Need a little advice

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    Keith Calhoun

    Yo Lee! How long have you gone without shaving/touching your beard in these photos? A month, a few weeks?

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    Lee Simoes

    It's been 4 weeks exactly today.

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    Lee Simoes

    Well, I have shaved under the neck and sides so I don't look too scrufffy for work. Any suggestions would be great. 

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    Eric Bandholz

    Lee, I think your beard looks great! Yes the cheeks are a little thin, but you've got such a thick mustache & chin area that most people won't pay attention to the cheeks.

    Are you planning to grow it a bit longer? If you grow it longer, you have the density on your neck to give the appearance of a full thick beard and you could simply just take your cheek line down a little lower. 

    You could also get away with moving your neckline about 1/2" towards your Adam's apple. 

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    Keith Calhoun

    Another route would be to continue shaving the neck (definitely move the neckline down a bit) and leave the sides alone. You have the shape, you just need to allow some time for those patches to potential fill in. The cheek areas tend to fill in at a slower rate.

    I think it took me about 2 months for my patchy areas to fill in.

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    Lee Simoes

    Thanks for the help! So should I just leave it and let it grow on my neck now and wait to shape it??? I'm in uncharted territory so any advice is greatly appreciated! So, let it grow now on my neck too and stop shaving for a while? If so then what do I do? I really do appreciate all your help and advice! 

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    Keith Calhoun

    In my opinion, let it grow everywhere EXCEPT for your neck. One it fills in everywhere else, you might be able to get a better idea of how you want to shape it. You can keep the neck nice and clean but give everything else the room to grow. I bet your beard will fill in nicely.

    Here's a video Jeff did on our youtube channel about how to shave your neck if you need some guidance there: 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofALWHT4v-Q

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    Lee Simoes

    Thanks for help! Is there a good beard/neckline trimming tool you guys recommend?? I looked on your site and you guys don't sell one. Is there a good one out there I can purchase???

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