Beard Grooming – The Van Dyke Beard
Traditionally, the Van Dyke beard was a full goatee with a floating moustache. Think of an anchor shape of facial hair, and you’ll have the right idea. However, today, there are plenty of variations on this classic style, and its wearers are far from restricted in how to shape their Van Dyke beard.
Johnny Depp is one example of a man who loves a Van Dyke Beard, and who chooses to wear it in the traditional way, and it’s also been spotted on Pierce Brosnan. You can mix up the look with longer hair on your chin, or with a long, thin moustache.
The classic Van Dyke Beard style is all about clean-shaven cheeks and short sideburns, as seen on 17th century Flemish painter Sir Anthony van Dyck, who gave the style its name.
However, anything goes with the versatile, modern take on the look. Armed with the All Purpose Gillette STYLER, you can learn how to grow a Van Dyke Beard in a few simple steps.
The Van Dyke Beard Look
Trimming and shaping a beard doesn’t have to be complicated. The main thing is to prep beforehand, ensure you have the right products, and have a plan for shaving and maintaining your beard. When it comes to face shapes, the Van Dyke is a great option for those with a longer face or a pointed chin.
Here are a few simple steps to help you perfect the popular Van Dyke beard style:
Step 1: Grow Your Facial Hair
That’s right! Before you think about shaving your beard, you need to have the right amount of hair growth. You can get a Van Dyke Beard look with both a fuller beard and patchier hair, but you’ll need about a week’s growth, or around 2cms of hair across your face to begin with, whatever you want the final look to be.