How to Do a Goatee
The Goatee sets the foundation for many facial-hair styles and it can be the perfect animal to deal with different face and chin shapes. It can add length to any face and enhance a soft jawline. When worn in a wider form, occupying more territory beneath the chin, it can help minimize a more pointed chin.
How to Do the Goatee Step-by-Step
Shave your cheeks and throat clean.
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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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 said 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 around the mouth styles should always be trimmed in the direction of hair growth
Trim in Any Direction for Shorter Styles Around the Mouth
Shorter around the mouth styles 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