7 No-Mustache Beard Styles

No-mustache beard
The no mustache beard look. 

Listen, we know mustaches get in the way. No sooner do you give them a trim, and they’ve already grown past your upper lip again. It’s a challenge to get them looking straight and even, and Heaven forbid we take a sip of milk or beer. There is no shame in disliking the old ‘stache, fellas. It doesn’t mean you have to get rid of the mane. There are so many no-mustache beard styles to choose from that will give you the look you’re going for without the hassle of a cookie duster. 

With that said, we’ve compiled a list of those beard without mustache styles for you, so you can pick the one that most suits your personality and the look you’re going for. Here are 7 no-mustache beard styles for the beardsman who loves rocking a nude upper lip! 

7 beard without mustache styles

If we’re going to get technical, you can wear just about any beard style without a mustache, but some just look better than others without that furry upper lip. Let’s take a look at some of the best no-mustache beard styles 

  1. The Chinstrap
  2. The Stubble 
  3. The Soul Patch
  4. Mutton Chops
  5. The No-Mustache Goatee
  6. The Amish
  7. The No-Mustache Mane

The Chinstrap

The chinstrap

Nosliwpilf, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

This no-mustache beard style is the perfect answer for the beardsman who wants to carve out a jawline like Henry Cavill’s: edgier than any blade he used in the Witcher and so sharp it counts as open carry in some states. This look is flattering on every Kingsmen, whether you have a beard that grows back in mere hours or you struggle to fill one out after months of trying. A chinstrap can be thin or thick, depending on your personal preferences as well as the fullness of your facial hair. 

A chinstrap is defined as facial hair that lines your jawline. It is literally, an outline of your jaw drawn in whiskers. Most commonly worn without a mustache, the chinstrap is easy to maintain and it’s a great way to rock some facial hair without too much daily fuss. We think Kingsmen will enjoy this look, so give it a try!

The Stubble 


Photo by Quaid Lagan on Unsplash

Stubble is the easiest beard look to achieve because it is literally all about doing the bare minimum. Heck, this style is even easier than shaving every day. Just let those whiskers grow in a little more than you’re average 5 o’clock shadow and buzz over your mustache to keep that upper lip clean. In decades past, stubble was often linked to poor hygiene, laziness, or lack of care. Today, however, a stubble beard without mustache style comes off as rugged and attractive. You look like a man who works with his hands; a fella who isn't afraid to get dirty and take care of the big jobs. The best part is that all you have to do to achieve the stubble look is let your mane grow a little. That’s it! 

The Soul Patch 

Howie Mandel Soulpatch

Howie Mandel Wikimedia

The soul patch is the perfect solution for the beardsman whose job or life circumstances might make having a full mustache and beard a problem. For instance, new dads might shy away from the flowing mane because those little baby fists can yank like nobody’s business, and it’s not exactly a pleasant experience to have your beard tugged like it’s Christmas on 34th Street. Whatever the reason you’re looking for a minimalist facial hair style, the soul patch is your answer. Just a small patch below the bottom lip, and everything else is clean-shaven. It’s just enough whisker to alter your appearance while not having to care for long-flowing locks. 

Mutton Chops 

Mutton Chops

Jules Pean By Charles Reutlinger / Wikimedia.

When you think of mutton chops, you’re probably thinking back to civil war times, and there’s a good reason for that: mutton chops were all the rage. Back then, enlisted men were bound to sport a clean shaven face. Mutton chops were a sort of loophole around that rule, enabling them to sport some facial hair while still technically going without a beard or mustache. General Burnside, who sideburns are named for, took these bushy burns to a whole new level in the 1800s. Mutton chops are achieved by growing out your sideburns and keeping the rest of the face clean-shaven. It’s really more of an extension of the hair on your head than anything. 

The No-Mustache Goatee 

The No-Mustache Goatee

Exactly what it sounds like. This beard without mustache style is just a goatee with a clean-shaven upper lip. A goatee is a beard grown on your chin and only your chin. Any whisker that pops up beyond the boundaries of your chin is shaved. While many sport a goatee with a mustache, if you’re looking for a no-mustache beard style, goatees look great without one. 

The Amish

Amish beard

You can picture this one before we even describe it, can’t you? This look is kind of like a chinstrap that just never stopped growing. You can spot an Amish beard by a clean-shaven face down to the jawline. If you want to twist it up a little, you stop shaving just below the bottom lip as well. This is a great way to accomplish a long, flowing mane without the need to maintain a tidy mustache. Plus, you’ll be rocking a rural-chic look that oozes “woodsman”. You’re going to need some good beard oil if you want to grow it as long as our Amish friends do, though. 

These are our favorite beard-without-mustache styles that don’t require the maintenance of a mustache. Tell us which one you like best, and be sure to stock up on all your favorite Kingsman beard care products so that no matter which look you choose, your beard is healthy and smells great. Shop today!

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