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: 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 attachment to suit your look.
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 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
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 onto the cheeks.
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.
Step 6: Take Care of Your Skin
Goatees are best worn with defined, neat edges. To achieve this, 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.