It took you one (very cold, extra long) winter to grow a beard. You’ve worn it with pride for months and reveled in its full bushy glory. But soon, the forecast will call for 80 degrees and 90 percent humidity. And suddenly, that big, furry mass on your face is feeling just a little less appealing. Not to mention that board shorts with a caveman beard is not a look you want to go for.
That doesn’t mean your face should go totally bare. “You can give your beard a lighter summer spin by cutting it to where it feels almost like a shadow, but there is enough hair to tell that you have an intentional beard going on as well,” says Scott Serrata, master barber and cofounder of Imperial Barber Products. It’s a cool look to pull off — witness Justin Timberlake’s recent seasonal transition — you just have to follow a few rules.
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