Van Dyke Beard

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This style gets its name from seventeenth-century Flemish painter Sir Anthony Van Dyke (also spelled Van Dyck), who was known for religious- and regal-themed paintings that often included men sporting beards just like his. When done right, the Van Dyke is downright artsy. It consists of a short, pointy beard and a pointy mustache (often waxed), without hair on the side of the face. The Van Dyke Beard requires regular upkeep to maintain its unique look.

Make it yours. 

  • 1

    Stop shaving for about one week. At this point, your whiskers will be shorter than necessary to achieve this style but you can begin shaping it, while keeping the rest of your face clean-shaven.

  • 2

    Shave your cheeks clean, leaving your chin whiskers and mustache intact.

  • 3

    As your chin beard (Goatee) grows longer, use your Wahl trimmer to carefully trim it into a pointed shape. Try not to trim too deeply into the beard or snip off the tip you’ve worked so hard to grow.

  • 4

    Add some personality to your new look by twisting the ends of the mustache into points, applying a lightweight wax to maintain the shape.

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