Tony Stark Beard Style – your ultimate guide

Tony Stark. Besides being a billionaire, genius, philanthropist, and superhero, there is one thing he is also very widely known for (drumroll please), his beard shape. Perhaps no other comic superhero is as distinguished for their facial hairstyle as he is. If you are not quite familiar with Tony Stark (let’s be real, who isn’t?), then you probably know him as Iron Man.

This cosmic character’s beard was one of his famous attributes and was a signature look in his comics. Thanks to Robert Downey Jr.’s dedication to the role, he brought this hero to life.

Since Downey sported this style on his face, the beard is now found in facial hair trends, since it is well-groomed and manly.

Captain America’s shield may be cool, Spider-Man’s mask may look mysterious, but personally, I think Tony Stark’s beard style is probably one of the coolest character trademarks of all time, hands down.

Did you know that the trademarked beard was really an important feature to help Robert Downey Jr. to get into the character that he had to style the beard personally on set- which only shows, ladies and gents, that he is a modern hero (**cue the epic theme music**)

Well, perhaps not entirely…

Although Iron Man has extraordinary superhero skills, the actor, Robert Downey Jr, is in fact, just a man. So, if he can style this iconic beard himself, then why can’t you?

To help you accomplish this iconic heroic look, here is a compilation guide on how to get the Tony Stark beard. This has information on everything you have to know from instructions on styling this beard shape, to the tools you need, and even step-by-step instructions on how to perfect the Tony Stark beard shape.

Tony Stark Beard Style: how to get one for yourself

Tony Stark Beard Style


Whether you want to achieve this beard shape hoping to have a Tony Stark beard shape replica for a cosplay event, or a Halloween costume, or you just really want this heroic beard style for every day, there are definitely key styling points you must keep in mind.

First off, you must have a full beard, some razor skills, and a huge amount of patience (like we’re talking superheroic patience).

This look is very distinct because of its tidy fine lines, so purchasing all the important tools is also key in making this as easy as possible.

This beard style is mostly known for its anchor beard and a thin mustache almost disconnected from the flanks of his goatee. It is important to make your beard short to copy Tony Stark’s iconic look.

So, grab your

  • Barber Scissors
  • Brow Pencil
  • Electric Trimmer
  • Beard Comb
  • Beard Styling Gel or Beard Balm

Tony Stark Beard Step by Step

Step 1: Comb

Use a comb to eliminate any tangles, the comb your beard outwards to fluff it. This process will make the trimming a breeze.

Step 2: Trim it with Scissors

If you find that your beard is too long, trim it to a practical length. However, if you are finding it hard to grow a full beard, use natural beard oil to promote healthier, thicker, and beautiful facial hair.

You can also use an eyebrow pencil to fill in any spots that are patchy for a quick fix.

Step 3: Using an Electric Trimmer

Shave down your hair to a shorter beard length using an electric trimmer. The setting must be depending on your hair type and how quickly it actually grows, but about 5-7 mm can be a good average length for this beard style. Remember to keep it in a longer setting and just trim it if needed.

Step 4: Shaping the Goatee and the Hourglass Center

The goatee probably one of the trickiest parts of this look. Having a reference photo of Tony Stark laid out in front of you and drawing an outline using an eyebrow pencil is one of the things you can do to make sure you get the best outcome.

To achieve this, place an outline at the corners of your mustache and outwards unto the chin. Then, you can start shaving off any hair beyond the outline you created. Next, carve inside the goatee while making sure the shape in the center is still preserved. Make use of the width of the trimmer and do a downward and outward diagonal movement until you reach your jawline.

Step 5: Shaping the Moustache

To get Tony Stark’s thin mustache, trim your hairs down starting from the bottom of your nose and continue to shape the sides so that they are clean.

Shape and keep the look in place by lathering some beard balm, focusing on the outer edges to help it curve down.

To achieve the iconic Tony Stark’s beard style might need some practice and skill to perfect, but would you really expect anything less from Iron Man?