Facial hair fashions are constantly evolving and often move in cycles of between 4 and 15 years – which is why it’s crucial to have a thorough understanding of the basic skills. Once you’ve got that, it’s simple to combine them to create a fantastic repertoire that moves with times and trends.
In this tutorial – from experts New York Barbershop – you’ll explore consultation and the factors that influence which facial hair service to perform. Get to grips with facial grooming that enhances or distracts from facial features and learn how to match beard and moustache shapes and styles to facial characteristics.
Thorough preparation for facial hair services is also crucial, and you’ll learn how to use tools and equipment correctly and maintain them well. Next, dive into methods and techniques, including freehand cutting, scissors-over-comb, clippers-over-comb and clippers with attachments – and which to use depending on hair type and requirements. The tutorial even covers how to trim eyebrows. Finally, we turn to aftercare, which instils trust and has an incredible impact on repeat business.
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Contributor: New York Barbershop
Make-Up Artist: Melissa Bourne
Photographer: Andrew Gilbert