Traditionally, a goatee refers to the hair that grows exclusively on your chin and which is groomed in such a way so that it resembles the growth on a goat’s chin. Hence the name ‘goatee.’ However, the real magic starts to happen when you pair your goatee with a mustache. You have a wide array of possibilities style-wise, most of which we have covered in this article about mustache and goatee styles. Take a look and choose the one which tickles your fancy the most!
1. The V-Shaped Beard
Grooming your beard is essential when you’re sporting a goatee. This type of beard requires constant looking after. Therefore, the level of maintenance is quite high. You can either make a standing appointment with your barber or do it yourself.
2. The Chris Pine
There are many celebrities who have embraced mustache and goatee styles over the years. Our list covers an entire plethora, and the first one is actor Chris Pine who sports a classic mustache and goatee combo in his natural ginger spiked with white hairs.
3. The Pierce Brosnan
Actor Pierce Brosnan can be seen here sporting the classical Van Dyke. This type of mustache with goatee goes back to the 19th century, and many famous men are known to have worn it, including Anthony van Dyck himself, Richelieu, Buffalo Bill, Rudolph Valentino, and Colonel Sanders.
4. The Jeff Bridges
Can you imagine ‘The Dude’ wearing anything else other than his now iconic medium hairstyle with a slick back and a goatee? Actor Jeff Bridges is famous for his love of mustache and goatee styles.
5. The Will Smith
Singer and actor Will Smith has always been a huge fan of mustache and goatee styles. He keeps his combo on the pencil side, preferring the hairlines to be simple and smooth. When your face is that handsome, why cover it?
6. The Robert Pattinson
The sparkliest vampire in cinema history went in a slightly different direction with his mustache and goatee styles. He has a full-on and very well-groomed goatee and a five o’clock shadow instead of a regular mustache.
7. The Ben Affleck
Could anyone have imagined Batman with a goatee? Now you don’t have to imagine it because here is Ben Affleck himself sporting a classic goatee and mustache combo in his natural chestnut brown color.
8. The Boris Kodjoe
Seeing as Boris Kodjoe is undoubtedly one of the most handsome men ever to grace a red carpet in Hollywood, we are most willing to take tips from him when it comes to mustache and goatee styles.
9. The Denzel Washington
Here is actor Denzel Washington showcasing for us what it looks like when you pair a classic goatee and mustache with a shaved head. We dare say that it looks outstandingly good. Or, maybe, is it just his natural smolder?
10. The George Clooney
It’s probably safe to say that, at this point, actor George Clooney can do no wrong in terms of fashion and styling. He has established himself as one of the greats and one of the classics, and his mustache and goatee styles are to be revered.
11. The Jeremey Renner
Hawkeye opted for a five o’clock shadow of a mustache, a little goatee on his chin, and just a whisper of a soul patch underneath his lower lip. This is the best choice for his chiseled and manly good looks.
12. The Colin Farrell
You can see the exact mustache and goatee style from above on Collin Farrell. The difference is that they are much more pronounced in his case, as Collin let his beard grow out a little more than Jeremy Renner did.
13. The Kevin Hart
Actor Kevin Hart looks fantastic with his choice of mustache and goatee styles. They go perfectly with his crew cut. Plus, this can be your new look for the summer, in case you were looking for some inspiration.
14. The Josh Brolin
When he’s not busy trying to destroy the world or defeat the Avengers as Thanos, Josh Brolin cuts a dapper figure with his 90s haircut and overgrown mustache and goatee styles. You can get this look by applying some wet styling gel to your hair.
15. The Easi Morales
When your hair starts to gray, so will your beard. We encourage you to go through the change in graceful and natural way, as opposed to trying to dye your hair. After all, there’s nothing better than natural!
16. The Viggo Mortensen
Here’s another very handsome leading Hollywood man sporting a Van Dyke. King Aragorn looks stunning as he poses for a black and white photoshoot with ruffled hair and classic overcoat with an upturned collar.
17. Vintage Mustache and Goatee Styles
Men have been wearing the goatee and mustache combo since the Middle Ages and maybe even longer. It has always been a preferred style as opposed to a full-on beard or a simple mustache.
18. The Sean Connery
Let actor Sean Connery be your inspiration if you have to attend a special event such as a wedding or a party where black tie is needed. You can wear a bow tie and trim your mustache and goatee to perfection.
19. The Michael Fassbender
Have you ever wondered what an overgrown, ginger van Dyke would look like? Michael Fassbender is here to answer that burning question for all of us. The beard highlights his magnificent blue eyes.
20. The Kevin Costner
When you are as handsome as Kevin Costner, and when age has done nothing but improve the way you look, a little unshaven goatee will only help raise the factor of ruggedness to a level never before seen.
21. The David Beckham
Soccer megastar David Beckham went for the Van Dyke as his preferred mustache and goatee styles as well but, perhaps, with less success than his fellow superstars on this list. The combination with a gelled hairstyle makes him look like a musketeer.
22. The Leonardo DiCaprio
The number of famous men who have sported mustache and goatee styles is simply astonishing. Leonardo DiCaprio is here to grow their ranks with this beautiful combo that also stretches into a little beard along the jawline.
23. Pretty Mustache and Goatee Styles
Just to prove how versatile this style is, here is how you can combine it with the latest hairstyles. This is a taper fade with a long comb and messy comb over. Use plenty of hair wax to get the desired results.
24. The Christian Bale
If looks could kill, Christian Bale would surely be in style jail by now. His sultry gaze pins you in place and his perfect combination of a goatee and classic hairstyle are a great choice for when you have to wear a suit.
25. The Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson can pull off any outfit and any style. And he’s no stranger to goatees. They go fantastically well with his shaved head and make for the iconic look that we all know and love.
26. The Salvador Dali Look
This look is called the Salvador Dali for obvious reasons. It greatly resembles the painter himself, given the shape of the Van Dyke. The upper part is a handlebar mustache while the lower part has an elongated soul patch and an overgrown goatee.
27. The Johnny Depp
Actor Johnny Depp is one of the major supporters of the mustache and goatee styles. He has been sporting them in one form or another for years. Here he is with a minimalist goatee that is not attached to the mustache itself.
28. The Robert Downey Jr.
What actor Robert Downey Jr. is wearing here has actually come to be known as the Tony Stark. It’s the very specific goatee, mustache, and beard combination the character wears in the comic book and Ironman movies. Downey got so much into his character that he now wears this style in his day to day life as well. Here are some more Robert Downey Jr. hairstyles for you.
29. Basic Mustache and Goatee Styles
This is the most basic style when it comes to a goatee and a mustache. It’s neat and very well trimmed, the goatee doesn’t go beyond the jawline, and all the three components of this style are connected.
30. Handlebar Mustache and Goatee Styles
You know what they say. Go big or go home! They also say if you’ve got it, flaunt it! We agree with both these sayings and believe you should live by them if you have beautiful facial hair that needs to go on display as soon as possible.
31. Anchor Mustache and Goatee Styles
If you look closely at this type of goatee plus mustache, you will notice that its growth and styling make it look like an anchor. It helps if you imagine there’s no mouth between the two pieces.
32. The Brad Pitt
Leave it to Brad Pitt to connect the past with the present by bringing together his Legends of the Fall hairstyle and a more modern-day goatee and mustache. You can see his natural hair color in his beard, plus the fact that he keeps dyeing his hair blonde.
33. Classy Mustache and Goatee Styles
This is an interesting take on the goatee and mustache combination. The mustache has just an inkling of a handlebar around the edges. You can see a little soul patch, plus the goatee in itself has been shaped into a V.
34. Nice Mustache and Goatee Styles
This is the type of goatee that hugs your jawline perfectly. It’s very mobile and form-fitting, but it will require a lot of trimming as well. This means you will still have to shave every day to keep it looking like that.
35. The Idris Elba
There’s not much more you can do to enhance your good looks when you’re already one of the most handsome men in the world, but Idris Elba still managed to kick it up a notch with his amazing mustache and goatee styles.
36. The Full-On Mustache and Goatee Styles
This type of goatee doesn’t involve a soul patch but rather a full-on growing beard between your lower lip and your jawline. Some men prefer it this way for a touch of extra ruggedness while others believe it’s too much to handle.
37. Steampunk Mustache and Goatee Styles
The goatee has long ago been adopted by the steampunk subculture and transformed into a flamboyant beard style. It goes well with their goggles, top hats, and pinstriped suits, so you can see why they preferred it.
38. Braided Mustache and Goatee Styles
If the hair in your goatee is long enough, you can even braid it. Go for a simple, three-braid style that will surely put you above everyone else style-wise. A braided goatee makes a very clear and bold statement.
39. Gentleman Mustache and Goatee Styles
The notion of gentleman wear and styling has clearly evolved since the days of our fathers and grandfathers. We love the fact that it now incorporates much softer accessories such as pins and flowers that blur the lines between genders.
40. The Ewan McGregor
This is actor Ewan McGregor participating in the London Tweed Run of 2011 where he sported a goatee, a pipe, and all the necessary accoutrements for the beloved event. He dressed appropriately and looked magnificent.
41. Exotic Mustache and Goatee Styles
This exotic style is very much to be admired and tried if you are brave and willing to go for a big change in your life. It’s very handsome and stylish with just a hint of mystery and long summer nights to it.
42. English Mustache and Goatee Styles
From Bedouins to Englishman in the blink of an eye with this one of a kind goatee. The thin edges of the mustache are facing upward while the goatee itself is long and trimmed into a goat-like chin.
43. Simple Mustache and Goatee Styles
If you want to avoid all the hustle and bustle of styling a goatee, you can always go for the basic choice. It works well with a casual hairstyle that will make you look like a cute and relatable guy perfect for hanging out with.
44. The Adam Driver
Adam Driver’s goatee has become iconic in the past few years since he has shot to fame. He pairs it with a medium haircut with a side part in his natural dark brunette. The actor uses a bit of hair wax to style everything.
45. The Ben Stiller
Who would have guessed that Ben Stiller’s beard is white? Now we have proof that if he wanted, the actor could play a very funny Santa Claus at a moment’s notice all the while sporting his very own beard.
46. The Orlando Bloom
When you look at pictures such as this one of a younger Orlando Bloom you cannot help but understand why he was cast as a swashing pirate in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies all those years ago. The goatee and mustache surely helped to bring the look together.
47. The Benedict Cumberbatch
The Lord of Cheekbones may not benefit that much from a goatee and mustache combination as it only elongates his face even further. Therefore, if you have a similar facial bone structure as Ben’s, you may want to stay away from this one.
48. The Tom Hiddleston
British actor Tom Hiddleston looks like a real-life Prince Charming even with a goatee. His baby blue eyes and wavy chestnut hair render him impossibly handsome. But did you know that he actually has curly blonde hair which he dyes in a darker shade?
49. The Channing Tatum
Hazel eyes, boyish spiked gelled hair, a chiseled jaw, and a perfect face. What more could you want? A small but smashing mustache and goatee that help contour Channing Tatum’s lovely features and set them apart.
50. The Ludacris
Here’s what happens when rappers dab in the mustache and goatee trend and lend their unique brand of creativity to it. Ludacris sports a fantastically whimsical mustache and goatee with a facial hair design.
The fact that men have been sporting mustache and goatee styles since the middle ages is enough to tell you that this beard trend will never go out of style. It has been around for some 500 hundred years, and men simply cannot get enough of it. Let us know in the comment section below which one was your favorite!
August 2019: We updated the styles in this article.