BEARD SHAPING 101: HOW TO KEEP IT CLEAN AND STYLISH

BEARD SHAPING 101: HOW TO KEEP IT CLEAN AND STYLISH

By: Beau Vuillemot • Jan 6, 2023

Having a well-groomed beard is essential to looking sharp and feeling confident. But beard shaping can be daunting if you're unsure where to start. Luckily, you've come to the right place. In this guide, you'll learn what you need to know about keeping your beard clean and stylish. From what tools to use and how to trim to understanding the importance of beard maintenance and styling tips, you'll be able to shape your beard easily. So let's get started!


DEFINE THE NECKLINE

The neckline is one of the essential aspects of beard shaping, as it sets the tone for the rest of the beard. A well-defined neckline will create a crisp and neat appearance, while a poorly defined neckline can create an unkempt look. To determine the neckline, use a trimmer set to the desired length and carefully trim away the excess hair, working in small sections. Check your progress in a mirror to ensure you are happy with the shape of the neckline.

It's important to remember not to trim too high, as this will make the beard look unnatural. If you're having trouble finding the right shape for your neckline, take a picture of yourself in your profile and draw on it where you would like the neckline to be. 


TRIM THE CHEEKS

One of the most important steps in achieving the perfect beard is to trim the cheeks. This area is where the bulk of your facial hair lies and is a key factor in creating the desired look. The goal is to create an even line from the corner of your mouth to the sideburns.

To achieve this, start by combing your beard down towards your jawline. Make sure it's nice and even. Then, using a trimmer, start at the bottom of your cheek and move up to your sideburn. Keep the trimmer level, and keep it away from your skin. Once you've achieved the desired length, use scissors to trim any stray hair.

For a more natural look, you can use a razor to taper the sides of your beard. This action helps to give it a more rounded shape. After trimming, clean up loose hair with a beard brush or comb. For brushing or combing needs, check out our Beard Comb and Beard Brush Set, made from quality materials designed to last a long time.


SHAPE THE MUSTACHE

The mustache is an integral part of your beard and needs to be shaped correctly for a professional, neat look. The shape of your face should determine the shape of the mustache. First, comb the mustache away from the mouth to define the shape. Using scissors or electric trimmers, trim the ends of the mustache so that they end even with the corners of your mouth. Trim down any hairs that are sticking out too far.

Next, trim the top of the mustache to create a clean line that runs parallel to the top of your lip. If you have longer hair, you can use a comb to lift it and then trim it back slightly. Ensure the hair doesn't cover the top of your lip. Finally, thinning shears or an electric trimmer will thin out any thick patches of hair in the mustache. Be careful not to over-trim your mustache, as you want it to look full and natural.

After you've shaped your mustache, you may want our Mustache Wax (also available in Citrus scent) to hold it in place. Make sure to apply a small amount only to the tips, as too much product can make the mustache look greasy and unnatural.


FINISH WITH A GOOD BEARD OIL

The last step of shaping your beard is to finish off with good beard oil. Using beard oil not only helps to condition and nourish your facial hair, but it also helps to make it look healthy and well-groomed. Once you have applied the oil, you can comb or brush your beard to create the desired shape.


This action will also help to evenly distribute the oil and make your beard look more styled and well-groomed. And when finishing your beard shaping with beard oil, why settle for one choice when you can have three with our Beard Oil now packed in 3 delightful scents of Sandalwood, Pine & Cedar, and Clary Sage.

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