Goatee Styles for Black Men

Same as every other man, black men find it challenging to pick a suitable goatee style.

It is not as easy as one would think and as everything else requires careful consideration.

Mind you, mistakes can happen, and they do occur quite a lot.

That is if you don’t have somebody to point you in the right direction.

We did our research and came up with numerous do’s and dont’s that are very useful in creating the desired style.

Also, we created a list of the most popular black men goatee styles that look hot and trendy.

For a breakdown of how to create a suitable style and for all the best practices in doing so, keep reading.

We’re sure you’re bound to find the right goatee just for you.

50 Most Popular Black Men’s Goatee Styles

Many famous black men’s beard styles to check out if you want to keep a goatee. Here’s the first step in that research. Now, you can pick any style that you like, but to get the best results, you must pick a goatee style that compliments the shape of your face.

Anchor Goatee

Anchor Goatee for Black Men

This one gets its name from the way it looks. So, it has a well-shaped mustache, and the beard on the chin extends a little to the sides. It is a good style for those with a triangular or diamond-shaped face.

You must keep the lines of the goatee sharp if you want people to notice the shape of your beard. It will take some time to style this beard because you will need to grow the mustache out and curl them to achieve the signature bold look.

Van Dyke Goatee

Van Dyke Goatee

This is a trendy look among black men. It is considered a classic way of styling facial hair, especially the mustache and the chin hair.

There will be no hair on the cheeks with this style and it suits those who have an oval or triangular face shape. You don’t have to work too hard to make this one look good. But regular trimming is recommended with or without product.

Circle Beard Goatee

Circle Beard Goatee

This style is fun and popular because it works with all face shapes. To create this style, you need to get rid of a small straight strip of beard from your ears towards the goatee.

This goatee is slightly longer than the previous ones, which is its main point of attraction. You must make sure not to cut off the goatee in a square fashion to get this look right.

Stubble, Door Knocker Goatee

Stubble Door Knocker Goatee

This goatee can be made when the facial hair grows for 4 to 7 days. You trim it just enough so that you have stubble on your face. Make sure you don’t have a 5 o’clock shadow such that the facial hair looks almost like a full beard.

And you should also remember to optimize your beard for a long goatee style. There are a lot of benefits to this style because it is easy to maintain and looks great. All you need is half an inch of hair on your face.

Salt and Pepper Goatee For Black Men

Salt and Pepper Goatee

Ever since George Clooney turned 40, we know what a salt and pepper look has been. This look is supposed to be charming and mature but rakish. And it is not limited to a full beard. A salt and pepper goatee is a regular full goatee, but with some gray hair in the mix.

Faded Goatee For Black Guys

Faded Black Men’s Goatee Styles

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This one is like a classic goatee in the center, but it extends outwards on the jawline further ahead. The fade is clean and does not get attached to the sideburns.

Classic Goatee Without Mustache

Classic Goatee Without Mustache

If you want to grow and style a beard without a mustache, this is the one to go with. There will be hair on the chin as usual and you can choose to have a soul patch on top. It is a good look for a round or triangular face.

Extended Goatee

Extended Goatee

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This is what king Chadwick Boseman used to sport. But it is a common look in general and if you get it right, it looks very cool.

You will have facial hair on the sides along with the goatee and you can choose for the hair on the cheeks to be a straight line or a bushy one. This style works on all face shapes.

Soul Patch Goatee

Soul Patch Goatee

If you want a minimalist goatee, this is the one that’s popular among black men. You must get rid of all the hair on your face except for a tiny bit on your chin. This is easy to maintain and works for all face shapes. But you will have to shave more often to keep it looking sharp.

Long Goatee Black Men Beard Styles

Long Goatee

This style is for those who like a long beard but are looking for a goatee. You must keep your entire beard and a mustache too. Make sure it is long and the lines are sharp when prepping for a goatee.

This style looks great on oval and round faces. You must get some good products for this style because it requires a lot of maintenance. So, keep some time and dough aside if you go for a long goatee.

Hollywoodian And Goatee

Full Beard Goatee

Stubble Full Beard Goatee

Circle Beard And Goatee

Thin Circle Beard Goatee

Thin Anchor Goatee

Stubble Anchor Goatee

Curly Full Beard And Goatee

Balbo Black Men Goatee Styles

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Goatee And Mustache

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Fade And Goatee

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Stubble And Balbo Black Men Goatee Style

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Stubble Goatee

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Tiny Sideburns Goatee

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White Extended Beard And Anchor

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Long Stubble Goatee

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Extended Beard And Anchor

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What Is a Black Men’s Goatee Style

If you were looking to shake things up a bit while being trendy, now is an excellent time to test out how the black men’s goatee looks on you. There are a lot of original styling ideas out there and even if you are not looking for something exotic or edgy, you can get a classic black men’s goatee and style it in any shape. 

The goatee is a popular look among black men because it is effortless to grow, considering it does not take much time. If your facial hair grows in patches, but you want to ride one of those trends, a black men’s goatee might be your best bet. And you can still keep your cheeks clean and shaven.

This style is also popular because it suits almost any face shape. But those who have a round face seem to like it more because it helps them redefine their face shape just a smidge while drawing attention to the middle of their face.

What Do You Need for Growing One

It isn’t easy to figure out which style works well for a beard without knowing how the hair will grow. So, let that happen first and then pick the hair care products.

You want to know whether you’re growing a thick, full beard to decide on a hair care routine too. So, give this process about four to six weeks and then pick a style.

During this time, you might find the beard to be itchy. That’s not a problem, but just the way it is when you grow a beard. And if it gets too much to handle, you can always get a good oil for the beard and solve the problem.

Once the beard grows ultimately, you can pick a style and accordingly, you must trim it. Then you will need to wash it regularly, which means you need a good shampoo.

A good beard also needs to be moisturized, which means you need a good conditioner. And every goatee must be groomed regularly if you want to maintain its length and shape. That means you need a good trimmer.

How to Style It Black Men Goatee

How to Style the Black Men’s Goatee Style

How to style and maintain the beard can be described as an art. But you don’t have to work too hard to get it right. You need to know what you’re doing. That begins with a trimmer.

Now, apart from getting one, you also need to know how to use a trimmer because this is an integral part of styling and maintaining your goatee. Let’s jump right into it.

Step 1 – Trim the beard (10 MM)

Essentially, this is the step where you find your beard type. First, you must attach your beard comb to the trimmer and remove the hair above the lip, cheeks and neck.

Trim the hair on the chin and mustache in increments of 0.5 mm. This will make sure that your hair is trimmed evenly. Continue doing that till you get the length and thickness you want without worrying about the shape. That’s the next step.

Step 2 – Define the outline

Now you must give your beard an overall shape. So, you must start with the beard and then move on to the upper lip and cheeks. Take out the comb from the trimmer. Use the trimmer’s head to shape a goatee in the fashion you’ve picked for it. Start trimming from the edges of the chin and finesse the outline of the goatee.

Step 3 – Pull out the precision trimmer

Now, you must get into the details. Using a precision trimmer, you must get rid of the hair from the chin and move towards the ears. This will give you clean lines that will define the goatee.

Make sure you move it slowly in continuous strokes so that you don’t mess up the outline of the beard. That will keep the shape from the previous step intact. Trim both sides of the goatee while checking the symmetry.

If you want, you can add sharp corners by using downward movement to connect the beard to the mustache if you have one.

Step 4 – Clean shave the face

Once you are done with the shaving, you must splash some warm water and apply shaving foam. Move the razor in continuous strokes against the grain to make sure the parts that are supposed to be shaven are spotless.

Double-check the chin area to ensure it has the crisp edge you were looking for.

Step 5 – Moisturize the goatee

Finally, you must rinse the face with a moisturizer that does not have alcohol in it. This will ensure that your hair isn’t dry because of the shaving. After that, you must take care of the stray hairs near the mustache. And you’re done.

Celebrities With This Beard Style

There are so many actors, musicians and artists of all kinds we see in pop culture sporting Black Men goatees. Chadwick Boseman is someone we miss for more than the beard. There’s Jamie Foxx, an actor, comedian and rapper. Let’s not forget Kanye West, who now goes by just Ye. And the list goes on.

  • Will Smith
  • Idris Elba
  • Common
  • Ludacris
  • Pharrell Williams
  • Donald Glover

To name a few.


Do girls like it?

That’s a question for the girl you are dealing with. But in general, goatees are considered an attractive look, especially if you have an angular and slim face. It is also not a wrong choice for those with round faces because a goatee can help you make it look slimmer if that’s what you are going for.

What length should I trim my goatee?

Trimming it up to 10 mm is the thumb rule. You can tame the mustache and chin area in increments of 0.5 mm to ensure it is even throughout the beard.

Are goatees back in style?

 Yes, they are and this is primarily thanks to the trend of men with facial hair becoming a sexy look. Instead of being dirty, it is considered to be a sophisticated look.


Whether you think your facial hair looks thin or can explode into a full beard, a goatee is not out of the question. It is a great way to look well-groomed sporting one of the short beard styles.

Remember that you will need to trim the beard once every week so that it is clean and the goatee is prominent. No point putting all that work in if you won’t maintain it.

Michele Antunes

About the author: Michele Antunes

Michele Meesh Antunes is the lady of the Beardoholic writers team and a genius when it comes to hair and beard styles that suit any face shape. She’s been a barber for years now and, no matter your personal style, she knows exactly what beard, hairstyle and length suit you. She brings the women’s perspective on beards, beard care, haircuts and hairstyles and male grooming.

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