A man with the Van Dyke beard goatee style.

How to Do a Van Dyke Beard Goatee

This style gets its name from seventeenth-century Flemish painter Sir Anthony Van Dyke. When done right, the Van Dyke is downright artsy.

How to Do the Van Dyke Beard Goatee Step-by-Step

  • 1

    Stop shaving for about 1 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 or 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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