Greg Berzinsky for Beardbrand here today to show us how to go from this...to this.
Start with a clean slate
Greg starts with a freshly washed and conditioned beard, which he does every other day. He can't air dry his beard, Greg says, or he looks like Bozo the clown (I doubt that very much), so he has to do some work to get his dapper beard under control. To achieve a similar style for a medium texture, medium full beard, follow Greg's advice.
Not too fine, not too course, Greg likes to add some product to his beard that will give him some more fullness, density and texture. Beardbrand Sea Salt Spray is added when it's still wet, working it in and then combing it through to distribute the product.
Blow Dry to coax hair
Greg takes a bit of the curl out of the sides and adds a bit of wave to the chin of his beard by blow drying and using a .5 inch diameter round brush. He works downward with a hot setting and then coaxes the hair under at the bottom. Once it's in the right place he hits the beard with the cool air option on his dryer to set the hair in place. At the jawline Greg uses the brush to roll the hair down and back.
The mustache today will be worn down so he uses the brush in a similar direction to pull the hair down and blend it into his beard.
Greg enjoys a lot of product in his beard so he uses a generous dollop of Spiced Citrus Styling Balm, works it between his hands to warm it up and then works that into his beard, following the same motion he did with the brush. Moving in the direction of the hair working it down and under.
Next, Greg uses a comb to smooth just the top layer with a beard and blend the mustache into the beard for a nice symmetrical finish.
This takes about 3 minutes on a normal day. He refreshes it in the morning and washes his mustache a couple times a day to rinse out food and drinks.