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15 Top Tom Hardy beard styles throughout the years

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A renowned actor who’s proven himself in many masterpieces like the remarkable “Legend“, the brutal “Bronson” or the ruthless, shrewd and conniving “The Revenant”.

A thriving producer and co-writer of the popular imaginative drama “Taboo” in which he himself plays the main role of James Delaney.

A beardguy who wore all the different beard styles through the years with pride and honor and if I may say, he was/is wearing them tight.

Ladies and gentlemen, with great pleasure and without further ado we give you this month’s celebrity beard – Tom Hardy.

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Tom Hardy Beard Styles List

No matter if it’s an untamed, full-sized comfy beard, perfectly trimmed stubble or a mustache and goatee for Tom Hardy there is no style he can’t cope with.

He’s even invented his own! Just keep reading, you’ll see it!

In this unfortunately short list, I will try to summarize the top 15 beard styles and we’ll start out with:

Tom Hardy Signature© Beard Style

The combination of all those numerous beards styles eventually led to the creation of the Tom Hardy beard style, a mix of several styles made to emphasize the virile man. It consists of a strong, well-nurtured mustache and goatee with a finely trimmed side and a fade out at the cheeks.

In my opinion, this classic/regal look should be worn with great confidence and self-esteem to achieve its maximum potential. If you are able to do it, I guarantee you a glamorous result.

Image of Tom Hardy Signature Beard Style
The Revenant’ movie Premiere in LA on Wednesday 16th December 2015

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Source: Instagram

The “Saga” Look

Untamed mustache and goatee with a little patchy side beard, a formula that gives you the macho look from the old times. In this case, Tom nailed it with the haircut ending up with u perfect result.

Tom Hardy with saga look beard styleTom Hardy – Shot by Maarten De Boer to promote ‘Legend’ at the 2015 Toronto Film Festival.

Source: Instagram

The English

Although isn’t technically a beard; I quite like how Tom nailed the pointy, English mustache in ‘Bronson’. He did his best to portray Michael Peterson aka Charles Bronson in his true nature, physically and mentally. This particular style is actually a substyle from the original Handlebar mustache style.


Charles Bronson – the man dubbed Britain’s most dangerous prisoner – has chopped off his iconic mustache and sent it in the post to Hollywood actor Tom Hardy as gratitude for the great portrayal. As Bronson said “Tom looks more like me than I look like me. He looks awesome and I’m so f****** proud of him”.

tom hardy bronson moustache mugshotMug shot from Charles Bronson (Tom Hardy) in the 2008 movie ‘Bronson’

Source: Tumblr

The Van Dyke

This photo gives us a good insight how to extend your jawline. By keeping the neck clear with light stubble on the sides and with a strong mustache and a goatee you end up with a great definition. Overall, a pretty neat style that adds just enough ruggedness to your face. And if you want to achieve that, take a look at our article dedicated on “How to wear the Van Dyke Beard style the best you can”.

the van dyke beard tom hardyTom Hardy attends the “Mad Max: Fury Road” photocall during the 2015 Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France.

Source: Instagram

The Grizzly

Messy hair with an untrimmed full beard gives the look of a hard working man. Probably unsuitable style for most occasions, but if you want to show off your inner macho spiritual animal you should go for it.

tom hardy rugged and unshavedTom Hardy smoking a cigar – shot by Greg Williams.

Source: Instagram

Find out more about full beard growth and maintenance – Full Beard style – Tips, Tricks, Pics and great examples

The Light One

The ever-present mustache gives him the tough look, but without them and with a light stubble darkening his jawline Tom looks like one happy teenager partying at the beach.

tom hardy real tatoosTom Hardy – Photo-shoot at GWP Studio by Greg Williams – November 2016


The Adventurer

A full, well-groomed beard with a distinguish handlebar mustache makes Tom look like he’s on a quest to find the lost ark. Emphasizing the masculinity it gives us a good perspective how fast can Mr. Hardy go from a boyish man to an adventurer with some serious amount of facial hair.

tom hardy in a suit with Light stubble Beard StyleCover for Esquire UK – May 2015. Shoot by Greg Williams

Source: Esquire


Medium untrimmed stubble with a careless hairstyle will give you sexy and passionate look. But be aware, not everyone can pull this off. If you decide to go with this look make sure to first go through some of the advice we provide in our Beard Care section and choose the right beard style depending on the shape of your face and the nature of your beard.

Untamed - Tom Hardy's Beard StylePhotoshoot by Greg Williams

Source: Instagram

The Corporate

The same length of both the beard and hair as the previous photo, but here it’s all nice and tidy. A snug look that is suitable for the new age modern businessmen.

Tom Hardy Beard Styles Over The Years - corporateThe Dark Knight Rises” premiere at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on July 2012 in New York City.

Source: Instagram



The beardstache can be also labeled as the facial hair version of the mullet (and roughly as attractive). Unfortunately, that was the trend back in 2015.

tom hardy beardstache moustacheTom Hardy arrives at the Diesel U-Music Awards held at KOKO on October 3, 2007, in London, England.

Source: Instagram


Many beardsmen consider the Ducktail a perfect compromise between the wild characteristic of having a beard and well-groomed sophistication.

tom hardy ducktailTom Hardy attending the UK premiere of Child 44 at Vue West End, London, April 2015.

Source: Instagram


The Pretty Boy

A full goatee that has been trimmed back considerably around all areas to form a thin line mustache giving you a nice tidy look.

The Pretty Boy's beard style- Tom HardyTom Hardy at the UK Premiere of ‘The Revenant’ | January 14, 2016

Source: Instagram

Every day Tom Hardy©

This photo is of Tom’s first appearance after the birth of his second child, giving us a look at his unmaintained signature style.

The Pretty Boy's beard style- Tom HardyActor Tom Hardy attends a news conference to promote the film “Legend” at TIFF the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, September 13, 2015.

Source: Instagram

Rugged perfection

A rugged beard should look natural, but it should also have a hint of maintenance.

Tom Hardy's Rugged perfection Beard StyleTom Hardy at the 9th Annual Visual Effects Society (VES) Awards February 2011.

Source: Instagram

The 5 O’clock Shadow

“A shadow is meant to create the illusion that you woke up looking good,” says Paco O’Keefe from The Modern Man Barber Shop. Tom sure is looking fine in this photo.

5 oclock shadow beard style Tom HardyPhotoshoot by Greg Williams

Source: Instagram

And if you want to look fine like Tom in this picture take a look at our post about “How to wear The Designer Stubble beard style the best you can“.

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