How do i trim my beard?

If your beard is bushy. This blog will be good news for you. In today’s professional environment, proper beard care is essential. While a bushy beard is a sign of authority and masculinity, if allowed to go native it can signal to others that you do not care about your appearance, are undisciplined, or worse. Trimming the beard allows for its true majesty to be realized since different parts of your beard grow at different rates. So, now the question appears: how do I trim my beard?

For those looking to go it alone, here is how to rock a solo beard trim. First, the basics:

Symmetry is the name of the game.

Above all else, your beard needs to be symmetrical.

Beard length: This is a personal preference. From light stubble to full wizard, it is whatever you are most comfortable with. Your beard is a reflection of you, not of society or popular norms.

Unless you are extra for Vikings, your beard and chest hair shall never form one continuous growth. You should always shave your neck. Now, your bead may extend down to your chest, but if you lift your beard, you should not see a northern “happy trail.”

Scissors or clippers? 

The traditionalist will tell you to always use scissors. While I am a romantic and like this idea, it is simply not practical for me. I have a lot of thick territories to cover, and not much time. I always use this trimmer HT-21

Generally speaking, keep the sides of your beard shorter than your lower beard. By this, I mean the area extending down from your sideburns to the top of your jaw.

Side beards tend to poof out, causing your face to look wide and detract from the rest of your beard and handsome mug. Keep it tight and it will highlight the main part of your beard.

How to Trim Freehand

1.Brush out your beard in a downward motion. This will cause your beard to lay all in one direction so that you are trimming on a level playing field.  

2.When you are ready to trim, trim your beard in a downward motion. Error on the side of caution. Start slow and trim the longer, outlying whiskers first.

3.Take time to trim, brush, then trim again. Slowly work your way down from sideburns to the jawline.

4.Once you get to the base of your beard, it is time to decide if you want to trim that as well…or to continue growing it long. At the very least, shape up any stray growth. By this I mean if you have some whiskers that are outpacing the rest of your beard, get them in line. This will also help your beard look thicker. I hold the trimmers perpendicular to the base of my beard and trim back toward my neck.

5.Once you are done, take a good long look in the mirror and brush it out a few times. Look for any strays or irregularities.

6. As a final step, you can trim your mustache if you so desire. I like to use a smaller trimmer head for this aspect. If that is not an option, you can use the edge of your trimmer.

7.Once you are done, wash your beard. The next day, brush out your beard and see how it flows. If you need, bust out the trimmers and do a little cleanup.

8.Once your beard is at your desired length, trimming becomes much easier. I touch my beard up about once every week and a half.

And with that, go forth and do great things!

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