How to Do the Balbo Beard
Nothing keeps the jawline and top lip warm like the Balbo. It delivers character and good coverage, particularly with a Handlebar mustache.
How to Do the Balbo Beard Step-by-Step
Shave your cheeks clean.
Make sure to create a border where your neck meets your chin. To do this, shave below the determined border area clean.
Let the hair grow and extend 3 inches from both sides of your chin. Shave the rest clean.
Using your Wahl trimmer, you want to create a rectangular strip of hair from your chin to your bottom lip.
Allow the mustache to grow for 3 to 4 weeks. A handlebar-styled mustache works great with this look.
For an enhanced look, use mustache wax to comb and curl the tips of the hair up to achieve a handlebar feel.
What to use
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Combing Your Beard
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.
Wahl Trimmers Have Attachment Heads
Wahl has been an innovator in beard trimming technology and offers a variety of trimmers that will get the job done.
Choose the Guide Comb You Need
Understand the length of beard you want and then use trimmer guide combs to achieve said length.
Trim in the Direction of Growth for Long Beards
Longer beards require trimming in the direction of hair growth to avoid a patchy look.
Trim in Any Direction for Short Beard
For shorter styles, you can trim in either direction depending on the look you want.
Evening Out Your Beard and Neckline
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.
Cleaning Up Your Facial Hair
Always clean up loose or long hair around the lips.