Sunday, April 22, 2007

How to Grow A Beard

-Step 1 don't shave
-step 2 repeat step 1
-Step 3 trim from time to time to keep looking neat (if your name is Grizzly Adams, ZZ Top, or you live in the woods/mountains having limited contact with the rest of the world, step 3 may be omitted)
-Step 4 sculpt/shape in various creative ways with a beard trimmer or keep the traditional look

So I'm at Step 4 now. It's one of those things where you know you should do it but just don't. Kind of like those things in the back of the refrigerator that you know you should throw out but never do. A beard becomes part of one's identity and so parting with all or a part of it can be an event worth consideration. My intent is to take a phased approach toward going back to bare faced. I'll go with the goatee first then at some point may determine to trim back from there either in entirety or another phase. The original reason I grew one was not so much for the aesthetics as the convenience of not shaving every day. This iteration of the beard began in August of 2005. In the fully matured stage of the beard, I usually will trim it up once every 7 to 10 days.

Here's a picture prior to the cutting

And after


Unknown said...


ZZTOPJR said...

What? U call that a beard. A real beard just keeps on growin and never stops! Just try it, it will grow on u! For real expert advice go check out ZZTOP or anybody from
the viking era or maybe the dark ages or mayb even Jesus!

liz said...

I like the before and after aspect...what else could you do this with and blog about? I don't know, you'll think of something...keep it coming!

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