Facial hair styles: the balbo beard
Beard grooming – the balbo beard
A balbo beard is one of the beard shapes without sideburns and a trimmed, floating moustache. It’s a bit similar to the short boxed beard. With the All Purpose Gillette Styler, you can achieve this look.
The balbo beard look
There are countless facial hair styles, but this doesn’t mean that trimming a beard will be complicated. Here’s a simple set of steps to get you on your way to the popular balbo beard style:
STEP 1: Select a fixed-length comb for trimming
The right comb length on your trimmer can help you style your look. The All Purpose Gillette Styler comes with three comb attachments (2mm, 4mm, 6mm) for you to choose from.
STEP 2: Trim your facial hair
Even out your beard hair length with the trimmer. Trimming hairs before shaving can help reduce tug and pull while shaving, and it can help prevent clogged blades.
STEP 3: Define your beard shape
Remove your trimmer’s comb attachment and trim your beard to define the Balbo Beard shape. For the best style results, keep the hair shorter on your neck and cheeks.
STEP 4: Check for symmetry as you go
But be careful not to trim too much off in an effort to look even.
STEP 5: Prep your face
Rinse your face with warm water to help hydrate your hair in preparation for shaving. Then, lather up the parts of your face that you want to shave completely bare—the non-balbo parts—with a shave gel. Using a shave gel can help prevent nicks, cuts, and irritation.
STEP 6: Shave with light, gentle strokes
Attach the razor blades attachment onto your Gillette Styler handle and shave with light, gentle strokes, to give yourself a close shave. Any Fusion blade refill fits with Styler.
STEP 7: Rinse your blades often
Rinsing the blades often throughout your shave helps to prevent buildup of hairs and shaving cream on the blade edges and cartridge; this helps keep your razor performing at its best.
STEP 8: Edge with the precision trimmer
On the back of all Fusion razors is a precision blade; use this to help define the balbo shape and achieve clean edges.
STEP 9: Rinse, towel, and moisturise
Rinse off your face with cool water. Towel off, and then apply a hydrating aftershave lotion or balm to help soothe your skin.
Was this article helpful?