patch, and medium stubble. It also has as small and a fancy goatee that helps to spice up the Van Dyke look.
# 16 Hollywood Beard Style
This design consists of a simple mustache that is connected to a simple beard but with very short sideburns. It is not a very attention-grabbing design, and so it will be perfect for a man who wants a simple everyday look.
# 17 Funky Hipster Look
A hipster appearance like this is ideal for any gentleman who wants to keep up with the times and it consists of funky whiskers and a short but neat chin beard.
# 18 Bearded Villain
Villain looks are very trendy, and if you can be patient enough to grow out your beard for some weeks or months depending on how fast your hair grows, then you can create this modern design. It still has the Van Dyke connection between the handlebars and goatee but the hairs are fuller than what one would expect, and this is what creates the villain look.
# 19 Full Beard and Chin Puff
This design is another perfect idea of how you can wear your full facial hairs. It is medium in size, but everything is connected. However, it also has a lovely chin puff that helps to spice up the look.
# 20 Short French Stubble
Short stubble is just a variation of the full beard with the only difference being that it keeps the hairs very short. Apart from this it also has blunt handlebars and a soul patch that make it look very adorable.
# 21 Imperial Van Dyke Design
This design is another example of classic Van Dyke facial hairs with a modern touch. The modern look comes from extending the goatee on the sides, but the handlebars should be retro.
# 22 Balbo with Small Goatee
A Balbo is perfect for any man who wants to add some extra girth to his thin frame. It consists of a small and round goatee and neat whiskers, but the two are not connected. This style also has a small soul patch that adds a twist to the look.
# 23 Box Shape Beard
This design is a typical Van Dyke style, but it has a box shape that makes it look modern and distinct. The sides also have a clean shave to ensure that they do not draw attention away from your refined style.
# 24 Polished and Chunky
The volume of the disconnected facial hairs on this style is what makes them look edgy. Although they do not have perfect outlines they still look very cute and this is what makes this design worth trying out.
# 25 Neat and Tight
It is amazing how a small soul patch can make a huge difference. Although it is not the center of attraction on this style it helps to spice up the connected handlebars and the short goatee.
A Van Dyke beard is the best thing that can ever happen to your facial hairs. And contrary to what most people think it is very versatile since you can create several different looks. The 25 above are a few examples of what you can do to create a refined gentleman look.