Beard Grooming 101Are you looking to grow an epic beard? Well, we’ve got you covered with beard grooming tips that will have you looking amazing. 18|8 San Antonio is a men’s salon that is unlike any other barbershop you’ve experienced. With two locations, at The Rim and downtown at the Riverwalk, we can take care of all your grooming needs, including men’s haircuts, coloring, waxing, shaving, and you guessed it, help with shaping your beard. When you come to our men’s salon, you’ll get the royal treatment, including the beverage of your choice and a hot towel finish.

We believe our service doesn’t end when you walk out the door, that is why we share information with you about how to care for your hair, beard, and skin. Here are some beard grooming tips from our experts to get you started.

Let it Grow

When you first start growing your beard, allow it to grow in for four to six weeks before grooming. While you will be tempted to trim it, patience will allow your facial hair to grow in evenly so that you can determine the length and thickness that will work best for you.

Think About Your Face Shape

Just like one haircut is not for everyone, the same is true for a beard. You should look for a beard style that works best with the shape of your face. For example, if you have a round face, a longer beard will work better for you because it helps elongate your face versus emphasizing its roundness. To consider your options, look online for a beard face shape chart.

Keep it Trimmed

Now you can trim it. Regardless if your beard is long or closely cropped, you should trim it on a regular basis to keep it looking good. Invest in a high-quality beard trimmer because this is an important tool for keeping the perfect beard shape. Don’t forget your mustache. You should use a pair of grooming scissors to trim under your nose and around your lips. If you are unsure about how to trim your beard, the experts at 18|8 Fine Men’s Salons are here to help. And, there are also some good online tutorials that can help until you have the hang of it.

Keep it Washed

Washing is not only about your beard, but the skin underneath as well. To keep both healthy, you should scrub your beard several times a week with a beard wash that will clean both your beard and your skin. Afterward, gently pat your beard dry because drying it too hard with a towel will lead to frizz and split ends.

Time for Oil

Beard oil is a moisturizer that will prevent flaking, dandruff, and skin dryness, as well as helping keep your beard soft. The beard oil permeates the hair follicle to prevent the hair from growing brittle. This is especially important in both cold and windy weather. The oil will also wick away any excess natural moisture that can cause frizz. You should look for oils that contain argan or jojoba oil.

Train and Tame

In addition to regular trimming, you should brush your beard daily with a beard brush. This will train your beard to grow in a downward direction and tame any wild hairs that seem to have a mind of their own. There are also beard styling products that can help with taming stubborn hairs.

Make an Appointment at our San Antonio Barbershop Today!

Come into our barbershop at The Rim or our barbershop downtown at the Riverwalk for all of your grooming needs. We can help you with your beard, including trims, shape-ups, and shaves. Make an appointment today to discover what a real men’s salon is all about!