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    Men's Grooming

    How to trim a short beard in 5 steps

    1 min read - 02:00 video
    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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    What you need

    Click & Style

    Shave, Style, and Trim

    S740/80

    Click & Style Shave, Style, and Trim

    S740/80

    One tool, any look

    Get a smooth face, even stubble and comfortably trim unwanted hair with this convenient 3-in-1 tool. It has three separate attachments for shaving, styling and trimming. Just choose the one you want, click it on the handle, and get going. See all benefits

    Philips shop price
    Suggested retail price: $59.99

    One tool, any look

    Get a smooth face, even stubble and comfortably trim unwanted hair with this convenient 3-in-1 tool. It has three separate attachments for shaving, styling and trimming. Just choose the one you want, click it on the handle, and get going. See all benefits

    One tool, any look

    Get a smooth face, even stubble and comfortably trim unwanted hair with this convenient 3-in-1 tool. It has three separate attachments for shaving, styling and trimming. Just choose the one you want, click it on the handle, and get going. See all benefits

    Philips shop price
    Suggested retail price: $59.99

    One tool, any look

    Get a smooth face, even stubble and comfortably trim unwanted hair with this convenient 3-in-1 tool. It has three separate attachments for shaving, styling and trimming. Just choose the one you want, click it on the handle, and get going. 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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