Facial Hair Styles

How to Fade a Beard

man with a beard fade

The beard fade is the look of the moment; it’s a beard style that’s everywhere right now – the hipster beard of 2020, if you will.

But why is the beard fade so popular all of a sudden, and how can you achieve this look without the help of a barber? It’s certainly possible, you just need a bit of know-how and the right tools.

What is a Beard Fade?

Sported by the likes of Zayn Malik and Raheem Sterling, the beard fade is having a moment right now.

A beard fade usually starts with well-trimmed sideburns, with the facial hair getting gradually longer down towards the chin, little by little, ending in a much fuller beard. A good beard fade will look seamless, with a smooth transition from the shorter sideburns to the bushier statement beard that it culminates in.

The beard fade is a modern way to smarten up a beard. It’s current and a little bit edgy, but still smart enough for the office – everything you could want from a facial hair style.

How to Achieve a Beard Fade

You need a pretty decent beard to begin your beard fade journey in the first place. If you’re clean-shaven, you’ll have to start by growing something resembling a hipster beard first.

Trim Slowly, Gradually and Seamlessly

We recommend that you start by trimming what will be the shortest bits of your fade – this will probably be your sideburns. Here, you might want to trim your facial hair down to around 10mm in length, and gradually reduce this to 7mm, 5mm and eventually 3mm as you move down towards your chin.

The King C. Gillette Beard Trimmer, which uses Braun technology, will help you with this. There are 11 different length settings to choose from, so start with one somewhere in the middle if this is your first attempt, then adjust accordingly when you’re feeling a little more confident. Once you’ve got a feel for the trimmer, go for a shorter length to tidy up.

When you’re happy with the top of your beard fade, start to work your way downwards towards your chin, changing up the length slightly as you go, fading each section into the next. Remember that you’re aiming for a smooth, gradual flow, so check yourself in the mirror every now and again to make sure it’s not looking too blocky.

Keep going until you reach the area underneath your earlobes, when you’ll need to start addressing your beard.

How to Blend Your Beard with Your Fade

If your beard is your pride and joy, you won’t want to be cutting into it to make it blend in with the rest of your fade. Instead, you need to nail the hair approaching your beard, then keep on top of your beard maintenance with a regular grooming routine.

Regular trims with your Braun-powered King C. Gillette Beard Trimmer should definitely be a part of this, but beard care needs to play a big part too.

How to Care for Your Beard Fade

Every day, you should wash your beard with a cleansing product like our King C. Gillette Beard and Face Wash, which is a 2-in-1 beard shampoo and facial wash, featuring argan oil, avocado oil and coconut water, alongside hair conditioning technology.

We also recommend using a beard oil or a beard balm to help to keep your beard nicely nourished. Our beard oil contains avocado oil, grapeseed oil, sweet almond oil and argan oil, while our beard balm includes cocoa butter and shea butter.

All of our beard care products are scented with the signature King C. Gillette fragrance, which features notes of cedarwood, sandalwood, ginger, sage and more.

How to Maintain a Beard Fade

Regular trimming is essential for a well-maintained beard fade, as is regular beard care. Where your beard fade is at its longest, the hair should be no longer than 10mm, with this length gradually decreasing towards your chin.

If you let the sides of your fade grow out, you’ll be running the risk of it getting too long, leaving you looking scruffy.

Keep your King C. Gillette Beard Trimmer close to hand and get into the habit of following a good beard care routine, and your beard fade will be sure to stand out for all the right reasons. Get everything you need in one handy bundle with our King C. Gillette Beard Trimmer & Beard Care Kit.

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2024-02-19 14:00:08By King C Gillette

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