Obviously, the first step in growing any beard is to stop shaving. This can present an awkward few weeks (or months depending on your "sprouting level") where co-workers and friends aren't sure if you're lazy, hungoveror vying for a spot on Miami Vice III. Keep doubters on their toes by avoiding extreme cases of "neck beard" (hair between lines b. and c. on illustration below) and be certain to use a beard wash and conditioner even at this early stage for max comfort.. Keep beards tame with a trimmer, scissorsor fresh blade.
Unless going for the 100% bohemian look, setting beard boundaries on your cheeks and neck is essential from the start to get the desired beard style. Make lines too tight and you look like a tight-wad or gang member, let them sprout too long and you're in Haight-Ashbury territory. For the neck area, we recommend an inch or so below the actual jaw line (line b. on illustration) and for the cheeks, follow "smile lines" (Line d. on illustration) up toward sideburns. Knowing where the beard ends is only half the battle. From there, one needs to effectively carve things out. Make sure to grab a precision detailing razor or targeted facial scissors to make the maintenance of mustaches, beards and hard-to-reach areas easy.
Grooming Lounge Founder, Mike Gilman gives the low-down on all the tips and tricks how to best groom and maintain your beard.
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