At Live Bearded, we want you to proudly rock whatever beard makes you the most comfortable...
Whether that's short, long, curly or straight!
When we first started Live Bearded, I grew out my beard for about seven months...
But I realized, after playing around with a few different styles, that I ultimately preferred to have my beard a bit shorter and tighter.
So for all the guys with shorter beards out there, I wanted to walk you through what I do, step by step, when I trim my beard.
I start out with the Brio Beardscape - it's a GREAT tool and I only have to use two guards to get the look I want. As you can see in the video, the goal is to contour my beard to my jawline.
I prefer to have my beard a little shorter on the sides and fuller towards the front. You'll notice that I go with the grain instead of against the grain to get the look I want.
I start in the front and move the Beardscape downwards with the fuller guard.
I switch the guard and begin trimming the mid section along my cheek. Again, the hairs will be a bit shorter so the fuller part of my beard is at the front.
This is a key step in making the v-shape of your beard on point!
For my sideburns, I switch the guards again and this time go against the grain to make sure they are both the same exact length.
It's definitely noticeable if they aren't!
For my mustache, I use the same guard that I use on my sideburns to maintain consistency.
After I trim the length of my entire beard I run a comb through it to see if I missed any stray hairs.
Once that looks good, then I move onto making sure my neckline is even, and I do this free-hand without any guard.
This is a more tedious process and takes some enhanced concentration. As you can see in the video, I use all sorts of angles to make sure my lines are straight, even and sharp.
To line up my mustache, I use my top lip as a guide to precisely measure where to trim.
Just be extra careful as you do this!
I'd recommend starting at a longer point before moving further up.
Tips to Remember
- Always start with a bigger guard and move to a shorter one. That way you can limit any major mistakes!
- The best part about using the Beardscape and its guards is it limits any potential errors. If you like the v-shape bearded look, it makes trimming fast and easy.
- Once you are done, definitely apply Beard Oil. This is going to help your skin underneath your beard so it stays hydrated and moisturized.
- Finally, take a dab of that glorious Beard Butter in your favorite scent to lock everything in!
Here at Live Bearded, all of our beard products are 100% natural and proudly made in the USA.
If you have any questions, or need anything at all, don't hesitate to contact us anytime.
And as always,
Live Bearded, Brother!