Mobile nav search icon Mobile nav toggle icon Mobile nav close icon
Facial hair

Be Very Self-Satisfied

Self-Esteem Via Baroque Facial Hair

Grooming

Why hold back with facial hair? Push at the boundaries of what's acceptable for a man to have squatting on his face. Here's some tips (and some SLADE!)

In this decadent age, if you’re going to have facial hair, you may as well tamp down your pipe and squeeze out a Baron von Munchausen. Here Sam Hickey, Head Barber at Murdock London, gives some advice on how to go about weird and wonderful lip ornamentation.

01
Facial hair

Where do you start?

"You can either grow out a long beard, and then trim it back," says Sam, "But you're kind of or start clean shaven and shape it as you go." Sam, we're going to twist your arm, we need an answer. "Well ideally you'd start clean shaven, and have blank canvas with a plan in mind. It's a good idea to have an end goal to head towards. If you have nothing in mind you'll fudge it halfway through."

02
Facial hair

Get some professional help

"Go to a barber and get some professional help. Prep in the planning stage is key here, and most barbers won't charge you for a quick consultation."And the involvement of pros shouldn't stop there. In fact, just get a barber to shape it every week, lest you start hacking into it at home and come out looking like one of Slade. "You'll have a mishap - go to the barbers and they can make sure it is fitting to your jawline and face shape."

03
Facial hair

What to go for

"There's a big trend for a D'Artagnan moustache, a fuller one. But also there's seriously a trend for gents to want fluffy teen tache frothy. I'm serious. They're going for a bit of stubble and a cleaner moustache that's soft and fluffy, not heavy." You flippin' what, Sam? "I know, I know. It wouldn't be my choice either." Actually, Slade, we take it all back. Break out the Cup-a-Soups:

So that’s your facial hair sorted. But what about that back hair eh? The Book of Man investigates.

Discussion


Leave a Reply

avatar
  Subscribe  
Notify of
Michael from Love Island

Read next

Michael’s Mask (What’s with ...

Masculinity 5 days ago

Related articles


Grooming

Seb ManSeb Man – Hair Care For Undefinable Men

Martin Robinson

2 months ago

Grooming

Lab Series BBTested on Men: Lab Series BB Tinted Moisturiser

Martin Robinson

8 months ago

Grooming

face mask for menI wore a mask and I liked it

Martin Robinson

8 months ago

Grooming

Alex Turner HaircutAlex Turner and the great buzz cuts of our time

Martin Robinson

11 months ago

Grooming

vegan grooming products for menVegan grooming products for men

Natasha McNamara

1 year ago

Grooming

Hide thinning hairHow To Hide Thinning Hair And Regain Confidence

Mark Sandford

1 year ago

Grooming

how to stop thinning hairMen Would Rather Have A Tiny Penis Than Go Bald

Mark Sandford

1 year ago

Grooming

Mark SandfordHair Today, Gone Tomorrow. One Man’s Brutal ...

Mark Sandford

1 year ago

Grooming

mens grooming products10 Men’s Grooming Products

Natasha McNamara

1 year ago

Grooming

ManscapingHow To Manscape Every Last Bit Of You

Martin Robinson

1 year ago