We could get into a lot of needless jargon about the aerodynamics of a duck’s tail and what it means in terms of facial hair. But there’s no need for that.
Simply put, a ducktail beard is a beard that resembles a duck’s tail. It doesn’t get any more complicated than that.
When it comes to popular beard styles, the ducktail beard is another late bloomer, but it’s a design that has the potential to stick around for a long time.
It’s well-groomed and polished – but not so sophisticated that it doesn’t exhibit a hint of rebelliousness. It’s clean and professional, but it still has that full-bearded look.
It’s also a wonderful look if you don’t have thicker hair on your top cheeks or below your lower lip. It also appears to be attractive. Of course, it’s a bonus, especially because we’re talking about a design that gives many of its users the best of both worlds.
While the ducktail has a well-kept, polished appearance, it also allows for a level of wild abandon that other styles do not.
If you’re wearing one, you’re one of those guys who likes to keep things simple and stylish while also being willing to push the envelope a little. The ladies admire a man who knows how to dress well while maintaining his manliness.
What Face Shape Suits the Ducktail the Best?
The ducktail isn’t appropriate for every face shape, but it does work for a lot of them, including diamond, rectangular, inverted triangular, and even round faces.
How to Trim and Style a Ducktail Beard
The ducktail is best started with a full beard. You can start shaping your facial hair once you’ve reached that beautiful stage of growth:
Trim the hairs on the top and bottom of your chin, tapering each side in the direction of a center point under your chin.
You can start trimming the ducktail shape on the lower area of your cheeks once you’ve determined your desired length. Take your time with this and focus completely on it.
Comb your ducktail on a regular basis to keep it in shape. Only use a high-quality beard comb, not the cheap plastic one you can find on the pharmacy shelf.
At the bottom of the chin, you don’t have to form a razor-sharp point. A rounded form is also quite appealing.
Trim your chin on the side.
Famous Ducktail-Wearing Celebrities
Mel Gibson and Leonardo Dicaprio have both had an awesome-looking ducktail that perfectly complements his facial shape on the silver screen.