How to create the Van Dyke

Named after the 17th century Flemish painter who made it famous, the Van Dyke consists of a Goatee underneath - but not connected to - a moustache.

You're free to choose the type of moustache you want to team up with your Goatee, although a natural moustache usually works best. This is a really creative style which leaves your cheeks smooth and includes that definitive, all-important gap between your moustache and beard. The result is a clean, well-framed look that will stand the test of time.

1. Comb your beard and moustache neatly downwards. Use your beard trimmer without the comb to trim a (slanting) line from the side of your moustache down to your jaw on each side.

2. Continue both lines below the jawbone, and connect them with a straight line along your neck.

3. Remove the remaining hair on your cheeks and neck, without going too close to the outline of your beard and moustache.

4. Trim your moustache below the corner of your lips to leave a gap above your beard, and shape your moustache to a style that suits you. Trim two semicircles around your Soul Patch too.

5. Put on the trimmer comb, and trim the hair on your chin evenly to the length you want. For a neat effect, tidy up with the rotary shaver.