How to Get a Tight Beard
Why you might like the Tight Beard? It gives the face some sharp definition and character. Learn how to perfect the Tight Beard with a Wahl trimmer, and this step-by-step tutorial with Ben Brewster. You got this!
What you will need:
- Wahl trimmer
- #1 (1/8”) guide comb attachment
- #2 (1/4”) guide comb attachment
- #3 (3/8”) guide comb attachment
- Wahl beard balm
How to Get a Tight Beard Step-by-Step
Stop shaving for 1 to 2 weeks, or until you have a good amount of hair growth.
Before trimming, comb your beard and mustache in the direction your hair grows.
Start by using a #1 (1/8”) guide comb attachment to trim up your sideburns using an upward rocking motion to blend with your hairline. Attach guard #2 (1/4”) and continue to blend. Use guard #3 (3/8”) to taper your beard towards your chin.
Remove the guide comb attachment and use the freehand technique to remove any strays. Use the precision detailer and attachments to clean up your neck, cheeks and create a defined line underneath the chin.
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.