1. The Right Tools for the Right Job

  • beard trimmer/clipper
  • beard comb/brush
  • beard shaping tool
  • scissors       
  • beard oil
  • mirror

2. The Right Beard for Your Face Shape

The first thing is identifying your face shape. Measure the distance between your cheekbones, forehead, and jawline. After that, the distance between your chin and crown. The longest measurement tells how is your face shaped.

3. Round or Square Face Shape

These two face shapes look wider than the others, so you should shape your beard in a way that will make it look longer. For balance, keep the sideburns and the cheeks shorter and let the hairs grow gradually longer on the bottom of your chin.

4. Oblong, Rectangular, and Triangular Face Shapes

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The beard should be shaped to give some width to the head. To achieve this leave the sideburns and cheeks thicker and trim only the beard on the tip of the chin. Thicker sideburns make your face look slightly wider, but don’t let them grow out too much to avoid getting a distorted face shape.

5. Shaping a Cheek Line

There are two options when shaping cheek lines:

  •    Letting your cheek line grow naturally
  •    Sculpting a cheek line to create the look you like best with curve cut or step cut

6. Creating a Perfect Neckline

The neckline is an invisible line starting just below one earlobe, traveling underneath your jaw, and connecting just below your other earlobe.

Two easy tricks to identify it:

  1. Find your Adam’s apple and place two fingers above it. The top of your fingers points to the bottom point of where the neckline should be.
  2. Tilt your head downward. A crease will form where the underside of your jaw meets the top of your neck. Put your finger on the crease and straighten your head. Voila – neckline!
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7. What To Do With Sideburns

Sideburns should be shaped to look like a transition from hair to beard. Men with short hairstyles should blend the sideburns with the hair to look like they disappear at the top of the ears. Those with longer hair should let the sideburns grow above and below the ears, but keep them clean and neat.

8. Trimming a Whole Beard

To avoid clipper/trimmer accidents start with the longest length attachment your clipper/trimmer set has. Slowly work your way down until you hear the blades start cutting. Stop there, if all you want is to even the hair out.

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9. How to Trim a Mustache

After washing and drying the mustache, use the beard comb to identify the true length. A properly shaped mustache shouldn’t cover your upper lip. Beard scissors are the best tool in this case. The line of your lips is the line you should follow when shaping your mustache.

10. Feeding Your Beard

Apply beard oil to moisturize your skin and facial hair. Beard oil is your friend regardless of the length of your hair.

You Are 10 Simple Steps Away From Your Complete Beardover

Infographic source: beardoholic