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STEP 12: BLEND SIDES OF FACE
Using thinning shears, blend the line from the
outside corner of the eye to the corner of the mouth.
The outside corner of the eyes is tight. The dogs eyes
are seen from the side but not from the front.
STEP 13: BLEND TO OF HEAD
Blend the top of the head to lay flat.
STEP 14: FINISH HEAD
The face should be brick shaped. Hold the fall out of
the way to just trim the beard hair. Using chunkers
and aiming your shears toward the nose, take a snip
or two of the bushiness hanging over where the beard
should be. Then comb and check the shape.
STEP 15: BLEND INTO BODY
Using chunkers, blend the clipper line on the neck
into the body coat.
STEP 12 STEP 13 STEP 13
STEP 14 STEP 14 STEP 15