If you are looking for a badass rebellious look, you have to try out the wolverine beard style. This beard style was popularized by Wolverine from X-Men, and now it is one of the biggest go-to options for every man with sideburns.
The wolverine beard style is characterized by a thick beard, mutton chops, and no mustache. It’s a really cool style that displays some refinement as well as sophistication. The beard style also has a way of showcasing a confident look in any man; no wonder so many women dig it.
It’s only fair that I also mention the continued debate on whether the wolverine beard style should be worn daily. The wild vibes that this style gives will definitely attract attention. Women will be pulled to the wild mystery oozing from the style while men will envy the confident look.
However, the wild, rebellious look might not exactly be the best option in a highly professional environment. This is why some men find the beard a bit limiting. Of course, that shouldn’t be a problem for anyone working in a friendly and casual environment.
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Best Wolverine Beard Styles
If you are wondering which Hugh Jackman Wolverine Beard style to go for, here are the top 3 that you must try.
The Classic Wolverine Beard
The Classic Wolverine Beard features a clean shaved mustache, soul patch, and chin. This allows the mutton chops to pop out, resulting in a dramatic look. I have to admit that this is not exactly the most “professional” option, and that’s why putting it daily can be a problem for some people. However, the classic wolverine beard style is more than perfect if you are looking to grab attention and make a statement.
The Everyday Wolverine Beard
On the other extreme end of the classic wolverine beard is the everyday wolverine beard style. As the name suggests, this is the kind of style you need if you are looking for a wolverine style that can work for regular day-to-day life.
It features a trimmed and tidied-up whiskers style. Some visible hair is left on the mustache and chin.
The Debonair Wolverine Beard
The Debonair Wolverine beard is yet another style that works perfectly for everyday life. It is characterized by a short whiskers style that keeps the look formal and interesting at the same time. You should be able to rock this beard in formal events and even in the office.
What Face Shape Works Best with The Wolverine Beard?
The Wolverine beard style works well with elliptical and oblong faces. The versatility of oval faces also allows them to accommodate the wolverine beard perfectly.
How to Get the Wolverine Beard?
Pulling off the wolverine beard is quite challenging because you need to grow out a full thick beard unlike other styles like the Van Dyke beard, which can work even with narrow and scanty beards. However, with enough determination and the right supplies for beard growth and maintenance, you should be able to grow it after some time. And if your facial hair grows fast, growing the wolverine beard style should not be a problem at all.
Grow the Beard
The first step is giving your beard some time to grow. Some people trim the wolverine beard from the little stubble that’s already present but rarely does this approach produce the stunning wolverine style 100%. Having a thick full beard and trimming it down works a lot better.
This step obviously depends on how fast your beard grows. However, you can speed up the process with beard growth products like oils and beard shampoos. In most cases, 1-2 months is enough to get the right beard length. You can work with mutton chops, even if they are not full.
Choose Your Wolverine Beard Style
The Wolverine beard has distinct characteristics, but it can be styled differently to give different vibes. In fact, if you are a fan of the X-men movies, then you know that Hugh Jackman was wearing different styles of the same beard in the movies. Some styles have longer mutton chops, while in others, the sideburns are short. In some movies, the chin and mustache had a few visible stubbles. It’s up to you to go through the photos and choose the style you like the most depending on what you are trying to achieve.
If you are looking to go full rebellious, then shave the mustache and chin clean and keep long mutton chops. If you want something less dramatic but with enough sophistication to grasp attention, go for slightly short mutton chops and a bit of chin and mustache stubbles. As I said, it’s all up to you, and don’t be afraid to try the different styles and find the one that works the best for you.
How to Shave a Wolverine Beard
When you have your full beard ready, it’s time to pick the necessary equipment and get down to trimming. Start by getting your supplies. You need the best electric beard trimmer/razor, some scissors, a beard comb, and a boar bristle brush. Alternatively, you can buy a complete grooming kit with all these essential beard products you need.
Trimming the beard is relatively easy. Use the brush to clear out any knots in the hair. Pick your beard razor and trim the mustache to your desired length. Personally, I love leaving a bit of stubble on the mustache.
You also need to pay extra attention when trimming the mustache as you approach the corners. Some people stop at the same level as the upper lip line with a diagonal trim while others make a horizontal trim. It’s a tiny detail, but it can affect your look.
Once you are done with the mustache, move down to the soul patch. If you decide to shave your mustache and chin completely, you have no option but to get rid of the soul patch; otherwise, you will look comical. On the other hand, if you are leaving some visible stubbles on your mustache and chin, you can also get away with a barely visible soul patch.
After dealing with the soul patch, move down to the chin and make a clean shave. Put more emphasis on the center of the chin and shave it to your desired length, which should ideally match with the mustache.
With the shaving done, you can now clean up and apply some beard oil, and you are good to go!
Maintaining the Wolverine Beard
Maintaining the Wolverine beard is fairly easy. You just need to maintain the difference between your mutton chops and the chin and mustache. Pick your scissors and keep the sideburns at the desired length and use your electric trimmer to work on the chin, soul patch, and mustache.
You may also want to check your neck hair. Keep it down, but do not make a strict edge.
Frank is a barber from San Francisco. He has 10 years of experience providing the best straight-razor shaves, haircuts, and barber facial services for men. With all of his training, he is the go-to for any advice on beard and men’s hairstyles. When Frank’s not working, he spends his free time fishing or spending quality time with his wife and son.