How do I shape my beard?

You've got your beard and you want to shape it. This is where things get tricky.

Shave the neck to shape the beard

If you have decided to shave your neck, consider the following:

  • Use a sharp razor. A dull blade can cause nicks and cuts on your neck, so always use a sharp one!

  • Shave in the same direction as your hair growth. This will ensure that you get smooth results without having to go over it multiple times. If you're unsure of which way your hair grows, feel free to ask someone who's done this before or just look in the mirror while shaving and see how it feels when you move the razor along your neck—you'll notice it gets easier with practice! If any areas are especially tough, take breaks between strokes until they soften up a bit; otherwise, those spots will end up feeling sore afterwords because they aren't quite as smooth as other parts of your face/head/whatevs might be after passing over them several times with an open blade near them every day for months on end (which is what happens when people don't follow these steps).

Define the cheek line of your beard

  • Use a comb to define the cheek line.

  • Trim the cheek line with a beard trimmer that’s designed for precision and can reach in hard-to-reach areas like under your nose and around your ears.

  • Don't go too high on the cheek line, as this will make your face look like an upside-down trapezoid—and that's not what you want! Also remember: don't go too low on the cheek line or else it'll look like you're trying to grow a mustache on your jawline, which is definitely not a good look for anybody (unless you're Chris Hemsworth in Thor).

Trim the moustache to shape the beard

Once you have trimmed your beard, it is time to trim the moustache. The moustache should be trimmed so that it is slightly longer than the rest of your beard and then combed over to one side. This will give you a classic look, but if you prefer a different style of handlebar moustache, this can be achieved using scissors or clippers.

It is important that all facial hair is kept in check as much as possible; if any strays appear on cheeks or chin then they must be removed by grooming tools such as tweezers and razors before being shaped with scissors or clippers again.

Shape the goatee

If you're going for a goatee, take some time to shave the hair on either side of your mouth. This will ensure that your facial hair is evenly distributed and won't look like an awkward triangle.

Trimming your beard is a lot easier than you think

The first thing to do is figure out what kind of tool you want to use. You can use a trimmer, a razor or scissors. If you're not sure which one will work best for your beard, ask your barber for advice (or check out this article).

Next, comb the hair in the direction that you want it to go. This will help keep it neat and ensure that there aren't any strays sticking out in random directions later on.

Now that's taken care of, let's trim! Try not to take off too much at once; if you do this repeatedly without giving yourself time between each cut then eventually your face will look like an uneven patchwork quilt—and nobody wants that! The same goes if there are little hairs poking out everywhere around where they shouldn't be: only trim what needs trimming at any given moment.


There you have it—everything you need to know about shaping your beard. If you want more details, check out this article on How to Trim Your Mustache and Beard Properly. It’s a great resource for anyone who wants to get started with their facial hair care routine.