Growing a beard requires regular maintenance if you want to look your best, that’s the reason you need to trim your beard.
It may sound pretty easy, but with so many razors, beard trimmers, creams, foams, oils, and all the rest of it, getting your beard into shape can sometimes be a confusing affair.
You can trim your beard at home easily and get it right instead of visiting your barber. If you get it right, you will perfectly frame your face, accentuate or create the illusion of a strong jaw or slimmer neck.
To achieve the best result when it comes to trimming your beard, it’s advisable to always trim your beard while it’s dry. When your beard is wet, it will give the impression that the hairs are longer than they are, which could cause you to cut them shorter than desired.
Also, trimming your beard while the hair is dry will give you a better sense of what it will actually look like. Make sure you dry your beard completely before trimming.
So, here’s your ultimate guide on how to trim a beard in 8 easy steps.
- Wash and dry your beard.
- Brush your beard to rid it of tangles and leave you with a clean, tidy canvas to work with.
- Use clippers first. You can target strays first to bring everything to an even length before going in with your trimmer.
- Start with a longer guide and work your way down. This will allow you to avoid hacking everything off accidentally and being forced to start your beard journey from square one.
- Fade the neck and define the cheeks. Work your way down to smaller clipper settings and fade out the neck and cheeks to give your beard more definition.
- Address the mustache. Brush your mustache hairs, then remove the guide to trim the hairs below your nose.
- Spot-check for any missed strays, then rinse your beard off to remove the trimmings.
- Finish with a beard oil, moisturizer or beard balm to shape and style your freshly coiffed beard.