Beard Handbook - Introduction

If you're reading this you may  already have facial hair or you're about to embark on a journey to grow a new beard or mustache. In either case we would like to welcome you to the bearded lifestyle. Growing a beard or mustache is an expression of individuality and style. Your facial hair says something about you and who you want to be. We have designed this resource to give you the background you will need to plan, grow and maintain a magnificent beard.

In this guide, we provide a brief history of beards to set the context. Next we talk about how to grow your beard including information about what makes facial hair grow and the various stages of  growth.

We'll review the different types of beard styles and give you some information to help you decide which style is best for you.  We will also talk about how you can shape your beard to complement your facial structure.

Finally, we'll spend some time talking about how to groom and care for your beard. We will talk about beard oils, balms, mustache wax, combs, brushes and grooming kits. We will even get into detail about what beard oils and balms do for you and why you should use them.

Whether you are looking for strategies for taming a wild beard or just want styling information, we hope you'll find this guide helpful.