An Exploration of Facial Hair Styles

The “Anchor,” the “Fu Manchu,” and the “Soul Patch” are just some of the many facial hair styles worn by today’s men. One man, Jon Dyer, engaged on a quest to try every type of facial hair type and he shares his experiences with his readers at dyers.org.

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Here is a small sampling of the many types of facial hair styles that are available for men and can be created using the Micro Touch Max.

The Anchor: The anchor is a beard without sideburns. It extends along the jawline and is styled into a point. It is combined with a pencil style mustache which helps it to resemble an anchor.
Chin Puff: The chin puff is a narrow version of the goatee. It typical covers only a small area, usually the round part of the chin.
French Fork: The French fork is a full beard which extends off the chin. It is split down the middle into 2 segments.
Fu Manchu: A Fu Manchu is a mustache which extends downward on the sides. It usually extends off of the chin.
Hollywoodian: The Hollywoodian is a mustache connected to a beard with the sideburns removed.
Mutton Chops: Mutton chops are sideburns which are extend all the way down to an imaginary line drawn downward from the corners of the mouth.
Soul Patch: The soul patch is a small patch of hair between the lower lip and chin. It was popularized by beatniks in the 1960′s.