This is a new one for me, I'm usually not sitting there cross eyed for ten minutes trying to figure out "what the f". Well not since glitter beards but this one is a little different because of how popular they are.
In essence we are talking about turning your man sized beard into a miniature Christmas tree. I'll admit since the Christmas is my favorite time of year this sparked my interest but I can't see a reasonable opportunity to rock this. Unless you were knew you were going to get fired so you showed up to your holiday part obliterated and covered in these things just to be obnoxious. Now that I can get on board with.
There are several options, everything from amazon to niche websites just for these. I suggest you do some research on the material they are made with because you're probably going to be drunk enough to fall on your face or get punched in it to wear these. Make sure that it's a shatter proof plastic, you don't want to end up on that show "craziest ways to die" from a beard bauble laceration.
by Beard Man
If you're anything like me then you're just hearing about this new trend. I'm not one to troll around Instagram all looking for the latest and greatest things so I'm a little behind on this, It wasn't until a lady friend of mine ask me if I've heard about "glitter beards".
I'm always looking for a way to give people the content they are looking for and if I played for the other team (demographic mostly associated with this trend) then I'd glitter the hell out of my beard too so here's a little guide on how to do it as well as some history behind how it came about.
This thing is going to get funky after a while of wearing it and you're going to feel like you're wearing a pile of dirt rather than glitter unless you throughly clean it first.
If you've never done this before then just follow the advice I give on my best beard oil 2017 review page. The only difference is that you're going to dowse your beard and make sure that every place you want glitter is damp.
There are two ways you're going to need to apply this, first start by tilting your head back and sprinkling it with glitter, this will give you a good base. Then depending on how thick you want the coverage you'll need to lightly pat handful's of glitter into your beard and mustache.
It's really that simple, I would love to tell you that there is an art to it but you don't have to be a rocket scientist to glitter something, just crazy enough to do it!
If you're not "playing for the other team" then you're probably wondering why you would ever want to do this right? Well let me give you a real life example of how you could use this.
After a long night of wandering the streets with friends I come home to the typically accusation "You went to the strip club!" due to a piece of glitter on my shirt. If you've ever been to old town Scottsdale then you've seen the bottle service comes with giant poppers that cover you in glitter so rather than fight the good fight I just let it go.
The following time I went out with friends I planned a heard and stocked up at Michael's that morning. Before returning home in a state of liquid courage I stopped by one of the guy's houses and put on a full glitter beard.
As you can guess my statement "Look honey, I went to the Stripclub and they really like me there" went over well, what a fun relationship that was.
The last thing I'll say is make sure you use glitter, don't use random types of cereal in your beard. Good day!
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To be honest I wanted to give you not only a guide of how to use a bread trimming template but also a DIY way to cut out your own. Why? Because I wanted the same thing, I thought why buy one of these cheap plastic shaping tools when I can make one out of a block of wood, all I need is a faint excuse to fire up the saw and I'm doing it. Turns out now matter how good of craftsman you are the cheap plastic route is just that much better. So much to my dismay since I would love to see a world of men with a slab of oak against their face while they are training, here is a guide to using a shaping template.
I like to wet the comb a little to get the hair to cooperate a little more and tame some of those stragglers first. Don't get your beard too wet or you'll run into issues with the clippers getting gunked up. Pick your favorite comb/brush here, I tend to use all of them at once just to prove a point.
I tend to go a little lower than most but everyone is different on this due to the shape of your face. You will see notches in the side of the tool (if it's a good one) that will help you line up both sides evenly every time. I have an oddly large tragus so I use that to line up the dots with and as a side note who knew that weird thing that women sometimes pierce is called a tragus... Make sure you pick a spot on your ear and use it consistently because if you pick a difference spot every time, one morning or a time when you decide to drunk trim, you're going to end up looking like you had a stroke victim with one droopy side.
Don't be afraid to get aggressive with it, now we're not forcing marshmallows into keyholes here but you want to get it firm enough against your face so that you don't cut underneath it. Basically the opposite of the picture that I'm providing you on the right. Now depending on the length of hair on your cheeks your can do one of three things. First, use a trimmer only to give the five o clock shadow look. Second, if you have shorter hair then you can go strait for the razor and get a close shave on those rosy cheeks. Finally, if you want the close shave but have a build up of cheek hair then to a little weed wacking (trimming) first then shave it down.
This is my favorite part because as you can see when you do this correctly you look like a degenerate gambler or strait pirate until you cut the little point off the bottom of your neckline. All you do is flip the tool upside down and trim your neck on both sides by flipping it horizontally. Then trim the remaining piece off your neck unless your want to look like you just spent your kids Christmas gift money at the Golden Nugget.
It's best to do this step after you've finished your neckline so you can line it up perfectly. Simply flip the tool back to Step 3 position and trim the backside, the part between your beard and your ear, following it all the way down and lining up with our neckline.
If you've done all this correctly and you didn't start drinking at 3am then you should have a killer looking beard. If you for any reason cut yourself it's not my fault, you have fat hands and you need to go on a diet chumbo.
If you know me, then that's already weird because you found this off the search engines, you know my favorite brand is Zeus. They make killer oils and balms and they just added this tool that has a straight edge to it too so you can make some crazy shapes with your beard. Click the link or picture to check it out
First and foremost you need to know "what the hell are hollywoodian style beards", a simple answer is that it's one of the most clean cut beard styles you can have. It's a full facial beard with disconnected sideburns and a cleaned neckline. The trick of this style is that you have to be precise and understand the shape of your face, one wrong move could make the hard work you put into trimming your beard a complete accident or the fact that your buddies pulled a practical joke on you when you were sleeping.
For instance take a look at Leo, even with unmaintained beard the fact that it's disconnected gives him the appearance that it's purposeful. The main reason why if you go to a large corporate office you will most likely see this style of beard.
It's a very simple process and the key is to make sure you don't shave your sideburns too high or your beard too low.
Little did you know that the scruff upon your face was not just a way to signify your manhood but it's about as useful as Batman's god damn tool belt. While you were just looking for a way to hide your inadequateness as a man you stumbled upon the equivalent of steroids for man hood and women wooing. Now it's not as simple as just not giving an F and letting your beard grow widely with no disregard to your boss or significant other. I realize that there a few obstacles to overcome, for instance the time period between having an amazingly full beard and when it looks like you're just homeless and can't afford to shave. There is also the fact that some people just can't grow a beard and they look like someone has done a controlled burn on parts of their face. With that being said I'm going to tailor this to the less fortunate because if you were able to grow a ridiculous lumberjack beard then you wouldn't be searching for different styles, you would just rock the ZZ Top and be done with it.
One of the more traditional options for deceiving of your lacking chin. While this is a great go to since you don't need full cheek growth there are some draw backs to this. There was a study done that showed that men with goatee's are thought be less trustworthy than men without. Now this study could be like most and be a crock but just do a test for yourself with a celebrity who has sported a goatee in the past and you might have the same result as I did, I don't trust that cartoon looking villain.
Now if the last one looked like an evil cartoon character then this one is on a whole other level but you're just going to have to own it if you want to hide that disgustingly small chin. This is going to take some serious work and effort to get right, I'm talking consistently using a beard oil, balm and conditioner. On top of that your are going to have to get good with the scissors, this ins't your average trimmer job, this cut is best sculpted with a pair of sheers and a good eye but if you get it right then no women will ever really know what you're hiding.
Call me crazy but I think this should be the go to for everyone trying to hide the goods (or should I say no goods). It's classic and clean and don't reek of creeper. Just check out the wonders it did for this poor guy and his dwarf chin.
There you have it, 3 ways to get your dignity back and stop being a slave to your face inadequacy. While you're here check out our post on awesome gifts for bearded guys.
Well first thing I had to do is figure out what the heck they meant by it, all I could picture was Scrooge Mcduck. Once I saw a picture of it I knew instantly what they were talking about, definitely not what I call it from where I'm from but none the less it's a simple process.
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