How to Trim a Hollywoodian Beard
Long before Hollywood’s Golden Age, this style was chosen by the rich and famous because we’ve seen this beard in fine paintings and early sculptures. Today it’s wildly fashionable, short, inexpensive, and easy to style. Are you ready to try it?
How to Trim the Hollywoodian Beard Step-by-Step
Clean Up to Start
Ensure you have three to six weeks of beard growth. Wash your face in warm water to open your pores. Towel dry. Then use a styling comb to brush your facial hair in the same direction.
Shave the hair on the upper parts of the cheeks, leaving a line of hair that extends from your ear along the side of your chin. The beard should not connect to the sideburns.
Sculpt the Soul Patch
Grab your trimmer and trim the soul patch to create a perfectly rectangular shape.
Beard Balm to Maintain
Continue to trim the beard as time goes on to maintain this look. It takes five minutes tops to keep this style looking perfectly defined. Style and condition the beard with a dab of beard balm to keep it smelling as good as it looks.
What You Are Asking About the Hollywoodian Beard
How Do I Grow the Hollywoodian Beard?
The beauty of this style: It can be shorter or longer depending on your style and beard quality. Once you’ve put the time in to grow it – anywhere from three to six weeks – all it takes is five minutes to touch it up as part of your grooming routine.
What face shape is best for the Hollywoodian Beard?
Triangular or rectangular-shaped faces get more of a defined jawline with this beard style. But it suits most men. It became popular in Hollywood because it entails shaving off the sideburns and cheeks to allow handsome cheek bones to be captured on film. If you have a patchy beard, this style will suit you because you only need to grow mustache and chin hair, leaving the cheeks and sideburns clean shaven.
What is the difference between a Hollywoodian vs. a Short-Boxed Beard?
Typically, a Short-Boxed Beard needs more hair growth than a Hollywoodian Beard. The Short-Boxed Beard is connected to the sideburns, but the Hollywoodian features clean shaven cheeks and the sideburns.
What celebs have a Hollywoodian Beard?
Ryan Reynolds’ beard, Robert De Niro’s beard or Christian Bale’s beard is reminiscent of the Hollywoodian. Also, Hugh Jackman (when he isn’t sporting his Wolverine Mutton Chops).
What to use
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More Full Beard Tips
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.