Beard Styling Basics
Written by Menswear Style
12th April 2022
/ The Basics of Styling Your Beard
There are many different ways to style your beard, and everyone’s face is different. So, it’s important to find the right style for you. In this blog post we will discuss the basic steps of styling your beard. We will also provide some tips on how to make your beard look its best.
Finding a beard style for you
First, you need to decide what style of beard you want. Do you want a long narrow beard, a short and scruffy look, a goatee, or something else? What style of beard best fits your face?
As we mentioned before, there are many different beard styles to choose from. And, the style of beard that you choose should be based on the shape of your face. If you have a round face, you’ll want to avoid any styles that add width to your face. Instead, go for a style that is shorter on the sides and longer. On the other hand, if you have a square face, you’ll want to avoid any styles that are too long and choose one that is shorter on the sides and fuller on the bottom. This will help to soften the angles of your face.
When it comes to styling your hair and beard, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, the length of your head hair should be complementary to the length of your beard. For example, if you have a short beard, then a short haircut will likely look best. Conversely, if you have a long beard, then a longer hairstyle will help balance out your look. Second, the texture of your hair can also impact the overall appearance of your beard. If you have wavy or curly hair, then a softer, more natural-looking beard will help complement your look. On the other hand, if you have straight hair, then a sharper, more structured beard may be the way to go.
These are just a few general guidelines to help you choose the right beard style for your face. Of course, ultimately it’s up to you to decide. Once you’ve decided on the style of beard you want and how it fits your anatomy, you are almost ready to shape it.
Getting your beard ready
Before a trim, start by washing and conditioning your beard. You want to use a product that is designed specifically for beards, as regular shampoo can strip away the natural oils that keep your beard healthy. Make sure to properly dry your beard and then it’s time to start brushing. A good boar bristle beard brush will help to tame any flyaway hairs and train your hair to lay the way you want it to.
Keep in mind, it is best to trim your beard in the style you wear it. If you prefer a straight, refined beard, make sure to straighten before trimming. Vice versa, if you like the more natural beard you will want to style it that way before grabbing your beard shears.
Barber vs DIY beard trimming and shaping
Achieving the perfect beard look takes time and practice. Many men opt to visit a barber to get their beards trimmed and shaped. A barber’s professional touch is a good choice for many. Here are 6 questions to ask your barber before you get your beard cut.
For the DIYers, with the right tools and some practice, you can achieve professional-looking results at a fraction of the cost. And once you get the hang of it, trimming your own beard can be an enjoyable and relaxing experience.
For tips on trimming and cutting your beard check out the video below and our previous post on trimming your own beard:
Once you have achieved the beard style you are looking for you’ll need to create a grooming routine to maintain your beard.
– Wash your beard regularly with a quality beard shampoo and condition it with beard softener.
– There is often confusion about using beard oil vs balm. Invest in beard oil to hydrate and moisturize your beard daily. This will help to keep your beard soft and healthy, and it will also make it easier to style. Beard balm is great for shaping and styling more established beards.
– Brush your beard with a beard brush to style and direct hairs or a beard comb to detangle longer strands.
– If your beard is long you may also need to blow dry or straighten it with light heat to get the desired look you want.
– Finally, you should take the time to trim your beard on a regular basis to prevent beard split ends and keep your beard feeling soft and looking healthy.