The Art Stubble: Creating Perfect 5 Shadow
By Dylan Dsouza
Whether you’re going on holiday or grooming yourself for work, a 5 o’clock shadow can be a great look. The stubble can enhance your jawline, while giving a seriously grown-up look. As a trend, it continues to be prominent with celebrities and style icons who consistently sport this look during red carpet events. Think David Beckham and George Clooney for starters.
There is a certain art to perfecting this look that walks the fine line between the effortless and untidy. Here are our top tips for you to grow and maintain the perfect 5 o’clock shadow.
Step 1: Trim your facial hair
Trim with a longer comb first rather than using the shorter one so that you can achieve an even stubble. While the beard hair for this style is usually short, using a precision trimmer to cut off hair that curls at the edges is necessary.
Step 2 your neck
This beard style features a stubble on your upper lip and towards your chin, but not on the neck. Shaving your neck can make a world of difference - set your neckline two fingers over your Adam's apple for a natural looking finish.
Step 3 your beard
A stubble is considered as one of the most attractive beard lengths, but it can be sharp, prickly and can cause irritation. Besides using the ever reliable after shave, add a beard to soften it and hydrate the dry skin underneath.