Can you believe that almost 45% of men worldwide have a full beard? That’s a huge amount of facial hair to maintain.
If you’re a barber or aspiring to become one, then you should know as much about mustaches and beards as you do hair on the top of people’s heads. Since beards are becoming more and more popular, you don’t want to be caught off guard.
Are you wondering how you can keep your customers happy? Keep reading to learn what every barber should know when it comes to facial hair.
Beard Trimming Based on Face Shape
One of the most important rules when running a barbershop is to never assume a one-size-fits-all cut. This is true both for hair on a person’s head and on their face.
If you trim beards the same way each time, you’ll be surprised by how different the results can be. This is due to the fact that people have different face shapes. It’s crucial to cut the beard according to what best complements their face.
For instance, a square face often needs a beard that is rounded along the edges. If they have a round face, then you should give them angular sideburns and shorter beard sides so that the end is longer.
An oval face is best suited to a beard that has the same length on the sides and the end. Similar to a rounded face, a long face looks best when the facial hair has been rounded off on the sides.
Hydrate the Beard and Mustache
A beard that’s not hydrated can become itchier than fleas. This is why it’s a good idea to keep a wide range of beard and mustache products in your barbershop.
Not only will this allow men’s facial hair to feel better and fresher but it also makes it easier for you to trim their hair. Something that’s way too dried out can end up being difficult to work with.
There are many products out there so it’s worth doing some research into what’s most reliable but still affordable.
Get the Right Clippers
If you use just any clippers, then you may not get the results you want. Even worse, the customer may not like the final results either.
Some of the most sought-after brands include Oster, Andis, Wahl, and Beardbrand. Don’t forget to get a high-quality pair of shears while you’re at it too.
Ready to Handle Facial Hair?
Now that you’ve learned what every barber should know when it comes to facial hair, you can handle their requests like a true professional. Of course, there are plenty more things to learn about facial hair.
One of the best ways to stand out from the crowd with your expertise is by taking one or more classes with the highly-respected Buckner Barber School. From a Class A Barber program to cosmetology, we can prepare you for any situation you might come across so that every customer leaves your barbershop feeling great.
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