How to Grow a Chin Strap Beard

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How to Grow a Chin Strap Beard
A chinstrap is named after its resemblance to a helmet strap. (Photos.com/PhotoObjects.net/Getty Images)

For a man that can grow a full beard there is no shortage of available grooming options for the locks on their chin and cheeks. A chinstrap is an old-fashioned beard, with such famous historical figures as Abe Lincoln sporting the style, which has been modernised as a close-cropped look. Grooming a chin strap can be completed using only electric buzzers, or for an extra close shave, with a combination of a set of buzzers and a razor blade.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Electric buzzer
  • Shaving cream
  • Razor
  • Towel

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Buzz the hairs of your beard with electric clippers, trimming the hairs down to the desired depth of your beard.

  2. 2

    Wash the skin on your face with warm, soapy water prior to shaving.

  3. 3

    Apply shaving cream to your chin and cheeks.

  4. 4

    Wipe off shaving cream with your finger to remove cream from any areas your chin strap will cover, including the sideburns. A standard chin strip runs from one sideburn down to the jaw line, under the front of the chin and back up to the other sideburn.

  5. 5

    Shave away the shaving cream-covered areas, starting at the edge of the cream and shaving up the cheek.

  6. 6

    Clean off any excess shaving cream and dry your face.

  7. 7

    Touch up the beard using a pair of electric clippers with no guide to narrow the strap, or straighten the lines, if needed.

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