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
Buzz the hairs of your beard with electric clippers, trimming the hairs down to the desired depth of your beard.
Wash the skin on your face with warm, soapy water prior to shaving.
Apply shaving cream to your chin and cheeks.
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.
Shave away the shaving cream-covered areas, starting at the edge of the cream and shaving up the cheek.
Clean off any excess shaving cream and dry your face.
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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