about the balbo
The balbo is a variation of the goatee and mustache. In this case, the goatee and mustache are not connected. The goatee is sculpted into a shape similar to an inverted letter "T". Another variation is to omit the mustache.
growing a balbo
When growing a balbo for the first time, it is advisable to allow a larger area to grow than the size that you think that you would like. Once you have achieved enough growth to make a proper determination, then you can shape and trim it down to the desired size and shape. Alternatively, starting with an existing full beard or existing goatee and mustache, you could trim down into the shape of the balbo.
Return to the beard style guide.
Illustration courtesy of Troy Tinnish.