How to Trim a Perfect Beard Neckline

Last Updated on April 19, 2020 by charlie

Pulling off an epic beard takes more than just growing it out and letting it hang loose. It takes a certain level of commitment to groom, maintain, and shape it every so often. You don’t want to look like a caveman with an overgrown beard, do you? This article will show you how to trim a beard neckline like a pro and be able to sport a clean fuzz of beard with style and bravado.

How to Trim a Beard Neckline: What You Will Need

Your handy grooming clipper is essential to get a clean trim for your neckline.

You might also need to shave off the excess hair from the neck down with your trusty razor which we will explain in a bit.

Your beard shampoo or conditioner will soften the hair and skin underneath your beard for an easier trim; a natural moisturizing soap works fine as well.
How to Trim a Beard Neckline: What You Will Need

How to Trim a Beard Neckline: Step-by-step Instructions

1.     Condition Your Beard for Trimming

Before you start trimming your beard neckline, it’s best to shampoo your facial hair first to clean your beard and get the hair follicles soft and moist so it’s easier to trim and shave.

2.     Trim Your Beard

Before trimming your neckline, make sure you have an even trim all over with the desired length on your beard. It’s better to start off with a bigger guard, so you don’t accidentally cut your beard too short.

3.     Find Your Neckline

Place your index finger a little above your Adam’s apple and that’s pretty much the best indication that everything under that line needs to be trimmed and eventually shaved off after.

Be wary that this can vary for different people since some have longer necks and some have shorter ones. Reference it to the lowest point of your beard and follow the natural hollow “U” shape of your neck up to your ears, and you will have found your neckline.

4.     Trim Your Beard Neckline

With your clippers, use two settings below the length of your beard and slowly start trimming the hair below the line you visualized earlier.

You will still want your jawline and your chin’s underside to still have hair so be careful not to accidentally trim those areas.

5.     Shave or Taper Down Your Neckline

Anything after the underside of your chin and the line you visualized earlier should be shaved with your razor to a stop. Unless you want the divide to look less severe, use a setting or two lower to taper it off slowly, “fading” your beard down to your neck.


It’s no easy feat to maintain a neat and epic looking beard. You must check once in a while if your beard is in optimal condition and take necessary steps to shape and condition it.

Trial and error are also key in discerning where the best spot is to visualize your neckline and where exactly to start trimming and tapering.

With constant care and grooming, your beard will look neat and dapper every day!