How to Do a Van Dyke Beard Goatee
This style gets its name from seventeenth-century Flemish painter Sir Anthony Van Dyke. When done right, the Van Dyke is downright artsy.
How to Do the Van Dyke Beard Goatee Step-by-Step
Stop shaving for about 1 week. At this point, your whiskers will be shorter than necessary to achieve this style but you can begin shaping it, while keeping the rest of your face clean-shaven.
Shave your cheeks clean, leaving your chin whiskers and mustache intact.
As your chin beard or goatee grows longer, use your Wahl trimmer to carefully trim it into a pointed shape. Try not to trim too deeply into the beard or snip off the tip you’ve worked so hard to grow.
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More Goatee Style Tips
Identify Your Best Goatee Shape & Style
Experiment with shapes that look best with your facial features and also work with the time you want to spend maintaining your style.
Use Guide Combs to Adjust Thickness
Thickness can be managed with a snap-on length guide comb or an adjustable-length guide comb.
Trim in Any Direction for Longer Styles Around the Mouth
Longer styles around the mouth should always be trimmed in the direction of hair growth.
Trim in Any Direction for Shorter Styles Around the Mouth
Shorter styles around the mouth can be trimmed with or against hair growth.
Using the Detail Blade Attachment
Make sure to use the detail blade, available with many Wahl trimmers, to get into tight spaces and create tighter lines.
Cleaning Up Your Facial Hair
Always clean up loose or long hair around the lips.
Goatees Need Regular Maintenance
Some goatee-esque styles require attention every couple of days while others only need re-shaping a few times a month.