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SEE FACIAL STYLES

The key to great facial hair: know the basics. These tips should be a foundation for how you prep, trim and manage your preferred style. Learn them. Apply them. Look your best.

Full Face

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    Before trimming, comb your beard in the direction it grows so that all the hairs are at their maximum height and facing the same direction

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    Wahl has been an innovator in beard trimming technology and offer a variety of trimmers that will get the job done

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    Understand the length of beard you want and then use trimmer guide combs to achieve said length

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    Longer beards require trimming in the direction of hair growth to avoid a patchy look

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    For shorter styles, you can trim in either direction depending on the look you want

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    To maintain an even beard with neck hair, try to keep hair length shorter than the hair growing on your chin and cheeks as neck hair tends to be thicker

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    Trimming hair above the jaw line should start at the ear and be cut toward the chin

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    Always clean up loose or long hair around the lips

Around the Mouth

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    Experiment with shapes that look best with your facial features and also work with the time you want to spend maintaining said style

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    Thickness can be managed with a snap on length guide comb or an adjustable length guide comb

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    Longer around the mouth styles should always be trimmed in the direction of hair growth

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    Shorter around the mouth styles can be trimmed with or against hair growth

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    Make sure to use the detail blade, available with many Wahl trimmers, to get into tight spaces and create tighter lines

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    Always clean up loose or long hair around the lips

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    Some goatee-esque styles require attention every couple of days while others only need re-shaping a few times a month

Above the Lip

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    Always comb hair straight down before you trim

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    Use a compact precision ground trimmer—like the Wahl Mustache Trimmer—for great lines and hard-to-reach areas like under the nose

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    Experiment with different styles to see what shape suits your face or personality best

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    When trimming with a guide comb, work from inside out and cut in a downward motion

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    Applying too much pressure with your trimmer may remove more hair than desired

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    Use the taper guide comb post trim to refine or tighten up any whiskers above the lip

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    Remember, style dictates the amount of time you need before trims

Clean Ups

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    Scissors are not the right tool for sensitive facial areas like the ear, nose and eyes

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    Use Wahl’s Ear, Nose and Brow Trimmer as it has the flexibility to trim each area safely and efficiently

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    There are two types of cutting systems to use for these areas—rotary and reciprocating

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    For the nose, use short upward strokes into each nostril and always make sure to start at the inside edge where hair growth is thicker

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    For the ears, start below the ear canal where hair is most prevalent and don’t forget the outside edges where strays tend to grow

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    Using a reciprocating trimmer for the eyebrows makes the job easier, but you can use a rotary head—just make sure to use light strokes over long stray hairs

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    Make trimming your ears, nose and eyebrows a part of your everyday routine and it can make a big difference in your appearance

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