Trimming your beard can be done by one of two different ways. You have the choice of either using a pair of scissors, or for a more complete looking beard you can use professional beard trimmer. If you decide on a bit of a makeover for a beard that may be a bit out of control then you can combine these two methods depending on what your individual needs are.
If you would like to achieve great results then you will have to follow some simple steps before you start trimming and shaping a new beard. The first thing you need to do it to clean the beard, the best way to do this is to use a exfoliator to get rid of dry skin and grease. When clean simply pat dry with a cotton hand towel. If you have decided to use scissors to trim your beard then begin by brushing the beard in the direction of growth, this ensures the hair contains no tangles. Below one ear start to brush and use your scissors to cut the hair that appears through your comb. Then use the comb on the other side of your face and to finish the trimming process comb and trim the hair directly under your chin.
Scissors are great for cutting beards but there use is limited, and you could be advised to invest in some professional beard trimmers. Beard trimmers can be used to achieve far neater results than scissors due to their design and ease of use. You can easily search online for beard trimmers that are currently available, as there are many to choose from.
The majority of these beard trimmers will include a varied amount of clipper attachments that will enable you to decide at what length you would like your beard to be trimmed at. Before you start trimming the beard make sure you decide how much needs to be trimmed and make sure to attach the right size attachment. When all this is complete and the right size attachment is attached you can begin trimming. Just like the scissor method, make sure you start trimming your beard under your ear and continue in the direction of your cheek.
Don not rush to complete the beard trimming process. If you rush when using a beard trimmer you can often end up cutting to much off which will result in you having to wait all over again for it to grow back. A good tip to remember before you start the trimming process is to use a fine comb that will ensure all tangles are removed prior to firing up the beard trimmer. Your trimmer can also be put to good use when shaping your beard, and many designer stubble looks can be easily found online. If you would like to simply achieve the stubble look then you can easily use your beard trimmer with no attachments to give a close trim.
The majority of men who regularly trim their beards prefer to use attachment with a longer cutting size as it appears less obvious when a beard give the impression of not being symmetrical. As stated earlier always take the most amount of time possible and when trimming as the results that come from rushing often leave the beard slightly uneven with a definition that appears unclear. When you hold your beard trimmer make sure to hold it lightly and allow it to glide over and through your beard following the natural contours of your face. Some of this may seem a time consuming and daunting, but as you will discover after much practice you will become an expert in trimming your beard that will leave you will a fantastic look.