Step 1: How to Grow a Goatee
Neat and short, long and messy, or one that emphasises a handlebar moustache: there’s certainly more than one way to wear a goatee. Choosing the style for you in part comes down to knowing your face shape, but mostly, it’s simply a case of personal preference – pick whichever style feels right for you.
Before learning how to trim and shape a goatee, we recommend you have at least a week’s growth of facial hair. This gives you enough length to play with.
Step 2: Use the Perfect Goatee Trimmer
Depending on the type of circle beard you’ve chosen, you need to select the right trimmer to create the look. The Gillette Styler comes with three comb attachments, 6mm, 4mm, and 2mm.
When you style your goatee, you can choose the right attachment to suit your look – whether you need an office ready trimmed goatee or want to try out a longer style!
Step 3: Comb and Trim Your New Goatee
Before you switch the trimmer on, be sure to comb your facial hair. This will help the trimmer to work along the hairs with less clogging. Trim along the full beard line, making sure all hairs are around 3-5mm long.
If you want to grow a longer goatee, this comes in right at the end. For now, trim to an even length across your face.
For those that want to know how to trim a pointed goatee, you’ll want to grow out a chin beard before sculpting it into your desired shape with the Gillette Styler’s edging attachment.
This attachment is the perfect partner as you learn how to style a pointed goatee; a beard look that can add definition and sharpness to less angular face shapes.
Step 4: How to Shape a Goatee
To add extra shape and definition to your goatee, remove the comb and switch to the precision trimmer head, and start from the neck, using gentle, smooth strokes. Then, move on to your cheeks and start to shave a goatee’s outline.
Remember to take it slowly, pausing after every few strokes to see how the shape of the goatee is coming along.
Step 5: Define Your Goatee
Now you have the rough outline, you can begin to shape it properly. At this stage you need to trim round the lips to define the shape. Create a triangle under your lower lip and trim the upper lip carefully for clean-cut lines.
If you’re asking yourself if you should shave your goatee, bear in mind that letting it grow without any styling will quickly become straggly and unkempt.
Step 6: Take Care of Your Skin
Goatees are best worn with defined, neat edges. To achieve this kind of trimmed goatee, you need to get a clean, close shave on the areas around your goatee.
After you’ve finished trimming, rinse your face with warm water to soften the hairs and skin. Pat your skin dry and apply a shaving cream to guarantee a smoother razor glide and to reduce the risk of razor burn and other shaving irritation.