Here’s exactly how to trim your beard, from the initial trim to right up to mustache control.


Step 1: The all-over beard trim

Wash and dry your beard. The best way to trim your beard is to start with the longest hair length and bring it down gradually. Set your beard trimmer to its longest setting and trim your beard all over. Go against the direction of hair growth to remove excess bulk. Repeat using shorter trim settings until you’re happy with the length.

Step 2: Define your neckline

For the perfect beard neckline, put a finger horizontally just above your Adam’s Apple and trim a vertical strip below this line. Work outwards under your jawline to one side, then return to the center and work your way to the other side. You’re only excused this step if you’re sporting stubble: if you’re trimming a full beard, the neckline matters.

Step 3: Follow your beard trim through with a shave

Shave off the trimmed hairs located below your new beard neckline. Show no mercy – they must be removed.


Should I trim my beard wet or dry?

 When your beard hairs are wet they straighten out significantly and will appear longer than they are when they're dry. If you trim wet, when it dries it will shrink up and your beard will be uneven. Because of this, it is critical you properly dry your beard fully before considering any sort of trim.