The Hollywoodian beard style came to prominence during the Golden Age of Hollywood (1950s-60s) and, in a classic case of what’s old is new, has reemerged as a trend in modern day Tinsel Town.
With many bearded actors sporting this look all over the red carpets, the Hollywoodian beard is becoming a global go-to facial hair style.
Want to flaunt the look? We’ve got you covered with our ultimate guide to achieving this timeless beard style, including which products you should be using to rock the Hollywoodian.
What Is a Hollywoodian Beard Style?
First things first. What makes a Hollywoodian beard… Hollywoodian? Its popularity stemmed from its ability to define the jawline, allowing actors to prove they had that ‘leading man’ quality behind the camera and in front of the paparazzi.
With countless bearded celebrities now rocking the Hollywoodian beard style, it’s no wonder the look is re-emerging as the ultimate inspiration for the bearded gentleman.
Hollywoodian Beard Characteristics
So, what does a Hollywoodian beard style look like? Key features that define the Hollywoodian include:
- Full moustache
- Wide, horizontal chin strap
- Shaved upper cheeks
- Shaved sideburns
- Around 1-2 inches in length
How to Grow a Hollywoodian Beard
Ready to start growing your own Hollywoodian beard? Follow these simple steps to achieve this classic beard style.
Hollywoodian Beard Toolkit:
- King C. Gillette Beard Trimmer & Double Edge Razor
- King C. Gillette Beard Oil
- King C. Gillette Beard and Face Wash
- A steady hand
Step 1 – Grow Out Your Beard
The first step to achieving the Hollywoodian is to put that razor down.
To pull off a Hollywoodian beard, you should first grow out your facial hair for about 4 – 6 weeks aiming for at least 1-2 inches of growth to achieve the classic style look inspired by the original 1950’s/60’s beard.
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Step 2 – Shave Your Cheek Line and Sideburns
The Hollywoodian beard style is then achieved by shaving off your upper sideburns (from your earlobe up). It’s a great beard style option for men that struggle with cheek growth.
To achieve the level of detail of the Hollywood elite, use a razor designed with precision in mind, like our King C. Gillette Beard Trimmer & Double Edge Razor. Ideal for a close and comfortable shave, this razor is inspired by the iconic model launched by King Camp Gillette in 1901. Its doubled-edged blades are perfect for accurate shaving and tackling your sideburns, helping you to rock those sharp styles.
This should leave you with a goatee, moustache and chin strap combo.