Beard Level 3 — Lumberjack
Once your beard reaches half an inch, use scissors to trim flyaways and mustache hairs that tickle your upper lip. For precise control, look for a finger rest, like the one on the Suvorna Scissors ($25). And every morning, pass a comb through your beard. We like The Art of Shaving's Horn Comb (from $40). Use the wide teeth to detangle, then switch to fine for a final pass.
Pro Tip: Enlist an Expert
By shaping your facial hair, a good barber can thin your face or hide a weak chin. So if you hope to grow a beard worthy of a Portland bartender, schedule a trim every three to four weeks.