dallaspursley asked: Mr. Passion,

Your book is fantastic, and I've recently begun to grow a beard. I'm past the itching stage, it actually didn't itch all that much luckily for me, but I've been shaving down the cheek line. I'd like to stop doing that and let the check line be natural but I worry about it being such a shorter length than the rest of my beard. Should I just let it be? How do you handle "adding" to your beard when one part has such a head start?

Thank you.

No, thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed it!

It will look a little odd for the stubble stage, but then it will blend in quick. The same goes for a neck line; anytime you let the edges go, it’ll take a few days, but since the growth is at the edges, the tapered look will go away fast. The longer your beard, the longer the blending stage. You might even consider using a beard trimmer to even the whole beard out once the new growth has had some time to catch up.

It’ll look a little “wild,” as in “less tame,” but that’s not always a bad thing. Just remember the 4th Law: Solid, Subtle, and Sharp. If the cheek growth looks good, rock it.

Glad to hear about your beard, and good luck with the cheeks! Thanks again!

buildabeard:

Well, if I may say so myself… this interview is Jack at his absolute finest. Vintage Passion. And it’s exactly why he is who he is; an inspiration to us all, bearded or not.
I want each and every one of you to heed his words and advice day in day out… Not because he’s the beardliest man in the world, not just because he’s a published author of the bible of facial hair, and not because he was the MC at the first ever National  Beard and Moustache Championships… but rather because he’s 100% right, 1000% just, and 5000% inspiring.
Watch the interview

buildabeard:

Well, if I may say so myself… this interview is Jack at his absolute finest. Vintage Passion. And it’s exactly why he is who he is; an inspiration to us all, bearded or not.

I want each and every one of you to heed his words and advice day in day out… Not because he’s the beardliest man in the world, not just because he’s a published author of the bible of facial hair, and not because he was the MC at the first ever National Beard and Moustache Championships… but rather because he’s 100% right, 1000% just, and 5000% inspiring.

Watch the interview