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.