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Need Help With Beard "Styling"!

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by BayStateBass, Mar 19, 2014.

  1. Okay, leaving myself in the capable hands of my fellow TB'ers.

    So I have this bushy, rather long-ish red beard. I've just been letting it grow but now it's becoming unruly, my wife is at me to trim it, and it's got a bunch of gray mixed in anyway. So I'm considering a new style. But, at 40 years old, and given the fact that my idea of high style is Old Navy jeans and a henley, I'm at a loss as far as what looks decent but not "I'm a 40 year old douche".

    Goatee? Goatee with sideburns? No sideburns? Long goatee?

    Closely trimmed? Like one of those New Country Cowboy beards?

    No beard? Don't know if I can do that....last time I shaved it off my kids laughed at me.....

    Soul patch? Chinnee (Is that what they call it)? Diddler 'stache???

    As far as the rest of me, I'm not in bad shape, a lot of people guess me to be younger, and I usually wear my hair a tad on the short side.

    Help a brother out here.
  2. Happynoj


    Dec 5, 2006
    I like turtles.
    Pics or the beard doesn't exist.
  3. bassinplace


    Dec 1, 2008
    Idk, mine's kinda on the longish side with a quite a bit of grey mixed in, too. I just trim it up with a clippers and a no. 2 attachment whenever I think it's getting a bit on the unruly side. No fuss, no muss.
  4. Basshappi


    Feb 12, 2007
  5. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

    What? No mustache option? Cookie dusters are coming back, get on the band wagon!
  6. Happynoj


    Dec 5, 2006
    I like turtles.
    This thread needs a poll.

  7. Okay. Here are two pics. One is about 6 or 7 years old, me without a beard. The other was taken a little while ago when the beard was in it's formative stages, that is my wife in the picture with me. I do not have a current one, unfortunately.

    Attached Files:

  8. SunnBass

    SunnBass All these blankets saved my life. Supporting Member

    Aug 31, 2010
    Columbia, Mo
    Just trim a little.
    Keep it groomed.
    But keep the whole thing.
    Goatee's, chin straps, and soul patches are incorrect.

    Some fathers teach their sons to shave, others teach them to be men.
  9. sandmangeck


    Jul 2, 2007
    I shampoo and condition mine twice a week. Trim in with a #5 clipper.
  10. hover


    Oct 4, 2008
    Nuttin wrong with that beard.

    Keep it groomed and neat, and use some good quality beard-oil to keep the beardruff at bay. Something I learned recently myself.
  11. slobake

    slobake resident ... something

    My beard used to be the same color as yours, now it's all white. I'm jealous. :crying:
    Do what you like. One of the joys of being a man is facial hair. We can grow it, shave it, trim and try different things. Have fun. If you trim it and it looks terrible you can always shave it off and grow it again.
  12. Happynoj


    Dec 5, 2006
    I like turtles.

    Take it down to 6 or 7mm but keep the whole thing.
  13. AaronVonRock


    Feb 22, 2013
    Buy some clippers and keep your beard kempt. I bought some small clippers by Braun that are made just for facial hair, maybe $15-$20. I go over my beard once or twice a month so it doesn't get too unruly. Sometimes before a gig, I'll give myself some nice mutton chops and a handlebar, then shave it all off for work on Monday. I'm half ape, so I can grow a full beard back in two weeks.
  14. BeerSuds


    Oct 21, 2012
    Foxboro, MA
    Mutton Chops FTW!!!

  15. The beard in the photo on the right is a nice length.

    I started my beard just under a year ago and have only trimmed the sideburns and around the piehole areas. It's getting outta hand. My sibs call me Mr Natural. That's after over 15 years of a shaved head and goatee (I started that trend:p) and I did give myself a haircut once in the past year, and that was a mistake. It looks really, really bad now. Kind of like a Bozo impersonator/pervert in a windowless van.
  16. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    She asks me why
    I'm just a hairy guy
    I'm hairy noon and night
    Hair that's a fright
    I'm hairy high and low
    Don't ask me why
    Don't know
    It's not for lack of bread
    Like the Grateful Dead

    Gimme head with hair
    Long beautiful hair
    Shining, gleaming,
    Streaming, flaxen, waxen

    Give me down to there hair
    Shoulder length or longer
    Here baby, there mama
    Everywhere daddy daddy

    Hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair
    Flow it, show it
    Long as God can grow it
    My hair

    Let it fly in the breeze
    And get caught in the trees
    Give a home to the fleas in my hair
    A home for fleas
    A hive for bees
    A nest for birds
    There ain't no words
    For the beauty, the splendor, the wonder
    Of my...

    Hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair
    Flow it, show it
    Long as God can grow it
    My hair

    I want it long, straight, curly, fuzzy
    Snaggy, shaggy, ratty, matty
    Oily, greasy, fleecy
    Shining, gleaming, streaming
    Flaxen, waxen
    Knotted, polka-dotted
    Twisted, beaded, braided
    Powdered, flowered, and confettied
    Bangled, tangled, spangled, and spaghettied!

    Oh say can you see
    My eyes if you can
    Then my hair's too short

    Down to here
    Down to there
    Down to where
    It stops by itself

    They'll be ga ga at the go go
    When they see me in my toga
    My toga made of blond
    Biblical hair

    My hair like Jesus wore it
    Hallelujah I adore it
    Hallelujah Mary loved her son
    Why don't my mother love me?

    Hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair
    Flow it, show it
    Long as God can grow it
    My hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair
    Flow it, show it
    Long as God can grow it
    My hair
  17. marko138


    May 24, 2013
    Perry County PA
    You sound like me and your wife sounds like mine. Let it roll! Resist!

    Or stop washing and combing it like I did. It'll get thick and rough and crazy.

    From august:


  18. Mark you ******' scumbag

    same show as mark's in august.

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  19. marko138


    May 24, 2013
    Perry County PA
    Man, we are sexy.
  20. bkbirge


    Jun 25, 2000
    Houston, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Steak n Shake