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Dutch Beard, a Facial Hair Style

The Dutch beard encapsulates an old school beard style. Commonly associated with lumberjacks, the Dutch beard is a full beard, connected with sideburns. The Dutch beard does not have a mustache.

Like most beards, the Dutch beard works great on oval faces. In addition, this thick beard works great on triangle shaped faces, as it can disguise a pointed chin.

This is a vintage facial hair style which is making a firm comeback for 2020. This beard does require a fair amount of time and attention, but we believe the work is worth the payoff. It is a classic style which can be used to compliment your overall appearance and give people a glimpse into your personality.

How to grow a Dutch beard

The Dutch beard is a slightly tamer version of an Old Dutch and is a style which will suit many face shapes.

Like most strong manly beards, the Dutch beard requires a length period of growing out before it can begin to be styled, we recommend around 6 weeks.

This beard has quite a rugged and rustic look, but to prevent the whole look becoming disheveled and messy, there are certain measures you can take. Defining the neckline is one of them. There should be no hair below the neckline. A cleanly shaved and well-defined neckline will enhance the overall look of your facial hair. The neckline normally sits around an inch above your Adam’s apple; but have some fun playing around with this until you find a look you love.

The sideburns should be kept relatively thin and the cheek hair should be low. This beard is teetering on the edge of being a chin strap but manages to keep the individuality of a Dutch.

The defining characteristic of this beard is the lack of mustache. The upper lip needs to be regularly shaved to keep the definite Dutch beard. Regular shaving can take a toll on the skin, so be sure to use a quality moisturizer daily to prevent unnecessary irritation.

Often, the Dutch beard is mistaken for the Amish beard, but the key difference is that the Dutch beard is normally kept much neater and more styled than a traditional Amish beard.

Looking after your Dutch Beard

Other than keeping the hair off your upper lip, the Dutch beard is relatively low maintenance. The Dutch beard is not grown to be meticulously styled, so if you love facial hair with a low upkeep, then the Dutch beard may be for you.