How to Maintain and Care for your Beard

How to Maintain and Care for your Beard

Many men, at some point in their lives, decide to grow a beard. Knowing how to maintain and care for that beard can make all the difference between looking sophisticated and sexy to looking like you were raised by wolves. The good news is that growing a beard and caring for it is not hard, and with a few simple tips, you’ll be looking and feeling your best.

Let it grow, let it grow!

Step one for growing a beard is leave it alone. Don’t shave, don’t try to shape or style it. Just leave it untouched for 4 to 6 weeks. After that, your beard should have grown in evenly and will be long enough to work with.

Visit your barber

At this point, it might be a good idea to enlist some expert help. A good barber can help you pick the right style and length of beard for your face shape and do the initial shaping. Once you find a look you love, you’ll just have to maintain it.

Keep it trimmed

Remember that your beard and mustache are always growing, so you’ll need to invest in a good beard trimmer and a pair of grooming scissors to keep everything under control. Also note that the shorter the beard style you choose, the more often you’ll need to trim it to keep that tight style.

Shampoo and condition

When you shower, be sure to wash and condition your beard just like you would the hair on your head. Since the skin on your face is more sensitive than your scalp, you may want to consider a beard wash/conditioner for a little extra TLC.

Tame unruly facial hair

If your beard hair grows neatly downward, consider yourself lucky, as for others, it may stick out or be rebellious. Once your beard is completely dry, smooth on a few drops of beard oil to soften the hair and use a beard comb to gently remove tangles. You may also want to try a beard pomade or mustache wax to help create and maintain the shape you want.

Check Out Shore Beauty School

If you love grooming your own beard and want to help others look and feel their best, Shore Beauty School can help you turn your passion into a career. Check out our Barbering Program to learn more.

Schedule a tour today, contact us, or give us a call at (609) 645-3635 and get ready to embark upon a beautiful future.

How to Use Your Cosmetology License

how to use your cosmetology license

When you get your Cosmetology license, you’ll be ready to pursue a wide range of careers in the beauty industry. First, you’ll need to go through an accredited Cosmetology Program (like ours!) where you’ll learn advanced techniques in hair cutting and styling, hair coloring, chemical treatments, barbering, skin care, facials, makeup, nail technology, and business fundamentals. Then, you’ll be fully prepared to take your state licensure exam and then go on to launch a career in beauty.

Hair Stylist

As a professional hair stylist, you’ll get to use your creative talents to cut, color, and style hair to make people feel better about themselves – you’ll also do keratin treatments, perms and more.

Hair Color Specialist

While hair stylists do color and highlights, a hair color specialist has extensive knowledge of the technicalities of hair color, depth, and tone, and has mastered a range of coloring techniques.

Barber/Barber Shop Owner

You may choose to become a barber or even open your own shop. As a barber, you’ll cut and style hair using scissors, clippers, and razors; shave clients, and offer hot towel treatments.

Skin Care Specialist

As a skin care specialist, you’ll teach people how to care for their skin, address any issues, and recommend what products and treatments should work best for their skin type.

Makeup Artist

There are many different paths you can take if you decide to become a makeup artist. You can do make up for weddings and events, fashion shows and photo shoots, or even theatrical makeup.

Salon Owner/Manager

If you have an entrepreneurial spirit and some business training, you may be able to use your Cosmetology license to become a manager, or even an owner, of a salon.

And More

Cosmetologists work in a wide range of positions – you could also be a manicurist, work in beauty product sales or even teach cosmetology to a new generation of students.

Come to the Shore!

Whatever path you choose, Shore Beauty School can help you gain all the skills you need to find a beauty career that you truly love. Check out our Cosmetology Program to learn more.

Schedule a virtual tour today, contact us, or give us a call at (609) 645-3635 and get ready to embark on a career in the beauty industry!