Getting Stubble Right

 

 

Not quite ready to be a bearded warrior, but don’t want to be fresh faced either? The manly stubble approach is for you, kind sir!

There’s a few important steps to get this right, so get your weapon of choice and take note:

  • Groom regularly (every couple of days) to avoid having a patchy or uneven appearance
  • Trim when your hair is clean and dry
  • If possible, when growing out your stubble for the first time let it go for about a week before cutting to give you a thicker, more even result.

To create a short, shadow stubble look:

  • If your facial hair is already quite short, select a 0.4mm trimming length.
  • If your facial hair is quite long, thick and coarse, pre-trim the hair using a longer length setting, such as 5mm, then once all hair has been trimmed, select 0.4mm length.
  • Move the trimmer upwards through the hair, a little at a time, with and against the direction of hair growth, whichever is most comfortable, as most men have hair growing in various directions.
  • For a close finish around the sideburns and cheeks, detach the stubble comb guide and turn the trimmer over so that the blades are closest to the face. Trim around the sideburns, cheeks and edge of your stubble, taking care around the sideburns and edges of your stubble so that you do not trim the hair too short.

To create a longer, designer stubble look (mid-length stubble):

  • If your facial hair is already quite short, select a 2mm trimming length.
  • If your facial hair is quite long, thick and coarse, pre-trim the hair using a longer length setting, such as 5mm, then once all hair has been trimmed, select 2mm length.
  • Move the trimmer upwards through the hair, a little at a time, with and against the direction of hair growth, whichever is most comfortable, as most men have hair growing in various directions.
  • For a close finish around the sideburns and cheeks, detach the stubble comb guide and turn the trimmer over so that the blades are closest to the face. Trim around the sideburns, cheeks and edge of your stubble, taking care around the sideburns and edges of your stubble so that you do not trim the hair too short.

To create a longer, more rugged look (short beard):

  • Select a 3.4mm trimming length. If your facial hair is quite long, thick and coarse, pre-trim the hair using a longer length setting, such as 5mm, then once all hair has been trimmed, select approx. 3mm length.
  • Move the trimmer upwards through the hair, a little at a time, with and against the direction of hair growth, whichever is most comfortable, as most men have hair growing in various directions.
  • For a close finish around the sideburns and cheeks, detach the stubble comb and turn the trimmer over so that the blades are closest to the face. Trim around the sideburns, cheeks and edge of your stubble, taking care around the sideburns and edges of your stubble so that you do not trim the hair too short.

To create a longer, beard look:

  • Select a trimming length between 3.6mm and 5mm.
  • Move the trimmer upwards through the hair, a little at a time, with and against the direction of hair growth, whichever is most comfortable, as most men have hair growing in various directions.
  • For a close finish around the sideburns and cheeks, detach the stubble comb guide and turn the trimmer over so that the blades are closest to the face. Trim around the sideburns, cheeks and edge of your stubble, taking care around the sideburns and edges of your stubble so that you do not trim the hair too short.

 

 

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