How to Shape a Beard Neckline
With the large number of shavers available in the market these days, you should be able to easily easily find one that is suited to your requirements. In this post we’ll be discussing how to shape a beard neckline. Working on your beard for the fist time can be a bit of a challenging especially if you to not know how to shape a beard neckline. Your beard neckline is a very important part of your beard and needs to be well shaped if you are going to look good.
When your beard is growing, you will find out that some parts grow faster than others (very annoying). This means that you will have to be patient and allow the slower growing parts to catch up and use a trimmer to shave off excess/longer hairs that are growing too quick. The following are some steps to help you figure out how to shape your beard neckline well:
Cleaning and Conditioning
Before you can get to the neckline itself, you first need to work on your beard so that it looks great by the time you are done shaping your neckline. You need to start by cleaning your beard thoroughly first using warm water and a decent beard shampoo such as beardsman beard shampoo & your best beard conditioner if possible. Once it is clean, conditioned & dry, take a brush and start scrubbing your beard gently against the direction of the grain. This will help the beard hairs to stand out, this will make it easier for you to identify any differences in length. If you are still learning how to shape a beard neckline, this part plays a major role in helping determine how high or low your neckline will be.
Trimming Your Beard
Now that your beard’s hairs are standing out, you will need to use the most appropriate trimmer based on your beard’s length. Whether you want to use beard trimming scissors such as those from striking viking, clippers or a beard trimmer, the length of your beard should be considered. Use bigger guards on your trimmer till you get the right length of hair that you want to work with. As for your mustache, the easier option would be to comb them downwards and then trim any hairs that cover your lip. For this you could either use a trimmer without a guard or mustache scissors such as those from Tweezerman.
Once you have cleaned, conditioned and even trimmed your beard, you will be able to see your neckline much better. Using a three way mirror such as the Lucky Fine tri fold mirror, determine just how to shape the beard neckline based on how it has grown; one inch above your Adams apple is the most appropriate. A neckline that is too high will make you look like you have a double chin; whereas, a low one might make you look like some kind of creature with a hairy neck. However, the neckline of a businessman in Wall Street can differ greatly from one of lumberjack for example and each would still look professional in their area of occupation.
Though you might not be able to view your neckline without the use of several mirrors, unless you invest in a tri fold it is still important that you learn how to shape a beard neckline. It goes a long way in giving your facial appearance a great look –especially when it has been done right. If you’re confused on which beard trimmer to consider, take a look at our post on the best beard trimmer to give you some inspiration.