Men’s Hair Style Trend . . . The Goatee!
Here’s an interesting beard site with lots to see. The hottest new men’s style trend . . . is the goatee! (And women, if your guy needs an update . . . give him a nudge in this direction.)
If you’ve been considering a style change and haven’t known what to do, lucky you, this is the quick fix you’ve been waiting for. Grow a goatee, it’s easy and if you don’t like it . . . cut it off. The beauty of facial hair is that it grows back quickly, so if you don’t like a change you’ve made it can be fixed within days.
Good maintenance and a nicely shaped beard for your face shape, is the key to making a beard work for you. If you’re going to wear a beard, it’s well worth your money to invest in a good clipper to keep it looking nice. You can trim your beard with a comb and a good shear, but it takes more time and skill to get it evenly groomed that way. A good clipper is worth the investment.
What should you take into consideration when buying a clipper?
Get one with the blade attachment’s to allow for trimming different lengths to your beard.
Look for these attachments: 1/8th”, 1/4th”, 3/8th, 1/2” to be with the clippers you buy.
Stick with name brands like, Andis, Wahl or Oster.
A clipper is different from a trimmer. A trimmer is used to cut close, clean lines only as in side burns, hair lines ear hair and nose hair and they don’t allow for adjustment with blade attachments. Where as a clipper can be used for haircuts and beard trims of different lengths with appropriate blade attachments. Thicker facial hair can go longer between clippings than thinner hair.
The goatee requires a little more upkeep. You will still need to shave as well as keep the goatee groomed.
The look of the original goatee, long and pointy, is not the look you’re going for today . . . thank you lord. Instead, keep it closely clipped for a neat look.
Here’s how to achieve the goatee look; Grow in hair for about a week so you have enough to see the outline you will need to define. The best time to shave is after a shower. The hot steam will open up your pores and softens your beard to give you a cleaner, easier shave. You’ll also prevent nicks and cuts by shaving this way. You will need to see where to cut, so first cut in the outline with your razor, without using shaving cream. Now lather and shave cutting out the rest of unwanted hair.
You could also have your hairdresser cut it in to begin with. Just go in with enough growth so your hairdresser can etch in the shape. And if you’ve had a beard for so long that you’re skittish about cutting it off . . . go slow and start with small changes.
And if you’re looking for a reason to experiment with a beard or mustache join the Movember movement and help out men’s health causes at the same time.
For more great looks for men check out our Pinterest Men’s Hair Board.
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