Facial Hair Styles

How to Shave a Goatee

How to Shave a Goatee

Beard Grooming – The Circle Beard Goatee

The goatee, or circle beard, is a great middle ground for men looking for facial hair without growing a full beard. The goatee is perfect if you have round face shape, or a narrower chin. The moustache and chin strap that make a goatee create an illusion of a broader jawline, with the style first becoming particularly popular in the late 1940s. Give this style a go to channel your inner David Gandy – or perhaps Paul Hollywood, if your facial hair is a little more silver these days.

The Goatee Beard

There’s more than one way to wear a goatee, however. First, you need to consider the style you’re going for. To find out how to trim a goatee and maintain it with the right tools like the All Purpose Gillette STYLER & Beard Trimmer, read on.

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 what style feels right for you, and make sure your beard has at least a week’s growth before you start.

Step 2: Choose a Trimmer

Depending on the type of circle beard you’ve chosen, you need to select the right trimmer to create the look. The All Purpose Gillette STYLER comes with three comb attachments, 6mm, 4mm, and 2mm. When you style your goatee, you can choose the attachment to suit your look.

Step 3: Comb and Trim

Before you switch the trimmer on, be sure to comb your facial hair. This will help the trimmer to work along the hairs without 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.

Step 4: How to Shape a Goatee

Time to start sculpting! Remove the comb and switch to the precision trimmer head, and start from the neck, using gentle, smooth strokes. Then move onto the cheeks. Remember to take it slowly, pausing 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.

Step 6: Prep Your Skin

Goatees are best worn with defined, neat edges. To achieve this, you need to clean shave the area around your beard. After trimming, rinse your face with warm water to soften the hairs and skin. Pat dry and apply a shave gel to help the razor glide and reduce irritation.

Step 7: Clean Shave

Swap your Gillette STYLER head to the razor blade attachment, and check your blade isn’t clogged or dull. Any Fusion5™ blade refill fits with the Gillette STYLER. Then use smooth, gentle strokes, shave the area around the goatee. Rinse your blade between strokes, and reapply shaving gel as required. The back of your Fusion5 razor has a precision trimmer. Use this to neaten the edges around your goatee.

Step 8: Moisturise Your Skin

When you’re happy with your beard, rinse with cool water to close your pores, and pat your skin dry. Apply a post-shave balm to moisturise and soothe.

Step 9: Groom Your Goatee

To keep your beard in top condition, make sure to condition your hairs on a regular basis. Using a simple hair conditioner will do the trick. Now you know how to shape a goatee you can play around with it, allowing the goatee to grow longer for instance.

Step 10: Maintenance

To keep your goatee looking sharp, you’ll need to trim your beard on a daily basis, and clean shave around the beard regularly.

You have just mastered the Circle beard goatee!

You now know how to grow a goatee, in just 10 easy-to-follow steps! To keep yours looking immaculate, find the right razors and trimmers for simple, easy beard styling.

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