Beard Fade, it doesn’t matter whether you started the quarantine mission with a beard or you want to leave it with a Beard Fade. We’ll show you how to give yourself!
A perfectly shaped beard is always an eye-catcher – if the styling is successful. The supreme discipline of beard styling is the “faded beard”. We’ll give you tips on how to fade your beard without edges yourself.
The transitions from the neck and the temples are particularly tricky. These areas can quickly become angular and asymmetrical.
And as we all know, this is precisely the most crucial detail on a defined.
Beard Fade yourself. Dare to do it and perfect! Even if you may not be able to do it and your barber (remember: you give him at least 20 euros for it), you will get a suitable guarantee. All you need is the right tool: a trimmer. Your fingers are sure to tingle, but don’t act rashly now – so please don’t just start trimming.
First of all, remember the following tips from Fellow Barber manager Raquel Fajardo. She gave us a four-step plan for the perfect cut, ranging from a simple contour cut to multi-step veneering.
A perfectly shaped is always an eye-catcher – if the styling is successful—the supreme discipline of styling.
We’ll give you tips on how to your without edges yourself.
It doesn’t matter whether you started the quarantine mission with a beard or you want to leave it with a beard. We’ll show you how to give yourself your Faded Beard! The transitions from the beard to the neck and from the beard to the temples are particularly tricky. These areas can quickly become angular and asymmetrical. The technique of “fade” creates an edgeless and soft transition. And as we all know, this is precisely the most important detail on a defined beard.
Make the summer trend “Faded Beard” yourself
Dare to do it and perfect your beard. Even if you may not be able to do it as well as your barber (remember: you give him at least 20 euros for it), you will get a respectable fade – guaranteed. All you need is the right tool: a beard trimmer. Your fingers are sure to tingle, but don’t act rashly now – so please don’t just start trimming.
First of all, remember the following tips from Fellow Barber manager Raquel Fajardo. She gave us a four-step plan for the perfect fade cut, ranging from a simple contour cut to multi-step veneering.
Get hold of the right tool for the beard trend
If you already have a beard, you probably already own a trimmer. According to Fajardo, you can use any type of adjustable razor or trimmer for the fade cut, as long as they have adjustable plastic protective combs that allow cutting to multiple lengths.
Reduce the overall length of the beard
Get started: first bring the beard to the preferred overall length and then let it fade towards the nape of the neck or the sideburns.
Use an adjustable protective comb of your preferred length. If you’ve never had a beard this long before, start with a bigger gap to make sure you don’t cut away too much. If necessary, you can always shorten it on a second pass. (If you just want to let your beard grow in full splendor, then it always looks much more even and well-groomed when trimmed.)
Take your time with the shave, because the result is guaranteed to give you more pleasure than a rushed quick shave – above all, you don’t have to wait weeks to let the failed cut grow out again.
Define the neck contour for the beard trend
Before you can fade your beard as well, you need to define the desired endpoint – this is the point on the neck where you want the beard to end (the sideburns almost take care of it themselves as they go up into your hair, but can too to be faded).
Now use the shaver without an attachment or a special contour cutter.
Shaving expert Fajardo advises you to “draw” the contour: Orientate yourself on your Adam’s apple and mentally draw a vertical line towards your chin.
After about 2.5 centimeters you will reach a first anchor point: This point will be the deepest point of the shave.
From there you draw its symbolically curved line – similar to a “U” – up behind your ears. You have probably already trimmed the beard along this line so you can now start threading it.
Most men would now place the trimmer’s exposed teeth right on that line.
This works, but Fajardo recommends a different method: press the metal head of the razor against the skin and move it as flat as possible, with the cutting edge pointing upwards, towards the jaw.
Make scooping and nudging motions with the trimmer as you hike up – this will make for a smoother and smoother transition.
If you have a shorter beard, this may be the point when you put the razor aside because you prefer something more subtle.
Check the cut and thread out the beard
If you want to try your hand at a more noticeable fade, choose a smaller distance than your general beard length (about one notch smaller). Trim it up about an inch and create an even finer gradation.
Then take the next smaller gradation and cut halfway into the previous area.
So if you shaved an inch into the neckline at level 3, now use level 2 to cut half a centimeter into the neckline so that it recedes again. Do you see the pattern?
We slowly fade it out to the end – up to level 0 – so down to the bare teeth. But before you get to the end of the neck contour, use level 1 to cut about half a centimeter into the neckline.
Voilà, you’ve made a fade cut yourself. If there are still visible transitions between each step, use the same gentle, scooping motion with the smaller intermediate step to smooth out the line.
Last but not least: apply the summer trend “Faded Beard” to the sideburns too
You can use the same shaving strategy on your sideburns.
Start by going down a notch and cutting off about an inch. The difference is that, unlike your neck, your endpoint is not 0, but a length that is tailored to your haircut.
You only need the bare razor when your head is shaved. For longer hairstyles, the sideburns should be the same length as the rest of your beard.
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