28 Long Beard Styles for Distinguished Men (2021 Trends)

Ever wondered what you’d look like with longer facial hair? Long beards are super popular now. The latest trends in facial hair show that men are growing their facial hair out to greater lengths.

Long beard styles are back, and we have groomed plus unruly looks to show you what trends are in. Shaping and styling your beard is another way to make you look unique.

To find out more about these facial hair styles and how to grow your long beard, see our top picks for 2021 below plus long beard guide.

Long beard styles

Best Long Beard Styles for Men

What’s the perfect beard length? If you like distinguished long beards that flow past your chin, you’re in the right place.

We selected 28 different long beards, showing off how guys are shaping and accentuating their facial features. Our choices include long, sleek beards and bushy, full beards.

With new beard style guides and grooming tools, it’s become easier than ever to grow out your beard in style, leading to a ton of long beard trends.

1. The Big Boss

These long beards take charge, but they also have a neatly trimmed, professional style to keep things in order.

Professional Long Beard
Big beards make you look like the boss.

2. The Ducktail Beard

We love ducktail beard styles because of the slightly up-turned tip of hair beneath the chin.

Long Ducktail Beard
Shaped like duck’s tail.

3. The Yeard Beard

If you like to keep your facial hair long, the yeard beard style is what you’ve been looking for.

How to grow a yeard beard
The year long beard.

4. Bold and Long Square Cut

We love how trim and neat a well maintained long beard can be when styled like this.

Square-Cut Beard
Long and square with a few waves.

5. The James Harden

The Houston Rockets star basketball player James Harden has one of the most iconic long beards in the game.

James Harden Beard
See our James Harden Beard Timeline

6. Neat and Polished

This long beard is brushed regularly, and shines with a bit of beard oil.

Neat Long Beard Style
Trimmed and neatly groomed.

7. Down to the Chest

It takes time to grow a beard this long, but it’s worth it for the compliments.

Chest Length Beard
WOW that’s a long beard!

8. The Uniform

Everything about this look is long and tidy with a uniform length for the beard and mustache.

Uniform Long Beard
Uniform Long Beard with a two-tone look.

9. The Faded Beard

These faded beards look great longer and really show off the blend of the faded sideburns and tapered haircut.

Faded Beard
Perfectly faded.

10. The Lumberjack Beard

This longer, gruff beard is reminiscent of old school 1970s beards, which includes rounded edges.

Lumberjack Beard Style
See more Lumberjack Beard Styles.

11. The Viking

This long viking beard style is typically styled with single or multiple braids. Hair is kept long and may be cleaned neatly around the cheekbones.

Viking Beard with braids
Look like a warrior with this Norse Style and Beard Braids.

12. The Long Van Dyke

Typically, a short beard style, the Van Dyke may be the perfect beard look for 2021, and you can always grow hair longer to change up this classic look.

Long Van Dyke Beard
Cool Longer chin Van Dyke Beard. Image courtesy of Wahl USA.

13. The Handlebar

This beard turns heads when perfectly groomed and paired with a long handlebar mustache.

Handlebar Long Beard
Lon beards look exceptional with a handlebar.

14. Bushy and Big

This beard is another attention-getter due to its size and spread. Facial hair may be kept trim around the hollows and sideburns, but it’s typically grown out as long as possible.

Big Bushy Beard
OMG what a beard!

15. Unruly and Free

When you don’t want to shave at all, this look allows hair to roam freely into your cheekbones and sides. You may want to trim up your neckline, but it’s unnecessary if you’re going for bushy and long.

Long Unruly Beard
Wild and unruly beard have a lot of attitude.

16. The Zeus Beard

Incredibly styled with beard oil and barber sheers, this god-like beard is groomed to shine.

Zeus Long Beard Style
What’s better than a Zeus Beard?

17. The Burly Beard

These beards grow naturally around the lips and cheeks with only light trimming to keep the neckline free of hair.

Burly Beard
The Burly Beard looks a little unkept. Image courtesy of 3 Reasons Photography.

18. The Long Goatee

If you love to grow out your chin hair, the long goatee look is for you. We suggest styling it with a thick mustache and soul patch.

Long Goatee Beard
The long goatee beard is just wild.

19. The Textured Beard

You may want to pay a visit to your barber to add texture and layering to your beard. These beards are quite thick and sleek.

Textured Long Beard
This Textured Long Beard is nearly unstoppable.

20. Pointed Long Beard

Pointed beards are kept long and styled to converge to a center point below the chin. Beard hair should be brushed and lightly styled with beard balm.

Pointed Long Beard
The Pointed Long Beard pairs well with a side part.

21. The Rebel

You can always add beard beads to create the rebel look.

Rebel Beaded Beard with a bald head.
See more bald and beard styles.

22. The Wavy Beard

Do you have naturally curly hair? You can create a wavy, textured long beard just by using a styling spray and letting your curls grow out.

Wavy Long Beard
Now that’s a Wavy Beard!

23. Larger Than Life Long Beard

Michael Legge became famous for his incredibly long beard.

Longest Beard Style
Crazy long beard. Image courtesy of @michael_legge

24. The Long Hipster Beard

Slightly unruly with a stylish mustache, hipster beards are quite thick around the cheeks and sides. You don’t have to worry about cutting this hairstyle daily.

Long beard with an Imperial Mustache.
Ultra long beard with an Imperial Mustache.

25. Bald and Long Beard

Men with a clean shaven or bald head, long beards can add an interesting view of your face, especially when you choose the right look.

Bald and long ginger beard style
See more bald with beard styles. See more ginger beards.

26. long blonde beard

Some men can naturally pull off a two-tone or blonde beard, but if you want to create an interesting look, you can dye a patch of your long beard in a lighter color. Barbers can help you with this, or check out our beard dyeing how-to guide.

Long Blonde Beard
Blonde beard paired with a blonde mustache.

27. The Even Flow

Thick and brushed to keep the flow, these beards have a uniform length that starts at the sides and jaw.

Even Flow Beard
The Even Flow

28. The Amish

Though I don’t look at the Amish beard as a trend or popular look, however it still sits in the longer style category.

Traditional Amish Beard
The beard without mustache look made popular by the Amish.

How Do You Grow a Long Beard?

Have you ever got caught up in admiring another guy’s beard? A lot of men want to know how to grow out their facial hair out. It’s an iconic look that accentuates your facial features and changes how people look at you.

Growing out your beard is a process that requires confidence. If you don’t see long, thick growth right away, that’s normal. Most men only grow about ¼” of hair every 2 weeks. If you’re one of the lucky few who almost grow hair overnight, you’ve probably already grown several long beards in the past.

Grooming a long beard will become part of your daily routine, and with the right tools, it will only take a minute to trim and maintain a shiny, amazing beard.

Here’s how to start a long beard and keep it groomed (or don’t, bushy beards work, too).

1. Stay Sane and Don’t Trim Your Beard

The start of any beard growth is easy. You can shave time off your morning routine just by skipping the razor. However, as hair starts to grow in, you may feel the urge to itch.

Instead of itching, apply a good beard oil or calming facial moisturizer if your hair is longer than stubble. There are also many beard washes and conditioners that help with beard itch.

If you notice flakes around your beard, see: get rid of beard dandruff.

2. Comb and Brush Regularly

Beardsman have known about this secret for a while, but if your beard is growing in slow or patchy, you can use a boar bristle brush every day to brush your stubble and encourage thicker growth.

Beard combs are also an important part of healthy beard growth. While unruly, bushy beards are popular too, we think long beards can get too gnarly if not combed and trimmed short once in a while.

We suggest a double-sided wood comb and beard oil to get healthy, shiny beard hair that’s easy to tame.

Have an unruly beard? Check out our reviews of the Best Beard Straighteners.

3. Let Your Mustache Grow Out

Some long beard styles don’t have a mustache, and that’s okay. However, most long beards have an equally long or bushy mustache. See our mustache styles guide to see what’s trending or simply style yours to compliment your facial hair.

4. Trimming a Long Beard

Once your beard grows in, there are some tools that make it easy to trim and keep your beard at the perfect length, unless you plan on growing a Gandalf beard.

Tools and styling products you’ll need:

Here’s a quick look at how to trim your long beard, but you can also check out our beard trimming guide.

  1. Set the beard clipper to a long guard length
  2. Begin by trimming the sides, just above the jawline
  3. Shave away stray hairs not growing with the rest of your beard for a cleaner look
  4. Comb your beard out in all directions
  5. Trim away at chin hair length or taper like a ducktail beard
  6. Use barber shears or a longer guard length to trim up your mustache and soul patch

Once finished, it’s best to apply a good beard balm or beard oil, then comb through again so that your shines.

By Eric Melillo

I'm the co-owner of B&B. I live in Guilford, Connecticut and I've been obsessed with bald & beard styles & trends for over 20 years..