60 Year Old - first time for a full beard (16 week update )

For any man 20 and older with a shorter beard (or any facial hair style) and prior beard experience who wants to show off his beard and share his experience.
BalticBeard
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February 12th, 2018, 4:09 pm #21

Well, I'm finally feeling a bit better about my beard; but still hoping to let it grow and fill in for the rest of this year.  I think it will take a few more months before I can decide on a beard style that 1) I can grow, and 2) that fits me. :D 

I think I'm going to try a "detached mustache". But not sure I'll go for a handle bar. Any ideas?






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Slybeard
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February 12th, 2018, 4:24 pm #22

Congratulations on the 14 week and the good looking beard.  I suggest you leave the mustache connected, but a handlebar would be a good thing to try.

Are you ready to move over to Established Short beards?  Just let us know and we will get you moved.  You have earned it.
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February 12th, 2018, 4:28 pm #23

bmwkiz wrote: That’s a great looking beard. i’m surprised this is only your 2nd time. you look good with a beard. your pics of goals are good choices. Have you picked on yet? hopefully you stick around. not many of us old guys around here it seems. i’m 58. jeep it going you’re doing great!


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Thanks so much BMWKIZ.

Plan on sticking around for a while, just usually get busy with my kids and grandkids, so hard to check in as much as I'd like. But hey, good problem to have. :D But I have to say, 58 really doesn't sound like an 'old guy' to me. :D 

As far as picking a style; still waiting for my beard to grow and fill in some more before I decide; but currently thinking of something between the following two pics. Currently thinking of trying a 'detached mustache', but short of a full blown handle bar. Any suggestions? 

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February 12th, 2018, 4:29 pm #24

Slybeard wrote: Congratulations on the 14 week and the good looking beard.  I suggest you leave the mustache connected, but a handlebar would be a good thing to try.

Are you ready to move over to Established Short beards?  Just let us know and we will get you moved.  You have earned it.
Sounds good to me Slybeard. Thank you. Just hope I can find it again. LOL
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February 13th, 2018, 4:50 pm #25

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February 14th, 2018, 12:17 am #26

Lookin great man! It's filling out very well!
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February 14th, 2018, 11:21 am #27

Welcome to short beards - this is a great beard.  I think a big stache paired with your strong beard would be a great look.  Keep doing what you're doing - it's coming along well.
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February 14th, 2018, 9:00 pm #28

Welcome sir.
Good growth from your early December showing to the present.
I like the fuller moustache look atop of a shorter/medium beard, a kind of George V look.
It's one of many you'll be able to pull off with your coverage.

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February 14th, 2018, 10:00 pm #29

Hi, just saw your thread, your beard is developing so well, getting thick and wavy and I really look forward seeing it grow on. 
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March 1st, 2018, 7:08 pm #30

Just had my 16 week beard trim/hair cut. These are the before and after pics from today.

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March 1st, 2018, 10:14 pm #31

BalticBeard:  just catching up with so many new folks here on the forum.

Nice progress;  and with the trim, still looking very nice.  I am relieved to hear that you are feeling better. I take B12 everday (tablets) as I have always been unable to absorb it like many other people.   Wishing you continued good health.  👍
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March 2nd, 2018, 5:59 am #32

Compliments sir, your progress are very impressive, follow the route..
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March 2nd, 2018, 9:50 am #33

That is a very good trim. Did you do it yourself?
Stop trimming your moustache; greater glory awaits...
but if you are going to trim, do it right, go pencil...
then, of course, a nice copstache can be cool too...

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March 2nd, 2018, 2:16 pm #34

LAKEFACE wrote: BalticBeard:  just catching up with so many new folks here on the forum.

Nice progress;  and with the trim, still looking very nice.  I am relieved to hear that you are feeling better. I take B12 everday (tablets) as I have always been unable to absorb it like many other people.   Wishing you continued good health.  👍
LAKEFACE:  Thanks for the encouraging words. I'm also taking B12 tablets, but when you can only absorb about 1% of the B12 taken orally, I do so just to try not to lose ground between injections. It truly is amazing what a change it has been making in just 6 months: no more nerve pain, tinnitus is improving, and growing hair again. :D  . And what a relief; I was writing it all off as just aging very poorly. :D 
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March 2nd, 2018, 2:26 pm #35

smedstad wrote: That is a very good trim. Did you do it yourself?
smedstad:  Thank you. No, I think I will be allowing a Barber to handle the tim and shaping of my beard for a bit. I plan on getting some scissors and doing just very minimal 'snips', until I feel I have gained enough knowledge and skill in trimming my beard. As I have said before, I have learned everything I know about facial hair from my father; and he never had facial hair. :D  So until I gain some more skill, I will live by a modified lawyering proverb:  "A man who is his own barber has a fool for his client."
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March 2nd, 2018, 6:18 pm #36

Well, you are clearly lucky to have a skilled barber! There are many stories of trims gone wrong around here. Thankfully, you are not one of them :)

The shape is very nice!
Stop trimming your moustache; greater glory awaits...
but if you are going to trim, do it right, go pencil...
then, of course, a nice copstache can be cool too...

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