How to Trim/Shape Your Beard

How to Trim/Shape Your Beard

The Well Groomed Wizard Team

If you have been growing a great beard for a while, you’re probably wandering what to do next.

Of course you can let it grow out wild and free. But if you want or need to get
it trimmed, (like for a job interview for example,) you will need to learn the
best technique. Otherwise, you could end up trimming too much off and end
up having to start again from scratch. Let’s face it, no-one wants that!

Basically, you have three options. You can either trim it yourself using scissors,
trim it yourself using a beard trimmer or head down to your local barbers so
they can do it for you.

Beard Care

Which one you choose depends on a few factors:

  • Patience – Do you have the patience to teach yourself how to trim your beard? It can take a little while to get it right.
  • Finances – Can you afford to get it trimmed at the barbers on a regular basis? If so, great! But if not, wouldn’t it be better to do it yourself?
  • Length of beard – It’s easier to use a trimmer to maintain a shorter beard, but scissors give you more control if it is on the longer side.

Using Scissors

Using scissors makes it easier to trim smaller amounts of hair than with a
trimmer. So it’s perfect if you want to keep the length of your beard, but just
neaten it up.

Here’s how you do it:

1. Using your Boar Bristle Beard Brush, brush your hair in a downwards direction.
You should notice the longer hairs begin to stick out.

2. Carefully begin to trim the longer hairs, remembering to follow your jawline in
order to achieve a smart, curved look.

3. Do the same on the other side.

4. To finish, trim away any lose hairs on the bottom of your beard. This may take a bit more work because facial hair tends to be denser in this area, compared to
your cheeks.

5. Apply beard oil and conditioner, then style it to your preference.

Using A Beard Trimmer

If you prefer a shorter, designer stubble look, you’re better off using a trimmer instead.

Why? You can simply choose your preferred length setting and trim away in the
knowledge that the hair length will be consistent.

Here’s how you do it:

1. Starting with the longest setting on your trimmer, begin shaving against the
grain, ensuring that you trim all of the hairs.

2. If you’re happy with the length, then simply take off the guard and trim
way any stray hairs that you’ve missed.

3. To go shorter, try the next length and then repeat steps number one and
two until you’re happy with the result.

The Barber

If you’re still unsure about trimming yourself, then you can always ask your local
barber to do it instead.
This also gives you a great opportunity to ask their advice on how to do it
properly. Just ensure that you choose one that you trust!

Beard Trim

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