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How to Trim Your Beard Without Any Issue

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How to Trim Your Beard Without Any Issue How to Trim Your Beard Without Any Issue How to Trim Your Beard Without Any Issue

If you’re planning to grow out your facial hair and rock a beard, learning how to trim said beard is key. But how do you do it? How does your barber get your neckline just right? The good news is: Even if you’re not super skilled with a pair of scissors or clippers, trimming is actually much easier than you would assume. Ready to learn how to trim your beard like a pro? Keep reading to get the 4-1-1 on the best beard trimming tips, plus learn about different beard trim styles you can try to switch up your look.

DO YOU NEED TO TRIM YOUR BEARD?

When the topic of how to trim your beard comes up, you may start to wonder if it’s even necessary. Maybe you can grow a beard and just let nature take its course. Well…we wouldn’t recommend it. Regular trims can help you sport a clean-cut and polished look in between barbershop visits. It also helps to make your grooming process more manageable. Think of it as a win-win!

HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU TRIM YOUR BEARD?

Okay, you’ve decided to move forward with trimming your beard, but how often? Like all things in life, the answer to this question depends on you and the look you’re going for. If you’re the type of guy that likes to keep your facial hair cut low, you should trim your hair every few weeks. If you’re in the process of growing out your beard, you can extend the time between trims a little longer.

HOW TO TRIM A BEARD

Now it’s what you’ve been waiting for: learning how to trim a beard. All you need is patience and a positive spirit to whip your facial hair into shape. Follow our step-by-step tutorial below for beard trimming tips that will turn you into a pro.

STEP #1: WASH YOUR BEARD

This step should be the foundation of every beard grooming session. You should always cleanse your beard to remove dirt, oil, and other impurities. Start with a facial cleanser, like the L’Oréal Paris Men Expert Hydra Energetic Extreme Cleanser Infused With Charcoal, which fights the five problems caused by daily city grime: oily skin, dirt, stickiness, dullness, and clogged pores. As a result, your beard and skin will feel refreshed and balanced. 

STEP #2: GRAB A BEARD MOISTURIZER

Next, you’ll want to grab a beard moisturizer to keep your skin and facial hair hydrated. After all, you can’t have a luscious beard without moisture. Try the L’Oréal Paris Men Expert 3-Day Beard Moisturizer, which helps to energize your skin and soften your beard to cover all of your bases.

STEP #3: COMB OUT YOUR HAIR

Before you reach for clippers, you’ll want to comb out your hair. This will help you identify which hairs need to be trimmed for an even finish. There are small beard combs you can keep on hand for exactly this purpose.

STEP #4: TRIM YOUR BEARD

Use a beard trimmer to slowly trim your hair to an even length. Since beard trimmers come with various clipper attachments in different sizes (known as guards), you’ll want to find the right one to trim your hair with. Use a smaller size if you just like a bit of facial hair and a longer one to maintain a longer beard. Sizes vary between brands of trimmers, so we can’t tell you exactly what to choose. After trimming with the clipper, follow up with a pair of scissors to trim stray hairs.

Editor’s note: Learning how to trim a long beard? It’d be smart to test out the higher guards before settling on a size. If you’re unsure of the right one to use, start with the larger size and work your way down. If your beard is getting particularly long, you may even want to skip the trimmer altogether and use scissors to carefully clean up your beard.

STEP #5: SEAL THE DEAL

Once your beard is nicely trimmed, it’s time to finish off your look. Reach for the L’Oréal Paris Studio Line Hair and Beard Cream to give your beard a light hold and natural shine. Apply a dime-sized amount of cream between your palms and work through your facial hair to shape. 

HOW TO TRIM YOUR NECKLINE

Now that you have a better handle on how to trim your beard, next, you’ll want to focus on your neckline. Keep reading to learn how to trim your neckline the right way.

STEP #1: IDENTIFY YOUR NATURAL NECKLINE

Start by looking in the mirror to see where your neckline ends. Hold your head upright and place a finger right above your Adam’s apple. That is the center of your neckline.

STEP #2: TRIM YOUR HAIR

Next, you’ll want to trim any hair from the center of your neckline downward to clean things up a bit. Continue on both sides and make sure to trim your hair evenly. At each corner, you can trim your hair with a slight curve to achieve a subtle rounded shape, or you can opt for a square shape; it’s all up to you. Remember, take your time! We don’t want any nicks or cuts to ruin your look.

STEP #3: APPLY AFTER SHAVE

Congratulations on a precise neckline trim! To top off your trim, you’ll need to apply an aftershave balm to prevent irritation. Try the L’Oréal Paris Men Expert Hydra Energetic After Shave Balm, which works to soothe redness, razor burn, and excessive dryness.

6 BEARD TRIM STYLES TO CONSIDER

Ready to give your beard a little personality? Follow along as we share some of the best beard styles out there.

1. SHORT STUBBLE

Are you the type of guy that likes to keep things simple and practical? Short stubble may be just what you need. This style keeps your beard super short with just a tiny bit hair, hence the name.

2. MEDIUM STUBBLE

If you’re game for flaunting a bit of length without going too long, medium stubble will fall right in line. A little longer than short stubble, this look is perfect for the man who prefers a clean-cut look.

3. LONG STUBBLE

Ready to show off a longer beard? It’s time to get acquainted with the long stubble style. Known as the five o’clock shadow, this beard trim style allows you to rock a bit more hair and adds a darkened effect to your face for a mysterious, yet on-trend option.

4. CIRCLE BEARD

For those who fancy a neat and polished appearance, you won’t be able to get enough of the circle beard. A stylish combination of a mustache and a rounded goatee, this style helps you flaunt facial hair without a messy finish. Undeniably stylish and super easy to maintain, this look is a favorite for a good reason.

5. GOATEE BEARD

If you love to take style cues from Hollywood A-listers, then you may want to give a goatee beard a try! With short hair at the chin and curved sides, this look is a great pick for men who prefer to keep their beards short, snazzy, and defined.

6. FULL BEARD

Let’s be honest: When it comes to rocking a beard trim style, nothing beats a classic. And the full beard is no exception. Featuring a distinct cheek line with the perfect amount of length below, this style helps to shape your face and enhance your features.

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