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Goatee - a beard of stylish men


With a versatile multi-function groomer, you can shave, shape and cut your beard in any style of your choice

All you need to do is choose one of the many styles presented here. Trendy goatee is an unrivaled classic that is surprisingly easy to create with the Braun multifunctional grinder. In recent years, this beard on the chin has received a real second wind, which was given to it by stars of all stripes, wearing a goatee on the red carpet of the whole world.

Start by shaving your cheeks and neck below the chin. This will give you a neat appearance and allow you to highlight the goatee without distracting bristles.

After that, cut the goatee of any desired length - with the help of an adjustable cutting head it is completely in your hands! Repeat this procedure once a week to look neat and sexy. If you grow a beard for a very long time, it usually looks a bit messy, so don't be lazy to look after it.

Thirdly, stack the details of your goatee with sharp corners where the sides of the goatee intersect the horizontal line under the chin. This will give your beard a more defined look and allow it to stand out extra. And here she is - a catchy goatee in a matter of minutes!

Keep in mind that the purpose of wearing a goatee is to make sure its overall size never overloads your face. You can not allow the goatee to grow rapidly over the whole face, it is necessary to control its width. Because the wider the goatee, the fuller the face looks. Not to mention that it will resemble a cover, but not a hairdo, significantly reducing its attractiveness.

Trick: never let the beard go beyond the iris. So you can be sure that the face will look thinner, and, in addition, this will ensure the correct symmetrical balance. Now you know what to do with the rest of the beard.

What is

What is a spanish beard? This is a round, clearly edged short stubble in the very center of the chin under the lower lip. It occupies only the area around the mouth, while the cheeks remain smoothly shaved. Sometimes complemented by a mustache.

There was such an option of cutting hair on the face in the distant XVI century and was at first exclusively practical. High lace collars were in fashion, and the goatee was the perfect beard for similar clothes. It remains relevant for modern men, as it gives the face aesthetic appeal, accuracy and elegance.

Often confused with a goatee. There really is a similarity, but a distinctive feature of the goatee goatee is the presence of a hair blade in the dimple of the chin. In addition, the Spanish beard has a smooth rounded shape and a wider shape.

Appearance story

Spaniards began to be worn by the Spaniards in the 16th century. Goatees at that time were worn with a small mustache and short haircuts. There were men who wore a wooden press over their beards at night so as not to spoil the goatee.

The Spanish mustache, over time, began to be worn by men from other countries, especially Protestant priests. So, goatee has survived to our times.

Who is it for?

Spanish beard is not suitable for chubby men. On other types of faces, it can be grown. Many artists or people associated with show business adorn themselves with such a beard.

Goatee is suitable for brunettes, as it makes a man courageous and handsome. Thin men can also add to their image the romanticism of this beard.


She is also called Van Dyke's beard. Anthony van Dycke lived in the 17th century, this Flemish portrait painter wore just such a beard. In memory of this great man, this kind of Spanish beard began to bear his name.

Vandaikovskaya beard is a wedge-shaped islet, which is decorated with a thin mustache. Beard and mustache do not connect.

Such beards do not have a clear wedge-shaped shape. This combination is a combination of a thin antennae with a rounded islet, in the center of the chin.

A bare body remains on the sides of these types of beards and you need to regularly monitor it so that it does not overgrow, otherwise the goatee will lose its appearance.

How to grow?

Some people think that growing a beard is easy, but it’s not. So that later, you cut your beard and get a goatee, you need to know how to grow hair on a beard.

The first thing to start with is to forget about the razor for a while. Your facial hair should grow in its own order. Due to the genetic features, you need to track whether your hair grows on the right parts of the face. You can notice this only after a few days. This period must be sustained, since it is very difficult to grow a beard in the first stage. She looks untidy and chaotic.

When you notice that your hair is growing in the right areas of the face, then allow time for the beard to lengthen. If your chin hair does not grow or grow very rarely, then you should choose a different type of beard.

You must choose the length of your beard yourself. Imagine your image to determine the length and shape of the beard. Photos or pictures in magazines can help you with this. Also, if you have a computer program for modeling the appearance, you can use it to find the shape and length of the beard. Such programs can be downloaded from the Internet or go to the salon and use them.

When you have chosen the type of beard and decided on the length, then you can proceed to the next step - cutting the goatee.

How to trim and shape a beard? (What tools to use, step by step instructions)

To cut the goatee, you will need tools, for example:

  1. Large mirror
  2. Shaving gel,
  3. Special scissors,
  4. A special comb for such a beard,
  5. Electric trimmer with nozzles,
  6. Wax for styling a beard.

It is very important to buy high-quality tools and products for caring for a beard, as the shape of the Spanish beard and its general appearance will depend on this.

Some do not know how to cut a goatee, so they turn to specialists for help, but if you want, you can do it yourself. The main thing is to adhere to the instructions.

  1. To achieve symmetry, you need to start shaving the beard at the edges. With a flick of the wrist, shave off excess hair, carefully picking up on the outlined contours. Do not forget to follow the symmetry of the beard.
  2. You can outline the contours with a sharp razor or trimmer.
  3. Shave your hair at your convenience, changing the direction of the machine.
  4. If you decide to decorate the beard with a mustache, then decide on their shape in advance.
  5. When you finish shaving your beard, sharpen the corners to give it a wedge-shaped shape. With a Wandaika beard, angles need to be done on two sides of the chin.

To better understand how to do this, watch the video on the intern and repeat it on yourself. The main thing is not to rush, otherwise you will have to grow a beard again.

How to use a shaving pattern?

If this is your first time to make a beard and don’t know how to make a goatee, then you will need a beard shaving template. You can buy such a template in special stores or on the Internet.

Universal template suitable for all men with different face shapes. On it, you can adjust the size of the beard that suits your face. There are three types of settings in the template.

If you decide to use a beard shaving template, then you need to know about the instructions for using it.

  • To make the template fit snugly to your face, bite a special mouthpiece.
  • You need to customize the template, taking into account your facial features. Choose which kind of goatee you want and fix it like this.
  • It is important that the template tightly covers the area of ​​hair that you want to keep. If you have done this, then you may not worry that during shaving, damage the shape of the goatee.
  • Take a razor and expose your face from unnecessary hair without touching the borders of the template.

The template is needed for those who shave their beard for the first time, when you learn how to do it automatically.

How to adjust the shape with a trimmer?

At the very end, when you have finished shaving your beard, you need to adjust it. For this, you will need a trimmer. To get a beautiful Spanish beard, you need to pay special attention to the final stage.

Wash the beard after the haircut and comb it with a comb. Take a special trimmer nozzle and remove excess beard hairs that extend beyond the intended contour. It is important that the machine moves from top to bottom, and then vice versa. Thanks to the built-in regulator, you will not be able to spoil your goatee.

When you adjust the Vandayk beard, trim the tips of the mustache so that they do not grow below the contour of the lips.

Do not forget that the maximum length of this beard should not exceed five mm. When adjusting the lower part of the beard, use a narrow nozzle with the one that cuts the hair in the nose. When you come to the correction of the joint between the chin and neck, then rearrange the mirror below the level of the head to see that you are shaving.

Care Tips

A beautiful beard always attracts attention, so a man should make sure that she is in perfect condition. For this it is important:

  1. Wash your beard twice a week with a special shampoo. Once a month, air conditioning is available.
  2. Wash your beard daily with clean water in the morning and evening. Due to this, abscesses or boils will not form on the skin under the beard.
  3. When you eat, make sure that there is no food left on your beard. Always carry a small mirror with you.
  4. Comb your beard regularly so that it looks neat. You need to do this every two hours.
  5. Use cosmetics to improve the goatee.

Some men are worried about their beard appearance due to age. The gray goatee doesn’t look very beautiful. This problem can be solved by staining. However, this procedure should be done by a specialist.

If you want to do it yourself, then seriously approach this issue and choose high-quality paint of the desired color. The paint should be lighter than the usual hair color, or match it. The wrong color will make you shave your beard.

Beard - a sign of masculinity

Today we learned how to shave a beard and how to care for it. A beard really makes a man attractive and courageous, but you need to regularly monitor her. Correct the goatee in time, otherwise it will look bad.

Choose the right shape for this beard, as each man has a different goatee style. Many men began to feel more confident when they grew a beard.

Types of goatee

This element of the decoration of the male face is performed in several versions:

  1. Circular
    What does a circular goatee look like? It represents the central part of the chin filled with bristles. The vegetation is rounded, smoothly connecting with a thin mustache. Visually resembles an islet of facial hair, affecting the area above the upper and lower lips. This kind of beard is especially popular. It looks stylish and neat.
  2. Classic
    This is a goatee without a mustache. Vegetation occupies the central part of the chin, has a spiky shape. Almost the same as a circular beard, only with a sharper end and without hair above the upper lip.
  3. Vandeikovskaya
    Such a Spanish beard owes its name to the Flemish portrait painter van Dyck. It suggests the presence of a mustache and beard that are not interconnected. Mustache in this embodiment is a separate element of face decoration. They are thin and do not touch the corners of the lips. And the beard is made in the form of a small thin wedge located in the central part under the lower lip.

How to grow a goatee goatee

To grow a beard goatee, a man will have to stop using a razor for some time. The length of the bristles should be 1-2 cm. Each man has hair growing at different speeds. 2-5 days will be enough for one, more than a week for the other.

It is necessary to ensure that the hair on the chin reaches the required length. In certain areas of the face, growth can be more intense and faster, for example on the cheeks. You need to wait until the chin is filled with thick hairs and proceed to modeling and fringing of vegetation.

If the beard grows in foci, it makes sense to remove excess vegetation in places where it is not needed. For example, on the neck, cheeks, cheekbones. If uneven growth is observed in the chin area, then the man should come to terms with this and wait until the beard in this area becomes thick and the hairs reach at least 1-2 cm.

To accelerate growth and increase density, it is recommended to purchase special cosmetics, for example, castor oil, burdock oil. They strengthen the follicles, restore their functioning and repair hair damage.

There are also medications to stimulate hair growth. They are made on the basis of minoxidil. This substance dilates blood vessels and promotes blood flow to problem areas. As a result, hair follicles receive more oxygen and nutrients, and hair growth resumes.

Uneven or slow growth may be due to a lack of vitamins. Therefore, you can take special multivitamin complexes:

  1. Merz Dragee - contains more than 15 vitamins necessary for health and hair growth.
  2. Revalid - provides the body with the necessary substances for the restoration, strengthening and growth of hair.
  3. Perfectil is a rich vitamin and mineral composition. The drug accelerates regenerative processes, improves the functioning of blood vessels, and improves the condition of hair and nails.

How to trim and style: step by step instructions

With a radical change in image, as well as, if there were no experiments with the shape of a beard before, then for the first time it is better to contact a professional. He will show a vivid example and all stages of modeling.

But, if a man is confident in his abilities and is ready for change, then you can cut and draw a goatee goatee yourself. Only at first it is necessary to arm yourself with the necessary tools that will help simulate the vegetation and create smooth, clear, symmetrical contours.

Before you make a goatee goatee, it is recommended to purchase a special template. This is a rectangular device with rounded corners. Allows you to create a clear outline of the future beard. It fits snugly on the chin area and is held by the teeth. As a rule, such a pattern has several settings, so that shaving can be done strictly individual, adjusting the width of the future goatee.

With such a device, the process of modeling a beard will be as quick and smooth as possible, since a man will not have to follow the symmetry and clarity of the lines. The template will not allow shaving too much.

Also for modeling goatee you may need:

  1. Comb with frequent teeth.
  2. Big mirror.
  3. Scissors.
  4. Trimmer with nozzles.
  5. Razor with blades.
  6. Hair clipper with nozzles.
  7. Means for and after shave.
  8. Wax for styling.

How to cut a goatee goatee:

  • Step 1: Decide on the form. To begin with, a man needs to determine the shape of the goatee: with or without a mustache, whether they will connect with the hair under the lower lip, width, etc.
  • Step 2: Prepare the template. If a man chose a circular version of a haircut, then for these purposes it is better to use a template for goatee. In this case, it will be enough to adjust the device to the width of the lips (slightly protruding beyond them), firmly press it with your teeth and shave off excess hair on the open part of the face. You can use a trimmer for this. If a man wants to achieve perfect smoothness of the skin around the goatee, then you can use a razor.
  • Step 3: Remove Unnecessary. It is better to start the process from the area of ​​the cheeks, cheekbones, neck, gradually moving to the template. When the excess vegetation is shaved, then remove the template and trim the hair that was under it.
  • Step 4: Fit. To trim and create a clear line, you can use a trimmer. And you can even out the length of the remaining hair with a hair clipper. It is necessary to install a nozzle on it. Choose the length yourself, based on the already existing length of the shortest hair and the desired result. If there is no machine, then use scissors.

The template can be replaced with a homemade cardboard form. In an extreme case, mark the contour on the skin with a cosmetic pencil and shave the hair clearly along the drawn lines.

This is the easiest way to quickly create a goatee. If there is no special template at hand, then the man should be as careful as possible when modeling the shape, as careless movement leads to an accidental shaving of the hair, which can ultimately ruin the shape. Then the man will have to shave off all his hair and again wait for the regrowth.

When self-modeling, it is important to observe the symmetry of the lines. It is necessary to ensure that the distance of the hair from the corner of the lips to the border of their growth is the same. Т. е. если визуально провести прямую черту по линии смыкания губ, то с обеих сторон линия роста волос должна быть одной и той же ширины. Наглядный пример, того как сделать бороду испанку, можно посмотреть на видео в интернете.

На моделировании формы процесс не заканчивается. Эспаньолка — это не просто растительность по центру подбородка, но и выделяющийся островок внутри. Его сделать гораздо сложнее. Under the lower lip in the very center (i.e. in the dimple), it is necessary to preserve the hair and shape. It can be rectangular, wedge-shaped (with expansion or narrowing to the base). This island should smoothly transition to the lower hairline, and the rest (i.e., the skin under the lower canines) should be shaved off.

It is very difficult to do this with a shaving machine, because the treated area is small and you can easily shave off excess hair. For these purposes, an ideal tool is a trimmer with a narrow nozzle.

To maintain a neat appearance, regular care is required for the goatee goatee:

  • the washing up,
  • applying conditioner, oils (for moisturizing and softening hair),
  • combing,
  • fixation by special means (so that the hairs do not stick out to the sides).

Regular contour correction is also needed. If the bristles grow quickly, it will not be easy to maintain shape, otherwise the Spanish beard will look sloppy and lose its zest.