While you might think having a beard will make it easier for you to get ready in the morning and provide you with a lower maintenance look to keep up with, if you want to have a great-looking beard that doesn’t scare people off, you’re going to need to learn a few styling tips.
To help you with these, here are three style tips for men with beards.
Talk With Your Barber
Before you start growing out your beard too much, you may want to speak with your barber first to see what your beard strategy should be.
According to Terron Moore, a contributor to Men’s Journal, a barber can be an invaluable resource as you try to get the right shape for your beard. Depending on the shape of your face and how your facial features look, the best shape of beard for your face will vary. And because it’s not always to see these things when looking at your own face, talking with your barber can help you see a little more objectively so that you can pick the right shape and style of beard to start growing.
Persist Through Patchiness
If there’s a certain rugged look that you’re trying to go for, growing a beard may be able to help you accomplish this. However, if you’ve never grown a beard before, you might find that it often doesn’t grow as evenly or consistently as you might like. In fact, many men who begin growing out a beard will wind up shaving it off if there is patchiness.
While this is entirely up to you, Garrett Munce, a contributor to Men’s Health, suggests that you try to let your beard grow out a bit, even if it is patchy, before you determine whether or not you can work with the beard you’ve got and style it the way you want. Sometimes, once your beard has grown long enough, you can hide some of the patchiness you have with the bulk of your beard. So before you give up on your dream of having a great beard, try your best to persist through some initial patchiness.
Get The Right Beard Trimmer
For most men, you can’t simply allow your beard to grow however it wants if you want it to look great. Generally, at least some form of trimming needs to take place.
To get your beard trimmed exactly how you want, MensHairstylesToday.com recommends that you have two different beard trimmers. One trimmer should be for cutting down the majority of your beard and keeping everything trimmed how you want it. Along with this, you should also have a trimmer that can be more adjustable so that you can work with your facial features and fine tune your beard to your liking.
If you’re looking for a beard that has a little more style to it, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you accomplish this.