You’ve made it through the itch and patience that come with growing a solid beard. The scruffy beard has evolved into some serious length and volume. Quite impressive!
Now, gears shift from growth to styling. This is where a couple of advanced beard hacks can transform your game, dramatically enhancing your beard’s look and feel. Read on to explore ten game-changing beard hacks that’ll help you morph from one look to another more effectively, allowing you to experiment with different looks. Let’s get into it!
Understanding Your Beard Growth
First off, understand what you’re working with. Observe your beard’s growth patterns. You can skillfully maneuver different styles once you grasp how and where your hair sprouts.
If you’re still uncertain about the best style, you should consider these three main factors before choosing the right beard style:
- First and foremost, decide on your beard style. There are five main beard styles: goatee, full beard, partial beard, clean shave, and mustache.
- After you decide on the style, you need to decide on the length and width of your beard.
- Ensure you consider your natural hair texture
Whether you’re aiming for a full beard or a goatee, a regularly-trimmed beard ensures neat lines and an overall tidier appearance.
Using the Right Tools
Invest in a high-quality trimmer. This little device will make transitioning between styles far smoother. If you’re looking to trim your beard, here are a few tips:
- Start by determining the desired beard length.
- Trim the beard to that length, then clip any stray hairs close to the face.
- Next, evenly trim the beard around the face, keeping in mind the contours of the face.
- Finally, apply a beard balm or oil to help keep the beard in place and styled.
Use Beard Oil
A great beard oil makes your facial hair soft and manageable, making transitions between styles far easier. Choose one explicitly formulated for beards as opposed to general hair oils.
Master the Art of Shaving
Invest in good shaving cream and a sturdy razor, and treat your skin with respect.
Patience is Key
Growing your beard can take time, especially if you want to try a new style. Patience, gentlemen, patience!
Tailor Your Style to Your Face Shape
You’ll have a far easier time transitioning through styles if you default to something that naturally suits your face.
Transitioning through styles isn’t just about the journey, it’s also about upkeep. Regular maintenance will keep your beard looking its best, no matter what style you’re rocking.
Opt for Professional Help
When it comes to drastic transitions, a professional barber can be your best ally. They’ll be able to advise you on what styles would suit you best and help you achieve them.
Confidently Own the Change
No matter which style you choose to adopt, wear it with confidence. The ultimate hack is believing in your look.
It’s important to remember that facial hair is especially susceptible to dryness. To avoid this problem, use a hydrating serum before trimming your beard and apply moisturizer afterward.
And there you have it, gents! Remember, the journey between styles can be fun and enlightening, so don’t shy away from experimenting. If you need more time and proper skills, Men’s Dept. Barbershop is always by your side. Give us a call at 727-588-7755 or click here to book your next appointment. Stay stylish, and keep those beards sharp!