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What Are The Best Haircuts To Wear With Beards & Mustaches?

What Are The Best Haircuts To Wear With Beards & Mustaches?

We invest so much time and energy in making sure our beards look great that we sometimes forget the other part of the grooming equation: The hair on top of our heads. Your beard and hair are two pieces of the same overall package, Mother Nature’s way of framing our faces. That means you’re a work of art, y’know? And every museum curator knows that a great work of art is only as good as the frame surrounding it.

You want both parts of the frame to work well together. Certain men’s hairstyles perfectly match and complement different types of beards. Others… don’t. There’s no point in perfecting your beard but neglecting all the other hair that grows along with it, right? Why carefully shape and maintain your whiskers only to let them down by letting what’s up top grow out in an inappropriate or ill-matching way?

Choosing the right haircut or best hairstyle to complement your beard and mustache is essential for achieving a cohesive look. At The Beard Club, we understand the significance of this combo, which is why we provide grooming solutions for your beard and hair. You've chosen the perfect beard style to match your face and your personality. Now, you need to pick a perfect hairstyle to match the beard.

Matching Haircuts With Beards: The Basics

Before diving into the specific hairstyles, let’s consider factors like your face shape and hair type to select a haircut that complements your beard and mustache. The right hairstyle enhances your facial features and blends seamlessly with your facial hair.

When assessing your face shape, consider whether you have a square, oval, round, or heart-shaped face. Different face shapes lend themselves to different haircuts. Similarly, understanding your hair type, whether straight, wavy, or curly, will help you choose a style that maximizes your hair's natural texture.

To make things easy, we’ll start with simplifying possible beard looks into a few categories, dividing beard types by length into three categories:

  • Trimmed beards and stubble beards
  • Full beards
  • Epic beards

By “trimmed” beard, we mean any look that ranges from one week to about three months. The others likely speak for themselves! 

Now, let's dive into the haircuts that work best with different facial hair styles:

What Haircuts Are Best for Trimmed Beard Styles?

These haircuts for trimmed beards ensure a neat and groomed appearance that enhances your facial features while still showing off your well-maintained beard and mustache.

Slicked Back

Slicked Back

If you want a polished look, consider the slicked-back hairstyle. This style involves combing your hair straight back using a high-quality pomade. It pairs well with trimmed beards and full beards, creating a sleek, classic impression.

This style works well for straight hair and curly hair, especially if you have longer curls. Just apply a quality hair pomade for a sophisticated look. 

The Side Part

Low Fade

For a timeless, versatile haircut, the side part is a great choice. This style works well with shorter hair lengths and is good for both formal and casual occasions — and straight, wavy, and curly hair. Comb your hair to the side for a sleek look that complements your well-groomed beard and mustache.

The Quiff

If you want to add volume to shorter hair, the quiff is a good option. This haircut involves longer hair on top that is styled upward and slightly back. The quiff pairs well with trimmed beards and full beards, giving you a modern, trendy look.

The Crew Cut

Low Fade

If you prefer a low-maintenance style, the crew cut is the way to go. This short haircut works best with trimmed beards. Since minimal styling is required, it's a practical and stylish option for those on the go.

The High Fade

A modern, versatile choice, the high fade haircut features shorter sides that gradually blend into longer hair on top. This haircut works well with a stubble beard or a faded beard, adding sophistication and contrast to your look. 

The Low Fade

Choosing a short beard style with stylish faded sides creates an enticingly contemporary look. The fade haircut tapers the hair on the sides and back while leaving more length on top. 

If you’re hoping to embrace your natural texture, the low fade haircut works wonders for wavy hair. This style gradually tapers the hair on the sides, creating a contrast with the longer, textured hair on top. Combined with a well-groomed, short beard, the low fade adds character and a touch of ruggedness to your look.

Which Haircuts Go With Full Beards?

These hairstyles for full beards make a fashion statement while maintaining a balance with your facial hair.

The Undercut

The underlying principle behind the undercut hairstyle: Shave the side, grow the top long, and pull the long hair back. Don't let the shorter hair on the sides of this style deter you from pairing it with a full beard. 

The undercut also has the benefit of being a simple style to maintain. If you're in a hurry, you can even slick your hair back with some leftover Beard Growth Oil. Now, that’s a pro tip.

The Faux Hawk

If you're looking for a modern, edgy style to pair with your bushiest facial hair, the faux hawk is a great choice. This haircut features shorter sides with longer hair in the center, which can be styled into a spiky or textured look. It pairs well with a full beard, creating a bold, statement-making look.

The French Crop

For a neat look, consider the French crop haircut. This style involves short hair on top with cropped bangs in the front. It pairs well with a full beard, giving you a refined, fashionable look.

The Mohawk


If you want to break free from the crowd, the Mohawk hairstyle is your ticket to a bold, adventurous look. This haircut features a strip of hair in the center, styled upright, while the sides are shaved or trimmed very short. Pair it with a full beard for a captivating combination.

The Topknot


Sometimes referred to as a manbun (please don’t do this), the topknot is another hairstyle that has recently exploded into popularity. Why only recently? Probably because this look takes so long to grow out. But good things come to those who wait. 

The topknot is a natural extension of the undercut craze. As you let your hair grow out, it’s only natural to want to tie it back. Pair this look with a mature beard, and what you get is a great-looking combination that’s a perfect mix of old-world manliness and new-age sensibilities. 

What Haircuts Complement Epic Beards & Mustaches?

If you’re rocking an epic, lengthy beard that you want to keep as the star of the show, don’t worry. There are several different hairstyles that will be the perfect pairing with your facial flow. 

Buzz Cut & Bald Styles

Whether you’ve chosen to shave your head or Mother Nature has made this look unavoidable (or a combination of the two, thanks to a receding hairline), don’t fret. A shaved or naturally bald head can be a perfect complement to your whiskers. Just look at Hollywood luminaries like Jeff Bridges and Sean Connery: Bald and bearded is beautiful.

On the other hand, a bald head/shorter beard combo results in a rougher, no-nonsense look. And if your lack of hair is a choice rather than genetics, consider letting it grow out into a bit of a buzzcut — match it with a crisp beard, and you’ll create a perfect business casual style.

  • The Buzz Cut: This low-maintenance, clean-shaven style is a popular choice among men. With hair trimmed extremely short all over the head, this versatile haircut pairs well with a variety of beard styles. Whether you have a short beard or a fuller one, a buzz cut will give you a sharp, rugged appeal.
  • The Shaved Head: If you’re truly daring, take a page out of the Allen Ginsberg playbook and go for the New Age shaman look. A massive, wizard-like beard worn in concert with a smooth noggin can go a long way toward helping you look wise and experienced. 

For those who prefer a bald look or have naturally thinning hair, pairing a fully shaved head with a full beard creates a striking style. The contrast between a smooth scalp and a well-groomed beard showcases your facial hair and confident personality.

Long Hair, Epic Beards 

Long Hair

Want the length of a topknot but not the look? There’s always the more relaxed option. If you've managed to grow your hair past your ears while keeping it groomed enough not to fall into the trap of looking like a vagrant, congratulations: You've unlocked this style option. It takes work to cultivate a long, flowing mane of healthy hair and keep it looking great! But the good news is that it opens up a world of possibilities for an equally impressive beard.

Long hair means the possibilities for style are endless. Pair your mane with a beard long enough to bring a tear to ol’ Gandalf’s eye, and you've locked down either a heavy metal lead screamer or maybe Khal Drogo (start practicing your horseback skills!). Or maybe you’d prefer to invoke your inner ’60s rock idol, going for a look worthy of John Lennon or Jim Morrison at soundcheck. An epic beard combined with epic hair is a timeless look—plus, it shows you have the skills and courage to let it grow.

The Beard Club Trimmer: Your Grooming Companion

Long Hair

When it comes to maintaining a well-groomed beard and hair, The Beard Club's PT45 Beard and Hair Trimmer is an essential tool. This tool ensures precise trimming and effortless maintenance.

This trimmer is compatible with different beard and hair lengths, making it suitable for a range of styles. Whether you have a long beard, a short beard, or stubble, this trimmer lets you achieve the desired length and shape effortlessly. Plus, the trimmer includes various attachments and settings, allowing you to customize your routine based on your preferences and style choices.

With our trimmer, maintaining a well-groomed beard and executing your desired haircut is easy and convenient. Say goodbye to barbershop visits and enjoy professional-quality grooming from the comfort of your own home.

What New Look Will You Sport?

At The Beard Club, we understand men’s hair and the best beard styles. We know that selecting the right haircut to complement your beard and mustache enhances your overall style and boosts your confidence in a major way.

Explore our range of beard and hair care products, discover the perfect haircut to complement your facial hair, and embrace the confidence that comes with a well-groomed appearance.

Remember, it’s like Uncle Ben said: With a great beard comes great style. We’re pretty sure that’s what he said, anyway.


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