Beard Grooming Basics


From the chunky sexy full beard to neatly honed goatees, facial hair is now as important as your hair style and is every inch an extension of your personal style.

Similar to the hair on our heads, tender loving care has to be taken. But with so many different beard styles out there, it’s important to select the best beard style to match your own personal style and face type.

Pick a Beard Style That Fits You

Different beard styles fit different face shapes and can give an impressive illusion that allows one to achieve certain desired effects such as a larger jawline or to disguise features like cherubic cheeks.

However, whether a desired beard style can be achieved or not depends on your hair growth and hair growth differs from individual to individual. If you have difficulty growing out a full beard, try something with less stubble to make patches less noticeable.

How To Look After A Beard

Wash It

Facial hair absorbs moisture away from the skin, leaves the area dry and causes cells to shed - this forms beard ‘dandruff’.

To avoid the irritation that comes with beard ‘dandruff’ and to clear grease and bacteria at the same time, use a daily face wash with a scrub twice weekly for a deep cleanse and to lift ingrown hairs.

Shampoo It

Facial hair is thicker and coarser than what’s on the head. Therefore, instead of using regular shampoos which contain ingredients that can strip your beard hair of its natural oils, look for a dedicated beard shampoos that are formulated with essential oils, vitamins and botanicals to nourish, freshen and protect your facial pride.

Oil Up

Beards need to be treated with oils so as to promote growth and give it a tidy appearance. Using a beard oil will soften the hair bristles, hydrate the skin beneath and leave your beard smelling fresh.

The Ohman! Master Nutrition Oil is enriched with Vitamin A, B1, B2, C, D and E as well as natural oils that promote the flow of nutrients to the scalp and hair follicles. This oil is perfect for hydrating your hair or your beard and will not feel greasy after application. Using it will make you smell like you just got a fresh trim from the barber’s and are ready to show the world your beard pride.

How To Maintain A Beard

Know How and When to Trim

How to trim:

A set of quality beard trimmers will do the job and remember to follow a few basic principles - use grooming scissors to keep your lips free of any stragglers, avoid creating harsh lines (particularly along the jawline) and avoid having neckbeards.

When to trim: 

Whenever you want or feel like you need to.

Watch Your Mouth

While studies show that Vitamin A, B, C, E and Biotin as well as keeping your stress levels low promotes healthy hair growth, getting sufficient sleep and drinking plenty of water will increase the production of important facial oils that keep your facial hair hydrated.

Visit The Professionals  

If you’re new to the world of facial elegance, it’s tough to know exactly what you’re supposed to do and it’s easy to get it wrong. To avoid a bearded balls-up, get yours shaped by a barber every once in a while so that they can touch up what you have missed or teach you what to look out for when you trim your own beards.

Overwhelmed by the variety of choices of barber shops where you are or not sure who to approach for styling? Origin’s Studio is a boutique barber shop located in the heartlands of Singapore that promises to give you the gentleman’s treatment at an affordable price while maintaining their high standards of quality. Barbers are experienced and knowledgeable and are sure to give you the personalised treatment that every gentleman deserves.

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