GQ's barber offers his top tips on how to grow a bread, as well as keeping it cool and controlled in isolation. With the right maintenance, a beard can add serious points to your grooming game
The global pandemic-induced lockdowns have really been giving us an opportunity to develop skills. Some have delved back into long-loved hobbies, Duolingo usage is currently soaring (or at least in my house) and now people are learning how to manage their own personal upkeep, which will be beneficial when we can finally get back into the world.
Now, more than ever, is the time to experiment with your grooming regime. We’ve seen everything from bold buzz cuts, bleaching and mohawks to natural, longer locks, as well as surges in moustaches and a lot of beards. We’re all for the latter; facial hair, after all, is a natural feature for men and, with the right maintenance, can add serious points to your grooming game.
Carmelo Guastella: First thing to do is let your facial hair grow out. In the meantime, buy some hardware tools such as a beard trimmer and a mini trimmer. My top recommendation is Wahl’s Combi Super Taper clipper and trimmer set. Your beard will also need a comb and a pair of barbering scissors.