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Beards · April 2, 2015

How To: Trim and Fade Your Beard Neckline

Where to Trim Your Beard Neckline

1. Envision a curved line between both ears (points A and B), connected by another point (C) above the Adam's apple.


2. To locate the proper midpoint (C), place two fingers above your Adams apple (roughly 1.5 inches).


How to Trim Your Beard Neckline

Adjust the clippers two settings below your beard length. Clip everything below this imaginary line. As your beard grows, you can maintain this same setting on the clippers when trimming. Even when you have a full, healthy beard, you'll want the hair between your neckline and Adam's apple to be relatively short.

How to Fade Your Beard Neckline

1. Go one or two settings shorter on the clippers. Target the same space just above the Adam's apple: Trim the bottom half with this shorter setting, but leave the top half at the length of the original setting. This will create a gradient instead of a hard stop along your neckline.

2. Finally, buzz all stray hairs between your chest hair and the bottom of the fade (i.e. your Adam's apple).

Need a visual example? Watch this easy-to-follow video below:

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Adam Hurly