How to Do the Short Boxed Beard
The Short Boxed Beard is an alternative to the Full Beard for those who aren’t quite ready to commit to the mountain man look. Because it relies on your beard’s natural shape, it can complement any face from angular and oval to heart-shaped and round.
How to Do the Short Boxed Beard Step-by-Step
Shave away the stray whiskers from the less dense areas of your cheeks. This will highlight cheekbones and other bone structure.
Using the natural borders of your beard growth as a guide, use your Wahl trimmer to create a sloping border from your sideburn to the mustache. The key is to remove as few whiskers as possible to keep regular maintenance to a minimum.
Repeat the last step on the other side of your face. Try to maintain a balance between both sides of your face so the beard appears symmetrical.
To create a lower border, allow the beard to grow about 1 to 2 inches beneath your jawbone and remove any hair below that line with your trimmer. You can create a more natural-looking line by trimming the hair along the border a bit shorter to blend away the strong line.
Use your trimmer 2 to 3 times a week to maintain the borders and length. The color and density of your beard will determine its ideal length. Trimming to a 1/4 inch is a good start. Dark beards tend to look fuller than light whiskers. If your beard is blonde or red, allow it to grow a little longer to appear full and filled-in.
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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.