Goatee Neckline: How Far Under The Chin A Goatee Should Extend?

While most men pay attention to almost every aspect of growing a beard, there is one area where they stumble and make a mistake.

This is the aspect of trimming the neckline. For reasons unknown, most men make the mistake of shaving the neckline excessively on the neck such that it almost reaches the jawline and the face. 

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The end result is that the face looks big, and the beard looks small. 

To avoid this scenario, you need to know where to trim your goatee neckline and how to do it evenly. 

In short, there are two ways to find your goatee neckline. Either tilt your chin downwards and mark the line formed in your neck or put 2 fingers right above Adam’s apple. This is where your goatee neckline should be.

In this article, we will discuss why you need a goatee neckline when you are growing a goatee, how to trim different kinds of goatee necklines, and answer frequently answered questions related to goatees and trimmers

Let’s get started!

Why Do You Need a Neckline? 

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In an ideal world, you would not need a neckline because who would not want to grow their beard naturally and let it spread like a lush green forest? Right? 

If you said yes to the above, there is a slight problem. The problem being that neck hair can quickly look like wild, untamed grass.

Besides, do you really want your neck hair to join with your chest hair? We are guessing not unless you have some secret fantasy to be a werewolf. 

A defined neckline is simply needed because it marks the end of the beard, and this can vary from man to man. 

Having said that, when it comes to a goatee beard, you should have a trimmed neckline that is also even. We will explain more about that in the coming paragraphs. 

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Two Ways To Find Your Goatee Neckline 

Find Your Goatee Neckline

The Double Chin Route

Your chin needs to be tilted towards your neck. The pressure will naturally create a double chin line. This fold will run the entire length of your jaw, and you need to shave off all the hair below this neckline. 

Two fingers method 

The two fingers method is a widely used and popular method to identify your neckline under chin. Place your middle and index fingers right above your Adam’s Apple.

The area directly above that will be your neckline. However, the method is not entirely accurate as the width of every person’s finger can be different. But nevertheless, this a tried and tested method. 

How to Trim a Goatee Neckline Under The Chin 

We will give you a simple step-by-step guide to trim your goatee neckline under the chin and get a strong neckline.

What we offer you, surely is working, but it is by no means the only way to go about doing things.

Step 1 – Exfoliate

An exfoliating tool is the first step to any good trimming session.

Exfoliating is the process of removing dead cells from your skin. 

This helps the shaving process as the blade can move around more freely and unobstructed because the facial surface is clean now. 

Another benefit of this unobstructed movement is that there is less irritation on the skin, and there is a more even shave

Step 2 – Shorten Your Facial Hair to the same length

The second step involves trimming your hair to the same length but only after deciding the length at which you want your goatee to be. 

Your hair should be trimmed down to the length at which you want your goatee. 

This is a step to lay down the ground for crafting the goatee lines and the overall style 

Ensure that you have a beard trimmer to do so, as scissors won’t be able to do the job. 

The length of your goatee is, of course, down to individual choice. In general, 7-10mm long goatees look really nice. 

That is not to say that goatees longer than that don’t look right. You can definitely go for longer goatees. 

Keeping these things in mind, start trimming while adjusting your trimmer’s length. Make sure to keep your skin straight and cut evenly as much as possible. 

Step 3 – Craft the goatee outline

Imagine the sides of the goatee first. The goatee should be ideally naturally extending from the mustache naturally but going downwards. 

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When you follow along the natural lines of the mustache, you’ll have sides that look natural. 

Use the naked blade of the trimmer for this without any guards or combs attached. This will help you create a short stubble. 

Remember, the hair on the cheeks. Trim it. 

This is also the time for you to pay attention to the mustache. Cut any stray long hairs from your mustache that might be extending over your upper lip.

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Step 4 – Craft and trim the goatee neckline

Your goatee is trimmed by now, and it is time to divert your attention to the neckline. 

Imagine the sides of your goatee going down your neck. This will help to visualize the width of your neckline. 

One of the most common questions that people ask is how far should the goatee extend under the chin.

Your neckline’s height should be two fingers(horizontally) above your Adam’s Apple. 

Keeping this in mind, trim everything below this imaginary line. 

Of course, trim all the hair on out of your goatee neckline and chin.

Step 5 – You Can Shave With A Razor For Smoothness

You’re almost done now, and while you can leave it as is, trimming is not the same as shaving. 

Trimming with the blade of the trimmer will leave the stubble short. You can shave to impart sharpness to the borders of the goatee and shape a sharper goatee. 

Pay particular attention to the neck, because stubble on the neck can ruin the looks of a good neckline. 

Shaving near to the outline of your goatee will give it more definition. 

Step 6 – Moisturize 

It is natural for your skin to look a little flayed after a shave. 

A moisturizing cream will come to your rescue here and soothe your skin. 

The good thing about moisturizing cream for a beard is that you will easily get to buy it both offline and online. 

Buy a branded and good-quality beard moisturizing cream, and you are good to go! 

Congratulations, now it is time for you to show the result to your beloved ones.

Now let us look at how to trim your neckline for specific goatees. 

Trim A Van Dyke Goatee Neckline

How to Trim A Van Dyke Goatee Neckline?

It doesn’t change a lot.

You should shave the cheeks and sideburns starting from near the ears. 

Get rid of the sideburns and hair on your cheeks while keeping at least 2 inches on the sides of the mouth. 

As mentioned previously, shave the hair from all parts of your neck.

Make sure you don’t continue after reaching near the Adam’s Apple. 

How to Trim an Extended Goatee Neckline

The purity of the extended goatee look hinges on hair that is thick on the chin and grows in the direction of the jaw. 

As usual, the neckline has to start about an inch above the Adam’s Apple. 

Shave slowly and keep an eye on the hair that you are shaving away from under the jaw. Try to be even as much as possible. 

If you do not keep in mind the borders for the neckline or do not make it even, the shape of the face might look awkward. 

At the end of the day, keep in mind that the neckline’s length is strictly dependent on how far the extended goatee goes back up to the jawline. 

How to Trim a Long Goatee

Firstly, you’ll need a beard trimmer. Once you have that, go to work on your mustache. Trim it by 3 to 5 mm. 

You are preparing the groundwork for the long goatee now. 

Create the outline 

Use a precision trimmer and create the outline of your goatee encircling the chin. 

You can decide the width of the face, but the longer the face, the wider the beard looks good. 

Style beneath the lip

Create your soul patch beneath your lip. Form a precise shape by using the trimmer on the outlines of the soul patch. 

Shorten the last length

Reduce your goatee to the desired length, and you are done. 

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Stubble Trimmer or Beard Trimmer?

Both Stubble and beard trimmers are much alike, but as the name suggests, stubble trimmers are specifically designed for maintaining a stubble. 

Stubble trimmers are manufactured to help you retain short facial hair. Stubble trimmers will let you trim down to 0.5 mm in length. 

How to choose a beard trimmer? 

When you choose a beard trimmer for yourself, you need to keep in mind certain elements such as the quality of materials it is made from, the features it has, cordless or corded, trimming capabilities – wet & dry trimming are some of the things that you need to keep in mind. 

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This was all we had to share about trimming your goatee necklines and also about the goatee maintenance.

Necklines might not be the first thing that you think of when you think of getting a new beard style, but they are also an integral part of a good beard style.

They have an important role to play in the way you come across in your looks. 

Creating the neckline is for most men a big problem. We all know how to shave the cheeks, etc but when it comes to the neck things can get tricky if we shave higher or not straight etc.

In this article, we discussed everything about the goatee neckline and necklines in general. I hope you found it useful. We always try our best to serve you.

Feel free to get in touch with us with your comments and feedback. Happy trimming and shaving. 

Until Next Time,

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