It seems that Chuck Norris was ahead of his time with his beardyness as was Magnum PI with his handsome moustache but is the hipster beard still hip? One thing that is for sure is that a bushy old messy bear most certainly is not and it takes care and a fair amount of grooming to make it look like a boss beard! We check out some tools to make your beard life easier.
The upper cheek trim
As you get older, beards seem to creep up towards the eyes as if they’re trying to escape from our faces. Avoid the temptation to shave the top of the beard line too aggressively – beards should appear soft and natural.
As strange as it feels to “brush” your face, flatten down any runaway bristles with a comb actually does make you look a lot smarter and give the face better definition.
Do not clean shave your neck.
Contrary to popular belief, a harsh too well defined line under your beard does not give you the illusion of a jaw, it gives you the illusion of being an idiot. Invest in a good beard trimmer, thin out the neck hair and blend into the beard.
We take a look at some of our favourites here
A celebration of multi-tasking manscaping, the Panasonic ER-GB80 takes at home grooming to greater heights. Catering to all trimming needs from head-to-toe, the multi-functional tool has three attachments to offer varied levels of trimming for precise results, is rechargeable, cordless and has blades which have been designed using inspiration from Japanese Samurai swords. Not only will your hair be the envy of your friends but your tool will too as the ER-GB80 is one of the coolest and most convenient must-haves for men.
Remington MB404t Lithium Ion Powered Men’s Rechargeable Moustache Beard and Stubble Kit
Because every beard is different, this cordless and advanced piece of kit includes a selection of combs to ensure complete versatility when grooming and shaping your facial hair.
With titanium coated blades, pop-up trimmer – for detail styling, multi combs, scissors, boar brush and washable heads this is a cool beard kit.
Philips Multigroom Series 3000 All-In-One Mens Grooming Kit
All-in-one beard, hair and body trimmer. 7-in-1 waterproof trimmer for maximum versatility, 3 attachments and 4 combs, cordless, fully washable, skin-friendly blades, 60 mins’ cordless use/10-hr charge. Trim your face, neck and sideburns to complete your look
Use the full-size trimmer without a comb to complete your style and get clean, sharp lines around the edges of your beard.
All Purpose Gillette Styler
The All Purpose Gillette Styler trims evenly, shaves closely, and edges precisely. The Styler has everything you need to achieve any facial hair style:
Trim- Waterproof Power Trimmer is complete with three exchangeable combs for consistent length and contour adaptability.
www.gillette.co.uk from £13.99 at Tesco
Braun beard trimmer BT5050
Automatically adapts to any voltage between 100V and 240V. It works in practically every country on this planet.
2 Click&Lock trimming combs make precise grooming and trimming easy.
Two easy to adjust Click&Lock trimming combs for 25 precise settings. For results that are even, exact, reliable and repeatable.
www.uk.braun.com from £49.99
Babyliss For Men 7420U Super Groomer Lithium Pro Face & Body Trimmer
BaByliss for Men 7420U Super Groomer is a professional grade corded and cordless face and body trimmer. With five interchangeable head attachments for all over trimming and grooming giving professional results.
Still sticking with your razor then why not try out The Beard Bro- Facial Hair Shaping Tool for Perfect Lines & Symmetry!
Style your long, luxurious facial hair however you see fit with The Beard Bro! Start out by running clippers over the edges to shape the hair and then follow up with a close shave at the top line with the unique Beard Bro shaping guide.
If you are still confused by beard wizardry then get in touch with us and we can point you towards the best groomers in town ASK@totallyaesthetic.com