Have you ever looked at your facial hair in the mirror and felt that it looks a little more wild and untamed than clean and dapper?
If you are a Marvel or superhero movie fan, then you will have heard of Doctor Strange. The movie came out in 2016, featuring Benedict Cumberbatch starring in the titular role of Dr. Strange.
Despite being a rather odd character, who works as a sorcerer and protector of the Earth, Dr. Strange is not just awesome because of his powers. He gives us major beard envy too.
Benedict Cumberbatch has not always been known as a Hollywood heartthrob, yet after his role in Doctor Strange, the new look with his finely trimmed facial hair and flopping, silver streaked head hair had women swooning.
Therefore, this is one style that you might want to replicate for yourself!
Who is Dr. Strange?
Dr. Strange is a fictional character from the American comic book made by Marvel Comics. The character also stars in the Marvel Avengers movies, and has his own feature movie himself.
Donning a cape, perfectly styled hair, and serious beard game, this character is one who’s facial hair we want.
What is a Dr. Strange Beard Style?
The Doctor Strange beard style is actually a full goatee. This is a popular beard style seen on celebrities such as Kanye West, Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert Downey Jr.
The look involves a full mustache, and facial hair around the chin, with a trail going from the mustache to the chin beard for a primed, stylish and perfectly trimmed look.
It comes as no surprise that such a meticulous character has such meticulously cared for and maintained facial hair.
What Is A Goatee?
A goatee is the actual name for the Dr. Strange beard style that you are looking for. Goatees are one of the most favored beard looks for those who prefer to keep their facial hair short and trimmed, as this style has a length of around 0.5-1 inch.
This makes it the perfect beard style for those with round shaped, heart shaped, square shaped, oval shaped or even diamond shaped faces.
In addition, this look is not totally high maintenance, but it will need a little consistent trimming for it to look as good as Dr. Strange’s beard. You know what they say, practice makes perfect!
This look is actually very similar to Dr. Strange’s fellow avenger, Robert Downey, Jr. The latter’s beard is actually called an anchor beard, which is a type of goatee.
The anchor beard takes its name due to its anchor shape. For instance, the top of the anchor would be the mustache, where the hair under the lips and down to the chin are the lower part of the anchor.
The main difference is that the mustache does not meet up with the rest of the hair on the chin, which makes styling this type of beard a little more difficult than the regular goatee.
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How To Get Dr. Strange Beard Style
If Dr. Strange’s beard style is the one for you, then we can show you how to style and groom this goatee for yourself. Dr. Strange’s goatee is groomed to perfection, so you will have to remember that this style takes a lot of patience.
For example, we recommend that you do not rush when trimming. Yes, trimming a goatee takes a long time, but try to take your time and have patience, as one small mistake can ruin the whole look.
You will also need to grow out your facial hair for a little while to get this signature look, that way, when it comes to trimming, you will not have any patches in the goatee.
In addition, you will need the best quality tools and products to care for your beard. This will ensure it is kept in the best condition, and looking just as good as Strange’s.
Our final tip is to only trim the goatee when your beard hair is dry, as this will make it much easier for you.
When you are ready to trim your beard into the Dr. Strange beard style, you are going to need a trimmer. If you do not have a beard trimmer, then you will want to invest in one. These can be relatively inexpensive, but will make maintaining your goatee so much easier.
The best part about using a trimmer is that you can get those really straight, smooth lines and can shape up the goatee in no time.
With the beard trimmer, you will want to set the length to about 1-2 inches, and start trimming away the remaining facial hair you have, except for in the goatee area. Trim down until you have created your desired goatee shape.
To help you with effortlessly trimming your Dr. Strange style beard to a perfect shape, we recommend a quality electric stubble shaver and/or a straight-edge razor for best results.
How To Maintain Dr. Strange Beard Style
If you want to keep looking just as suave as the Doctor himself, then you will have to keep up with some regular maintenance on your Dr. Strange style beard.
This entails shaving the cheeks every two or three days to keep that goatee shape, and trim down any remaining facial hair around the face and neck that is out of place.
You may have to do this every couple of days to keep that perfect goatee outline and shape just like Dr. Strange’s style.
You will also want to ensure that you are cleansing the goatee, your face, and moisturizing your beard to keep it in the best condition possible.
We recommend using a beard oil such as: Beard Oil Conditioner along with a small beard scissor to get rid of any hairs that grow too long or out of place. Get the ONTAKI German Steel Beard Mustache Scissor with Comb Pouch to keep your beard looking as good as Dr. Strange’s does.
If you want to have a beard like Benedict Cumberbatch in Doctor Strange, then all you have to do is follow our easy steps and care guide. In no time at all, you can rock this look and maintain it easily!
With a good growth to start with, you can use a beard trimmer to cut away excess hair around the face, leaving a sleek goatee around the mouth and chin, for that suave Hollywood, action star look.