If you’re new to the bearded lifestyle or if you just want a bit of beard pampering, you may be considering a trip to the barber shop to have your beard managed professionally. Some beard experts argue against going to professional barbers for beard care, while others say it’s perfectly fine and even a good thing—as long as you go in knowing what you want. Check out this video from The Bearded Baron to get an idea on how to get the most out of your trip to the barber:
Ultimately, to feel good about your visit to a quality barber, you have to be willing to be specific; conversely, if you’re unsure about what you want, and you’re willing to be adventurous, let them take the reins with regards to your beard. If you have a good barber, he or she will have a lot of experience with various beard styles and various face shapes and understand what looks good on different people. Even if that particular beard trim wasn’t ultimately what you wanted, it is a good jumping off place for guys who aren’t really sure what they want to do with their beard.
Remember that if you go to a barber, always be courteous and tip well. After all, you’re a gentleman. If you act like a gentleman, your barber will treat you like one.
If going to a barber isn’t your thing, don’t worry. This guide is designed to give you a complete overview of everything you need to know to learn how to grow a beard and maintain it like a pro.