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56 Nice Beard Styles for Black Men

By August 12, 2019 January 6th, 2020 18 Comments

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2020 looks set to be the biggest year for black men beard styles of all ages and grooming styles. If you are considering growing one, or you have a beard already and are looking to change it up, this is the place to read all about black men’s beards.

Of course, there’s more to beards than just growing one and hoping for the best. You must first select what look you are wanting to sport and then begin shaping your growth into that style from the get-go. Beards are more than a trendy fashion statement; they are part of the face you choose to present to the world.

Looking to see what nice beard styles are in for 2020 is a smart move. It’s better not to change your mind about what beard style you want half-way into the growing process. Keeping your beard growth at a smooth and steady pace will help it take shape sooner. No matter if your bald or have a head for a hair, this post will outline effective styles to try for 2020.


Epic Trends for Black Men Beards

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We all have differently shaped faces, and there’s a beard to suit every one of us. Your mission for 2019 is to find the one that is going to add attraction and value to your look and your style. It must suit the shape of your face and your personality. If you have a particular hairstyle that people associate with you, make sure that you’re choosing a beard style to compliment it.

The good news is that there are hundreds of beard shapes and styles to suit the African American male: the full beard like Killer Mike, the 3-day “I just got back from a weekend away” growth, and the classic goatee/mustache combo. A black man’s secret is his elegance, so make a good first impression with a sexy, proud-looking beard.

There are no boundaries when it comes to black men’s beards. Longer beards look luxurious and impressive, and short ones or stubble look sporty and well-groomed. It all comes down to texture and how you trim the growth.

A quick browse through online reveals how diverse black men beard styles can be. The pared-back short goatee is a winning look, but thick, pampered facial coiffures can be seen more and more frequently. The takeaway from all of this information overload is that you should not limit yourself when it comes to your beard.

Grow some stubble first, and if you like what you see, allow it to grow a bit longer and thicker.


The top styles that are ruling the fashion arena for black men going into 2020 are:

Short Beards

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  • Full stubble: Easy to grow and maintain, this is a carefree, casual look with a hint of a bad boy for good measure. Just because the description includes stubble doesn’t mean that you can neglect its upkeep. Regular trimming so that it keeps its shape will ensure your aesthetics stay on point.
  • Goatee: Short beard styles for black men wouldn’t be complete without the goatee. Look at black men’s goatee style pictures, and you know the look is golden. This classic style can be any size and shape you want it to be. With or without a mustache, it looks distinguished and cool.
  • The 24-hour stubble beard: Also known as the 3-day beard, contrary to popular belief, this beard takes a lot of upkeep. The cheeks and throat still have to be kept sleek. You can use oil to relax the growth and bring a shine, and a beard shampoo will keep growth optimal.
  • The Soul Patch: Also called the Imperial, this look is created when you grow the small part of your beard between the lower lip and the chin. Trimming it into a soft, triangular shape is the perfect soul patch. It’s possible to match it with a mustache too. If the mustache is coaxed around the mouth and joins the soul patch, this is known as a chinstrap.

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Full Beards

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  • The Hipster Beard: A full growth suits an older black man who wants a beard. It also happens to be highly stylish. When black men grow long, lush, full beards, it is always sexy. If you keep this style well maintained, it will be a thing of beauty. Pamper it with all the finest products specifically made for black men’s beards.
  • The Full Beard: This is a simple style that adds a friendly aura to the personality. It goes perfectly with all sorts of haircuts. You can trim it back or grow it to be exceptionally long and full. Be sure to use good beard shampoo and conditioner to keep it shiny and lush.

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The latest Black men beard styles can be the perfect addition to a beard. You know when you underline something, it draws attention to it, and the same goes for mustaches. There is a wide selection of mustache waxes and grooming aids that will keep your mustache in excellent shape.


If you are unsure as to what style beard will suit your face shape, there is no need to panic. If you don’t like what you see, don’t be afraid to trim it back and start all over again. 


Nice African American Beard Styles (Pictures Below)


Van Dyke

Van Dyke

Curved beard; Anchor beard (Balbo)

Curved beard

The Nicolas II; Chin curtain

chin strap

Mutton chops

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Friendly mutton chops

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Circle beard

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Shaved beard (the clean face look is also a style – check out how Idris Elba sports it)

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The Ducktail

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The Split-in-two

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The Garibaldi

The Garibaldi

The Verdi

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Dutch variation

Dutch variation

Bald + Beard

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The Chin Puff

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The Angular beard

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Friendly chinstrap

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The dyed goatee

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The Professional

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The Barely-there

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Little goatee

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Fun chinstrap

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The Disconnected

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Circle; The Almost shaved

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The Wrestler

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The Rough Brisk

The Rough Brisk

The Sharp Thin

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The Thick

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Long Puffy

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Stylish Curvy

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The Square-jawed

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Thin Chinstrap

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Light Tapered

Light Tapered

The Elegant short beard

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The Laidback

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Cool beard with thin sideburns

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The Curvy Hipster

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The French beard

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The Stylish

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Full Beard style

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Short beard with Baldhead

Short beard with Baldhead

African Celebrity beard

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Properly Groomed beard

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Classy beard

Classy beard

Businessman Facial beard

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Nerdy Look


Chin beard with braided hair

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The Scruff; Mustache goatee

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Chinstrap goatee

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Jawline beard

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Formal beard

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impressive formal

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  • TRAP LARRY says:


  • Sidney From Canada says:

    The Toughest thing about keeping up with all the popular styles and trends be the fact they change so often. I just find me one look and stick with it. I wish I had the patience to keep up my looks. It’s hard to find a chick that wanna spend time so i just don’t even concern myself with fixing my mustache like i used to. I prolly should keep it up since its technically connected to my face but its hard. I get so frustrated, i got this caveman mane and i know i gotta find a look soon.

    • HNIC says:

      Things will get a better brother. All we look to do is help brothers like us improve and achieve the goals we set. We have to stay focus on the mission. You can’t lose yourself because of external circumstances. You will find someone who has the time and patience you’re looking for. Don’t be to hard on yourself, your only human. We all make mistakes and get overwhelmed with all the distractions. The KEY in DJ Khaled voice LOL is not to lose your head bro. Be sure to stay connected king and join our mailing list ✊🏿

  • chuck says:

    I’ve been wearing The dyed goatee, do you know anything about using bigen?

    • webmaster says:

      Hi chuck, yes if you visit my post on having a bigen beard. I cover my experiences and even challenges. I’ll be updating that post soon as I’ve had plenty of new experiences and challenges.

  • Coldbrite Walker says:

    I can’t remember what the style is called exactly but it looks like its thin on the sides but heavy at the bottom of the jawline. Last week i showed my barber this page and he used it to edge and shape up my facial hair nicely. So thanks fellas!

    • HNIC says:

      Hey how are you @Coldbrite I’m not exactly sure which style you’re referring to. However, the only look that comes to mind is the chin strap? I’ve had brothers mention something kind of similar but if you refer to the various options above I’m certain we have something that could be of help to you. I look forward to hearing back from you. Be safe ✊🏿

  • FRAZEO727 says:

    This website is life. I think i just became a fan

    • HNIC says:

      Thanks FRAZEO which style did you like the most?

      • FRAZEO727 says:

        I can’t really say i like just one, i found about 2 that really stuck out to me. First of all THE SCRUFF; MUSTACHE GOATEE
        was hilarious. I thought that was funny for other reasons lol but I know that the light tapered is where I’m at as of now and I wanna eventually get to a nice short beard.

  • Scooter ATL says:

    I’ve heard about the beard weave but to actually see in person is interesting. My buddies showed me some footage of a dude having it installed. It’s not for me personally, I feel there are better ways to get your beard under control. I think i might try out the cool beard with the side burns, that’s more of my actual style. I can see myself rocking that right there. It’s stylish and more urban, however i do like innovactive looks that you have on here like the rick ross beard. That was is very cool, I can’t recall which post it was on but it reminded me of how my uncle facial hair is.

    • HNIC says:

      Heeeeyyy Scooter. We just list all the latest trends in 2020. We personally have no option of looks. We just try to guide brothers through various options available. If you have any questions never hesitate to ask✊🏿

  • Gillie Free Now says:

    These days keep your beard on point is so tough. I was telling my girlfriend that i might cut it off and she got mad. Like she over here doing all the hard work and trying to tame this junk. I found your website and now things are starting to make more sense to me. i look forward to testing out all the grooming products. I hear using an established brand is where to go. Hopefully, you guys keep dropping a great post and i’ll always support. It’s roughly having a solid solution as this, you guys have really impressed me and my girl and i shared this post on my social media. Black men beard styling is difficult and you all have really made the process super easy for me. I look forward to joining the email list. I need ll the help i can get right now, my junk is nappy in all the wrong ways. No worries i’m gonna work on myself and grow it and get in shape. It’s time to improve myself, i wanna have a full beard that’s tame and be healthier. I don’t like it when i get cigarette smoke in my facial hair. A lot has to change and this is the motivation i needed.

    • HNIC says:

      Gillie thank you for the wonderful comment. We make every attempt to do our best. The black community needs a voice and whenever we find ways to help men improve with grooming we talk about it. Another great thing to consider is just overall nutrition. You really are what you eat and deserve the best. Eating the wrong foods doesn’t help you with your facial hair development it more so hinders it greatly. But yes by all means whenever time permits please join the mailing list. Were here to spread positivity for African American beard styles. However our reach is global, we just organized what’s hot in the USA.

  • Russel B says:

    Nice post, looking forward to more keep up the good work.

  • Randy Mitchell says:

    I used to have the hipster beard until my wife made me shave it. I grew my beard back in college gosh….nearly 10 years ago. I used to have all the ladies before i got married. They would always grab my afro pick and call themselves styling my beard. Now there are so many options to grow and maintain your beard. I really enjoyed the blog and will recommend it to all my buddies. I got the beard balm and it smelled really good. I appreciate everything you guys are doing. It’s always great to see brothers out here making a difference in the community.

  • HNIC says:

    Thanks RANDY!! I’ve heard a few other guys mention something that something. It must be some major truth to it lol Be sure to stay connected with us, and thanks again for such an awesome few words. We most definitely appreciate you!

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