Viking Goatee Style [The Ultimate Guide]

Are you looking for a unique and stylish way to express your inner Viking? Look no further than the awesome goatee styles inspired by those fearless Norse warriors.

This style is defined by its long hair at the chin that can extend below the face. you can decide to braid it with the rest of the face while you trim the cheeks shorter. Its unique design ensures that you stand out from the crowd while still maintaining an air of sophistication. 

double braided Viking goatee

In this blog post, I will discuss the most popular Viking goatee styles and also how to grow and maintain such a style.

Are you ready?

Let’s get into it!

What is the Viking Goatee Style?

Typically, the style features a clean-shaven face with long hair at the chin. This style was popularized by the Norse warriors of old and has since grown in popularity as a sign of strength and masculinity.

In general, a goatee beard involves hair on a man’s chin and most likely mustache. The Viking goatee, however, is characterized by longer hair on the chin that may be braided or just long.

Vikings were often using beard jewelry or beard beads to style and keep their long beards in place.

This style has been popular throughout the centuries and is even worn today by people looking to make a bold statement. The style typically features long hair at the chin, which can be braided or kept loose depending on the wearer’s preference.

Did Vikings Have Goatees?

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The Viking goatee style originated in Scandinavia and was worn by the ancient Vikings. It was meant to give them an intimidating and powerful look.

Since this style originated in Scandinavia, it is safe to assume that Vikings had goatees. It was believed that they wore their goatee as a symbol of strength and power, as well as to intimidate their enemies.

The Viking goatee was usually kept long and ungroomed which gave them an even more intimidating look. The long hair at the chin was meant to draw attention to the face and make it look larger, adding further intimidation.

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Best Viking Goatee Styles

Here is a detailed discussion of some of the most popular Viking goatee styles you can choose from.

The Long Goatee

long goatee

If you’re looking for a classic, intimidating look, then this is your go-to choice. This style features a long chin strap that is connected to two sideburns on each side.

The face is clean-shaven and the hair is kept long. Depending on your preference, you can opt to braid or just use Viking rings to tie the hair to the chin.

The Braided Goatee

braided Viking goatee style

This goatee style takes the traditional Viking look and adds a modern twist. The chin strap of this goatee is usually braided with the rest of the facial hair.

The small sideburns are kept short and neat, while the chin strap reaches down to the neck. This goatee gives off a strong yet sophisticated look that will surely turn heads.

Braided goatee is not the same as long goatee. Long goatee can be seen as it is or even with rings, ties, bands, beads etc but not with braids.

Obviously, sometimes, you can have your long goatee braided if you wish but I am just trying to say is that these are 2 different styles.

Double Braided Viking Goatee

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Same thing as above but with 2 braids.

Definitely do what suits YOU and what YOU prefer.

The Short Goatee

This style is similar to the long goatee but with a twist. The chin strap is kept short and neat, while the sideburns are longer. This gives off a polished and neat look that is perfect for those who prefer a more subtle approach to the Viking style.

There are few Viking that didn’t like very long beards (or couldn’t grow one).

If you are one of them, you can try the short goatee. If it is about 4 inches long, you can still braid it or place Viking jewelry.

If it is even shorter, I recommend you pair your goatee with long hair maybe with braids to feel and be seen as a Viking!

Goatee With Stubble

For a more rugged and daring look, you can combine the Viking goatee with an accompanying short beard on the sides. This style is usually kept long for a bigger effect.

The additional facial hair gives off a commanding presence just like the warriors of old. You can use jewellery to create a more dramatic effect or keep it clean and neat.

Viking didn’t wear this style too much but if you pair it with long braided hair you will definitely look like a Viking. As an option, you can also skin fade the sides of your hair while keeping the hair on top very long.

I am letting you know these shorter goatee styles because not everyone is willing to grow a 6-month or a 1-year beard to look like a Viking.

You can play with hair too.

Stubble Goatee

This can be a 3-day goatee, a 5-day goatee or even a 10-day goatee (light, medium, heavy stubble)

Here we talk about the actual goatee not the hair around it. The hair on your cheeks should clean-shaven, most probably with a manual razor so that there is a visible difference between the clean-shave on the cheeks and the stubble goatee on the chin.

This is a great option for those who don’t have the patience to grow a full-fledged goatee. The face is kept clean-shaven, while the chin strap and sideburns are maintained at stubble length. This style gives off an edgy yet classic look.

Not my favorite for a man that wants to look like a Viking. Just another goatee option. Needs to be paired with long Viking hair.

Viking Goatee with a Moustache

This style is the perfect combination of modern and classic. The sideburns are kept short, while the chin strap and moustache are grown out longer. The moustache also adds an extra touch of sophistication to the look.

How Do You Grow a Viking Goatee

Growing a Viking goatee is not as hard as it looks. Here are a few tips to help you get started:

Decide on the Style

The first thing you need to do is decide which style you want to go with. There are a lot of options available so make sure to choose the one that best suits your facial features.

I suppose you want to grow the long braided goatee which is the typical Viking goatee style.

Grow It Out

Once you’ve chosen the right style, it’s time to start growing out your facial hair. Keep in mind that patience is key when it comes to growing out your Viking goatee. It could take up to 12 months before you achieve the desired look.

Keep your cheek hair and sideburns trimmed while growing the goatee and the mustache.

Use a Trimmer to Keep it in Shape

Once the desired length is achieved, you’ll need to keep it in shape with a trimmer. This will help maintain the desired shape and ensure all stray hairs are kept in check.

Style It

Now it is time to style your Viking goatee. Use a good quality beard wax or pomade for styling and shaping it according to your preference.

Wash your beard, blow it dry and then apply beard oil. Then brush it.

This will allow you to braid your beard easier.

Long beards need a lot of attention and dedication. Tangles, itchiness, redness, dandruff, hairs curling back, are only few of the problems you will encounter.

You need to have a daily routine.

When everything is taken care of, you can place your awesome Viking beads or rings to keep your magnificent beard in place.

How to Maintain Viking Goatee

After you style your Viking goatee, you need to make sure that it stays healthy throughout the year. Here are a few tips to help keep your Viking goatee looking its best:

Keep It Clean

As I briefly mentioned before, cleaning your facial hair, especially when it is long, is a must.

It’s important to keep your facial hair clean and hygienic at all times. Make sure you wash it regularly with mild shampoo and conditioner.

Use Quality Products

Invest in good quality beard care products to keep your Viking goatee looking great all year round. Look for products that are specifically designed for facial hair as they will help keep it conditioned and hydrated.

The minimum required products are:

  • Beard oil
  • Beard wax
  • 2 Beard brushes (probably 1 with wide teeth)
  • A dryer
  • A beard trimmer for the hair outside your goatee that cuts deep
  • Beard Jewelry

Keep It Trimmed

Make sure you trim the edges of your Viking goatee regularly to keep it looking neat. Use a good quality trimmer for this task. You can also use scissors just to cut some stray hair and fix some details.

Read Also: Do Women Like Men With Goatees?

Final Thoughts

The Viking goatee is an iconic look that never goes out of style. It is a versatile style that can be adapted to different facial features and desired looks.

Whether you choose to keep it short or long, braid it up or keep it loose, the Viking goatee will surely turn heads.

We highly recommend you choose the long braid Viking goatee and you will not regret it! It will need dedication but at the end of the it will be worth it.

Read Also: The Best Goatee Length

Your confidence will go up and women will run after this masculine Viking guy on the streets.

I hope this article has given you some ideas on how to grow and maintain your Viking goatee.

If you have any comments or questions feel free to write them down below and we will be more than happy to reply.

Thanks for reading and happy grooming gentlemen.

Until next time,

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