– The 3 day beard –
> The 3 day beard is the fashion of the moment.
It is not now considered to be in bad taste.
On the contrary, looked after, is considered as a mark of style !
> But how do you trim a 3 day beard so as to be at the height of fashion ?
> So a minimum of care is required to maintain the correct outline
1 – The 3 day beard
> How to trim ?
> Here in a few simple steps is how to trim and maintain a 3 day beard.
It can be done with a mechanical razor, a small pair of scissors and of course a clippers with or without a sabot.
> The advantage of this is it’s more comfortable and efficient.
Barbers generally use a 2/3mm one.
You can go over and over the skin without fear of cutting it.
2 – The 3 day beard
> 3 steps to trim it
The 3 day beard
> When to cut ?
> Paradoxically you must let the face hair grow for 5 days so as to have thick and regular face hair.
> With a wide blade clippers trim against the natural lie of the hair. (Including the sideburns).
> If necessary use a smaller blade, the most important being to obtain a uniform hair length on the face of 1 or 2mm.
Where to cut ?
> The second stage :
Outlining the beard at the cheekbone level.
For this, first place a comb or straight edge on your cheek from the ear hole to the corner of the mouth.
With your normal razor (or better still, a straight edge/folding razor shave off all the hairs above this line.
> A barber’s advice :
Using a straight edge razor you can see more clearly the shaved part and thus you can be more precise.
> Avoid :
Realigning the moustache which can give an unnatural look.
However using a small scissors, trim, following closely their line, the hairs which overflow the lips.
> For a neat, sharp finish, his 3 day beard at neck level must also be trimmed.
> Use your usual razor and shave the neck to 1cm above the Adam’s apple respecting the outline of the face.
> For a more natural look, also shave between the face edge and this point, using a narrow bladed clipper.
This will create a harmonious contrast.
> On the chin leave its natural hair which must be the correct length.
The Essential Complements
> For an always impeccable look, his 3 day beard must be regularly groomed – every 2 to 4 days – using for the beard, a wide and then narrow bladed clippers.
> For the cheekbones area and the neck above the Adam’s apple, groom daily.
Advice for sensitive skins
> Remember to finish with an invisible hydration of your beard.
> Pay close attention to the neck and cheeks, the most sensitive zones.
> For the really delicate skins which have a tendency to redden under the razor.
Don’t hesitate to apply soothing lotions, aftershaves and other face and skin care products.
Now you are completely equipped to wear your superb, short beard.
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