So if you're the DIY type of guy and love the challenge of learning and doing something new, heres a few tips to steer you in the right direction. Over the years i've learned that a light trim can be achieved at home with the right tools, a steady hand and minimal effort.
Here's a few pointers that'll help you achieve the perfect beard trim you're looking for. First up, you're going to need the right tools for the job.
TOOLS OF THE TRADE
My personal tools of choice are:
• a Beard comb
• an electric trimmer
• Some Beard Oil
• And a steady hand
THE INITIAL LINE UP
First off I like to start with the line up - Using a trimmer I shave along the neck about two fingers above the adams apple, following along the jawline and then on the cheeks, creating a straight line from the bottom of your earlobe towards the corner of your mouth. Be careful not to go too high on the jaw or too low on the cheek though, over sculpting will most likely result in that "chinstrap gangster" look.
THE SHAPE UP
With my beard comb working as a bit of a fluffer, I gently tease the hairs to stand up on end. This allows you to see the over all length exposing the stray hairs and split ends.
Then with your trimmer or scissors lightly follow along the jawline removing strays hairs and split ends along the way, trimming back to the general population of fur. Fluff and repeat as you go until you have achieved the desired length all over. But remember, start off lightly! Going full Edward Scissor Hands on your face can result in a variety of facial catastrophes. So go take it easy, you can always trim more if required later.
THE FINISHING TOUCHES
And last but not least the finishing touches - Rinse with water and lightly dry off with a towel, this will help to remove all the left over hairs, give it some moisture and prevent them from looking like stray pubes sitting on your shoulders. To finish apply a small amount of Beard Oil to lock in that moisture and massage into the skin, chin and beard. Finally comb down and style as usual.
With that said, the day is now yours, go out, dominate and #GetDownWithYourBeardSelf
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