Your Simple Beard Trimming Strategy
Here's a simple 2 minute read to help you with your beard trimming
Ok let's cut to the chase and to the long hair on your face.
The fact is your beard should be a thing of beauty and we're here to help you make sure of that.
Look I personally like a well manicured full beard, but it doesn't matter if you prefer a carefully clipped goatee or a thick, full neck-warmer.
Either way it doesn’t mean your beard should be left to its own devices to grow and look as your beard wants. That decision should be directly up to YOU.
At the same time if the Sons of Anarchy look is your thing we're cool with that too.
No matter your style we're here to help you keep your beard in line.
What does beard trimming involve?
Trimming will give your beard the desired shape, and a beard without a shape is just hair protruding from the face. If you desire the proper symmetrical and clean look then you'll want to aim for a few things.
You'll want even length all over, a proper beard neckline, a good even cheekline, a mustache, and a good lipline. Here’s how to achieve that.
How to trim a beard – properly
Here’s exactly how you give yourself a nice beard trim, from the initial trim right up to some serious mustache control.
Step 1: The all-over beard trim
Let's face it...It's always a good idea to start this process by washing and drying your beard before getting started so do that first.
Keep in mind the best way to trim your beard is to start with the longest hair length and bring it down gradually.
Set your beard trimmer to its longest setting and trim your beard all over. Go against the direction of hair growth to remove excess bulk. Repeat this process using shorter trim settings until you’re happy with the length.
Step 2: Define your neckline
Here's a cool trick for you.
For the perfect beard neckline, put a finger horizontally just above your Adam’s Apple and trim a vertical strip below this line. Work outwards under your jawline to one side, then return to the center and work your way to the other side. You’re only excused this step if you’re sporting stubble: if you’re trimming a full beard, your neckline is going to need the attention.
Step 3: Finish out your beard trim through with a clean shave
Shave off the trimmed hairs located below your new beard neckline. Show no mercy – they must be removed. There is no other way.
Trust me you don't want to leave with a full neck beard. A neck beard may be some new age style I don't know about, but I just don't see it.