A man with mutton chops beard style.

How to Do a Mutton Chops Beard

Sideburns resembling a swath on your face might not sound all that appetizing but Mutton Chops remain a popular and dramatic style, particularly for men with rounder faces. They follow the natural growth of the beard but stop before reaching the mouth.

How to Do Mutton Chops Step-by-Step

  • 1

    Grow your beard for 4 to 6 weeks or until you have a good amount of hair growth.

  • 2

    Clean up your neck, chin and mustache with your Wahl trimmer.

  • 3

    Using your trimmer, create a top border by shaving a sloped line along the natural border of your beard to your mouth.

  • 4

    Trim a 1/2-inch to 1-inch vertical strip on both sides of your mouth to separate your mustache and the Mutton Chops.

  • 5

    Create a lower border by shaving a defined line along your jaw line.

  • 6

    Allow your new chops to grow to the desired length. You can keep them styled and tamed with beard styling product.

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