Beards have become even more popular — in part due to what restarted from a few hipsters and models going for a different look with facial hair has now spread worldwide.
A few years ago, one of the grooming essentials for men was to shave. Not shaving before work, meetings, or social gatherings was a sign of a disheveled man. This stereotype has been shelved. Hipster style facial hair is the new thing. Meticulously maintained grooming style for men, featuring full beards and trim mustaches is in. It’s a focal point, much like a well-styled haircut or snazzy suit.
The trick to this ultra masculine trend is men making an effort t in their personal appearance without looking the part. These men are rugged but never scruffy.
A beard’s purpose over its finished look is a mixed case.
While shorter beards often require less maintenance, big beards take more grooming to maintain its shape.
We’ve noticed some of our younger men prefer shorter beard styles that require regular trimming whereas our longer bearded customers shaping the beard yet tapering the neck and cheeks in a bit to give the beard style longevity.
When cutting and styling a beard, it’s important that the haircut is also taken into consideration.
Other factors like the shape of the face, beard density, the desired look, and the shape of the haircut are all crucial elements that need to be addressed in the consultation beforehand.
Men Spa Treatments
Gone are the days when men just wash their face and splash on aftershave — they want their skin to be more touchable.
According to a recent study by the International Spa Association (ISPA), men now account for more than 45 percent of spa goers. Men are not only getting spa treatments like a medical grade facial, but they are also opting for cosmetic services as well!
So what gives? Did we suddenly get a new breed of men? Well, no not exactly.
They are our same handsome group of gents, but with the resurgence of facial hair, men not only need their beards and mustaches to be groomed and well maintained, but also the skin around the beard must be cared for as it draws attention to the beard. And no self-respecting man wants dry, flaking skin deflecting the attention from his awesome beard.
Beard Care and Maintenance
Beard dandruff is a real thing. Contrary to what you may think, the facial hair is not protecting the skin underneath it. The truth is that your skin with facial hair requires more care than a clean shaven face.
Skin beneath that impressive mane is often screaming for nourishment in the form of moisturizers. While your beard may be stylishly glistening, your skin beneath it is flaking.
While your beard does protect your face from the sun — sort of acting as an SFP — but it also acts as a barrier, hiding your skin from the normal skincare regimen, which would otherwise keep your face moisturized and your skin smooth. Your beard and mustache also demands regular styling and trimming to prevent dandruff buildup, itchiness, bumps, irritation, and ingrown hairs.
But not to worry guys, we got you covered. Our beard maintenance and men skincare specialists at Wake Health Medical Group have the perfect treatments to exfoliate, cleanse, and moisturize your beard and face. Give us a call today at (919) 554-6754 or schedule your complimentary consultation online.
Wrapping It Up
If you’re interested in grooming and maintenance care for your beard or mustache — after all, you’ve patiently grown your facial hair just the way you want it, schedule your complimentary consultation online or call Wake Health Medical Group in Raleigh at (919) 554-6754 to discuss the effect you are hoping to achieve.