We are all about the hair – and that means facial hair too! The failure rather than the success of a hairstyle sometimes comes from the fact that it doesn’t fit the person wearing it or that, in some cases, it doesn’t match the existing or future facial hair.
To help you prevent that and to also give you some styling inspiration, we’ve put together a list of hairstyles for men with beards – be it existing ones or that cool beard that you are growing out now – so that you’ll have a truly unique and unitary look.
1. Hairstyles for Men with Beards: the Temp Fade
A temp fade haircut will offer a smooth gradient between the hair on top of the head and your facial hair. The standard version will start fading from the temple and up to the ear, so be sure to fade the upper part of the beard to create a smooth transition.
2. Curly-Wavy Hair with Imperial Beard and Mustache
You should know that the Imperial style refers more to the mustache rather than the beard, in this case. This type of mustache with curled tips was popular in France in the XIXth Century. It is usually worn without a beard, but in this picture, admire how well it can look when you add a mustache and keep the hair on top of the head curly or wavy.
3. Hipster Hairstyles for Men with Beards
The hipster haircut and hairstyle are now harder to define than they were before but, in most cases, it’s all in the accessories and in the styling. Take this variation of the Imperial beard with straight tips, for example, that was styled with a long top and short sides hairstyle.
4. Jason Momoa Long Hair and Beard Style
Jason Momoa is the proud wearer of a full beard that he keeps long – though not as long as his hair. He is the perfect example of how good a long hair/long beard combo can look – especially when the hair is left slightly messy and wavy and livened by blonde highlights.
5. Taper Fade Haircut with Full Long Beard
While Jason Momoa’s is the perfect example of a mid-length beard, here is the first true long beard. To make it stand out, the hair on top of the head was kept short so that all focus would be on the beard. This short haircut is a taper fade that transforms into a skin fade at ear level.
6. Slicked Back Hairstyles
While the beard is not as long, the same principle applies here as well: the hair on top of the head is kept short so that all the attention can be focused on the beard. Things take a fancier note as the hair is slicked back to perfection for a dapper look.
7. Short Hair Widow’s Peak with Stubbly Beard
Both the hair on top and on the face are kept short here. The beard itself is more of a three to five days stubble than a full-grown one but it looks all the better when paired with the widow’s peak hairline. The one in this photo looks like the transitioning phase from a buzz cut to short hair, but can also be worn and cut specifically to this level.
8. French Crop Style with Shaved Sides and Mid-Length Beard
The French crop is a classic men’s hairstyle that sees the hair being kept short all around – all the better to display a noticeable fringe. The sides are usually shaved or faded to enhance the look. This also helps bring out the facial hair which, in this case, is a mid-length boxed beard.
9. Mid-Length Hair with Undercut and Long Beard
We’ve mentioned long beards but below, admire a truly long one that reaches way past neck level and rests on the chest. The messy beard ends in a small knot style and while the head hair could have been kept short, the man here decided to go for a mid-length top with undercut hairstyle.
10. Short Hairstyles with Shaved Designs and Faded Beard
This hairstyle was faded to perfection as the short and slightly wavy hair on top of the head ends in a hard A-line that also marks the transition to the faded and skin fades sides. The neat and well-defined beard starts just below the ear level and provides quite the visual contrast.
11. Shape Up Hairstyles for Men with Beards
Admire below a very well-made shape up haircut. Also known as edge-ups or line-ups, their purpose is to straighten up the hairline and really bring it into focus. As you can see, the shape up hairstyle below was faded to create a transition between it and the faded upper beard and mustache.
12. Haircuts for Older Men with Beards
This slicked back haircut will fit the needs of any older man with a receding hairline as the addition of the beard and some good styling will help hide it away or bring it to attention in a stylish way. This hairstyle also draws attention to the salt and pepper hair – and how good it looks!
13. Bald Hairstyles with Big Bushy Beard
Put all the attention on that impressive mane of facial hair by going completely bald. Provided that you have the right face and head shape for it, you can cut all the hair on the crown and sides and leave only the beard and mustache to shine.
14. Small Top Knot with Beard Fade
Grown bored with that bald head or with a short but uninteresting top? Then go for this partially long top and short sides combination. While the sides are shaved, the hair on top is left just long enough to be worn in a small top knot at the back of the head. As accustomed, shave the upper parts of the beard for a smooth connection to the sides.
15. Mohawk Hairstyle with Square Beard
Never be afraid to combine two or more styles in a haircut! Just take this image as an example of how you can sport a short sides with Mohawk-styled top hairstyle that also includes a very well-kept, mid-length square beard.
16. Spiked Up Hairstyles with Facial Hair
This hairstyle is bringing back the 1990s, but in a stylish way! Basically, it offers a modern take on the classic spiky hairstyles for men specific for that period. The hair on top is styled in an upwards manner, but one that requires less hair gel and which looks more natural. Also, the facial hair is a 3-day disconnected stubble beard style.
17. Side Part Haircuts with Long Ginger Beard
It would be a pity not to let your hair grow when it’s natural color is such an interesting ginger. The man below opted for a full and long beard with a quasi-Imperial styled mustache that perfectly showcases those ginger hairs while the locks on top is styled with a deep side part on short hair.
18. Comb Over Hairstyles with Beard
We’ve talked slicked back hair, now it’s time to discuss the comb over. While the style is commonly worn by men with higher hairlines or thinning hair, the idea of keeping the hair longer to comb it over to one side can be worn by anyone and with any beard style.
19. Hairstyles for Older Men with Bushy Beards
Well, we won’t say that this is the perfect Father Christmas look, we are saying it. From the white hair to the long, bushy beard that’s left to grow well below chest level
20. Hairstyles for Men with Beards and Bangs
Be aware! Hairstyles for men with beards and bangs are, unfortunately, not for everyone as guys with smaller faces – for example – might not look that well with them as it can further shorten the face. Nonetheless, take a queue from the man below and see how you can wear them both and look good!
21. Black Men Hairstyles with Beards
Depending on its texture, afro hair is a bit trickier to style and wear so why not opt for this simple and effective version that looks fine nonetheless. The hair on top is kept short and style in a small faux-afro. The beard is kept bushy but well-trimmed and is connected to the long original stache.
22. Man Bun with Short Beard
Keep your hair long but also draw attention to your beard and stache by gathering the locks in a man bun. This style is now more universally accepted and less frowned upon than it used to be, so wear it in style and for any occasion.
23. Dreadlocks Hairstyles with Afro-Textured Hair
As a variation of #21 grow out the afro-texture hair on top long enough so that you can go for some cool dreadlocks. There are many ways to wear this, as we’ve discussed in a separate article, but this mohawk-like style is definitely one of the best.
24. Layered Hairstyle with Shade Beard
The shade, not even 3-days facial hair below is the perfect way to complement the man’s long layered top (the other way around too!). After all, the hair is very well defined by both its layered nature and the blonde highlights.
25. Zayn Malik Beard Styles
Zayn Malik is a true style icon and has been a source of inspiration since his One Direction days. Here he is in an older picture from back in the day when he used to sport short spiky hair that was also dyed in a lighter color than his natural one. This provided a cool contrast with the still natural colored beard.
26. Braided Hairstyles for Men with Beards and Fades
Hop on the latest men’s hairstyle trend and sport some braids and do it in style! Not only can you wear your hair in man braids, but you can also braid the braids to get an even cooler look – just as the man below.
27. Dyed and Colored Hair and Facial Hair Styles
If shaved or faded sides are too mainstream for you and you’re looking for something even more creative, consider dyeing your hair in an unconventional color. The man below went for a green with blue accents and completed the look by dyeing the facial hair too!
28. Short Sides Long Top Hairstyles with Beard
We’ve kept mentioning it, so now admire its classic version: here is the traditional short sides, long top hairstyle. The long top was slicked back while the full beard was left free but trimmed for style.
29. Short Curly Hair with Straight Beard
There are seemingly two different hair textures at play here: there’s the curly short top and the straight hair of the facial hair as well. It makes for an interesting look, especially as the curls are very tight and close to the head.
30. Long Dreadlocks Styles with Beards
Short, mid, now let’s discuss long dreadlocks. The ones in this picture are truly long and tightly made and come in perfect completion for the bushy beard.
31. Modern Side Part Quiff Hairstyles for Men
This hairstyle simply oozes elegance and has a certain European look to it, possibly because of the very angular and sharp lines. On the one hand, there’s the modern side quiff that adds height and a well-defined line to the crown hair. On the other, we have the short beard with a connected mustache that accentuate and follow the man’s angular and chiseled facial features.
32. Short Modern Mullet Haircut with Facial Hair
There’s been quite the uproar surrounding the mullet cut – one of the hairstyles that everyone used to hate but which is now making a comeback. Go for a modern version of it by keeping the hair on the back a bit shorter than expected and by also adding a beard and/or mustache.
33. Hight and Tight Haircut with Salt and Pepper Beard
The hight and tight is one of the most famous military haircuts and also one of the most commonly worn ones even outside the military. This hairstyle is also modernized a bit – in this image – by the shaved sides. All in all, they make the salt and pepper beard stand out in a very handsome way.
34. Ivy League Hairstyles for Men with Beards
Don’t hesitate to wear an Ivy League haircut even if you are well over your college years. Instead, embrace this style and make it all the manlier by allowing your beard to grow or leaving that 3-days stubble in peace.
35. Brad Pitt Hairstyles with Beards
Brad Pitt might be better known for the various hairstyles and hair lengths he’s sported throughout the years but he’s also become quite the facial hair fan. Here he is sporting a circle beard – with just slightly disconnected sides – paired with mid-length hair that was swept back over the head.
36. Flat Top Haircuts with Beards
The flat top haircut used to be a representative hairstyle in the black community but is nowadays worn by most men (and women). Here, it was styled with a very short, barely-there quiff and with a hard line that delimitates the sides. The skin fade brings out both the gelled side and the small but growing beard.
37. Curly Hair with Shaved Designs and Beard
Now this has got to be one of the most creative looks on this list. This man decided to really make his curly hair stand out by going for shaved sides with an impressive design cut into them. While he went for geometrical shapes, the options are virtually endless in terms of shaved designs.
38. Modern Bowl Cut Hairstyles for Men
Another hairstyle that’s been making a comeback is the bowl cut. However, just as the mullet, it’s been doing so thanks to its modern adaptations. Take this one, for example: while the bowl shape is in place, the sides were shaved and the look was made more rugged by the scruffy, bushy beard.
39. Buzz Cuts and Beards
This is not exactly a buzz cut (it’s more of it’s already growing version) but is still a perfect example of how well really short hair can look when coupled with facial hair that is also kept short. A great alternative to the bald with big beard look presented before.
40. Modern Spiky Pompadour with Beard
Another modern adaptation sees the classy pompadour hairstyle get the spiky treatment as, instead of gelling down the tips, these were styled up and wild for a cooler rather than retro look.
41. High Top Fade Haircuts with Faded Facial Hair
Admire below how weel a high top haircut can look when paired with a top fade that perfectly delimitates the hairline and draws attention to it. Equally impressive is the beard whose sides are just as well and clear cut while the lower part is left natural and unstyled.
42. Long and Messy Hairstyles with Stubble Patchy Beard
This can easily become a long hair look, but the man decided to keep his hair at a short to mid-level, at least for now. However, it’s a great example of a layered and textured look that comes in direct contrast to the still growing and somewhat patchy beard.
43. Vikings-Style Hair and Facial Hair
There are many questions as to how Vikings actually looked like but the look in this picture is now commonly associated with them. While the hair is left very long and styled in a half-up ponytail to keep it out of the face, the beard is well-trimmed into shape but just as full and spectacular.
44. Business Haircuts with Beards
Nowadays, you can look just as business ready and professional with a beard as you would without one! Just make sure to keep both the facial hair and the crown one well-trimmed and to style them accordingly.
45. Afro Hairstyles with Beards
We end this list, for now, with a mid-length afro look that has the natural texture of the hair in full display both through the beard and the crown hair. This is brought to further attention by the fact that the sides are faded and shaved – so the hair and beard are disconnected but for a mirror image.
So there you have it, these were some of the coolest hairstyles for men with beards that you will definitely want to try out if you are looking to change your style or if you still had doubts about whether or not to grow that beard.
These styles range from wild and messy ones to short and professional ones, so there is surely something of everyone here. So there’s only one question left standing: what will you pick?