Beginners Guide to Trimming and Styling Your Beard
When you get tired of your daily shaving routine or simply want to reinvent your style there is nothing easier than growing your facial hair for a manlier look.
For some men, they are merely nuisances and for other, they are a character statement. Grooming and styling it is truly a great experience that doesn’t take much time and certainly doesn’t demand constant routine of having to shave every single day. Recently, growing a beard has become a sign of liberty and opposition to conservatism that pressed men to be clean-shaven for work etiquette. As with anything else – proper care, grooming and trimming will make it look great and healthy.
Depending on the style of your beard you might opt for various tools to keep it looking the way it best fits the shape of your face. Longer facial hair is a bit more demanding to groom and comb through. For shorter styles, simple maintenance with a beard trimmer will do the job nicely.
For a healthy-looking beard make sure that you have a nice diet that is rich in vitamins, minerals and protein. Its growth depends on your genetics so be realistic when expecting hair growth speed and overall volume of your facial hair.
Once you have something to work with its time to shape it to best fit your style. If your intent is to keep a clean and tidy look of your face, then there is some precision trimming involved in the process. Use your beard trimmer kit to its full potential. When it gets to be substantially longer you can use a regular comb to cut off excess hair with great precision.
Just position the comb away from your skin as much as you want and go over the outer side of it with your beard trimmer. The widespread hair on your cheeks is best removed with a regular shaving razor. This way you will outline and well define you long and thicker facial hair.
When your facial hair is not as thick and really short in length then there is even less grooming involved. A simple pass with a beard trimmer will keep it a perfectly even length and you will only have to repeat the trimming when you notice that some individual hairs are longer from the rest. All the necessary shaping can be easily achieved by moving your trimmer at different angles.
A neat trick to give your medium length beard a more compact appearance is to cut off excess hair from all sides of your face while removing more of it underneath your nose and around and under your mouth area. This way you will style your medium size beard to look tidier while still having significant length and thickness.