How to Taper a Beard's Neckline

by David Lipscomb ; Updated September 28, 2017

Tapering beards keeps the look trimmed and intentional.

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Although full neck beards are occasionally preferred by some men, many also prefer to gradually taper the beard between the Adam's apple and jawline. This creates a trimmed appearance below the beard, without additional scruff and an apparent lack of maintenance. Tapering a beard's neckline is a straightforward process, making the beard-to-neck transition clean and manicured.

Items you will need

  • Comb
  • Scissors
  • Electric razor
  • Shaving cream
  • Straight or disposable razor
  • Wet, warm towel
Step 1

Trim any excess beard length at the neckline by running the finer section of the comb through any scraggly hair. Snip off the excess beard hair along the comb with a pair of sharp scissors. Continue around the perimeter of the beard.

Step 2

Hold the comb at a 45-degree angle to the neck. Taper the beard below the jawline and above the Adam's apple using the electric razor. Work from the center out. This will create a slight fade as the beard hair approaches the Adam's apple.

Step 3

Apply shaving cream to the section underneath the new neckline. Shave the neck clean, using a straight or disposable razor.

Step 4

Moisturize and soothe the newly shaved neck, using a warm and wet towel.

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About the Author

David Lipscomb is a professional writer and public relations practitioner. Lipscomb brings more than a decade of experience in the consumer electronics and advertising industries. Lipscomb holds a degree in public relations from Webster University.