How to Trim Chest Hair

Learn how to trim chest hair from Suite 303 stylist April Barton in this Howcast video.


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Speaker 1: Tips and tricks for hair removal. Now this is at a perfect length right now. It went from being shaved, which was very hard to touch, you know what, like, course, freshly shaved feels like. It's not good to touch. So just having it long enough that it hugs the body, now, I understand he gets a little bit heavier, so, you know, what we do is we trim it slightly. A man's chest should always look un-groomed. It shouldn't be too comb over, scissor, or too tightly groomed. So I don't like shaving it because it comes back in too abrupt. I do think if you want to remove it completely, waxing is probably your best bet, because it comes back in much softer. So if you wax the hair, it's much more pleasant to touch when it grows back in, because when you shave the hair it blunts out the tip. Speaker 2: Okay. Speaker 1: So you're shaving it and it's growing out, and it's growing very blunt, but when you pull it out from the root it's growing out really soft. It has a soft tip. So there is a myth that if you wax it that it comes back thicker, it's not true, because the thickness of the hair is already established by the already existing follicle. It should always feel good. It should always be approachable. You know, if it gets really opaque in some areas, that's where you want to sort of dive into it, and lean it out a little bit, but you don't want it to look too manicured. And one of the tricks up here it always leave the Adam's Apple area, underneath the Adam's Apple, this area, you want to keep it free of hair. So what I suggest is you hold down the chest hair and you dive under and you clean this area, and then you let that come up natural. So you need to keep a certain amount of hair gone between here and facial hair. And also, another thing, is, like, fading out this line a little bit. So that's a part of body hair, going right up into the neck. You want to make sure there aren't any lines. Nice.


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    Tucked away on the 3rd floor of the notorious Hotel Chelsea, April Barton’s Suite 303 is the place to go for men's grooming. Since 1995 April Barton has been the stylist of choice for rockers, artists and A-list celebrities and Suite 303 is one of the best-kept secrets in NYC. Whether it’s adapting retro styles for Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane before the opening of “The Producers” or getting Ethan Hawke ready for an upcoming role, Suite 303 is the place to define your style and bring out your best.