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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

In the traditional taxonomy of facial hair, a goatee is a beard formed by a tuft of hair on the chin.


Goatee styles

  • French Fork – a double pointed goatee

In India, the goatee is sometimes referred to as a Bulganin, after Nikolai Bulganin who sported one.

Similar facial hair styles

  • The royale (or impériale) – a tuft of hair under the lower lip without a goatee, perhaps worn with a moustache, as worn by the younger Napoleon III of France. While the royale was historically worn by French officers as a badge or adornment of military rank or status, it is not technically a goatee. It is sometimes referred to as a soul patch.
  • Tiered goatee – a goatee that has variable lengths of hair to create a multi-leveled beard.
  • Genial (or moutee) – a goatee and mustache which are connected by hair on each side of the mouth to form a complete circle.
  • Rico – a very fine arrow-pointed goatee. It can also be worn with a soul patch. The soul patch does not connect with the goatee. It is worn by master cigar maker George Rico.
  • Vandyke – mustache and goatee, not necessarily connected. Also known as a French Beard.

Goatees in fiction

See also

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