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    Men's Grooming

    How to Trim a 5 O'Clock Shadow Beard

    Learn to shave the perfect 5 o’clock shadow facial hair and own a new style. Check out our guide on how to maintain stubble if you are already rocking the look! 

     

    The 5 o’clock shadow beard made its mark in the mid-eighties, thanks to people like George Michael and Don Johnson from Miami Vice, among other prominent people from the era. Back then the 5 o’clock shadow was called “designer stubble” - and like dancing in the movie Footloose - the beard was even banned by some companies for being too edgy. But while big bleached hair and tiny day-glo shorts are a thing of the past, this beard style still remains trendy today.

     

    The five o’clock shadow is, by definition, easy to grow, however this designer stubble is not always easy to maintain. You might need to stop beard-itch when the hairs grow in. You might also struggle in shaving the perfect beard neckline. Overall, beard care might be more difficult than you expect. This short beard is more than meets the eye but perfecting this look pays off.

     

    The 5 o’clock shadow is harder to develop than it seems. It needs the right care, and the right products, like oils. Giving this unique stubble look attention is important to developing this beard style. If you’re planning to shave the perfect 5 o’clock shadow beard, here are five simple steps to do it. 

     

    Neckline

    How to shave the perfect 5 o’clock shadow stubble beard    

         

    What you will need:

     

    •    Moisturiser
    •    Beard Oils
    •    Beard Comb
    •    Beard Trimmer

    Step 1: Moisturising your beard hair roots

    The first step in growing a five o’clock shadow is generally growing facial hair or natural beard. This beard style involves a consistent, even hair growth. You can give your beard a good, healthy bed to grow from. Start with moisturising your face and even using some beard oils when you see the hair growing to keep the roots healthy.

    Step 2: Be prepared for a patchy beard
    Sometimes beards grow in uneven patterns. Maintaining the perfect stubble beard isn’t easy! It’s possible that patchy areas might fill themselves in in time, but sometimes they don’t. To make the most of it, first shave to the thickest point in your beard. This means coming down the cheek and stopping at the jawline. This should highlight to you the thickest, strongest part of your beard, even if there are some beard patches.

     

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    What you need

    Beardtrimmer series 9000

    Beard trimmer

    BT9297/15

    Beardtrimmer series 9000 Beard trimmer

    BT9297/15

    World's 1st Laser Guided Beard Trimmer

    Perfect your beard with our exclusive laser guidance system. Follow the red line of light to get a sharp, symmetrical trim on both sides of your face. See all benefits

    Unfortunately this product is no longer available

    Suggested retail price: $199.00

    World's 1st Laser Guided Beard Trimmer

    Perfect your beard with our exclusive laser guidance system. Follow the red line of light to get a sharp, symmetrical trim on both sides of your face. See all benefits

    World's 1st Laser Guided Beard Trimmer

    Perfect your beard with our exclusive laser guidance system. Follow the red line of light to get a sharp, symmetrical trim on both sides of your face. See all benefits

    Unfortunately this product is no longer available

    Suggested retail price: $199.00

    World's 1st Laser Guided Beard Trimmer

    Perfect your beard with our exclusive laser guidance system. Follow the red line of light to get a sharp, symmetrical trim on both sides of your face. See all benefits

    Step 3: Don’t fear cosmetics
    Sometimes, men stay away from cosmetics, meanwhile the rest of the world is sculpting their faces to perfection. Eyebrow products that are designed to help you fill in your eyebrows can do the exact same trick on facial hair. Pressed powders and—if you have the skill—some pencils, will help you cover any patches while maintaining a natural look.

    Step 4: Dealing with beard itch
    Beards can get itchy, especially in the early stages of beard growth. There are some steps you can take to prevent and relieve itchy inflamed skin. Regularly brush your beard hair, use a specialty beard brush to make it easier. Brushing your beard will stimulate hair growth and warm up the facial hair follicles to minimise itchiness. You can also use beard oil and moisturisers to achieve a similar effect.

    Shaving is a hot bathroom or during the heat of the day can make razor burn worse. Try shaving in the evening to give irritable skin a chance to recover overnight.
    Step 5: Completing the 5 o’clock shadow beard
    Eventually, you might want to move on from the five o’clock shadow look. If you have healthy stubble, it can be easy to grow it into a more defined beard style. You could shape it into a handlebar moustache, chin strap beard, the Fu Manchu, various goatee styles, soul patch, the Van Dyke beard, or any another beard or moustache styles you like. If you really love the 5 o’clock shadow designer stubble, then use your beard trimmers and keep your stubble beard just as it is.

    Quick Tip: The five o’clock shadow facial hair is supposed to look a little rugged and effortless, so don’t overthink this look too much.

     

    Growing and trimming a five o’clock shadow is a great way to start manscaping your facial hair. It’s a versatile look that can grow and change with you. Not to mention it’s low maintenance. Just go in with the beard trimmer often enough and you should be fine. Remember to keep your facial hair moisturised and nourished to maintain the best 5 o’clock shadow look.

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