A man touching up his sideburns after giving himself a haircut.

How to Touch Up Your Sideburns

Your sideburns are an important part of your look. Whether you're tapering, straightening or trimming them, uniformity on both sides is essential. Your Wahl trimmer is perfect for the job but your Wahl clipper can handle it, as well.

How to Trim Sideburns Step-by-Step

  • 1

    Spray the sideburns with water. It’s easiest to cut the sideburns if they’re damp.

  • 2

    Comb your sideburns so they lay flat in the direction of growth.

  • 3

    Using your trimmer or clipper with the blades in the closest setting, use an inverted position and gently apply to sideburn. Cut in a downward direction to reach the desired shape of sideburn tips.

    Once you've trimmed your sideburns, be sure to also trim the back of your neck and around the ears.

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