If you're one of the many men who favor a pompadour hairstyle with a beard, you'll enjoy looking sharp whether you're at the office or enjoying a night out on the town. When you visit the barbershop to either get this haircut and beard trim for the first time or for a touch-up trim every couple of weeks, there are several small details to keep in mind. Because there are many ways to approach this haircut and facial hair choice, it's advantageous to discuss your preferences with your barber. He likely has clients with different preferences, so it's important to be clear about what you want. Here are some things to think about.
Sharpness Of The Lines
Just as there are many different ways to wear a beard, there are many different types of pompadour that you can get. Some pompadours have more natural lines at their edges, while others are more defined — typically, by the barber shaving along these lines to give them a perfectly straight appearance. You'll want to think about how you wish to maintain your beard. If you don't want to trim it daily to have sharp lines, you might want a pompadour that doesn't have sharp edges, either, so that the two elements match each other.
When you have a pompadour, the sides of your hair are cut very short, so it's ideal if you can have your beard fade from thick to thin as it approaches your ears. One of the things that some men get wrong when they have a pompadour and a beard is where the two elements meet. For example, they have the sides of their heads cut very thin, but then there's a major transition because the top of the beard is thick. Talk to your barber about effectively blending these two elements together.
Hair And Beard Color
If you dye your hair, you probably don't dye your beard, too. This can make for an awkward appearance when you wear a pompadour and a beard, especially in the region in which the two parts meet. Now might be the time to revert to a natural look for your hair, so consider removing the dye from your hair, if possible, before your visit to the barber. Even though some men's facial hair can be slightly different in color than the hair on their head, the natural look will suit you better.