Learn how to trim a beard from Thad Forrester at Hudson Hawk Barber Shop in Springfield, MO () Reviving the lost art of manlines. Yes, you can trim your beard at home. You can even properly define your neckline and shape it up however you please. But you need to know a few things first, which is why we've outlined everything. How To Trim A Beard. A little trimming allows for maximum impact. Gillette® has all the tips, tricks, and tools you need to make your beard a showstopper. Trim after you shower and when your beard is dry—your hair will be hydrated and easier to cut, and will give you a better idea of how it will look once it’s tamed. How To Trim a Beard With Trimming Scissors. You will need a pair of well-made mustache and beard trimming scissors. Do not use regular scissors or nail scissors. Trimming your facial hair is a delicate and precise activity. Scissors made just for facial use are designed to allow for the dexterous hand movements you need to trim facial hair. How to Trim Your Beard: 1. Comb it out: Get all of your hairs settled into one direction. Comb everywhere, including the mustache and bottom. 2. Use clippers for an even cut: If you want to maintain the length showcased here (half an inch), try a number 4 setting. If you aren't sure, just start with a bigger clip and work your way down. How to Trim Your Beard. A well-trimmed, well-styled beard can be a great addition to your personal look. The creative possibilities for facial hair are practically endless - here are just a few general techniques and ideas to keep in mind.