Hollywoodian Beard

The Hollywoodian Beard: Styles, How to Grow and Trim

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The Hollywoodian beard is a classic style that has made a comeback in recent years. This style is not just reserved for the Hollywood elite. Wearing this style can make you look distinguished and stylish. In this article you will learn everything about the Hollywoodian Beard from different styles, How to grow and maintain and much more.

If you’re looking for more inspiration check out our Top 20 Beard Styles.

For a closely related style check out our article on the Boxed Beard.

If you’re looking for a style with a bit more presence check our our article on the Full Beard.

What is a Hollywoodian Beard?

The Hollywoodian beard style is defined by having a nice full goatee of at least 2 inches. This is then paired with a full mustache and hair along the jawline. The cheeks are generally shaven clean as are the sideburns. There are of course some variations to the style that we will talk about below.

Hollywoodian Beard Styles

There aren’t a lot of variations to this beard style. However, if you’re a bit more loose with the definition there are few variations we feel fit into the realm of the Hollywoodian Beard.

If this style is kept trimmed and clean looking we think it could be safe for corporate work. For more work safe beard choices check out our article on the Corporate Beard.

Strict Hollywoodian

Strict Hollywoodian


With this style the sideburns need to be kept clean shaven as well as the cheeks. This is the traditional definition of the Hollywoodian beard. In the picture above he is sporting quite long hair along the jawline. This length can vary from short to long and still fit the definition of the Hollywoodian Beard.

Hollywoodian with Sideburns

Hollywoodian Sideburns

This is a variation you see a lot where the beard is loosely or fully connected to the sideburns. Another common way to wear this style is to have a thin or patchy sideburn connecting to the lower jawline. As you see above Christian Bale has some light and thin sideburns connected to the beard.

Hollywoodian with Patchy Cheeks

Patchy Hollywoodian

Another variation that fits in with the general feel of the style is the patchy cheeks Hollywoodian. This style pairs the shape of the Hollywoodian with light or patchy cheeks and sideburns. In the pic above you can see that he is wearing no sideburns but has chosen to grow out patchy hair on the cheeks.

How to Grow a Hollywoodian Beard

It should take between 1-3 months to grow out your Hollywoodian Beard. It will take this long to grow the necessary full goatee. Keep in mind that facial hair grows between 1/2 inch and one inch per month. This can vary depending on your genetics and other factors like Race and even diet.

How to Trim the Hollywoodian Beard

Once you have enough length grown out follow these simple steps to trim in the Hollywoodian Beard.

  • Use your Beard Brush and comb to get rid of any tangles and check your length.
  • Choose what variation your going for.
  • Use some Beard Trimmers and shave or trim your sideburns down.
  • Then trim your cheeks and make the cheek line.
  • You can then clean up the neck line.
  • Use some Beard Scissors or your trimmers to take care of stray hairs on the Goatee and Mustache.
  • Use a regular razor and clean shave your sideburn and cheek area and neck if needed.

How to Maintain a Hollywoodian Beard

Once this style is grown out and trimmed in its a pretty low maintenance style. We recommend having the following essential tools for maintaining this and any beard style. Check the links below to read our related articles to help you choose the product thats right for you.

  • Beard Trimmers
  • Some Beard Scissors
  • A Beard Brush and Comb
  • Beard Oil and Beard Shampoo

The key to maintaining the Hollywoodian style is to keep the shape. If you let your sideburns and cheeks grow too wild this style can turn into a full beard pretty easily. Keep the cheeks and cheek line maintained and you’re sideburns clean shaven.

Use your trimmers and scissors to keep your mustache and goatee area trimmed and looking good. The goatee area can look a bit wild but not out of control, try to keep the general round shape that curves in towards the neck.

The only other thing to worry about is cleaning up you’re neckline from time to time. It’s also great for your beard to use Beard Oil and Beard Shampoo to keep it soft and healthy.

What Face Shape Works with the Hollywoodian Beard?

Mens Face Shapes

First use the reference above to figure out what face shape you have. Generally speaking a Hollywoodian beard will work well with any face shape that has prominent cheek bones, such as the diamond face shape. This can also be a great style to try if you want to change the shape of your chin area.

This can work especially well with heart and triangle shaped faces to soften the natural point in the chin. If you’re looking to do the opposite you can round off your chin with the goatee if you have a more square face.

Generally speaking this beard as well as any other full beard style can work well with any face shape. If you like this stye we recommend you try it out regardless of your face shape.

Celebrities to Wear the Style


There have been many notable celebrities to wear this style over the years. A few that come to mind are Leonardo DiCaprio, Christian Bale, and Viggo Mortensen


If your looking to do a modern take on a classic style we recommend trying the Hollywoodian style. Wearing a Hollywoodian Beard can give you a more distinguished look and can work with a wide variety of personal styles.

Here is a great article from Wahl helping you trim the Hollywoodian.

Also check out this video for some help trimming in the Hollywoodian.

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