The beard became a male style essential in 2014 and is set to still be as big in 2015. If you need some styling advice, we have put together our top tips for styling that killer beard.
Finding a style to suit you
While the idea of growing a beard can seem easy, it is finding a style to suit you that becomes a much more difficult task. What shape do you go for? What length will best compliment your look? To answer all of these questions, it is best to experiment. Grow your beard to the length you think flatters you best, then shape it from the sideburns down to your chin. This ensures your bristles do not turn into a wild, untamed mess.
Maintaining your style
When it comes to styling your beard, it is true that less is more. Maintenance should mean the occasional trim to keep stray hairs at bay, rather than completely reinventing shape or length once you have found a style that suits you.
We recommend growing your beard for a couple of weeks (depending on desired length) to let it fill out, but you should still trim it to keep it neat – just avoid attacking it with the razor too soon. While growing, it is also important to apply a moisturiser, like Dear Barber’s Beard Oil, daily to keep your skin and hair feeling refreshed each day.
The best products to use
Keeping your beard looking its finest is all about how you treat it and what products you decide to use. We are all over Dear Barber’s Shaping Cream to keep our mid to long length beards tamed. Its thick and effective formula holds beards in place, instils volume and keeps it super soft. If you would prefer a more deconstructed, natural look to your whiskers, then we highly recommend a Mattifier for its ability to give you a thicker, more textured appearance.
All of these products couldn’t be easier to use, all you need do with is work them into damp hair and style as appropriate. It couldn’t be simpler and takes no time at all, yet the overall result will look like you have spent an age perfecting your facial hair. Result.
Growing, styling and maintaining a perfect beard can be a challenge, but if you follow these top tips then it should be as simple as can be to get the killer male style essential of the year.