New York, NY (Top40 Charts) Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr., more commonly referred to as Common (his current stage name; earlier he was called Common Sense), is one of the most versatile American celebrity of current times.
Other than being one of the most loved hip hop recording artists, he is also a successful film producer, actor, and poet. This write up is for all those people who are interested in knowing more about Lynn's achievements and his amazing beard style. Read on to find out more.
Lonnie Rashid Lynn Career: The Major Milestones
Common debuted with an album titles Can I Borrow a Dollar way back in 1992. That was just the beginning; he kept coming up with big releases as an underground hip hop artist all through the 1990s and 2000s.
Next, he expressed himself as a part of the alternative hip hop and neo soul musical collective Soulquarians. He gained significant mainstream success with this endeavor of his and became one of the favorite recording artists of the country.
During the initial years of his career, Lynn released his creations under different labels like GOOD Music, Geffen, Relativity, etc. The year 2011 saw Lynn launch a record label imprint of his own; he called is Think Common Entertainment.
Now, it seems that the hip hop biggie is looking to try his hands in jazz seriously. At least his most recent announcement is suggesting so. Right at the beginning of 2018, Lynn announced that he will soon form a jazz group titled August Greene.
Biggest Achievements of Lynn
Like Water for Chocolate (released in 2000), Lynn's fourth studio album, happens to be his very first major-label album. It was not only loved by the common hip of lovers, but was also praised by the critics.
The hip hop legend received his first Grammy three years later i.e. in 2003. He won the award for the number Love of My Life (it was declared the Best R&B Song of the year).
His next Grammy nomination came in 2006 for his 2005 album Be; however, this time, he didn't get the winner's trophy. Lynn got his second Grammy in 2009 for Finding Forever, an album released couple of years back.
The hip hop artist trophy cabinet also features a Golden Globe trophy and an Oscar. He got both the awards in 2015 for a song titled Glory in the 2014 movie Selma.
Lonnie Rashid Lynn Beard Style
He is surely a bearded black man followed around the globe for his facial hair style. Lonnie Rashid is known for his dashing bald and bearded look.
He actually sets up an example for all those people who feel that having a goatee makes a bald man look even more horrible. The fact is that the combination produces a perfectly badass look that men always look to have.
There are times when Lynn shifts from a goatee to a full bearded look. However, then also, he prefers to keep his head completely shaved.
How to Have Lonnie Rashid Lynn Goatee?
Do you want to do the bald and bearded look that Lonnie Rashid Lynn has been sporting for so many years? If yes, then you will surely need to begin by shaving of your hair.
That's actually not a difficult job; what would require you to put in significant effort is getting a perfect goatee like the hip hop legend. Here are the steps that you must follow:
Individuals who have a mustache will have to begin by trimming it down while letting his beard grow for a few days. Ideally, you should trim your mustache using a top stubble trimmer.
However, you should never allow your beard to become untamed. It's important to stop shaving for a few days as it will help you to find out whether you can actually grow a goatee or not (if getting a goatee is not possible for you, go for Lynn's full bearded look).
In addition, you can also not expect all goatee styles to look good on you.
Ideally, you must use shaving cream / oil when styling your goatee (don't forget to wash off the oil carefully once the styling is done). For getting a traditional goatee, you must make sure that you shouldn't allow your facial hair's outer edges to go past your smile lines.
It's true that you will come across people with asymmetrical goatee that pass that line here and there; however, Lynn is surely not one of them. He always appears with his goatee perfectly trimmed around his smile lines.Trimming the neckline is also equally important.
When trimming your beard, make clean corners at your jawline; using a beard shaper would help you keep things neat.
Hair tends to grow in all direction; so, you must move your clippers or razors in every single direction. This will allow you to get hold of all the strays effortlessly.
You must be particularly careful about your mustache and nose hair; it's definitely not a good thing if they stay connected with each other. Such issues will be resolved aptly if you use aprecise beard trimmer.
When trying to have a perfect goatee like Lynn, you will have to stop yourself from falling prey to the temptation of growing some extra stubble.
Stubble looks really great on men, but never along with a goatee. Things would turn even messier if you end up having stubble when trying out the bald and bearded look of Lynn.
For individuals who are having a goatee for the first time, becoming convinced with their overall look or density of their beard is extremely difficult.
Here, we would like to point out that it's almost impossible to get a perfectly thick goatee like Lynn if you are not genetically blessed with high quality facial hair.
If your goatee is slightly sparse, but you look good with it, try to be happy with what you have achieved. There are surely some beard oils and balms that might help you get a fuller goatee.
Following the above guidelines will surely help you get the bald and bearded look of your dreams. However, remember that you would need to be a bit patient for achieving the exact look of Lynn.