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Shaving, trimming, moustache and beard styles.
I’m a pretty decisive guy but when it comes to facial hair you never know from one meeting to the next what you’ll see.
Baby face, full beard, goatee, handle bar moustache, full mustache, medium mustache, pencil mustache, whichever you choose the important part is keeping them neat and trimmed. As my wife prefers facial hair I do have a moustache, goatee, or beard more often than not. My mother in law used to plead her case regularly to ignore my wife’s wishes and keep my face clean shaven because it, “Makes you look SO much younger”. Unfortunately she passed on years ago but when I do choose to shave at least in my defense I can state, “Hey, I’m following your mom’s advice”.
I have friends and relatives who are so divided on the issue it never fails to amuse me, after all it is your face.
For several weeks I’ll shave with a real razor and remain clean cut. Next will be the just use my electric razor a few times a week at best so I’ll have that in-between look for a few months. Then I’ll stop shaving altogether for a while. This never lasts long because inevitably I’ll have some event that requires me to clean up so I’ll shave some lines and use the trimmer on the electric razor. Usually takes about a month before I change the beard to a goatee entirely. Day by day I trim away at the goatee until one morning away it goes entirely. The moustache will start out full and then I’ll start trimming below my nose little by little knowing within a few weeks all that will remain will be a pencil line mustache. Then inevitably I’ll be in front of the mirror one morning and laugh at the remaining thin line of a moustache and off it goes, back to the “baby” face again only to start the whole process over.
Regardless of your choice of style regarding facial hair the most important advice I have to share is that messy and unkempt should not be part of it.
Most employers and most women are turned off by facial hair that is sprouting in different directions like a chia pet.
This brings me to another point. I wouldn't think it should even have to be mentioned but just in case;
YOUR NOSE AND EARS SHOULD NOT HAVE FACIAL HAIR GROWING OUT OF THEM, EVER!
Above all else always have a nose hair trimmer, especially as you get older.
I’ve had many electric razors through the years and have found that spending the extra couple bucks upfront is well worth it and saves a lot of money in the long run. I’m currently using a Remington R-845 electric razor and trimmer that I’ve had for over ten years now. I do go with inexpensive nose hair trimmers as over the years I haven’t found that spending more on these has any benefit. Nor do the expensive models work any better as far as I can tell.