I've grown circle beards before, but never a full beard. I've always been worried about the different directions my hair grows (like on the right side - you'll see in the pictures) - it almost looks like is sweeps from the left side of my face to the right. I decided to try and get it enough length that the hair would hopefully weigh it down and I'd be able to work with it. You'll also see in the pictures that I messed up for the first 5 weeks and trimmed the cheek line too low, but I'm trying to let it catch up now. Where I work, it would not have been good to just let everything grow without any trimming because my beard hair grows almost all the way up to my eyes.
I'd really appreciate any advice you could give me on a few things:
First, the hair under my chin grows pretty plastered down to the skin and from left to right, not up or down, so I'm not sure if I should be trying to train it to grow towards my chin, or just leave it.
Second, I'm really interested in a style similar to Carlos Costa's. His beard is awesome, and I don't expect I'll get exactly there, but I want something with some length but that also gives some angularity to my jaw. I feel like my head is rather egg shaped, so I'm trying to get more of the chiseled look to the jaw. When should I go for the first trim (this is the 2 month mark for me), and what's the best way to communicate to the barber what I want? And if anyone happens to know a good barber in Anchorage, that would be awesome.
Thanks for reading the long post!
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