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Sideburns help?

johnnyelvis

New in Town
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Florida by way of NYC.
Anybody have any tips for trimming and styling good rockabilly sideburns a la Brian Setzer? I always get a few days growth, give it a shot and have to go short again because I mess it up. Should I not use one of those 5 blade razors? Any tips would be awesome, and post pictures while you are at it. I'd like to see what chops everyone is rockin'.
 
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10,879
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Portage, Wis.
I use the sideburn trimmer on my Remington electric razor (about the only thing I use an electric razor for. Works really nice, I've got a diagonal rake on mine too and it's 'razor straight' no pun intended.
 

scottyrocks

I'll Lock Up
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9,100
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Isle of Langerhan, NY
I have a buzz-cutter, the type thats used for crew cuts. When you turn it over, it makes perfect straight lines. I use it to trim neck lines and side burns. Then just use your choice of shaver, razor or electric, to clean up underneath.
 

Corto

A-List Customer
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343
Location
USA
Head down to your local Target and they'll have an aisle with old school trimmers and the newfangled kind which have built in guards. I generally sport rockabilly chops and I've found that any cheap, rechargeable adjustable trimmer will do. I think I have a rechargeable Remington with 5 or 6 built in guard settings. Mine cost somewhere in the neighborhood of ...$30-$40 if I remember correctly (but just remember, you get what you pay for...) Mine works just fine though.
 

conrad5157

One of the Regulars
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101
Location
Virginia
If you mean the overall length of the sideburn I just use an Atra twin blade and I seem to be able to keep them pretty straight, but I don't really dwell on it. If you mean the overall trim, I take a regular hair brush and brush from the bottom up so they kind of stand straight out on the sides. Then I come from the top down with an Oster trimmer with about a 1/4 inch attachment. A pretty quick process overall.

I would describe mine as more of a Hank Williams Sr. rather than Setzer.
 

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