A full goatee with a floating mustache—that’s the Van Dyke beard. With the All Purpose Gillette STYLER, you can achieve this look.

The Van Dyke Beard Look

Powerful men have worn it—and continue to wear it. There are countless facial hair styles, but this doesn’t mean that trimming a beard will be complicated. Here’s a simple set of steps to get you on your way to the popular Van Dyke beard style:

  1. Step 1
    Step 1 image. Select a fixed-length comb.

    Step 1: Select a Fixed-Length Comb for Trimming

    The right comb length on your trimmer can help you style your look. The All Purpose Gillette STYLER comes with three comb attachments (2 mm, 4 mm, 6 mm) for you to choose from.
  2. Step 2
    Step 2 image. Trim your facial hair.

    Step 2: Trim Your Facial Hair

    Even out your beard hair length with the trimmer. Trimming hairs before shaving can help reduce tug and pull while shaving, and this can help prevent clogged blades
  3. Step 3
    Step 3 image. Define your beard shape.

    Step 3: Define Your Beard Shape

    Remove your trimmer’s comb attachment and trim your beard to define the Van Dyke Beard shape. For the best style results, keep the hair shorter on your neck and cheeks.
  4. Step 4
    Step 4 image. Check for symmetry.

    Step 4: Check For Symmetry as You Go

    But be careful not to trim too much off in an effort to look even.
  5. Step 5
    Step 5 image. Prep your face.

    Step 5: Prep Your Face

    Rinse your face with warm water to help hydrate your hair in preparation for shaving. Then, lather up the parts of your face that you want to shave completely bare—the non-Van Dyke parts—with a shave gel. Using a shave gel can help prevent nicks, cuts, and irritation.
  6. Step 6
    Step 6 image. Shave with light, gentle strokes.

    Step 6: Shave with Light, Gentle Strokes

    Attach the razor blade onto your Gillette STYLER handle and shave with light, gentle strokes to give yourself a close shave. Any Fusion5 blade refill fits the STYLER.
  7. Step 7
    Step 7 image. Rinse your blades often.

    Step 7: Rinse Your Blades Often

    Rinsing the blades often throughout your shave helps to prevent buildup of hairs and shaving cream on the blade edges and cartridge; this helps keep your razor performing at its best.
  8. Step 8
    Step 8 image. Edge with precision trimmer.

    Step 8: Edge with the Precision Trimmer

    On the back of all Fusion5 razors is a precision blade; use this to help define the Van Dyke shape and achieve clean edges.
  9. Step 9
    Step 9 image. Rinse, towel, and moisturize.

    Step 9: Rinse, Towel, and Moisturize

    Rinse off your face with cool water. Towel off, and then apply a hydrating aftershave lotion to help your skin feel soft and comfortable.
  10. You're finished image. You have just mastered the Van Dyke beard style.

    You Have Just Mastered the Van Dyke Beard Style!

    With Gillette razors and trimmers, your personal grooming possibilities are endless.
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