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The Goatee Beard

The goatee was aptly titled after the Greek god Pan, Pan was the original bad boy, he was known for his musical flare. Pan was the god whom watched over flocks, the forests, mountains and pretty much anything wild and manly, he was the guardian between civilisation and the wilderness.      

Pan sported the legs and horns of a goat and naturally a very large beard to accompany his devilishly handsome features. The Goatee has been a staple of the world of beadsmen for many years. Over the years and with media influence, a goatee is not connected to a moustache, a goatee is simply a chin beard. The goatee is a simple beast, which prefers the presence of no moustache or other facial hair, the goatee is often confused with its cousins, the circular beard, the Baldo, and or the Van Dyke.

The true goatee should be maintained at a width of the mouth, keeping neat to the area, the cheeks should be clean shaven. The hair itself should come to a point or v shape and can be kept short, or allowed to grow long, but it must be kept neat. The sides can either be rounded, or they can be shaven at angle to complement the V.

The small nature of the goatee means that it is a very simply beard to grow and maintain, as when we start to get into the more complex facial hairs styles then, maintenance require a little more time and effort. Maintenance of a goatee should be around 5 – 10 minutes per day depending upon length, but typically shorter the goatee is higher the maintenance. This is primarily due to the fact that facial hairs grow at different rates and all sorts of directions, therefore, an all over trim is required to keep the goatee in good stead. With that being said, it is very simply to visually check for any imperfections and or shape anomalies. The Goatee works very well for the larger face as this particular style has can have the visual effect of weight loss.