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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).

    See more below ↓

    What you need

    Philips Norelco Beardtrimmer 3000

    Beard & stubble trimmer, Series 3000

    BT3210/41
    Norelco
    Norelco

    Philips Norelco Beardtrimmer 3000 Beard & stubble trimmer, Series 3000

    BT3210/41

    DualCut blades

    The Beard Trimmer and Hair Clipper 3000 features DualCut blades, for a fast and even trim, even on thick, dense beards and on hair. Spin the zoom wheel to lock in 10 adjustable length settings at 3/64 inch (1mm) increments. Powered by a Lithium Ion battery for 90 minutes of cordless use and easy trimming. See all benefits

    Suggested retail price: $34.95

    DualCut blades

    The Beard Trimmer and Hair Clipper 3000 features DualCut blades, for a fast and even trim, even on thick, dense beards and on hair. Spin the zoom wheel to lock in 10 adjustable length settings at 3/64 inch (1mm) increments. Powered by a Lithium Ion battery for 90 minutes of cordless use and easy trimming. See all benefits

    DualCut blades

    The Beard Trimmer and Hair Clipper 3000 features DualCut blades, for a fast and even trim, even on thick, dense beards and on hair. Spin the zoom wheel to lock in 10 adjustable length settings at 3/64 inch (1mm) increments. Powered by a Lithium Ion battery for 90 minutes of cordless use and easy trimming. See all benefits

    Suggested retail price: $34.95

    DualCut blades

    The Beard Trimmer and Hair Clipper 3000 features DualCut blades, for a fast and even trim, even on thick, dense beards and on hair. Spin the zoom wheel to lock in 10 adjustable length settings at 3/64 inch (1mm) increments. Powered by a Lithium Ion battery for 90 minutes of cordless use and easy trimming. 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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