Door Knocker Beard
The right facial hair can open a lot of doors. The Door Knocker Beard combines elements of the Horseshoe, Goatee and Soul Patch. Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it!
Make it Yours
Using your Wahl® trimmer or shaver, trim or closely shave your cheeks, leaving the mustache, chin and area surrounding the mouth untouched.
Using your shaver, create a vertical line of hair about half-inch wide from the corner of the mouth to your chin. Do the same on both sides, paying close attention to keeping them even.
Using your trimmer, trim the upper edge of your mustache to create a sharp border, leaving just a half-inch of hair. The hair should create a continuous horseshoe shape from above your lip to your chin.
Being careful to keep the Soul Patch just beneath the lower lip, clear the area between the corners of your mouth and the chin, forming a sharp boundary where your chin whiskers begin
What to use
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Additional Goatee Tips
Experiment with shapes that look best with your facial features and also work with the time you want to spend maintaining said style
Thickness can be managed with a snap on length guide comb or an adjustable length guide comb
Longer around the mouth styles should always be trimmed in the direction of hair growth
Shorter around the mouth styles can be trimmed with or against hair growth
Make sure to use the detail blade, available with many Wahl trimmers, to get into tight spaces and create tighter lines
Always clean up loose or long hair around the lips
Some goatee-esque styles require attention every couple of days while others only need re-shaping a few times a month