How To Fade A Beard

At one point or another, we’ve all wanted to try the ultimate beard fade to see if we can pull it off ourselves. If you’ve got the trimming basics nailed on the head then there’s no reason why you can’t give it a good go! Getting it right might take a few attempts, but with the right fade, you can transform your entire look.

As many of us have varying beard lengths, it’s so important to get things right, blending your beard, sideburns, and hair together in the right way. Get it wrong, and you can give off the impression that you don’t know what you’re doing. To understand the best way to fade your beard, we’ve put together a quick guide to get you started and to teach you the basics of getting the fade you’ve always wanted.

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Here’s how to fade a beard the right way.

Trim your whole beard first.

Getting your beard ready for your fade is the most important part. If you don’t trim your beard to the right length first, then how do you expect your fade to work? Work out your beard length and use a beard trimmer to get the desired length. Trim your beard first, fade later!

Start at the bottom.

Keep your beard trimmer handy, as you’ll need it for step two. To start your fade, you should always start from the bottom of your beard or your neckline and work your way up. Start trimming your beard using your trimmer at either a number 2 or 3 setting, and trim the beard hairs from your Adam’s apple to where your neck meets your jawline. 

When this area has been trimmed, change the setting to a 1 or a 2 and trim the rest of your beard. If there are any hairs left below the Adam’s apple, use a handheld razor to clean this up to make your beard lines neat. If you want to get more detailed with styling and alignment, then there are a number of alignment tools on the market. Again, these may take a little more practice to use!

Trim your cheeks.

When your beard has been successfully trimmed, now's the time to take a step back and move onto the next stage; your cheeks. Do you want to stay with the clean lines or have a more natural fade? If you want crisp, clean lines, then use a razor to get that tight edge. For the natural cheek fade, use a beard trimmer without the guard on to take away any unwanted stray hairs, keeping the area neat without being clean cut. 

Trim your moustache.

Any moustache hair that is growing over your lips needs to go. Use your trimmer again to cut away any of these hairs, whilst also trying your best to keep your moustache hairs the same length as that above the jawline, by using a 1 or 2 setting.

Fading your beard with your hair.

Once your beard is finished, the last job is to fade out that beard into your hair. To start with, choose the longest part of your beard and set up your trimmer to one shorter setting. Trim an area one inch up. Keep lowering the trimmer setting after each inch as you move up until you reach your hair. Repeat the process on the other side of your head and you’re good to go.

Fade your beard the right way by following these tips.

By practicing these steps, you’ll get better at fading your beard and perfecting that look you’ve always wanted. To help you along the way, you’ll need some quality beard care products, such as razors, to help you finish your style. For more information or to find out more about our products, browse our website or call us on 0114 270 0322.

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