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    Men's Grooming

    How to Shave the Perfect Goatee Beard

    1.5 min read - 02:00 video
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    What is a goatee beard style? 

    The full goatee, or circle beard (not to be confused with its cousin, the Van Dyke beard), can be traced back to ancient Greece, where it was inspired by the goatish good looks of the god Pan. Today’s goatee styles have evolved, but this classic look has lost none of its appeal.  


    It’s a favourite of the always-in-style Idris Elba, but Brad Pitt’s straggly long goatee garnered mixed reviews. Abraham Lincoln was also a fan of the goatee beard, but wore his in a more conservative, wider format. There are many different goatee styles to choose from, but with this simple guide we will teach you how to shave the most popular goatee beard.

    The goatee beard provides excellent coverage for triangular faces or pointy chins. Find out if your face shape matches the goatee style first before you begin hacking at your facial hair.

    How to shave a goatee beard

    What you will need:

    •        Water
    •        Moustache Comb
    •        Beard Trimmer
    •        Precision Trimmer

    Step 1: Trim your beard hair down

    Start by using a beard trimmer to clip your whiskers to an even 3-5 mm. This makes them easier to style in the further steps.
    Video Guide on How to shave a goatee beard

    Step 2: Create an outline

    Use a precision trimmer to create the outline of your goatee around your chin. The width is up to you, but wider goatees suit longer faces. Then clip the remaining hair from your cheek and neck area, making smooth and gentle movements and working against the direction of hair growth.

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    What you need

    Beardtrimmer series 9000

    Beard trimmer

    BT9297/15

    Beardtrimmer series 9000 Beard trimmer

    BT9297/15

    World's 1st Laser Guided Beard Trimmer

    Perfect your beard with our exclusive laser guidance system. Follow the red line of light to get a sharp, symmetrical trim on both sides of your face. See all benefits

    Unfortunately this product is no longer available

    Suggested retail price: $199.00

    World's 1st Laser Guided Beard Trimmer

    Perfect your beard with our exclusive laser guidance system. Follow the red line of light to get a sharp, symmetrical trim on both sides of your face. See all benefits

    World's 1st Laser Guided Beard Trimmer

    Perfect your beard with our exclusive laser guidance system. Follow the red line of light to get a sharp, symmetrical trim on both sides of your face. See all benefits

    Unfortunately this product is no longer available

    Suggested retail price: $199.00

    World's 1st Laser Guided Beard Trimmer

    Perfect your beard with our exclusive laser guidance system. Follow the red line of light to get a sharp, symmetrical trim on both sides of your face. See all benefits

    Step 3: Style under the lip

    Under your lower lip, trim to create a triangle (or rounded shape). Or remove that patch of hair entirely. Carefully touch the edges of the hair with the trimmer to form well-defined lines.

    Step 4: Trim final length

    Now use a beard and mustache comb (or the zoom wheel, if your trimmer has one) to reduce the length of your goatee, as desired.
    Man trimming around his goatee beard

    Step 5: Clean up around the beard, cheek and neck

    Keep your cheek line and neckline clean, tidy up these areas to make your goatee more prominent. Finally, trim the hairs around your moustache line and check your new goatee beard for symmetry.
    Man’s face with a goatee beard style

    Goatee Beard Styling and Maintenance

    Keep the area around your goatee clean-shaven, and trim it regularly to keep it the preferred length. As your goatee grows, you can create different effects by graduating the length of your trimming comb as you sculpt it. If you do feel like trying a new style, check out more beard styles.

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