Having a cool and properly shaped beard cheek line conveys the dignified message that having a beard is supposed to, but this proves difficult for a lot of men. Shaping my beard cheek line was a bitter-sweet experience for me, I would have groomed the beard properly but when it comes to trimming I’d mess it up.
Having difficulties shaping your beard cheek line?, you’re in good company, Stay Hooked to this space and I hope we can share some useful insights on how to shape a beard cheek line like a pro (winks).
How to define Your Beard cheek line
Cheek Lines run along the cheekbones from the bottom of the sideburns to the edge of the mustache. You have to know what you’ve got before allowing your cheek line to grow on its own before trimming or tampering with it because the key factor in choosing your beard cheek line should be how the cheek line enhances the appearance and distinctiveness of your beard.
5 tips to make your perfect cheek line
So before we dive into this tutorial, here a few essential tools that you will need;
- Shampoo for beard conditioning
- Blow dryer to dry wet beard
- A wide-toothed comb
- Quality beard trimmer
How to go about it
- Condition and Comb the beard
Condition the beard with shampoo, dry the beard with a blow dryer and comb the beard thoroughly before trimming.
- Visualize a straight line from your sideburn to your mustache
Envision a line that flows from your sideburns along your cheek to your mustache. Choose two points with point A being where the natural cheek line begins, and point B being the meeting point of the sideburns and mustache. Keep the line as high as possible.
- Trim The Hair Above and Along the Cheek Line:
Carefully trim the hair above the visualized cheek line. Shave downward from point A in front of the sideburns to Point B where the sideburns meet the mustache.
- Round Off at transition points:
Round off the edges at the point where your sideburns meet your mustache and where the beards meet your sideburn. Do not focus on creating an angular effect while rounding it off. Repeat the same steps for both cheeks, and do not be too preoccupied with keeping both cheeks even, but it’d be cool if you can pull it off!!
- Leave the beard cheek line for a few days
leave the beard cheek line for a few days in order to get accustomed to it. Make a few adjustments, by tweaking it to your liking, and be careful not to shave out any proportion.
Here’s a link to a video by Beardbrand on how to shape your beard line
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