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That’s good news. Thank you!Bearded in BC wrote: Hey Scott,
That's a great looking trim. The cheeklines are well carved for both angle and height, but it's simple to redefine them, if you wish. Just let them fill in a bit and then re-carve your preferred line. You won't lose any progress; it's really just a minor adjustment.
It’s a big day. I’m super proud. Thank you for the well wishes! There will definitely be a celebratory meal.Pandarocks wrote: Nicely done, Scott. Your son will be proud to see Dad in the audience as he graduates from Kindergarten. Congrats to all. I think pizza an ice cream should be on the celebratory menu. Best! Scott
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Thanks, Jerry. I want it to look as good (crisp) as possible during the growth period. It been exciting so far. I appreciate the feedback and advice. Today was awesome!BladeAverse wrote: Hey Scott, the trim looks great! You'll be one of the classiest looking Dad's at graduation!
I've always admired beards that have a strong upward line from jaw to ear, but high cheeklines are nice, too. I think your new cheekline looks very good, but your original version was terrific, too. As Fred @Bearded in BC said, you can just allow the part you wish had not been removed to grow back, either all at once, or a little at a time. Of course it will be faster if you let it all grow back at once, but if you want to maintain this crisp new appearance, doing it a little at a time, hardly anyone besides you will ever notice.
Enjoy the big day tomorrow! This is a big milestone in your son's life, and in the whole family's. Cheers!
johnsow30 wrote: Your beard is amazing. The cleanup trim looks nice, and if you are planning on going bigger, you have not impeded your progress at all. A nice thick beard like yours will repair itself relatively quickly.
Perfectly normal - It's generally referred to as the scruffy stage. Take it as a sign you're right on track. More length will bring added neatness as the hairs better lay down and find their natural positioning.ScottTX wrote: Is it normal to have an awkward stage 1 month in? Almost like it looked better a week ago vs what it does now.
Thank you that is good to know. Perhaps I foolishly thought I passed the scruffy stage already lol. Thought about posting a Week 4 update but not really much need since I did a 3.5 and not much change since. Hopefully another couple of weeks will have it looking at least a little bit better.Bearded in BC wrote:Perfectly normal - It's generally referred to as the scruffy stage. Take it as a sign you're right on track. More length will bring added neatness as the hairs better lay down and find their natural positioning.ScottTX wrote: Is it normal to have an awkward stage 1 month in? Almost like it looked better a week ago vs what it does now.
Continued good luck,
Thanks for sharing. That looks like a mighty fine beard you have by the way.REDZ wrote: I always kept my well trimmed and on the smaller side when I was growing it out my first time. Never letting it get over my lip and trying to keep it out of the corners of my mouth. I never felt like I was unbalanced.
I'm actually right with you at this time. I had been keeping things on the smaller side lately. But had a moment of weakness and did some work I wasn't happy with. So I took it all the way down to a two about two weeks ago and plan on growing it out big again.
BladeAverse wrote: Hey Scott, I think the way you trim your stache is a matter of personal preference. You do hear comments (lots of them) here about balancing a bigger beard with a big stache, but some guys just prefer to keep their mustaches trimmed and more under control. I think it boils down to a matter of style, and style is a matter of personal opinion. You also hear the suggestion to compromise by trimming your stache at about the level where your lips meet. They say that's enough to keep it out of your mouth, and to make eating and kissing easier. I guess I'll be finding out about that one of these days, as I think a program of minor trimming is in my foreseeable future. Trial and error is one of the best ways to find out what works best for you.
As to the scruffy stage, well, I think you'll grow out of yours faster than most guys at the rate your grow. Cheers!
Slybeard wrote: Mustache length is preference. I do encourage guy to at least try a longer mustache, but it boils down to balancing the look and the maintenance. For sure, it is easier to live with a trimmed mustache. IMO, guys with "thin" mustaches (by thin, I mean the width of the area between the mouth and nose that grow hair) benefit from a longer mustache since it add to the bulk of the overall look. For guys with a wide growing area, it is not that much of a concern. You mustache appears to be average width. So, I do suggest, if not now, and some time, you give a larger mustache a try.