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.
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.
2. The Ducktail Beard
We love ducktail beard styles because of the slightly up-turned tip of hair beneath the chin.
3. The Yeard Beard
If you like to keep your facial hair long, the yeard beard style is what you’ve been looking for.
4. Bold and Long Square Cut
We love how trim and neat a well maintained long beard can be when styled like this.
5. The James Harden
The Houston Rockets star basketball player James Harden has one of the most iconic long beards in the game.
6. Neat and Polished
This long beard is brushed regularly, and shines with a bit of beard oil.
7. Down to the Chest
It takes time to grow a beard this long, but it’s worth it for the compliments.
8. The Uniform
Everything about this look is long and tidy with a uniform length for the beard and mustache.
9. The Faded Beard
10. The Lumberjack Beard
This longer, gruff beard is reminiscent of old school 1970s beards, which includes rounded edges.
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.
12. The Long Van Dyke
13. The Handlebar
This beard turns heads when perfectly groomed and paired with a long handlebar mustache.
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.
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.
16. The Zeus Beard
Incredibly styled with beard oil and barber sheers, this god-like beard is groomed to shine.
17. The Burly Beard
These beards grow naturally around the lips and cheeks with only light trimming to keep the neckline free of hair.
18. The Long Goatee
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.
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.
21. The Rebel
You can always add beard beads to create the rebel look.
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.
23. Larger Than Life Long Beard
Michael Legge became famous for his incredibly long beard.
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.
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.
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.
27. The Even Flow
Thick and brushed to keep the flow, these beards have a uniform length that starts at the sides and jaw.
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.
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.
If you notice flakes around your beard, see: get rid of beard dandruff.
2. Comb and Brush Regularly
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.
- Set the beard clipper to a long guard length
- Begin by trimming the sides, just above the jawline
- Shave away stray hairs not growing with the rest of your beard for a cleaner look
- Comb your beard out in all directions
- Trim away at chin hair length or taper like a ducktail beard
- 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.