The chin strap beard is a unique style with no moustache that clearly defines the jawline. It was first popularised in the late 18th and early 19th century by US President Abraham Lincoln and resurfaced more recently, thanks to F1 star Lewis Hamilton.
This beard style is perfect for guys with a more oval-shaped face or men who already have a strong jawline and want to emphasise their features even more.
To get a perfect chin strap beard, you need to be able to grow facial hair that can cover your entire jawline and chin, so it’s probably not the best choice for your first ever beard style. Remember: patience is key to the perfect beard.
How to Grow a Chin Strap Beard
Growing enough facial hair for a chin strap beard can take a few days (depending on how quick your hair grows), so you may have to put up with slightly unkempt hair for a week or so. Wait until you have an even spread of hair around your face with a width of 3cm from your jaw to the middle of your cheek, for you to be able to shape later on.
As this style doesn’t require a moustache, at this stage you may want to shave it off, which will give you more of an idea of what the end result will look like.
To do this, we recommend using the Gillette All Purpose Styler and Beard Trimmer to trim longer hair before going in for a closer shave using the Fusion5 ProGlide Blade that the shaver comes with to help you achieve a clean-shaven upper lip.