Beards 101: Master the Art of Facial Hair

In order to add some personality to their look, men can count on a solid ally: their beard! Gentlemen, here are few beard styles that are very popular as well as some simple maintenance tips. Long live your facial hair!

The three-day beard

Even though a three-day beard is incredibly popular, it requires a bit of maintenance. It’s quite simple really... Here are a few tips to get a well-groomed look.

The three-day beard

1

Use a beard trimmer in the opposite direction of the hair growth, starting with your neck and moving upwards. Use a guide comb to leave your stubble about 3 mm long.

For a uniform appearance, keep your hair longer on sparser areas and trim it shorter where the hair is thicker. This is why you should get a trimmer that comes with different guide combs!

2

For a look that’s even more preppy, cleanly shave your cheeks. As a guide, you can use a straight comb to define a line from the tip of your ear to the corners of your mouth.

3

Be careful to not create the illusion of a double chin! Too much contrast between the face and neck could create this impression. That’s why you shouldn’t completely shave your neck. Leaving your stubble about 1 mm long will be enough to create a good transition when your beard grows back.

The short beard

Also known as a 10-day beard, the short beard has recently been gaining in popularity. Trimming (and maintaining) it is similar to the three-day beard. It’s perfect for those with patchier facial hair.

The short beard

The long beard

Hipsters have successfully claimed this look. This style requires a lot more dexterity when it comes to trimming and it needs a lot more upkeep to avoid looking neglected.

The long beard

1

Take the time to untangle your beard. If needed, wash it with a gentle soap or cleansing gel and dry it thoroughly. For the true fanatic, there are even hair care products available designed specifically for cleaning your beard. Once you give them a try, you may never go back to regular soap. Remember, NEVER trim a wet beard. Why? Because hair shortens as it dries.

2

With a beard trimmer, carefully trim your beard to give it a uniform look. There are countless YouTube tutorials available to help you perfect your technique and tame your beard. Then, use scissors to cut any wild hairs that stand out.

3

Shaving the contours of your beard is key to maintaining this look. The skin must be cleanly shaven on your cheeks, neck and around your mouth. To do so, use an electric or safety razor.

4

Just like hair, a long beard needs to be washed and brushed or combed on a regular basis. Use a wide-tooth comb or round brush. Finally, to give it maximum shine, you can even apply a serum specifically designed for beards.

The perfect products and tools

Lithium Ion Adjustable Beard and Stubble Trimmer, 1 unit
Wahl

Lithium Ion Adjustable Beard and Stubble Trimmer, 1 unit

Lithium Ion beard and stubble rechargeable trimmer with guide comb.

2 in 1 Skin Hydrator + Beard Conditioner, 100 ml
Clinique for Men

2 in 1 Skin Hydrator + Beard Conditioner, 100 ml

Helps soften facial hair and strengthen the skin beneath.

Idealizer Multi-Actions Moisturizer, 3-Day Beard and More Men, 50 ml
Vichy

Idealizer Multi-Actions Moisturizer, 3-Day Beard and More Men, 50 ml

Idealizer multi-action moisturizer. Frequent shaver.

Shaving Soap, 125 g
Wilkinson Sword

Shaving Soap, 125 g
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Beards 101: Master the Art of Facial Hair

In order to add some personality to their look, men can count on a solid ally: their beard! Gentlemen, here are few beard styles that are very popular as well as some simple maintenance tips. Long live your facial hair!
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