If you’ve had your beard for a long enough time, then you likely have a horrific beard trimming gone wrong story – but no worries, it happens to the best of us!
Have you ever left the house only to look in the mirror later and find that you’ve done a lopsided beard trimming job and have spent the entire day looking like a complete doofus?
Or overshoot while shaving and ending up having to even up the other side for a look that ultimately wasn’t what you were going for?
Grooming your beard to absolute perfection can be rough, so it’s completely normal to make these kinds of mistakes.
While it’s completely possible to be an expert beard groomer freehanded, it never hurts to have a little help.
With the help of the right tools in your arsenal, you will be impressed at how little of a chore grooming your beard can become.
The Benefits of Using a Beard Shaping Tool
Maintain the glorious manliness of your beard in perfect fashion with the right beard shaping tool.
These handy little utensils help you to trim a beard and achieve perfect lines with ease and keep your face looking well-groomed and symmetrical without going through the painstaking effort of trying to achieve such a result freehand.
Beard shaping tools are simple to use and have jaw-dropping results compared to simply attempting to achieve the ultimate manly look without the proper tools.
You can shape your beard with ease in a matter of few minutes, achieving perfect cheek lines and symmetry on both sides of your face.
Get a clean and perfect neck and beard line, and accomplish a variety of more daring beard styles you’ve never been brave enough to try in the past – until now.
Beard trimmer or a razor, paired with a handy beard shaping tool, is all you need for the ultimate beard grooming experience.
Types and Shapes of Beard Shaping Tools
Of the beard shaping tools you might find available on the market, there are a few different factors that come into play. The first is the material it is constructed from.
Your beard shaping tool is likely constructed from either wood, plastic, or metal.
Each of these different types of material will impact the performance, so make sure you find the type that is best for you – but more on that later.
The other factor that will affect how useful your beard shaping tool is would be the shape of the tool itself.
After all, the lines on your beard shaping tool are the lines you will be able to accomplish in your grooming routine, so you want a diverse selection to choose from, so the shape and lines that your beard shaping tool offers are of immense significance.
Choosing the Best Beard Shaping Tool
When selecting the ideal beard shaping tool to complete your ultimate beard grooming kit, the two above considerations should be considered.
These are the two questions you should be asking yourself before you click the “checkout” button:
- Is this made from the right material for my needs?
- Can it accomplish all the beard lines and shapes I’m looking for?
Let’s delve deeper into the three types of materials you can most often expect from the beard shaping tools on the market:
The next thing you’re going to want to weigh into the equation is the shapes and lines your beard shaping tool offers.
The ideal option is for you to have plenty of curved and straight line options, and ideally, you will have several different curved edges available to appeal to any type of style you may want to attempt.
With a variety of edges to use, you will likely be able to take on the challenge of any beard style with ease.
You’ll also want to weigh whether any of the edges of the tool you are considering has a comb, as this is helpful in trimming and styling your beard.
Once you have found a beard shaper that you think will suit you well, while keeping the above criteria in mind, then you’ve taken the first step to trying out the miraculous beard grooming solution that will help you achieve even the most adventurous of beard styles with little trouble.
How to Shape a Beard with a Beard Shaper
Your new beard shaper will be just as easy to use as it looks. All you need to do when shaping a beard is line it up with your facial hair in accordance with the style you’re trying to achieve and shave over the edge.
The tapered edge makes it easy for you to shave all the hair right up to the edge of the tool and the result is a crisp, clean beard cheek line or beard neckline.
Beard sculpting has never been easier than it is with a beard shaper; it gives you styles and lines you can cut to perfectly, achieving perfect symmetry every time.
Now, let’s explore some of the styles you can delve into easily with this nifty tool:
How to Make a Curve Cut
If you want to accomplish the perfect curve cut along the line of your cheek, then you can accomplish this simply by lining up the curved edge of the tool right where you want it and shaving along the tapered edge.
You’ll quickly get the feel for it and see that the tool leaves the facial hair under the too safely protected from the razor’s sharp edge, resulting in a clean curve cut, perfectly place.
Remember, if you have a transparent beard shaping tool, it is see-through for a reason!
Use this feature to make sure you have it positioned exactly how you want it because as many of us are all too familiar, you can’t take back an ill-aimed stroke of your razor.
How to Make a Step Cut
A step cut is a type of graduated haircut in which the hair takes a form of cascading steps. To create a step cut, you can choose how you want the layers to look and where you want them to fall.
Start with the longest later you want, and trim your entire beard to that length using your beard shaping tool to achieve symmetrical edges.
Next, go on to your subsequent layers and hold the amount of hair you would like to trim to the next shortest length and repeat the process of trimming it to the appropriate length, making sure both sides are even.
Repeat this process until you have the number of layers you’d like for your own unique step cut beard!
How to Trim a Neckline
Shaping your beard neckline is one of the most important parts of grooming your beard, as a messy neckline can really detract from your overall beard style – depending on what you are going for, that is. In some cases, a messy neckline is a way to go.
To get a perfectly trimmed neckline using your beard shaping tool, simply press the tool to your neck, using the line shape that you think best for your neckline.
Place the tool against your facial hair where you would like your neckline to begin, protecting the hair that you would like to keep.
Next, use your razor to shave upwards, towards the tapered edge of the tool.
Shave all the hair on your neck below the beard trimming tool, which you have marked as your neckline. The result will be a cleanly shaven neck that serves to complement your beard nicely.
How to Trim Sideburns
Much like the other types of styles accomplished using a beard shaping tool, you can trim your sideburns with this handy gadget by placing it over the hair you would like to remain on your face.
Then, you can either use a razor or stubble trimmers to shave or trim along the tapered edge.
Many beard shaping tools also feature a comb, which you can run through your sideburns and then use trimmers to shorten the hair and tidy it up.
Get Your Beard Shaping Tool Today
With these shaping tips in mind, the process of beard sculpting should become a lot faster and less painstaking.
We know there are a lot of beard shaping styles out there, and there’s nothing better than shaping your beard with minimal hassle and seeing a great result in the mirror in the end!
Start the hunt today for the beard shaping tool that works best for you, or check out ours!
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