Q: I'm looking for information on African American goatees and current trends. In particular, I'm looking for information on
something known as the "Pastor Troy."
A: The “Pastor Troy” facial hair style is named for the rap-star of the same name. The Atlanta native is notable for his signature
look which includes a mustache/goatee combo featuring close-cut hair above the nose and around the mouth and graduating to long hairs on
the chin. The facial hair is trimmed into slim lines framing the mouth and cleanly defined edges to the overall shaping.
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Here is a graphic depicting the particular facial hair style. The style is actually a
modification of the older “van-dyke” style of facial hair. The look is cropped far more closely in this modern variant, but should be
carefully considered for each client, since it requires the ability to grow proper facial hair, and will not look good with sparse or patchy facial hair types.
The prevalence of facial hair styling has been increasing among today’s younger generation, and the
majority of the trends have been for close-cropped facial hair, trimmed into very fine, or intricate patterns.
For more images of “Pastor Troy” you can visit the artist’s website.