How to Trim a Beard Successfully: Because You Can't Un-trim It

How to trim a beard successfully: because you can't un-trim it

A little trimming allows for maximum impact. Gillette® has all the tips, tricks and tools you need to make your beard a showstopper.


Step 1

Trim after you shower and when your beard is dry – your hair will be hydrated and easier to cut, and will give you a better idea of how it will look once it’s tamed.


Step 2

Brush out your beard. This can detangle knots and set your beard up for optimal grooming.


Step 3

Use the All Purpose Gillette Styler® to get an even trim – its three guide combs will give you consistency. For the best trimming, pull your skin taught and trim in a sweeping motion away from your face.

The All Purpose Gillette Styler is our favorite tool for beard trimming.


Step 4

Remember, there’s no undo button for bad trimming, so start with a longer guide comb to control length. For the best styling, trim your beard shorter on your neck and cheeks. Keep hair longer on your chin to create a fade. Use these styles for inspiration.


Step 5

After trimming, brush your mustache hair downward and remove the guide comb to buzz the hair that extends over your lip.


Step 6

If necessary, follow up with scissors to attack any stragglers head-on.


Step 7

Use beard oil to keep your beard soft and healthy. These lightweight oils help keep moisture in your beard hair and skin to soften and maintain unruly beards and moustaches.

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