How To Trim A V-Shaped Beard EASY Like A Pro!

Many times, you will see beards that are trimmed in a V shape. This is a very popular style so you may be wondering how to trim a V-shape beard.

Is it easy to do and maintain? Will it look good to me? and goes on!

v-shape beard

If you have one of those questions, we have you covered!

To trim a V-shaped beard, you will need to trim your beard in a downward triangle shape. Start by trimming the sides of your beard, angling down from your sideburns to your chin. Then, trim the bottom of your beard in a V shape.

In this blog post, we will dive in the steps you need to take to get and maintain the perfect V-shape beard.

Are you ready?

Let’s dive in!

What is a V-Shaped Beard?

A V-shaped beard is a beard that is trimmed in a downward triangle shape. The sides of the beard are trimmed at a downward angle from the sideburns to the chin. The bottom of the beard is also trimmed in a V-shape.

The V-shaped beard is a very popular style for men. It is a stylish and sophisticated look worn by men of all ages. Men with round or chubby faces should DEFINITELY check out this style because it will make their face look way more angular than it really it.

When you grow a v-shape beard, you can take a variety of options when it comes to its length, but it looks great when your facial hair is around 2 to 4 inches long. You’ll need a bit of length to create the ducktail/ pointed shape.

This is a look you cannot achieve with stubble beard.

Let’s now see how you can actually get such a style.

How to Trim a V-Shaped Beard

v-shaped beard

Before I look at how to actually trim a V-shape beard, let me first show you what tools you will need to do it properly.

You will need the following:

  • A Beard trimmer
  • A Comb
  • Beard Scissors
  • Beard Wax

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to trim a V-shaped beard:

Step 1: Grab your Trimmer with a High Guard (the higher the number is the less hair it cuts)

You will want to start by trimming your beard with a higher guard. This will help to ensure that you do not accidentally trim too much off of your beard.

If you have a longer beard, start with guard number three. If you have a smaller beard, start with guard number two.

We will start trimming the sides which will create the illusion of a more angular face with the long facial hair on the chin.

You now start to get the point, right?

Step 2: Trim the Sides of Your Beard

Start by trimming the sides of your beard. You will want to angle the trimmers from your sideburns to your chin. Be sure to go slowly and be careful not to trim too much off.

However even if you trim a bit too much your side and cheek hair it is not the end of the world. This beard styles focuses mainly on the hair on the chin.

Step 3: Trim the Bottom of Your Beard in a V Shape

Now it is time to trim the bottom of your beard in a V shape. Take note of the two points of your chin. Trim your beard while making sure you do not go against the grain.

Start by trimming the point of your chin closer to your ear. Then, move to the other point of your chin and trim that. Finally, connect the two points by trimming along your jawline.

Imagine a V-shape and keep this in your mind. Your chin hair should be like a V.

Pro tip: If you fear that you may cut more than you want, grab a comb. Place your comb on your hair and only cut as much hair extends over the comb. This is called the clippers/trimmers over comb technique.

Step 4: Trim In Between the Chin Point Borders

When you trim the bottom of your beard, you will want to go back and forth between the two points of your chin. This will help to even out your beard and ensure that everything is symmetrical.

Step 5: Comb Your Beard and Trim Any Strays

The last thing you will want to have is uneven sides or stray hairs. Therefore, it is important to comb your beard and trim any strays.

Be sure to use a comb with wide teeth, so you do not damage your beard. You will also want to use scissors to trim any stray hairs.

If you have a long beard, having beard scissors is a must. It help you so much with little details on your beard edges and on your mustache. Trimmers cannot be that precise.

Step 6: Style Your Beard

After you have trimmed your beard, it is time to style it. You can use a comb to style your beard into a V-shape. You can also use your fingers to style your beard.

You can use beard wax or balm if you want a more polished look. This will help to tame any fly-aways and give your beard a nice shine.

Beard wax has a stronger hold and is more effective. It helps you keep your beard in place more easily.

Read Also: Beard Wax vs Beard Balm (Differences and Similarities)

How to Maintain a V-Shaped Beard

long v-shape beard

Once you have trimmed your beard into a V-shape, it is important to maintain it properly. Here are a few tips for maintaining a V-shaped beard like a pro!

Trim After Every Two Weeks

You will want to trim your beard every two weeks for the best results. This will help to ensure that your beard stays symmetrical and evenly trimmed.

If you notice any stray hairs, trim them as soon as possible. However, this time can vary depending on the growth rate of your beard.

Comb Your Beard Every Day

You will also want to comb your beard every day. This will help to keep your beard looking neat. It will also help to distribute the natural oils evenly throughout your beard.

Use Beard Balm or Wax

Beard oil or wax can also help to keep your beard looking its best. These products can help to tame flyaways and give your beard a nice shine.

Be sure to choose a product that is right for your hair type. Most of you will prefer the beard wax which is more effective but if you want to use the beard balm that’s also fine.

Also, do not forget to use beard oil on your beard every morning (at least). This is not only for the pointed style but a general tip for bearded men especially those with long beards. Make your lives easier, gentlemen.

Do Not Over Trim

When trimming your beard, it is important not to overdo it. You should only trim the stray hairs that are out of place.

Trimming too much off of your beard can cause it to become uneven. Therefore, take your time and be careful when trimming your beard.

Awesome Pointed Beard Styles

Beard styles can vary depending on the shape of your face. If you have a pointed chin, you may want to try one of these beard styles:

Goatee: This style involves trimming the hair on your chin to create a small “goatee.” You can also choose to leave your mustache intact or trim it down.

Ducktail beard: When you have a pointed chin, another option is to grow a ducktail beard. This involves growing the hair on your chin long and then trimming it into a “duck tail” shape.

Van Dyke: The Van Dyke beard style is similar to the goatee but with a twist. In this style, you want your mustache to be disconnected from your beard and your mustache long. If you wanna curl it and make it a bit handlebar that’s your option. Van dyke beards are not widely worn so you will stand out!

V-Shape Van Dyke Beard

Read Also: Van Dyke vs Traditional Goatee (Head to Head Comparison!)

Final Thoughts

Trimming a V-shaped beard can be a bit tricky. However, with a little practice, you will be able to master this style. Just be sure to take your time and be careful not to overdo it.

A V-shaped beard will make you look more masculine and badass and your face will be more angular. Overall. you will have a more attractive appearance. Therefore, it is worth it!

This style requires medium to high maintainence but most men choose it because it is very impressive.

I hope this guide was helpful and that you can achieve the beard style of your dreams.

If you have any questions or comments feel free to write them in the comment section below and we will be more than happy to help.

Thanks for reading.

Until next time,

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