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The Practical Guide to the Beard: Choose, Trim, Maintain

The Practical Guide to the Beard: Choose, Trim, Maintain

Jean Artignan

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Whether chosen for comfort, to appear more mature, or for aesthetic reasons, a beard is a means for a man to affirm his style. In the working world, where a closely shaved face has long been the norm, its return comes with a condition: that it is neat and well maintained. In this practical guide you will find all the tips for choosing a beard that matches your look and personality: trimming your beard using a detailed step-by-step technique; taking care of your beard and skin with appropriate tools and creams; choosing, trimming, and maintaining your mustache; discovering the ancient shaving ritual practiced by barbers; and learning tips to avoid the little hassles of everyday life.

Size: 6″ x 9″ x 5/8″ | 100 color images | 96 pp
ISBN13: 9780764360268 | Binding: hard cover


Jean Artignan is the creator of the BarbeChic blog (, which includes tips and articles of how to take care of your beard, material comparisons, inspirational photos, a list of barbers in France, and a specialist products shop.