Whether you’re new to the beard scene or a seasoned vet, getting your beard right is essential to being a Man at his Best! If you’re coming off of No Shave November or Movember and want to keep your beard or ‘stache going even longer or if you’re just looking to grow out a beard for the winter then Esquire Grooming has everything you need to help keep you looking sharp.

Step 1: On your mark…set – GO!

After the decision is made and the last shave is done, all that’s left is the waiting. Be ready to fight the urge to shave, trim, or edge your beard or mustache for the first couple of weeks. This can be especially difficult for the man who is used to regularly maintaining his facial hair, but this is assuredly where the rubber meets the road…or, in this case, the beard!

Step 2: Pick your style.

Once you have a healthy amount of hair on your face, it’s time to start the grooming process. Your facial hair grows in different patterns, textures, and shapes. Use this to your advantage and choose a style that best works with your facial hair and head shape. You can go to an expert or DIY, but if choosing the latter, I encourage you to use The Five Piece Trimmer Set from Esquire Grooming. This nifty tool offers the best power, precision and control for trimming the shortest five o’clock shadow to lumber jack-inspired beards.

Step 3: Do yourself a favor…

Invest in some of the best products that will help you in your pursuit of the perfect beard. Remember you want to wash your beard regularly – not just for the hair on your chin and cheeks but also for the skin underneath it. (Esquire Grooming 3-in-1 Shampoo, Conditioner and Body Wash is perfect for cleaning from head to toe).

Also, I can’t stress enough that beard oil is an absolute must! Check out The Beard Oil as it’s perfect for shine, vitamins, conditioning and the softening of facial hair. It will reduce the dreaded itch (the one that might make you want to shave your beard off entirely) that is the enemy to all beards. For some of the longer stages, you can even try The Wax to hold and lock in your beard’s shape and style! With this winning product lineup, you’ll have the beard everyone in your crew will envy!

Step 4: Attention to details.

Show your beard love! Follow the product instructions and always remember to use The Beard Comb to make sure you’re properly applying and distributing The Beard Oil. This can help your beard grow into the desired shape and have a much cleaner look. You’ll see lots of beards with curls and excessive frizz that come from a lack of combing and adequate care. Remember, anyone can be lazy and just not shave it, but growing a proper beard that turns heads and gets people talking is no accident.

By following these four easy steps, you should be able to grow and care for the exact kind of beard that you’re wanting for the holiday season. Esquire Grooming can provide the essential products that you will need for the proper care and maintenance for your new look facial hair.

Happy Bearding Gentlemen!