This style is called “The Flying Gnome!” It is a relatively easy style to reproduce and only requires two different products! It should only take about 30 minutes to produce this look! And it should look a little something like this:
Let me take you through the quick process:
*As always, having a helper with certain steps greatly speeds up the styling process!
For this style you will need the following products and tools:
1) A hair thermo-protectant product.
2) A flatiron
3) Mustache Wax
For best results, it is recommended to start any beard styling process after a fresh shower or beard wash. Once the beard is clean and still slightly damp (not dripping) squeeze about a half-dime sized amount of Kerastase Resistance Ciment Thermique onto the palm of your hand (see below).
Rub the half-dime sized amount of the product into your beard; be sure to start from the middle of your beard length and spread down to the tips (you do not want to rub this into your skin since the hair nearest to your skin is not in need of the product).
Once the product is spread throughout your beard you will need to use a flatiron to help straighten your beard. For those of you who have no clue what a flatiron is, please view the image below:
Be sure the flatiron has come to temp before using. Once the flatiron has reached its intended heat (I use mine at the highest heat setting), you will want to section out your beard into approximately 6 sections (Left Front, Center Front, Right Front, Left Back, Center Back, Right Back). It is important to note that even though it may take longer, if you section out your beard into 9 sections, the straightening will look better. Use of a comb, to separate the skin from the flatiron, is very helpful in keeping yourself from getting accidentally burnt.
*BE AWARE: If you are styling after you’ve washed your beard, your hair will start steaming from water moisture as you flatiron it… this is normal.
It should not take any longer than 30 minutes to flatiron your beard (depending on the length of your beard). Once the flatiron process is complete, all you have left is to style the Stache! At the time of this picture I was using Clubman Mustache Wax, but I do not recommend it. It did the job, but the feel, smell and look was not exactly what I was trying to achieve.
You can either use your fingers or a small mustache comb to brush the wax into your stache. The amount of wax to use is up to you; I prefer a slightly stronger hold, so I used more than might be necessary. Once the wax is spread through, you can section the stache out into top/bottom sections. When I did this, I was kind of going for the that old double-wing airplane look. The easiest way to do this is to twirl the hair continuously until the wax dries and holds in the position that you desire.
Well… that’s it! You’re done!
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Be Strong and Beard On my friends!