How To Avoid The Dreaded Neckbeard

Spencer Bryce |

We all can agree having a beard is cool, and at Live Bearded we support any kind of beard.

But having a neckbeard isn't the best look and since it's our mission to help Beardsmen look, feel, and be their best, it's our duty to help you avoid this from happening to you.

What is a Neckbeard?

A neckbeard is a beard that sticks out lower on your neck than on your chin, often because there are more hair follicles on your neck.

I'll be the first to tell you, it is VERY common for the hairs on your neck to grow faster than your chin and cheeks, and to have more hair density here.

If this is something you struggled with trust me, you are not alone. As I'm regrowing my beard out, I've been reminded of this as you can see from the picture below.

What ends up happening, is you get this growth of hairs that grow lower than the rest, and it's most noticeable from the side profile as shown here.

This is more noticeable at shorter beard lengths, and an area of your beard you want to check in on regularly to make sure to trim down.

How to Trim a Neckbeard

Grab your MT-1 Beard Trimmer and a hand mirror. You'll best see what needs to be trimmed away from the side profile of your beard, so this second mirror is a must.

Facing the front mirror, position the second mirror to where you can comfortably see what's hanging down lower than your chin. Keep your head facing forward (do not turn your head while trimming).

Take your MT-1 and trim away a little bit at a time to form more of a flat line from the chin to the neckline of your beard.

When it comes to any kind of beard trimming, I always recommend trimming it with multiple passes rather than getting it all at once. This will ensure you take your time and don't take too much off.

When are Neck Hairs a Good Thing?

It's worth mentioning that the neck hairs are super important for longer beards. It's the neck hairs that most often provide the bulk of your beard as it gets longer, so you'll want to keep these as you grow.

The trick is trimming them down to allow the chin to catch up and then let them grow longer together. This will ensure your beard looks great at all lengths as you grow it longer!

As your beard gets even longer, most guys end up letting all the neck hairs grow to get it as full as possible.

Final Thoughts

We know beard trimming can be a bit daunting, so if you have any hesitations please reach out with any questions you have. You can always send us a picture of where you're at and what you'd like to do and we can walk you through step by step.

Thanks for your support and as always,

Live Bearded, Brother!

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Damn Brothers!!
The best info so far on beard growth!! After seeing y’all’s other videos that says don’t trim I had the oddest hairs on the neck. Now it completely makes sense and have cleaned it up to look much better!!

  • Chris

Great tip, love to learn.

  • David Whidden

2 questions! After applying beard oil, how long should I wait before applying beard butter? Also, when using a straightening comb, do I straighten first then beard butter. Or beard butter first then straighten?


Great video, awesome lesson! I tend to keep my own beard trimmed way down. I tried a full blown beard once several years ago…was not a good look for me! The new trimmer from you guys is simply awesome!! I use it to trim the strays in my beard, as well as make neat cuts along my jaw line. Long time beard nurturer, love LiveBearded!! Oh, and, btw, Spence: nice guns, brother!! Love those veins!! (I’m a retired medical lab tech/phlebotomist…fat, juicy veins just excite me! Used to be my pick up line in bars when I was younger…got me many a chick!! Lol!)

  • Michael Montanaro (Doc)

I need with grooming my beard I have spots in my beard

  • Bobby

Hello ,
You are talking a awful lot of work and a great way to make a mistake and mess up your beard at the same time
Thank You

  • Bill

Thanks for these tips and care guides. I know I hate the way my untrimmed beard looks and sometimes don’t even know why, so I fuck around with it till it looks acceptable! “neck beard” made it clear what I hate and changed the way I trimmed. my beard is long-ish and I don’t trust others with trimming it. Keep up the great customer service ya’ll.

  • Jamie Borden