Sideburns are a distinct look that isn’t for everyone; they’re somewhere between facial hair and an extension of your hairstyle.
Sideburns need regular trimming and care to stay looking smart, but when they’re groomed in the right way, they can add character and personality to your face, framing it with a touch of character.
This guide will give you the knowledge and tools to master trimming sideburns.
What are Sideburns?
Sideburns are facial hair that extends from the hair in front of the ears, in a downwards direction towards the chin, but usually stopping in line with the ear lobe. One thing to avoid is uneven sideburns as these won’t complement your beard styling.
This style first became popular in the 19th century – the name comes from the American Civil War Genera Ambrose Burnside. Fast-forward to the 21st century, and sideburns are pretty much synonymous with cyclist Bradley Wiggins, while Hugh Jackman is often seen sporting this style too.
How to Shave Sideburns
To keep your sideburns in check, you’ll need a good beard trimmer, like the Gillette All Purpose Styler.