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    How to trim a short beard in 5 steps

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    Short beard mobile

    If you’re comfortable with stubble, maybe it’s time to take the next step and grow a full-on short beard?


    A short beard hugs the face without hiding its shape, so it best suits square or oblong faces. Short beard styles are all about maintenance. Getting (and keeping) your short beard looking appropriately suave takes time and patience.

    Here’s how to shape and trim a short beard:

    Step 1: Grow it out

    When your facial hair is at least 2 cm long, wash and dry your beard and comb it downwards.
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    Step 2: Shape it up

    Use a trimmer to shape your neck and cheek lines, and clean up under your lower lip.

    Step 3: Trim it down

    Now trim your beard evenly to the desired length with a comb attachment (or zoom wheel, if your trimmer has one).

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    Click & Style

    Shave, Style, and Trim

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    Click & Style Shave, Style, and Trim

    S740/80

    Smooth Face. Even Stubble. Comfortable Trimming.

    • Shave and groom your face with 1 easy device
    • Use dry or with shaving cream or gel for extra protection
    • Get a convenient, skin-friendly shave
    • Trim your beard with ease and precision
    • Get the look you want with 5 length settings
    See all benefits
    Suggested retail price: $59.99

    Smooth Face. Even Stubble. Comfortable Trimming.

    • Shave and groom your face with 1 easy device
    • Use dry or with shaving cream or gel for extra protection
    • Get a convenient, skin-friendly shave
    • Trim your beard with ease and precision
    • Get the look you want with 5 length settings
    See all benefits

    Smooth Face. Even Stubble. Comfortable Trimming.

    • Shave and groom your face with 1 easy device
    • Use dry or with shaving cream or gel for extra protection
    • Get a convenient, skin-friendly shave
    • Trim your beard with ease and precision
    • Get the look you want with 5 length settings
    See all benefits
    Suggested retail price: $59.99

    Smooth Face. Even Stubble. Comfortable Trimming.

    • Shave and groom your face with 1 easy device
    • Use dry or with shaving cream or gel for extra protection
    • Get a convenient, skin-friendly shave
    • Trim your beard with ease and precision
    • Get the look you want with 5 length settings
    See all benefits

    Step 4: Finishing touch

    Comb your beard out, tidy up around the mustache, and check one last time for symmetry.

    Step 5: Shave

    Finally, shave your cheeks and neck for a well-maintained appearance.

    Styling & maintenance

    Short beard styles should be trimmed every other day to stay looking sharp.
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