The year was 2010 and the clean cut gent was at the top of the pile, the front of the class and most definitely the winner of the race. With a slick comb over, 30″ inch waist and skin as clear as a three year old.
But those days are a now just a distant memory… in strolled a grittier, more rugged gent and the game changed!
Whether you are sprouting a little facial stubble or boasting a beard like Hugh Jackman it is safe to say that a beard is the most on trend accessory you can have this year and we are going to guide you through a few facts to help you get on your way.
Do grow an exquisite face rug.
Don’t shave your neck up to your chin. Many beard wearers make this mistake and despite believing it sharpens the outline of their face, it can actually give the double chin effect.
Do regularly sculpt and trim your beard. A little on the cheeks, a little on the neck to ensure you get the style that you desire.
Do buy a straight razor if you are looking to sculpt super close.
Don’t race through your shave like Lewis Hamilton at Silverstone. Take some time to ensure you get an extra smooth shave and don’t nick your face… Seems like a no brainer, right?
Do always go with grain. Going against the grain is a sure way to ingrown hairs.
Don’t squeeze an ingrown hair like a spot. There is a big chance your nails are full of dirt and you are bound to make that tiny inconspicuous hair into an infected volcano on your cheek.
Do use a hot wash pre-shave and a cold wash post-shave to ensure your skin stays smooth and free from any infections. This also helps to soften hairs and protect you from any ingrown hairs.
So there we have it, a comprehensive guide to keep your beard in check for the winter that is edging its way upon us. It’s apparent that facial hair has grown upon us since 2010 and is now a feature that shows no signs of disappearing. The bearded man dons everything from a beanie hat and cardi to a tailored suit and brogues.
Here at Standout.co.uk we have everything to help style your fury look.
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