When you have a beard, its important to take extra care with facial hair maintenance so you look put together. Women’s number one complaint about facial hair is when it gets out of control. Maintaining your neck line is a crucial step to looking sophisticated instead of unkempt.

A well-trimmed neckline can add an extra level of detail to your beard and make it look more voluminous and full. In this article we will discuss how to trim your neckline. If you are looking for a full guide to trimming your beard then check out our guide on how to shape a beard for your face shape.


What You Will Need

you're going to want to style them in a way which compliments your beard as a whole. In order to do that, you'll need to trim and shape the neckline of your beard. Specifically, you'll want to trim the hair under your chin, outside of your mouth and around your jawline. Here is what you will need to trim and shape your beard neckline.

Electric Trimmer

For medium length and longer beards you will need a trimmer with a range up to at least 12 mm with small adjustments in between for general beard maintenance.

For neck line trimming you will want to use a trimmer that cuts as short as possible. Generally .5mm or lower looks best.

The only way to have a well defined neck line is to trim all unwanted hairs as short as possible. This allows for the best definition between your beard and the skin below.

There aren’t many trimmers on the market up to this task.

If your trimmer doesn’t cut short enough you will never get a clean line The Beardscape with the zero blade is a great choice since it cuts at .2 mm – it also has an adjustable ceramic blade so that you can use the same trimmer for the rest of your beard.

Other solutions would require buying a specific short cutting trimmer like the Phillips one blade. No matter your facial hair style everyone will need a trimmer with a short cutting blade to deal with hairs on your neck – UNLESS you don’t mind shaving.


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Precision Blade Or Razer

The second option for trimming neck hair short is simply using a razor. These come in many forms – if you haven’t picked your favorite yet or completely avoid them (like me) check out our guide to picking a razor.

The benefit of using a razor is that the hair below your beard is trimmed shorter and it will look good for a bit longer. The downside is that many people get bad razor burn in this area and are better off using a trimmer. A trimmer is also much faster and easier than going through the proper shaving process.


Shave With and Trim Against The Grain

Depending on if you are using a safety razor, or Trimmer, you want to make sure you are trimming or shaving in the right direction. Trust me, getting this wrong can cause a lot of irritation, and unsightly sores. 


Shave with the grain when shaving

If you are shaving your neckline then you want to shave WITH the grain. This is because shaving against the grain can cause a lot of irritation to the skin, and even a few unsightly ingrown hairs. 


Shave against the grain when trimming

However, whin trimming your neckline with an electric trimmer it is best to trim AGAINST the grain. Since trimmers don’t cut as short as shaving, there isn’t the risk of ingrown hairs.

Trimming against the grain helps stand the hair up as it passes through the blade making the entire trimming process easier, requiring fewer passes and less pressure than when trimming with the grain.

The biggest mistake most people make when trimming neck hair is pushing the trimmer to hard into their skin. Its also important to remember that the “grain” on your neck hair can be in constantly changing swirling patterns and one side of your neck may not be the same as the other.

So take some time to learn how your hair grows to understand how best to trim.

How To Get The Perfect Beard Neckline

The neckline is quite possibly the most important part of a neck beard. Without a neat looking and uniformed neckline, you may find that your facial hair doesn't get the respect it deserves. here are some tips on how to trim the perfect neckline.

Pick Your Beards Shape

There are many different beard shapes that you can choose from, and it's important to pick the one that works best for your face shape. Here are some of the most popular beard shapes and how they look on different face types:

Round Faces

A square beard works well for round faces because it adds balance, making your face appear more elongated. A chin strap is also a good choice for round faces, as it helps to lengthen the jawline.

Oblong Faces

An oval-shaped beard will help make oblong faces appear more rounded, while a goatee with a strong mustache can make an oblong face look more square-shaped. It's also a good idea to keep your beard short in order to avoid emphasizing the length of your face.

Square Faces

Square-shaped beards often do not work well with this type of facial structure because they can make it seem even shorter than it already is! However, there are ways to make square face shapes look better in a beard: try keeping your facial hair long on the sides and leaving it short on top (or vice versa), or try shaving off some length.



Trimming The Beard

The first place to start is with the beard. You want to trim and shape your beard first because this will inform how you shape your lower beard neckline in later steps. 


Make Sure You're Trimming From The Right Angle

The first thing that you need to do is make sure that you're trimming from the right angle. This means that when cutting your beard, you should be looking at it from below as well as above. This way, you can see exactly what it looks like and ensure that it's even all around.

Remember The Natural Shape Of Your Head

When trimming your beard, remember that your head has a natural shape and contour which should be respected when shaping your beard too. You don't want to end up with an uneven or unnatural looking shape which makes it look messy or unkempt rather than stylishly groomed! So take some time to observe this natural shape before beginning any trimming work on your neckline.

Trim the Beard in Multiple Passes

If you're going to trim your beard, it's important to do it in multiple passes with a set of clippers. This will ensure that you get an even cut and can check for mistakes as you go. A lot of men make the mistake of trying to cut their beard all at once and then having to go back over it again after they realize that there are spots that are uneven or need more trimming.

When you're using clippers, you want to start with the lowest setting and work your way up until you find the length that works best for your face shape. You don't want to start on a high setting because this will cause more hair than necessary to fall out while trimming the neckline beards and produce an uneven look when finished.

Trimming The Neckline

Once you have your upper beard trimmed and shaped how you want it, its time to move on to the next step which is actually trimming the neckline and trimming the neck itself. 


Where Should you Trim Your Neckline?

Now lets talk about exactly where should you trim the neckline? if you go too low, your beard doesn't look defined, and if you go to high, you run the risk of looking like you are rocking a chin strap.

It can be a tricky question and people recommend a few different scenarios depending if you are going for a shorter beard length, or a medium to long beard length. But we have a trick that can help you first identify your perfect beard line.


Identifying the neckline

To find the perfect spot to trim your neckline, follow these simple steps:

  1. Tilt your head back slightly to expose the area under your chin.
  2. Place two fingers horizontally above your Adam's apple.
  3. The top of your fingers is where your neckline should start.
  4. Now, imagine a "U" shape that connects both earlobes, passing through the spot you just identified above your Adam's apple. This "U" shape is your ideal neckline.


Tips For Trimming a Stubble Neckline.

If you're going for a stubble look, the key is to maintain a clean and subtle neckline. You don't want it to be too sharp or defined, as this can make your beard appear unnatural or over-groomed. For a stubble neck line, you want it to extend slightly below the jaw. if you keep the neckline perfect with your jaw, it could look really weird when you talk or your skin stretches.

Remember, the goal is to create a natural-looking transition between your beard and neck. 


Tips For Trimming a medium Length Beard Neckline.

For those with a medium-length beard, the trimming process is a bit different. In this case, a well-defined neckline is essential to make your beard appear intentional and properly groomed.

To get that nice defined look, you will want to use a close trimming head like the zero blade to go back and really define that lower line. Oh, and don't forget to clean up any loose hairs left on your neck ,you can use a razor for this.

With a medium-length beard, it's essential to maintain your neckline regularly to keep your beard looking sharp and well-groomed.



How To Trim The Perfect Neckline Step by Step

Ok, now we are going to walk you through the steps of actually trimming your neckline in a more detailed way.

Trim The Front Of Your Neckline

Trimming the front of your neckline beard is quite easy, and it can be done with a pair of scissors or a beard trimmer. The aim with this is to get rid of any straggly hairs that stick up from the sides of your face and make you look like you've been eating too much candy. It's important to keep these trimmed because this will give you an even, clean-cut look down the front of your beard that makes it look more like a beard and less like a mess.

The easiest way to trim your neckline is by using a comb. You'll want to start at the bottom of your chin, and then work your way up until you reach just below your earlobe. You can use the comb while looking in the mirror if you want, but it's easier if you just hold it against your skin-this way you can see exactly what you're doing while focusing on what feels right for you.

You should also make sure that when you trim around your chin, that there aren't any stray hairs sticking out above it-this will help keep everything looking clean and professional.

Trim The Sides Of Your Neckline

The goal is to trim the sides of your neckline and beard, so it's not too long or too thick. If you have a long beard, you might want to trim the sides so that it's not longer than the hair on your head. If you have a short beard, you can leave it as is, or cut it shorter if you like.

If you're using scissors, start by combing out your beard with a comb or brush. Then part your hair into two sections and use the comb to guide the hair into place on one side of your head (the right side if you're right-handed). Once all of the hair on that side is in place, use a pair of clippers to trim off any excess length on either side of your face.

If you're using clippers, clip only as much as necessary to get rid of any strays or unevenness - don't try to make it perfect because it will take too long.

Trim The Back Upper Jaw Of Your Neckline

The most common mistake that beard care enthusiasts make is to trim their beards too short. The best way to get a perfect neckline is to trim your beard so that there is no hair growing from the back of your neck up to your lower jawline.
If you want to achieve this look, then you need to purchase a pair of professional scissors and practice using them on yourself until you become comfortable with the technique. This will also allow you to determine how long or short your beard should be trimmed in order for you to achieve the desired effect.

There are several ways that people can trim their beards, but one of the easiest methods involves using a mirror and a comb in order to see what parts of your beard need trimming. Hold your comb at an angle so that it touches both sides of your face at once, and then use it as an outline for where you should cut next. This will help ensure that you don't accidentally leave any stray hairs behind during the process.

Trim The Lower Part of your Neck

Trimming your neck beard is a very important aspect of your grooming routine. The lower part of the neck is one of the areas that can get out of control if you are not careful.

It's very easy to let the hairs grow long and unruly, which can be unsightly and can even cause you to look older than you really are. When you trim your neck beard it will help to even out the look of your facial hair and give you a more polished appearance.

Trimming the lower part of your neck beard is also important when it comes to hygiene. You will want to make sure that there aren't any patches where hair may be growing in different directions, or where there are stray hairs sticking up from your skin that could cause irritation or even infection if left unattended for too long.

How Often Should You Trim Your beard Neckline?

The neckline of your beard is the area between the bottom of your jaw and the top of your Adam's apple. It's a tricky area to trim, as you want to keep it neat but not too short or you'll look like you're sporting a double chin.

Here's how often you should trim your beard neckline:
If you have a thin, narrow neck: Once every three weeks or so. The goal is to create the appearance of more width by keeping the hair shorter than it would naturally grow in this area.

If you have a wider neck: Once every two weeks or so. This will help create the illusion of a narrower shape and make your face appear smaller overall.
If you have an average-sized neck: Once every week or so - again, depending on how quickly your hair grows and how thick it is - until the hairs on either side of your Adam's apple are equal in length with those on either side of your jawbone at its base.

Beard Neckline Maintenance

Beard neckline maintenance is a crucial part of beard grooming. It's important to keep your neckline neat and tidy. A groomed beard makes you look more attractive, mature and professional.

If you have a long beard, it's important to maintain the length of your neckline. If the length of your neckline is too long, it will give you a sloppy appearance and make you look unkempt. On the other hand, if it's too short then it will give a weird shape to your face which can make you look older than what you are.

The most common problem faced by men with beards is that they don't know how to trim their necklines properly. When they trim their beard too much, they end up cutting off their necklines unnaturally, which gives them a creepy look.


If your beard comes just to the top of your chest or bottom of your Adam's apple, then you probably don't have to do anything. But if you have a goatee or neckbeard, it's time to trim up. The quickest way is to clean shave the top and bottom line of your beard, while leaving the cheeks and sides (your patchy-ism) along with maintaining a full beard on your cheeks and sideburns. This way you can grow out a full beard at the same time having a more symmetrical clean look on top.



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