Dwayne Johnson has successfully made a transition from being a wrestling superstar to the big screen with movies such as The Scorpion King and the Fast & Furious franchise.
Known for his cocked eyebrow trademark, Dwayne is also famous for his positive style evolution – from the tracksuit-wearing days to the tailored suits that compliment his larger-than-life physique.
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From Professional Wrestler to Movie Star
Dwayne Johnson came from a family of professional wrestlers, so after dabbling in football, he signed with the WWF in 1996 and debuted as Rocky Maivia.
His entry into wrestling was initially not well-accepted by fans, partly because of his cheesy storyline.
Soon after that, Johnson engaged in various feud matches against WWF greats like Stone Cold Steve Austin, Faarooq, and John Cena.
Mainstream success in wrestling paved his way for major success on the big screen.
Johnson took a break from wrestling in 1998 to focus on movies and TV, appearing in That ’70s Show and Star Trek: Voyager before playing a small part as The Scorpion King in The Mummy Returns.
He played the part so well that he was cast as the lead in The Scorpion King spin-off.
This was followed by more roles that took advantage of his action star persona, from The Rundown to Walking Tall, G.I. Joe Retaliation and Fast & Furious 6.
Other projects, like Hercules, Ballers and 2017’s Jumanji proved that The Rock’s star power is not waning anytime soon.
Dwayne Johnson’s Style Transitions
Although the Rock is known as a sleek dresser, he wasn’t always this way.
His day job uniform consisted of leather or spandex pants branded with his ringside name and a pair of chukka boots so it is easy to understand why he wasn’t the most stylish actor in the room.
As he started doing more and more projects on the big screen, Dwayne went through an anti-fit, oversized phase that included leather jackets that were always one size too big and bootcut jeans alternated with baggy jeans and paired with basic black shirts.
Recently, his sense of style has matured to a point where he knows how to dress for the red carpet, even though his fashion choices off-set still tend to veer towards jeans and tight T-shirts.
On the red carpet, you can see Johnson sharp and sleek with tailor-made suits that fit him like a glove.
He also likes to dress casually in a light colored blazer paired with a dressed-down white V-neck, jeans, and sneakers.
How to Get Dwayne Johnson’s Goatee
Dwayne Johnson has sported a goatee on and off through his career but recently he has been sporting a salt and pepper version of a goatee that gives him a dignified, more mature look.
A goatee is also one of the best beard styles for black men and also one of the beard styles that is easy to achieve.
Johnson sports a circle beard which is a goatee that is connected to the mustache by a strip of hair coming down the sides of the mouth just under the cheeks.
Compared to the conventional goatee, this can be considered a fuller beard although it does not cover a large portion of the face.
While growing your facial hair, you may experience beard itching.
Trimming and Shaping
Once you have the right kind of facial hair density, it is time to trim and shape your beard.
Start off by using a good beard soap and warm water to wash your beard. Warm water helps soften the hair follicles and makes trimming easier.
The benefits of using beard soap include removal of oil, dirt, and grime from your beard. After toweling your facial hair, start shaving the outline.
Using a beard trimmer start from your neck and continue up to your chin and cheeks to create a rough shape. Start the outline an inch above Adam’s apple.
Trim the sides of the goatee to create about a centimeter width of hair connecting the mustache to the goatee.
Do this for the mustache as well so you end up with one centimeter wide strip of a mustache.
Remove the guard and trim just above the upper lip to give your mustache a sharp edge.
Shave under your chin to create a V letter, leaving just a small triangular upside down patch of hair just under the center of the lower lip.
Use the shortest guard size to trim the hairs on this patch to keep them short.
Keep the hairs on the chin about half an inch long. If you want more flexibility in doing this part, investing in a cordless stubble beard trimmer is a good idea.
Give your beard a trim once a week to keep it sharp and sleek. You want to keep the edges defined and the surrounding areas clean to make the goatee stand out.
The Rock’s facial hair is easy to notice because of its salt and pepper texture, giving it a different color from his tan skin color.
You can try beard dying and coloring if your natural hair color is similar to your skin color.
A goatee is one of the most popular short beard styles that anyone who can grow facial hair can achieve. If the Rock can rock this beard style, there’s a good chance you can too.
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