The Basics - Beards
MAINTAINING A Short beard.
This type of beard will suit almost any face shape. The short beard is longer than stubble, and usually measures between 0.5-2cm.
Maintenance is key with this beard length to ensure that the beard looks neat and kempt rather than scruffy.
The key to maintaining a short beard is regular trimming. It is important to trim the beard to the same length regularly to maintain a consistent length, this will allow any weaker or shorter areas to catch up with the rest of the beard and keep it looking as thick and full as possible.
Trim stray long hairs with either scissors or small electric clippers, but be careful. One slight mistake and you could end up with a patch and have to take off the entire beard and start growing again from scratch.
Any hairs that grow below the Adam’s apple need to be taken off with a razor, this will stop any itching underneath the chin. Especially if you regularly wear a shirt with a collar.
When tidying the cheek lines with the clippers make sure you always use the bottom blade as a guide rather that the moving blade.
When cutting in the hairline underneath your chin, be certain that the line you cut is concave rather convex. A rounded line on the neck will make the neck look a lot rounder. A concave line will make the neck appear thinner.
In all cases, if possible leave any beard maintenance to your barber. They will be able to trim your beard much more accurately. Ask for extra time for this when making your appointment.
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