Your beard may be the most majestic beard around, but if you have a messy neckline, it will look disheveled. Cutting the beard around the neck is easy. It’s about finding the right line and rearranging the edges. Some hair on the neck can add depth and fullness to a longer beard; however, regular maintenance is still essential. Check out our guide on how to trim your beard perfectly.
What is a beard in the neck?
A beard in the neck refers to the hair that grows down the neck and throat of a bearded man. It can often grow faster than other parts of the beard and tends to be more pathetic and unruly, due to the different growth directions. Neglecting to regularly tidy up this area can make the whole look shabby and unkempt, so it is important to maintain neck maintenance. Also, if you are lengthening your beard, cutting your beard is also an excellent opportunity to shape the rest of the beard as it grows.
How to shave the beard in the neck
Cutting the beard around the neck is very similar to cutting any other part of the beard. You will need to collect some supplies, including a comb, to trimmer or razorand two mirrors: one fixed and one -Held in hand. If you are growing a beard, we recommend checking in about once a month for a cut. Alternatively, if you have a short beard, you may need to cut a little more regularly.
Define the neckline
The first step in cutting the beard around the neck is to identify which hair you want to keep and what you need to cut. To do this, we recommend that you imagine a line that runs from one earlobe to the other, around the lower part of the face. This line should drop roughly where the head joins the neck, about an inch above your Adam’s apple. Anything below this line should go. Use your trimmer or razor to create a clean edge and shave under that line. Keep in mind that if you have a longer beard, this beard line may need to be positioned lower on the lower edge of the beard. In this way, you will increase the fullness and depth of your beard. However, shave the hair that is under the lower edge of the beard to keep your appearance clean and shiny.
The next step is to eliminate any bulky weight under the chin. If you are in tune with the beard, you should know where your fast growing areas are. Often, one of those areas is under the chin. Take your trimmer and remove any bulky tufts of hair. You will know that you did it correctly if, when you lift your chin, your hair forms a straight line from chin to neck.
Shape the sides and cheeks
Now that you’ve tidied your beard around your neck, we recommend that you make sure the other edges are clean. Similar to under the chin, the jaw near the ear can also be a rapidly growing area. To shape the side edges, use the trimmer and cut in line with the rear edge of the sideburns, up to the bottom of the beard. This creates a strong line. It depends on yours face shape and the goals of the beard, you can leave the bottom edge squared or round it. Next is your cheek line. Cheek lines vary widely between people and techniques. The easiest way to get started is to follow the natural growth line and simply use the trimmer to tidy up the edge. You can try different training techniques, depending on how long you have grown a beard and what your goals are.
Refine the shape
The final step is to refine the general shape of the beard. Again, you’ll want to look for longer patches and carefully cut them to the same level as the rest of the beard. Often, these patches will be around the sides of the face. If you have a mustache, you can also cut the upper part of the upper lip, to also clean that edge. So when you are satisfied with the general form, massage a few beard oil or beard conditioner, to add moisture and hold for styling.
How to cut a Neckbeard
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