Choose My Next Beard Style

Posted by Jed on January 1, 2009 under My Beard |

First, please forgive my terrible photoshop skills. Below are the 19 styles of beard that I’ve selected as possibilities, based mainly on the excellent work of Jon Dyer, who has taken up the seriously awesome Quest For Every Beard Type. For better pictures that represent the styles I will shave, check out Jon’s chart of facial hair types.

So here is the deal: you vote, and on January 30th, 2009, I’ll shave the most popular one, and post the pictures for all to see. If you have a suggestion as to a style that I should include, then get it to me quickly, cause it won’t have a fair shot if it is added too late in the game.

Red Lines indicate areas that I will shave, NOT the beard style. (The poll is at the bottom, below all the pictures.)

UPDATE 1/7/2009: I’ll add a picture for “Shave it all off!” option S, and for “Two-Face” (an asymmetrical style) in the next day or so. Also, I’ve been asked if I’m willing to shave my head to compliment certain styles, and the answer is no. Shaving my head is out of the question. I will get a haircut though, I’m starting to look too much like a scruffy nerf-herder.

Beard Styles A-F
Beard Styles A-F 

Beard Styles M-R

Which style of beard should I shave?

  • J: Franz Josef (20.0%, 17 Votes)
  • S: Shave it all off! (Not pictured) (15.0%, 13 Votes)
  • L: Fu Manchu (12.0%, 10 Votes)
  • Q: The Winnfield (9.0%, 8 Votes)
  • H: Goatee (8.0%, 7 Votes)
  • E: Van Dyke (7.0%, 6 Votes)
  • N: Klingon (6.0%, 5 Votes)
  • C: A la Souvarov (4.0%, 3 Votes)
  • O: The Zappa (4.0%, 3 Votes)
  • I: Chin Curtain (4.0%, 3 Votes)
  • R: Copstash Standard (2.0%, 2 Votes)
  • K: Anchor (2.0%, 2 Votes)
  • F: Friendly Mutton Chops (2.0%, 2 Votes)
  • A: Hollywoodian (2.0%, 2 Votes)
  • B: Mutton Chops (1.0%, 1 Votes)
  • G: Balbo (1.0%, 1 Votes)
  • M: Sparrow (0.0%, 0 Votes)
  • P: Soul Patch (0.0%, 0 Votes)
  • D: Handlebar and Chin Puff (0.0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 85

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  • Jimbo said,

    That shaving cream is so awesome, isn’t it? Glad you liked it.

  • Brommage said,

    How about “The Lemmy”?

  • Jimbo said,

    for the klingon you have to wear the bandana to cover your brow ridges!! Unless you’re gonna be one of those goofy (genetically inferior) TOS klingons.

  • cedrick said,

    You should take the ’shave it all off’ choice off the list…it is unoriginal, and lame.

  • p wright said,

    i pronounce you king of the california bohemians!

    although i like the winnfield personally

  • Jed said,


    I’ll take that under advisement.

  • Jed said,

    @p wright:


    A person with artistic or literary interests who disregards conventional standards of behavior.

    But I’m neither artistic nor literary, and only occasionally do I disregard conventional standards of behavior. Besides, I suspect there are countless actual bohemians in CA that would take issue with me being their king. Dirty hippies.

  • Jed said,


    That is just Friendly Mutton Chops.

    Did you stack votes on the Franz Josef?

  • p wright said,


    second to most recent

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