What is a Beardstache? A Kingsman’s Guide to the Iconic Style

Social media has introduced us to a whole new language. Before you can determine if you’re cheugy or not, there are ten new words to dissect. One such word that has popped up around social spaces online recently is “beardstache”, so we decided to do some digging and learn all about it. 

What is a Beardstache? 

A beardstache is, succinctly put, a full mustache accompanied by beard stubble. Think George Clooney in the Midnight Sky or Tom Hardy in Mad Max: Fury Road. The beardstache is the ultimate low-effort style that gives people the impression that you just rolled out of bed looking like a rugged woodsman. The best part about it is that there’s not much involved in the growing and upkeep of your beardstache. 

How to Grow a Beardstache

It’s really as simple as not shaving for a while, and then little touch-up trims from time to time. At Kingsmen, though, you know we will always recommend a full beard care routine to keep those whiskers happy and healthy. 

While you’re growing your beardstache out, make sure you’re applying beard oil every day, and ensure it’s always when your stubble is damp. This is especially important with a beardstache, because the look includes short whiskers everywhere but your ‘stache. 

That means that any skin irritation or patchiness is going to be more apparent. Prevent that by using your beard oil regularly and if you’re still struggling with dry skin, brittle hair, or dandruff, think about using beard butter for some deep-conditioning as well. Make sure the skin underneath is just as hydrated as your stubble for healthy-looking skin and hair.

Once you have a good amount of stubble grown and the length is to your liking, a quick once-over with your beard trimmer every few days will maintain that length. 

Allow your mustache to grow fuller and longer while using scissors to trim it above your lip to your liking. That’s really it. It looks low-effort because it is low-effort, but don’t let that fool you into thinking it’s not flattering. 

I mean, just look at him:


Now, that is one put-together beardsman, don’t you think? He’s rugged and refined, masculine and classy and you know that facial hair will look just as good if he was sporting jeans and a torn concert tee.  

How to Maintain Your Beardstache

Maintaining your beardstache is as easy as growing it. Here’s what you’ll need: 

While your whiskers may be short, you’ll still need to wash them with something that is gentle enough for your face but strong enough to remove any product, oil and dirt build-up. Grab yourself a beard wash for this purpose. You should only need about a dime-sized amount every few days, but using this product over regular shampoo, bar soap or shower gel is going to prevent your beard and skin from drying out, getting flaky and it will ensure your beard doesn’t become patchy. 

Always follow up your beard wash with a beard conditioner to replace the natural oils that were washed away. Again, with a beardstache style, you’re not going to need much. A little dab will condition your beard, leaving it soft and touchable. 

While your beard is still damp after your shower each day, apply your beard oil. One or two drops should suffice and don’t forget to work it into your mustache as well. Daily beard oil use will prevent dry, brittle hairs, skin irritation, and flakiness and it will help your beard grow evenly.

If you find your mustache doesn’t stay where you want it to, or you’re constantly fighting flyaways, use a little mustache wax to keep it in place and looking great all day. 

Run a boar’s hair brush through your beard stubble. This isn’t just for neatness, it also acts as an exfoliant that will prevent any flaky skin from showing up on your shirt collar. It also helps to distribute beard oil evenly, ensuring the moisturizing effects reach every inch of your beard. 

A beard trimmer will be necessary to keep your beard at the stubble stage. As soon as you notice your facial hair getting too long, run over it with your trimmer, using the attachment that allows for the length you want. 

Finally, use your scissors to trim your ‘stache when it starts to get in the way of your mouth. 

That’s it! That’s the entire maintenance routine for the beardstache look. 

Beardstache: Final Advice

The thing we love most about the beardstache is its versatility. It can look just as good in a tux as it does in board shorts and a bucket hat. It’s low-effort and casual but comes off as tasteful and put-together. It’s a great look for any busy Kingsman who doesn’t want a high-maintenance beard routine. 

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