How To Shape A Ring Beard: Expert Grooming Tips

Beard Trimming
Sander van de BaardmanBy Sander - The Beardmen
Updated on 12 Aug 2023

What Is A Ring Beard?

A ring beard is literally what it means. It’s when facial hair is present in a ring around the mouth, while the rest is shaved smooth. Think of the hair on the cheeks and sideburns. A ring beard can be left in combination with a mustache, goatee or full beard. 

Is A Ring Beard Right For You?

A ring beard is not for everyone. Primarily, you should try it to find out if it suits you. Keep in mind that this type of beard lengthens your face while also giving the chin more shape. If you don’t feel like maintaining a ring beard daily to once every two days, then it might not be a good idea. 

How Do You Shape A Ring Beard?

First of all, you need a good beard trimmer and a shaver or razor. You use the beard trimmer in areas where you leave facial hair. The razor or a shaver you use to shave the cheeks and sideburns smooth.

  1. Trim the entire beard to 10 millimeters: you do this with the beard trimmer.
  1. Trimming lines: define the shape of your ring beard by trimming the lines around the beard. This is done with the trimmer. 
  1. Smoothing: once the hairs on the cheeks, neck and upper lip are short enough, shave them off with a knife, razor or shaver. This is how to make the ring beard stand out as much as possible. 

Maintaining A Ring Beard

It is important to properly maintain your ring beard. You do this by washing it regularly with a beard conditioner and a good beard shampoo. This will keep your beard hairs nice and soft. Before heading out the door, use a little beard oil

Then it is important to trim the beard hairs and shave the rest of the face smoothly once every 3 days (depending on how fast the beard hairs grow back). 

Conclusion: Ring Beard Or No Ring Beard?

You can always try a ring beard. If you don’t like it, you can just shave it off or let the rest of your facial hair grow back.