HOW TO TRIM A GOATEE AT HOME THE RIGHT WAY

HOW TO SHAVE YOUR GOATEE AT HOME

Wish you could master the art of shaping your goatee at home between barber visits? Well, we’ve got the tips to help you do it, straight from expert barbers who are a part of the Gillette Barber Council. Follow these steps to get a barbershop quality goatee right at home.

Step 1 - Hydrate your hair with hot water

The key to any great shave is hydrated hair, and a perfectly sculpted goatee is no different. Start by washing your face and beard with hot water opens the pores and makes hairs softer to shave with your razor.

Step 2 - Use a pre-shave cream or gel

Work your shave gel or cream into a rich lather and apply it to the areas of your face you want to shave, right up to the edges of your goatee. Don’t worry if you get some on areas you’re not shaving, it’s better to have too much shaving cream than too little.

Gillette Pure Shave Gel is Josh Pereira's go-to for sensitive skin.

Gillette Pure Shave Gel is Josh Pereira's go-to for sensitive skin.

Step 3 - Add a hot towel touch

To give yourself a true barbershop experience, soak a towel in water then pop it in the microwave for about 20 seconds. When it’s cool enough, press it to your face to add a little luxury to your goatee crafting routine.

Step 4 - Grab a sharp blade and rinse it often

As you start to shave, make sure you’re grabbing a fresh blade if yours feels dull. Dull blades can pull your skin, making it more likely that you’ll experience nicks or cuts.

As you shave, rinse your blade after every few strokes to get any extra hairs out of the way, and keep your razor from clogging.

Step 5 - Shape your edges

Using the precision trimmer on the back of your razor, define the edges of your goatee. The precision trimmer allows you to create crisp lines and keeps your edges tight.

 

Josh uses SkinGuard for sensitive skin, but ProGlide could also be a great alternative. Both feature precision trimmers on the back.

Step 6 - Rinse and finish with cold water

Once you’ve got your look, you’ll want to rinse your face with warm water to remove any remaining shaving cream. Then, take things the opposite direction, and give yourself a quick splash of cold water to finish things up. Cold water helps close your pores, and refreshes your skin, while helping to prevent any irritation.

There you go, now, you can keep your look barbershop fresh, even in between visits.

Expert tips from the Gillette Barber Council

Expert tips from the Gillette Barber Council

I determine where a client’s beard should stop based on the structure of their throat. If they have a double chin, I like to shape it up at the Adams apple or if they have sharp jaw, then I cut to the jawline.

 

"In the beginning your beard is going to go through an awkward stage so you should shave around the parameters of the beard to clean it up. You can also use a beard conditioner and beard oil to keep it tamed once it grows longer".

 

Josh Pereira | @iamjoshpereira

I determine where a client’s beard should stop based on the structure of their throat. If they have a double chin, I like to shape it up at the Adams apple or if they have sharp jaw, then I cut to the jawline.

 

"In the beginning your beard is going to go through an awkward stage so you should shave around the parameters of the beard to clean it up. You can also use a beard conditioner and beard oil to keep it tamed once it grows longer".

 

– Josh Pereira | @iamjoshpereira

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