9 Inspiring Long Goatee Styles (Hip & Modern)


Long Goatee Styles

When it comes to goatee styles, the long goatee is one of the more impressive looks. Often extending down to the chest, these goatees are distinguished from your typical cropped circle goatee or chin strap.

It’s also a great style for anyone who has trouble growing hair along the jaw and cheeks. Take a look at some of the iconic long goatee looks trending right now:

What is a Long Goatee?

A long goatee combines a mustache with a long, classic goatee and is often confused with the extended goatee. The goatee’s unique appeal is from the extra long pointed chin beard that serves as the style’s focal point.

With longer chin hair that extending down past the Adam’s Apple, the long goatee has a clean-shaven jawline and cheeks. Therefore, the long beard goatee offers a lot of advantages to those who want an easy, maintenance free beard style.

Best Long Goatee Styles

From celebrities to Instagram beard influencers to award-winning beardsmen, here’s a look at some of the most stylish and longest goatees.

1. Beard with Long Goatee

Brad Pitt sporting a beard with short sides and a long goatee style. Mixed in a little gray and the style just works with his beannie.

Brad Pitt Long Goatee
Brad Pitt with a long goatee. See more Brad Pitt beard styles. Source: CNN.com

2. Shavarsh “Shavo” Odadjian: Rockstar Long Goatee

The Shavo Odadjian beard is just cool with his finely spaced braids. The System of a Down goatee has badass written all over it!

Shavarsh (Shavo) Odadjian Long Goatee style aka System of a Down goatee
Portrait Above: System of a Down drummer Shavarsh “Shavo” Odadjian and his iconic rock star long goatee. Image source: SOADNews

3. Big Goatee

Man, that’s a really big goatee! The style requires a little grooming and looks ultra hip when paired with a handlebar moustache.

Thick Long Goatee with Handlebar Mustache
Cool Handlebar Mustache with Thick Long Goatee Beard. Image source: Bubbajuju.com

4. Goatee Ponytail

This ponytail is simply a long goatee and mustache formed into a few ponytail braids.

Ponytail Goatee Winner Aaron Johnston in 2017.
Long goatee ponytail – Aaron Johnston, 2017 World Championship Goatee Winner. Source: Canyouhandlebar.com

5. Long Goatee Braided

The long braided goatee takes time to grow and some skill to braid. It’s a unique look that’s typically finished off with beads or rubber bands.

Braided Long Goatee
Long Braided Goatee. Image source: alatpestabogor.com

6. Long Viking Goatee

Vikings would grow their goatee beards long and often with braids.

Viking Goatee Style
See more Viking Beard styles.

7. Long Chin Beard

The long chin beard is just marvelous if you have the patience to grow it. Long and wavy but trimmed neatly.

Long Chin Beard
Long Chin Beard with short sides.

8. Biker Long Goatee Style

The infamous Jax Teller sporting his equally famous long biker goatee. Check out the Jax Teller Beard Style.

Jax Teller with long biker goatee style beard.
Jax Teller – biker long goatee style.

9. Long Goatee Short Beard

The long salt and pepper look is a long square goatee and short beard. Simple and neat.

Long Square Goatee with Short Beard
Long Goatee with Short Beard.

What Face Shape Looks Best with Long Goatees

While there’s no set face shape, we found that many men who rock this look have a long oval face with high cheekbones. However, you can still rock a long goatee with a round or square face shape. It’s all about how you style your hair.

The long goatee is also typically partnered with a mustache, thick chin hair, and a soul patch, though some men prefer to simply have long chin hair by itself.

How to Grow a Long Goatee

One of the best things you can do to grow a long goatee is to start trimming the hair around your jawline, sideburns, and cheeks.

For your goatee to appear long, then the rest of your face needs to be clean-shaven besides your chin, upper lip, and connecting facial hair. Many men also leave a soul patch just underneath their bottom lip as well.

Things you’ll need for this look:

  • Beard Trimmer: This is necessary to clean shave and fade your goatee if you like. You’ll use this to shave down the sides and jawline, as well as define edges and lines for your upper lip and chin hair.
  • Beard Comb: To keep your goatee growing straight and without frizz, you should comb or brush it every day. We recommend using wood combs and boar bristle brushes.
  • Beard Oil or Beard Balm: Lastly, to make sure that your hair doesn’t get frazzled and bushy, you can apply a dab of beard oil before finishing. It will leave a great shine while keeping your facial hair soft.
  • Barber Shears/Scissors: These come in handy for trimming up hair and keeping it neat, especially when growing past your Adam’s Apple. I notice some whiskers grow faster than others. So, with longer goatees you’ll want trim stray hairs frequently.

It can take many months to grow out a long goatee. Most beards only grow ¼” every 14 days, but everyone’s rate of beard growth will vary. 

Promoting Long Goatee Growth

If you have been waiting for your chin hair to grow longer, just know that you’re not alone. Most men wait over a year to achieve a half-foot-long goatee.

However, if you’re having trouble growing your facial hair out, there’s a few options to help.

How to Trim a Long Goatee

Trimming a long goatee can be tricky. First, use a mirror to check the shape of your beard and make sure it’s symmetric all the way around. If not, adjust the edges until they are equal in length.

Next, use an electric razor or clippers to trim the beard into equal sections starting at one end and working your way around. Be careful not to cut too close to your skin; you may want to wear a mask during this step if you have sensitive skin.

Finally, comb or brush out any remaining hair and enjoy your new trimmed goatee!

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I'm the founder of Bald & Beards, an amateur barber and I've been obsessed with men's grooming, styles, and trends for over 20 years.