Keep it classy
The first, and most obvious point to make – though it bears repeating – is to make sure your beard stays properly groomed. To that end, we mean keeping it trimmed, washed, and styled appropriately for the workplace. There are a variety of products available on the market that make this easier than ever nowadays, though The Voyager Beard & Hair Oil from Native Man should be included in every bearded man's arsenal.
Stay up-to-date with the latest trends
It's equally important to remain abreast of current trends in your given profession – and more, importantly, the dos and don'ts of your particular workplace. While many forward-thinking companies are (rightly) embracing the look, the majority of these firms are only willing to go along with your hirsute hopes insofar as it stays within reason.
Setting a beard length goal can go significant ways towards keeping it "safe-for-work"; while it can be easy to forget about your appearance on a day-to-day basis, keeping a close eye on your progress is important.
Match your beard to your jawline and face
Building on this, it's important to make sure that your beard is a good fit for your face and overall look. To quote fashion experts, the rule of thumb is that square faces tend to suit a beard that fleshes out your face – one that is fuller on the chin, but flattens out on the sides. The opposite is true for those with rounder face shapes, who are best advised to seek a triangular-shaped beard – one which lengthens out towards the chin. Of course, this is all up to personal preference at the end of the day, but when sizing it all up, bear in mind that more conservative workplaces will generally tend to favour a beard that is shorter overall.
Condition, condition, conditionFinally, for those looking to grow out a lengthier beard, it's important to condition your beard on a regular basis – which is a point many bearded men seem to forget. This doesn't just help relieve any beard itch you may be feeling, but it also helps to maintain a favourable texture and appearance.
It is time to get started with your office-friendly beard routine using Native Man’s range of Australian-made products. Contact our friendly specialists today.