Take the name Johnny Depp and nine times out of 10; we’re sure that your mind will conjure an image of a sly and charming pirate with a questionable moral compass.
Yes, we are talking about none other than the character of Jack Sparrow essayed by famous actor Johnny Depp in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie franchise.
He might have immortalized the character of Jack Sparrow on screen for all of us but what has equally stood out over the years in his different performances is his beard styles.
Johnny Depp beard styles have had a vast repertoire, just like his on-screen roles.
From the Goatee to the Van Dyke and the Jack Sparrow beard mentioned above, his styles have always captivated audiences and inspired faithful followers.
In this article, we’ll take a look at the different beard styles that the charismatic film star has rocked over the years. We’ll find out why they suited him so well and what you can do to get the same styles.
Johnny Depp’s Face
Apart from the obvious fact, that Johnny Depp is handsome, there is one more reason why he can pull off so many different looks with consummate ease.
You might be thinking as to who are we to talk about a movie star’s face, we mere mortals you might ask yourself but having said that there is a reason he manages to pull off so many different beard styles.
The angular or diamond shape of his face means that he can pull off a variety of looks with relative ease.
You don’t need to have a diamond-shaped face to pull off the different looks that we mention below.
However, if you have a diamond-shaped face, you’ll probably have an easier time than others.
Let’s start discussing the beard styles one by one. Some of them even have beard names! Johnny Depp is extremely famous worldwide!
1. Johnny Depp Jack Sparrow Beard Style
Let us start by talking about what is arguably his most famous beard style – the Jack Sparrow Beard from the Pirates of the Caribbean movie franchise.
This beard style is, of course, a throwback to older styles prevalent among seafarers in the 16th & 17th centuries – namely braids and thick knotted beards.
What you’ll need
To get this look, you’ll need a beard trimmer, a beard comb, rubber bands and optionally beads and a beard shaper tool.
Here is how to achieve this look
Step 1 – Remove all hair around your cheeks and grow the chin hair longer.
Step 2 – Extend your neckline
The neckline is essential to the Johnny Depp look as this look demands a longer than usual neckline with an unkempt look. Therefore, cultivate a more extended neckline with light trimming if you wish to.
Step 3 – Space out the mustache and chin hair
The mustache and beard never connect for this look. If you wish, you can create a soul patch on the lower lip which has a faint connection to the chin beard.
Step 4 – Grow the chin hair
The ideal length of the chin hair should be around 5 inches before you start styling it. If you want to delve into a rarefied territory, you can style three braids from the chin hair with beads for a classic pirate beard look.
Congratulations on your first Jack Sparrow Beard.
Along with the Jack sparrow Beard, Johnny Depp is also known for making many other beard styles popular over the years. Let us look at six more of these popular styles.
2. The Johnny Depp Goatee
The Goatee is perhaps the most identifiable look of Johnny Depp which he has also sported since the early days of his stardom.
Typically, it will be a slim patch of chin hair, a soul patch below the lower lip accompanied by a reedy mustache.
The focus is on a neat jawline and cheeks but not a clean-shaven look.
Here is how you can achieve this look.
Step – 1 Start with a complete trim if your facial hair is more
The Johnny Depp Goatee is all about thin hair. There is no thick hair or sideburns to distract you.
Step 2 – Tidy up your mustache
The Goatee has a slim mustache that makes a token appearance on the upper lip. Long hairs are an absolute no.
Step 3 – Maintain short hair on the cheeks or go clean-shaven
Johnny Depp is usually seen without very little to no hair on his cheeks. You do the same or keep a steady fade from the chin to the jawline.
Step 4 – Use a number 2 or number 3 guard to trim near the edges
The beard hair along the neck and jawline needs to be light. You can use the guard numbers 2 and 3 to achieve this look.
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And gentlemen, that will be all for the Johnny Depp goatee look.
3. The Johnny Depp Royale Beard
The Goatee is consistent with any beard style of Johnny Depp. In this beard style, which he sported in the movie ‘Fantastic Beasts and where to find them”, he went for super short chin hair.
The emphasis was on a pronounced but thin mustache and a small soul patch along with the neat, sharp chin hair.
Let’s help you get this classy Johnny Depp look.
Step 1 – Get a thinner mustache
Comb your mustache first using a precision trimmer or a razor. The ends of the mustache should be parallel to the corners of your mouth.
Step 2 – Create a small soul patch
Use a guard number 2 or 3 to shave your soul patch such that it occupies the place just below the middle of your lips.
Step 3 – Shave your chin hair
Just like Johnny Depp does for this style, shave your chin hair to keep it neat and short on the underside of the chin and make sure that the sideburns are removed.
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4. The Circle Beard Goatee
This stylish beard requires medium length hair. The mustache and the beard are connected in this beard style to form a full circle goatee.
Here is how you get this style.
Step 1 – Precision matters, use a beard shaper
Everything about this beard hinges on having an even and thick circular beard around the mouth and chin. Grow thick hair on your chin, down till your Adam’s apple and then trim it so that your neckline doesn’t look out of place.
Step 2 – The neckline and jawline need to be clean
Make sure that your lower jaw and cheeks have no hair for this look. A trimmer or a clean razor should help you nail this look.
Step 3 – Be deft with the soul patch
There is a very narrow gap in this Johnny Depp Beard style between the chin hair and the soul patch. This barely leaves a space of a centimeter between the two, but that is what is needed.
5. The Johnny Depp Van Dyke Beard Style
Named after the 17th-century Flemish painter, Anthony Van Dyck, this is one of the striking beard styles that Johnny Depp has come to be associated with.
Step 1 – Use a number 1 or number 2 guard to trim the neckline
Although the Van Dyke beard is not full and thick, this style has facial hair that grows slightly beyond Adam’s Apple. Use a number 1 or number 2 guard to trim the neckline.
Step 2 – Keep a faded jawline and a gap between the jawline and the sideburns
The thickest hair in this style is on the chin. Trace the hair along your jawline and make sure it fades as it goes upwards towards the sideburns. Finally, make sure to keep a gap of one inch between the sideburns and the beard hair.
Step 3 – The soul patch and mustache need a precision trimmer
Trimming the hair for a Van Dyke look is always about precision. The hair around the mouth, chin and cheeks need the accuracy that comes from a precision trimmer. This will help you to achieve a more manly look.
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6. The Tourist Beard
If you have thought that all Johnny Depp goatees are about shorter hair, then you’re in for a surprise.
If you want to sport a more extended goatee and combine your beard and the mustache, this is the beard style for you. This beard style is named after the style he sported in the movie “The Tourist”.
This is a clean look that should be maintained despite the thickness of the beard.
Step 1 – Grow the hair along your chin and jawline
In this look your soul patch and chin hair will be connected, although thinly. Your mustache will also be connected to the beard.
While the appearance will be that of a square beard surrounding the mouth, the lines of hair around the mouth will be thin but thick.
Step 2 – Cultivate the angles with an electric razor
An electric razor and a beard shaper will help you to be precise with the lines and curves. Use a number 1 or 2 guard to cultivate a slight fade upwards towards the sideburns.
The Tourist Beard Style is all about a man who conveys class. A beard comb or brush will help to keep your hair soft and shiny. Apply beard oil to keep it shining.
7. Johnny Depp Light Stubble
This is a look more seen during the younger days of Depp but nonetheless holds good even today.
This look will give you the impression of being almost clean-shaven from a distance, but the light stubble adds to a boyish charm.
To get this look, you have to get hold of a number one guard. Shave your mustache and chin hair and keep the hair on your cheeks and jaws to a minimum.
8. Johnny Depp Mustache
Johnny Depp is one of the few men in the world that can wear a mustache without a beard successfully.
In fact, in my opinion, it may be his best look when he just has a mustache. However, most of us by only having a mustache will definitely look strange.
So, do the test!
Look at the mirror and see if you like it or not. If not, just shave it, let your beard grow again, and then choose whichever Johnny Depp beard style you really want.
Not everyone can become a Hollywood star and style icon, but we can surely try and get inspired by the styles displayed by our favorite celebrities.
Johnny Depp is a celebrity who is followed and worshipped by millions across the globe.
Get one or all of his beard styles and show off your cool side. You’ll surely gain new admirers and followers.
Johnny Depp does not have the thickest and longest beard on earth and this makes most men excited. We are not all of us able to grow a full beard.
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At the end of the day, we can’t control our genetics which is mainly to determine how much facial hair we will have.
Johnny Depp makes the most of what he has and this is very important.
Do the same. Accept yourself as it is. There are millions of people like you.
Are you ready to wear Johnny Depp’s beard styles and make a change that will give you more confidence?
If you have any questions or comments, feel free to let us know in the comment section below and we will be more than happy to reply.
Until next time,
Stay safe and…let it grow!
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