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Johnny Depp is an actor who has played in over 100 movies. He’s one of the most famous actors in Hollywood and as a result, his facial hair style choices have been widely discussed by the media. In 2003, he grew a beard for his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.’ The beard became so popular that it even became known as the ‘Pirates beard‘ or the “Jack Sparrow beard“.
But over the years, Depp has tried a variety of beard styles including a goatee, a long mustache, and stubble.
We are going to take a look at some of Johnny Depp’s beard styles and see which ones were the most popular.
What is Johnny Depp’s Beard Style?
Johnny Depp has tried multiple styles of facial hair, including a goatee and a long mustache. All of them include at least a mustache and chin hair. We will talk later about why he chooses beard styles with these two elements. His most popular beard style is known as the ‘Jack Sparrow beard’ he had when he starred at Pirates of the Caribbean. Again we will talk later about how to get this beard style. For now let’s see some of his most famous beard styles!
Johnny Depp Beard Styles
Johnny Depp Goatee
The first style Johnny Depp has tried is the goatee. But the Johny deep goatee is a bit different from the classic one. It is a short goatee style with a mustache a soul patch and a chin beard. The main difference between this signature goatee style with the classic goatee is that the chin beard is not connected to the mustache with a gap between them.
To get this look the first thing you have to do is to get a heavy stubble beard. If you are clean-shaved, you will need to grow your beard out for about 10 days. Trim the beard with a guard on to get a uniform 4mm to 5mm stubble. Then all you have to do is to shave the checks and the neck to get the smooth outline of the goatee.
Jack Sparrow Beard
To get the iconic Jack Sparrow beard style, first you need to let your hair grow out. The trick is to shave the cheeks and leave the chin hair.
It looks a lot like the Johnny Depp goatee but the differences are that the chin beard is really long and braided (2 braids), the soul patch is connected to the chin beard and also has a medium sized chin strap. Finally, to get this ruggy look we recommend not shaving completely the rest of your face completely but rather trimming it with a beard trimmer for a more unkempt look. The Jack Sparrow beard style is not easy but it is well worth it.
Van Dyke beard
This is another popular Johnny beard style. The Van Dyke is a beard style that is similar to the goatee but it has longer chin hair.
To get the Van Dyke beard you need to grow a Johnny Depp goatee first and then just trim the mustache and soul patch and leave the chin beard to grow.
Short Stubble beard style
This is the easiest beard style to get. At its most basic form, the short stubble needs just a period of 1-3 days without shaving. This look is perfect for people who don’t like doing much grooming and want to avoid the hassle of longer styles.
To achieve this Johnny Depp stubble beard style, you will need to grow out your facial hair until it reaches 2mm to 3mm, then all you have to do is to maintain it with a beard trimmer.
Medium Stubble beard style
Just like the short stubble, to get the medium stubble needs a period of 5-7 days without shaving. The difference between this style and the short one is that you have to grow your facial hair between 3mm to 5mm.
The circle beard goatee
Another goatee style is what is known as the ‘full goatee.’ It is a classical goatee with the mustache connected to the chin beard.
To get this look you again you need to grow a heavy stubble and then shave the rest of your face to shape a full round connected goatee.
In the movie Mortdecai (which is really funny), Johnny Depp stars as Charlie Mortdecai. The mustache in this movie is truly epic. It is a big and bushy chevron mustache with long pointy hair on the sides and it looks really rebellious.
To get this look you need to start growing a mustache and then let the hair grow in for at least six months. Then, using mustache wax and a brush, style it.
You might think that six months is an exaggeration but mustaches need more time than beards to grow out. So, if you be patient and let the hair grow in long enough, you will get an amazing chevron mustache.
To style a chevron mustache, first, use mustache wax to style the hair, and then use a brush with circular motions from the middle of the mustache to the ends. Then you use your fingers to style the tips of the mustache.
Another mustache variation is the traditional mustache. This beard style has a uniform width from the middle of the upper lip to the end.
To get this look, you need to grow your mustache out for at least two months, trim it with a guard on and shave the rest. Then use mustache wax to style it and brush it in straight and downward motions.
The chinstrap beard with a Johnny Depp Goatee
Another nice Johnny Depp style is the chinstrap beard with a goatee. This hairstyle has a medium-sized chin strap with faded sideburns a nice mustache, a soul patch, and a bit longer chin hair.
It might sound like a lot of work but all you have to do is grow a beard for about a month and then style your beard hair.
The first thing is to shave your cheeks and neck to make the outline of your chin straps and mustache. Then using a normal beard trimmer, trim all the rest of your face but keep the stubble a bit long.
Into the woods Johnny Depp Beard style
We were not aware of this mustache style Johnny Depp had in the movie “Into The Woods” but it is epic. It is a thin long mustache with pointy ends that is extremely stylish along with a rectangular soul patch.
It is like cat whiskers and to be honest we don’t think it is natural so we don’t know how you can get this mustache at home.
Another awesome Johnny Depp beard is the extended sideburns. They are pretty long with lots of volume and they look very stylish.
To achieve these sideburns you need to grow your hair for at least 2 months as Johnny’s sideburns are really long.
Just grow a beard and after a month shave the rest of your face and let the hair grow in for another months Then using scissors, trim it to achieve this cool style.
Ok, clean-shaven is not exactly a beard style but Johnny Depp likes to be clean-shaven from time to time and we think it looks great, so why not add it.
If you want to get this look you just need to shave daily or every other day. If you want to see more famous guys’ beard styles check this article.
Johnny Depp Face Shape
Johnny Depp’s face shape is square, he has a wide jawline and strong cheekbones.
Square face shapes have angular facial features that are well-defined. If you have a square face, your forehead is almost as wide as your cheekbones and your jaw.
The reason Johnny Depp usually chooses beard styles with long chin hair and jawline such as the chinstrap beard and the goatee is to balance out his square face shape.
The combination of long hair on the bottom and shorter hair on top directs attention away from a wider forehead and gives more emphasis on the eyes, cheekbones, and lips. This is the reason why Johnny Depp chooses the beard styles he does.
Can I grow a Johnny Depp Beard style if I have a patchy beard?
All the beard styles mentioned above are well suited for men with patchy beards. The areas that he grows his beard are the chin, the chin strap, and the mustache.
These are areas that even if you have a patchy beard you will be able to grow hair in.
But because all of the styles mentioned need a mustache you should be able to grow hair there. If you have a patchy mustache area read our article on what you can do to grow hair there.
So, what’s the verdict?
Do you like Johnny Depp beard styles?
Are Johnny Depp’s beard styles a daring fashion statement or just plain weird?
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