What if a beard and a mustache had a baby?
We would call it a beardstache, right?
Actually, there are many people that rock a pretty good beardstache and it looks pretty awesome if you are able to get it right.
Trimming a beardstache and choosing just the right style for you does not come easy.
You need to pick the correct one for your face type first, so be sure to choose a nice modern version, and finally trim and groom it to perfection.
However, there’s another trouble.
Combing a beard with your mustache does not come easy.
Don’t despair yet.
There are ways of getting the ultimate beardstache style that will fit you and you alone.
To get to it, you only need to follow the tips and tricks we’ve included in this article.
If you are diligent, pay attention to small details and get all the steps to perfection, you will be enjoying that exquisite beardstache that you’ve been yearning for so long.
Table Of Contents
- What Is Beardstache
- Types of Beardstache
- Mustache Styles That Best Fit With Beardstache
- Benefits Of Having One
- How Does It Work
- Pros and Cons of Beardstache
- What Face Shape Best Fits Beardstache
- How to Grow and Trim It
- How to Style and Maintain One
What Is Beardstache
A beardstache, as the name suggests, is a beard style that combines a beard (full or stubble) with a mustache.
Ideally, a beardstache will combine heavy stubble with mustache styles like the Chevron, Horseshoe or Walrus mustache.
Types of Beardstache
Beardstache With s Short Beard
This beard style will look great with shorter beard and goatee styles and that includes a longer stubble.
Beardstache With the Stubble Beard
To pull off this style, trim your beard to a heavy stubble and maintain a long mustache.
If you are looking to draw attention to your upper lip, the hipster beardstache will do just that, especially when combined with a stubble beard.
Beardstache With Chevron Mustache
Just like a tapered beard goes with any face shape this style will work if you have a Chevron mustache combined with heavy stubble.
Mustache Styles That Best Fit With Beardstache
As mentioned earlier, a beardstache works well when combined with a heavy mustache.
The Chevron is one of the trickiest mustache styles to pull off, but it can look extremely stunning when combined with heavy stubble.
The lampshade mustache is also difficult to pull off, but if you are combining it with a stubble go with light stubble.
The Walrus is a shaggy mustache that grows out and is best suited with anybody who has a wide face and a huge nose.
One of the mustache styles that communicate strongly about your personality. It is not ideal for men who have narrow faces.
The English mustache is long and narrow and gives you a distinguished look.
You will need to train the hairs to grow towards the corners of the mouth while using the best beard oil and mustache wax to hold them in place.
The handlebar mustache is the most classical mustache style that doesn’t require maintenance and trimming.
It is also ideal for almost all face shapes.
The Hungarian mustache is big and bushy and goes well with a full beard or even a heavy or light stubble.
It’s one of those mustache styles that take time to grow (up to 4 months) for the length to reach 1.5 to 2 inches.
Benefits Of Having One
Unique and Stylish
There is a reason why beardstache has become popular with so many celebrities. The style is unique.
Ideally, if you can combine beard styles, you are bound to create a new trend and that’s what a beardstache has become.
Frames Your Face
If you happen to have a strong bone structure, there is always a limitation to how far you can go with beard styles.
However, a beardstache gives you the freedom to wear a beard with pride without having to hide your strong bone structure.
Hides Patchy Spots
If you have patchy spots on the cheeks, it can prove difficult to wear any beard style without drawing attention to your patchy beard.
With a beardstache you trim the sides to a heavy stubble which takes the attention away from the cheeks and directs it to the mustache.
How Does It Work
A beardstache, as mentioned earlier, is a beard style that combines a stubble and a strong mustache.
Mustaches that go well with a heavy stubble include the Horseshoe, Walrus mustaches or the Chevron mustache.
The style involves trimming the cheek hair to a heavy stubble to draw attention to the mustache.
Pros and Cons of Beardstache
- The beardstache is the perfect style for men with prominent upper lips as well as thick mustaches.
- It brings out your prominent bone structure (cheeks, chin and jaw) quite well without having to hide them.
- A beardstache does a good job of hiding patchy spots on the cheeks by drawing attention to the mustache instead.
- A beardstache is not ideal for everyone, so you need to ensure that your face shape can pull off the style.
- While thinner beards are professional looking it’s not ideal, especially for men who have narrow lips and thin mustaches because it emphasizes those weak areas.
What Face Shape Best Fits Beardstache
A beardstache looks great and I know you can’t wait to try it. But before you do that, there is something you need to know about beardstache and face shapes.
Ideally, if you are to spot a beardstache, you want to have a strong jaw and a medium or large upper lip area.
At the end of the day, however, the best face shapes that suit a beardstache include:
- Triangle face shapes.
- Square face shapes.
- Oval face shapes.
- Diamond face shapes.
- Heart face shapes.
- Round face shapes.
How to Grow and Trim It
Step 1 – Allow the beard to grow
The first thing you need to do is give your beard some time to grow, usually one to two months before you trim.
If you have patchy cheeks, castor oil improves hair growth significantly.
Step 2 – Trim everything
Trim everything except the mustache to a length of 4 to 5mm. This step involves deciding between shaving cream and shaving gel before you get down to trimming.
Step 3 – Allow the mustache to grow
The whole point of having a beardstache is drawing attention to the mustache.
Therefore, leave the mustache to grow big and bushy while regularly snipping away the stray hairs.
Step 4 – Choose a mustache style
Once your mustache has grown big and bushy, you can decide on the mustache style you want.
The best mustache styles that suit the beardstache are Horseshoe, Chevron and Walrus.
How to Style and Maintain One
Step 1 – Trim the stubble regularly
A beardstache works well with a short, long and heavy stubble. Therefore, once you have settled on the beardstache style, you need to maintain the cheek hair’s length and thickness by trimming now and then.
Step 2 – Clean up the mustache
There will always be stray hairs on the mustache, therefore, be sure to snip them away when you are trimming the cheek hairs.
Step 3 – Keep the beardstache clean
A beardstache is elegant! And a beardstache as a corporate beard can boost your confidence!
Therefore, the last thing you want is a filthy beard.
What are the differences between beard and beardstache?
A beard is any facial hair (full or thick) on the cheeks that can be combined with a mustache of your choice.
A beardstache, on the other hand, is primarily a stubble that is combined with strong mustache styles like the Chevron or Walrus.
Does a it look good if you are bald?
Yes, a beardstache will look good if you are bald, especially if you combine the mustache with heavy and slightly longer stubble.
Why won’t my mustache connect to my beard?
Genetics plays a vital role when it comes to hair growth. If your mustache after months of growth doesn’t connect with the beard, then your genes could be responsible for that.
Why do I have a beard but no mustache?
Again if you can’t grow a mustache but can grow a beard, your genes are to blame.
There are practices that you can take to stimulate hair growth on the upper lip area, though.
A beardstache is one of the best beard styles if you are looking to reinvent yourself with a unique and trendy beard style.
While it takes time to grow, maintenance is easy since all you need is regular trimming and snipping of stray hairs on the mustache from time to time.
Anthony Giannotti is a senior writer and editor for Beardoholic and a licensed barber for more than 13 years. He owns 3 barbershops and has his own hair care product line that is sold in barbershops worldwide. Known for his impeccable technique and skills, Anthony is an expert in hair and beard care and he knows the best products and tools to get rid of all beard problems and have an amazing beard.