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If you've got a widow's peak, you're in good company: many well-renowned celebrities sport this distinctive type of hairline. A widow's peak dips down a little from the rest of the hairline, usually in the center of the forehead, though it can be more to one side or the other as well. While the widow's peak can create a striking look on some, others are less fortunate. If you're in the latter category, consider shaving to even out your hairline.

Wet your hair and pull it back from your forehead so you can tell where you need to work.

Pull the hairs involved in your widow's peak forward, separating them from the rest.

Trim the hair of your widow's peak with a sharp pair of scissors so it will be easier to shave. If your hair is already quite short, you can skip this step.

Apply shaving cream or gel to the area you are going to shave.

Use your razor very carefully, making sure to shave only the hair of your widow's peak while avoiding the rest of your hairline.


Shaved hair can look stubbly when growing back, so you may want to consider plucking with tweezers instead. While this method is more time consuming, it can also help prevent the hairs from growing back in the future and may help reduce the appearance of your widow's peak.