How do you get a 5’o clock shadow?

Men's Grooming Guide

The 5 o’clock shadow is definitely a great choice for you when you don’t like shaving and end up with too much toilet paper every single time you’re doing it. You don’t even need the best beard trimmer (recensioni di regolabarba) to get a nice looking 5 o’clock shadow, which is always great.

Recapelli - La barba di 5 - 5 o'clock shadowHowever, this isn’t the only reason why you should try this style. The 5 o’clock gives you a nice, impressive look that is accepted nowadays even in work places. The roughness, the style it gives to your face is amazing and it may be related to the angle it gives to your jaw. It also slims down your face, giving you a more masculine vibe.

Let’s not forget the part where man and women do find this style very attractive. Your hairstyle doesn’t matter very much and you may adjust it to your very own style.

The 5 o’clock style comes from upper crust England where men met for a 5 pm tea…so this is how this expression was born.

We can’t deny the vibe of the “bad boy” which combines so nice with a smart, well-groomed guy. This style has become the signature of men who want less irritation for their skin.

The 5 o’clock and designer stubble may feel the same for many, but the latter implies a more designed length and line. Your neck has to remain clean and you only need a day to grow it.

Is it for everyone?

This style doesn’t just say, “I’m a bit naughty, you know!”, but it also says you’re very confident and sure of yourself (hey, you may be even running a big business, for all we know).

We like the 5 o’clock style as it slims the lower half of your face and highlights your cheekbones altogether. It’s a great option for guys with square or angular faces.

How to get it?

Let’s assume you’re clean-shaven at the moment. In this case, you’d need to let your beard grow for the next day (or couple of days) so that you get some length to work with. It shouldn’t take you very long until you get the 5 o’clock beard. You need a more defined neck cheek line if you want the designer stubble, after all.

5 o’clock shadow Is it for everyoneIt’s essential to draw the right lines on a 5 o’clock beard so shave carefully anything below your beard’ neckline.

You should get a trimmer that is especially designed for this type of style. You should set the length between 1/16 to 1/5 inches. It’s better to begin with a higher setting, until you get the length that you like the most.

The moment you’re all set for the good length, trim softly the edges of your stubble to obtain the impressive look that doesn’t let the neckline to look too refined. It’s important to do this step every couple of days. You do need to pay attention to your facial hair and to notice how fast is growing.

Don’t hesitate to try various lengths to decide if the 5 o’clock really works for you or not. If you go with it, it’s better to trim it shorter near the edges of your beard and near your neckline and cheekbones. After all, you want the beard to blend with your shaved skin.

Don’t forget about the cosmetic tools either as a good shaving oil gives you visibility when trimming and doesn’t lather up. Use the shampoos and beard creams to properly maintain your 5 o’clock beard.

Give yourself some time until you learn to master the 5 o’clock look. You need to practice, to have patience and attention constantly. Practice makes perfect though and, as long as you enjoy how much everyone digs your new look, it’s totally worth the effort.

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