have you discovered that you need to know how to trim a long goatee beard? This can be the first time you grow a goatee and what you have on hand is limited, your goatee looks a bit messy and you have a hot date or an important meeting to attend.
What exactly is a goatee? The full goatee, or round beard (not to be confused with his cousin, the Van Dyke), can be traced back to ancient Greece, where it was inspired by the goat-like appearance of the god Pan.
Today’s goat styles have evolved, but this classic look has lost none of its appeals.
Beards are investments without risk, but they require regular maintenance if you want to look your best.
Don’t worry, below I will guide you through the process of how to trim a long goatee.
Table Of Contents
- Different Type Of Goatee
- How To Trim A Long Goatee Using A Beard Trimmer
- How To Trim A Long Goatee With Scissors
- Final Words
Different Type Of Goatee
first things first you have to find your style, there are many different styles of goatees, so you have to find one that suits you.
To help you visualize the different goat styles, we’ve compiled a few images to show some of the most popular styles
- Round face shape: Pure goatee (goatee without the mustache), anchor, Norwegian skipper, Soul Patch, Rap Industry Standard.
- Square face shape: goatee and mustache, handlebar and chin wool, little goatee, Balbo.
- Elongated face shape: extended goatee, goatee with chin strap, handlebar and goatee, van Dyke.
- Diamond Face Shape: Full Goatee, handlebar and chin clouds, goat’s lap, Balbo.
- Triangular face shape: anchor, goat’s lap.
How To Trim A Long Goatee Using A Beard Trimmer
The goatee offers excellent coverage for triangular faces or pointed chin. So here’s how you can grow a goatee for maximum effect:
1. Trim Down
Start with a beard trimmer to cut your whiskers up to even 3-5 mm. This makes it easier to style.
2. Make An Overview
Use a precision trimmer to make the outline of your goatee around your chin. The width is up to you, but wider goats go with longer faces. Then cut the remaining hair from your cheek and neck, make smooth and gentle movements and work against the direction of hair growth.
3. Style Under The Lip
cut under your bottom lip to make a triangle (or rounded shape). Or remove that lock of hair completely. Gently touch the edges of the hair with the trimmer to form well-defined lines.
4. Shorten The Last Length
Now use a beard and snorkel (or the zoom wheel, if your trimmer has one) to reduce the length or reduce your goatee as desired.
5. Clean Up
Shave your cheeks and neck clean. Finally, cut the hairs around your mustache line and check your new goatee beard for symmetry.
How To Trim A Long Goatee With Scissors
First of all you need more than just a pair of scissors, you also need a razor, ideally a beard trimmer, but in this case, we have none, so a razor and a pair of scissors work.
1. Choose A Goatee Style
all go-go styles are the ones that I have shown above or something else that you have found.
2. The Shaver
Use your razor to cut hair that is not needed. I suggest fitting this in, initially keeping a distance from where your goatee is.
3. Shaping The Goatee
Use your razor to determine the shape of your goatee, cut away excess beard hair and do your best to keep using multiple mirrors.
4. Cut Your Goatee To Length
Use your beard scissors to cut your goatee to the desired length.
If you want about one millimeter per cut, more than normal cutting leads to errors.
A goatee is actually a fairly short beard, so any mistake you make, you will prune, will be very noticeable.
5. Admire Your Goatee
You are done, you have formed your goatee with a razor and cut to size with scissors. Go back and admire your handy work and the handsome devil looking back at you in the mirror.
Keep the area around your goatee shaved clean and trim it regularly to maintain the desired length.
you can do this process without a razor, you can do it completely with scissors, it won’t be easy and it will take a long time.
All areas where you would use a razor to cut off unwanted beard hair, you can use your scissors, be careful because you run a high risk of cutting yourself, remember that professional barber scissors are sharp.
Good luck and let us know which goatee you’ve chosen!