At Remington, we’ve given a lot of focus lately to the legions of bearded men out there. We respect their style and their commitment to crafting a beard worth being proud of. They deserve the attention.
If you want to know what you’ve been missing out on, we’re here for you. It’s time to take the next big step in your life, so (if you’re genetically capable—that’s important here) we’ve assembled a simple how-to guide to get you started on the path towards becoming a Beard Boss.
1. Let it grow.
Not that this is an easy task, but it really is as simple as that. You need to let everything grow out for at least four weeks before trying to shape it in any way. Commit to it.
The phrase “growing pains” certainly applies here. It’s not going to look great for most of that month. In fact, you may want to start the process while you’re on vacation or otherwise away from the scrutiny of those around you. Not everyone will understand. Remember, “Sticks and stones…”
3. Pick the right style.
Once you’re to the point where you want to start shaping your beard, try to pick the right style for your face shape. Round, square, triangular—each shape looks best with a certain arrangement of beard and mustache. Ask Men has a useful guide on picking the best fit for you.
4. Just be yourself.
Whether you want a classic beard that works for your face or a more adventurous look that will get you recognized at bearding competitions—just pick something that jives with your individual style. A crucial trait of Beard Bosses is the ability to be yourself and own what you’re working with. So stick with one style or never stop experimenting. As long as you don’t shave it all off, you’ll be a Beard Boss in no time.