Keanu Reeves Style: Make Your Patchy Beard Look As Good As He Does

The Canadian actor Keanu Reeves has featured in popular movies such as The Matrix and John Wick. He has been a huge inspiration for many people and is a big name in Hollywood. 

Keanu Reeves was incredibly popular in the 90s and early 00s, especially when it came to the Matrix series. However, in his popular franchises he has always been hairless.

Keanu Reeves Style: Make Your Patchy Beard Look As Good As He Does

Over the recent years Keanu Reeves has started to sport his own beard, and he’s rocking it. If you’re interested in finding inspiration for your next beard then here it is. 

We love that Keanu Reeves allows his beard to grow and he doesn’t always have that fully primped and polished look but he still manages to look great!

He’s especially iconic for this due to the fact that his beard is particularly patchy. When you think about patchy beards you can’t imagine that they can be stylish and attractive, but Keanu Reeves proves us wrong every time. 

Keanu Reeves is an idol for patchy beard wearers everywhere and with the same dedication and commitment, your beard can look just as good. 

Today, we’re going to explore some ways in which you can grow your beard to look like Keanu Reeves’. If you’re interested in this, then keep reading. 

Keanu’s Beard Looks 

As mentioned earlier, when Kenu Reeves was in his prime, he was sporting a clean-shaven face and was attractive to many who watched him on the big screen. Most people thought he couldn’t get any better looking than he was then, but as he got older he proved us all wrong. 

Over the years since his clean-shaven days, he has donned many different styles of beard and they’ve all been good in one way or another. Choosing our favorite might prove difficult. 

Full Beard

Full Beard

Reeves’ beard has been fully grown out for a good few years now and we think it looks pretty good. We love to see men that have patchy beards who are able to pull off a fully grown beard look.

If you’re having trouble growing a beard because it is patchy, Keanu Reeves is a great example as to how it’s still possible to make it look good. 

Shorter Beard

Shorter Beard

His shorter beard features mostly in his John Wick movie series. This is a fabulous look for Keanu and it is one that we recommend all patchy beard growers to try. 

This may take some commitment to grow out so there is plenty of patience involved if you’re looking to start this process. But, trust us when we say that all that effort is worth it! 

Stubble Beard

Stubble Beard

If clean-shaven isn’t a look that you enjoy, then maintaining this short five o’clock shadow look may be for you, especially if you’re not confident in growing out your beard yet.

We think that this particular style looks fantastic and will ensure that you will always look good no matter what. Make sure you flaunt this style with confidence.  

Heavier Stubble Beard

Heavier Stubble Beard

The heavier stubble look will be a stage that you find yourself in just after short stubble if you choose to have it. This step is more recognized as the place where you start to let your facial hair grow out entirely.

This can take around 10 to 15 days to achieve which isn’t a massive amount of time so it is definitely worth the wait. 

A lot of people are sporting this look nowadays because of the fact that it looks fabulous on almost anyone. If you’re not quite ready to sport the full on patchy beard, then this is a great look to try. 

The Patchy Beard

The Patchy Beard

Keanu Reeves exudes confidence when wearing this patchy beard look. It takes a lot of determination to be able to pull off the patchy beard look.

He has seemingly struggled with growing his beard over the years, however, despite this he keeps going and looks great doing it! From his confidence he has been able to sport some incredible beard looks. 

Face Shape

Face Shape

We can see that Keanu has an oval-shaped face. This face shape generally means that he is able to rock plenty of beard styles and is something to consider when choosing your own beard style. 

However, if your face shape differs from that of Keanu Reeves then don’t fret! You will still be able to sport beard styles similar to his as they will work for practically everybody and it’s definitely worth a shot. 

Growing A Keanu Reeves Beard

First things first, you will need to decide what beard style you’re going to try to emulate. Once you have chosen, you need to determine what face shape you have to see how it will look on you. Once you’ve done these things we can make a start. 

There are two main things in common with the beard styles we have explored together today. They are all easy to maintain, and they are all recommended for people who have patchy beards.

This means that there is no need to keep trimming your beard and it should be able to keep growing for a good long while. 

Grow Your Beard

To start, you will of course need to grow out your beard to the desired length. It is difficult to tell how long this will take due to the many factors that affect growing time as well as the length that you’re trying to achieve.

Things that could affect the growing time include the style, your genetics, and your age. 

The beard styles that are more stubble than they are full beard should only take a week or two to be able to achieve. However, if you’re looking to try the longer beard looks then it could take up to a few months to get there. 

So, the first step to achieving Keanu Reeves’ looks is to be patient. It may start to feel like forever during the process, but the outcome is worth it. Everyone makes it through this phase. 

You may start to experience an itchy beard during this growth period then make sure you buy a decent beard oil and moisturizer to keep the hair and skin hydrated.

Beard itch happens when your beard begins to grow but your skin isn’t used to the sensation yet. If you don’t keep your skin hydrated it can feel extremely uncomfortable and overall make for a very unpleasant growing phase. 

Looking After Your Growth

Patchy beards often require a little more attention when it comes to growing them out. You can make use of helpful products like Minoxidil.

You could also purchase a derma roller which stimulates your pores and encourages hair growth from your skin. 

If you don’t want to rely on medications then you could try out normal beard oils that are specifically made with patchy beards in mind. These can be found at most cosmetic stores. 

These products can help to encourage beard growth, but another thing that helps is maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Your diet can affect hair growth, so by drinking lots of water and getting the nutrients your body needs you can improve the growth rate of your beard. 

Combining all three of these factors will ensure that you are doing all you can to maximize your beard growth. 

Trimming Your Beard

It doesn’t matter which Keanu Reeves beard style you choose, you will need to keep it trimmed to maintain the look. If you chose the stubble beard look then trimming may not need to happen as often.

You will just need to use beard scissors or shears to keep those unruly hairs tamed and make sure everything is shaped. 

If a longer beard style is something you’ve opted for then you will want to keep on top of shaping your beard as soon as the growth starts to keep it neat and tidy. For this, make sure you have a decent beard trimmer. 


In order to have a Keanu Reeves inspired beard, you won’t need to be on top of it too much.

They are very low maintenance styles and these can work perfectly for a lot of people, especially if you don’t have the time to put into grooming your beard everyday. Luckily, you won’t need to dedicate too much time to the process. 

That said, you will still need to trim your beard from time to time to keep the shape and style that you had intended, but it won’t be everyday.

Make sure you keep on top of it so that you’re not towing the line between shabby and intentional. 

We hope that this information has helped you to figure out which Keanu Reeves inspired beard style you would like to go for and the ways that you can achieve the look.

Are you ready to try the Keanu Reeves style? You never know until you try! 

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