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5 Tips for Growing a Beard January 16, 2019

Anchorage, Anchorage County
5 Tips for Growing a Beard, Anchorage, Alaska

If shaving has become tedious or you just want to change up your style, you may be considering growing a beard. However, if you don’t show your new facial hair some TLC, you might not achieve the look you’re hoping to create. To keep your beard in top shape, visit a barber regularly and follow the tips below. 

How to Grow a Great-Looking Beard 

1. Trim Your Mustache

If you’re already rocking a mustache, it’s best to trim it down a bit if you decide to add a beard to your look. This way the lengths of each facial hair will be more evenly matched as your beard comes in over the next week or two. 

2. Pay Attention to Patchy Spots

Note how your hair is coming in and how long it must get before all bare areas are covered. If you're lucky to have thick and even growth, try out a fuller style. However, if your beard looks a bit patchy, ask your barber to stick to a shorter length to keep it looking tidy.

3. Determine Thickness, Texture, & Wave Pattern

barber Along with how dense your facial hair grows, also determine if it’s fine, medium, or coarse, and whether it’s straight, wavy, or curly. Knowing this will help you and your barber decide on the right style. It will also help you choose tools and products that will offer the best care. 

4. Trim Weekly

After your barber does an initial shaping and styling, stay on top of the look by performing weekly trims. Use trimmers to go over the entire beard, starting under your neck and moving upward. 

5. Make It Part of Your Regimen

If you plan on keeping a beard for a while, schedule regular trips to your barber, in addition to performing daily and weekly beard grooming at home. A basic day should involve washing and conditioning the hair, applying an oil or balm, then combing it. 


Keep your beard in top shape by scheduling regular trims with the talented barbers at A Cut Above. For 38 years, this barbershop has been providing quality haircuts, shaves, and hair styling services to residents of Anchorage, AK. Give them a call at (907) 276-6884 to learn more about pricing and to schedule an appointment, or visit their website to learn more about their services. 

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