Video:Beards That Work With an Oval Facewith Jeff Lewis
Men's beards should compliment their face shape. Check out these beard styles that highlight an oval face shape.See Transcript
Transcript:Beards That Work With an Oval Face
Hi, my name is Jeff Lewis, owner of the Bloomington Barber Shop, and today we're talking about beards that work with an oval face.
Oval Faces Work with Most Beard Styles
An oval face is the ideal face shape for men looking to grow a beard. There are really no special tricks for keeping certain areas of your beard longer or short than others, as there are with other face shapes. For the best results, see a professional barber or stylist about your beard. They can offer advice and trimming skills suited to your particular face shape.
Maintain Your Beard at Home
If you're trimming at home, you have a wide variety of options when it comes to maintaining your beard. You have the standard clippers, which come in small sizes just for beards, or you could repurpose hair trimmers.Or, you could use a new style of razor that has the adjustable tip trimmer on the end. If you have a small beard or a goatee to take care of, this would be particularly ideal.
No matter which trimmer you use, always remember to keep it lubricated, especially just after you use it. This will keep your trimmers in good shape. Scissors are also a great option if you want to keep your beard a little bit longer and a little more uneven or rustic. A good tip is to hold a hand mirror underneath your chin to make sure you have the line of your shave straight and even, no matter the shape.
Trim Your Beard Evenly
These tips will help keep your face and your beard balanced and well-shaped. The key is to avoid abrupt changes in length, even as you purposefully shape your beard to match your face. Keep the transitions smooth and even.
You can choose a full beard, with hair covering the majority of your face, or smaller styles like a goatee. There really is no wrong answer. As a basic rule of thumb, keep your beard trimmed regularly and neatly to avoid a scraggly or uneven look.
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