Dude at first I thought this product was a little much. I was perfectly used to taking a long time shaping my beard ever so slowly and carefully. No joke, but the first time I tried it it was wham, bam, thank you ma'am! In no time I was done, and because I'm pretty patient, I got it in one. It was incredible! Maybe it's because I've tried my own low-budget versions in the past that I didn't believe, but I'm so glad I took a chance and bought it. Thanks, Aberlite!
As a perfectionist, I always wanted to have a symmetrical beard and finding a good barber esp when you are travelling is not easy. I tried several bear shapers, and so far Aberlite is my most favorite because (1) the plastic is clear: so you can see what you are doing. (2) Thin edge: Whether you use razor or a machine to shape your beard, it is important for the shaper to have a think smooth edge to give you that perfect cut. Otherwise, as the razor or shaving machine reaches the beard shaper, the bump between the shaper and your face wont allow you to get a close clean cut and the lines wont look as smart and sharp. (3) Learning curve: all beard shapers have a steep learning curve, meaning it takes some time for you to learn how to use them and this brand is no different. Good thing about them is that you can go to their website and watch the videos. Do not expect to learn using it the first time or on the go. Takes practice. Watch...Practice (Repeat 5 times) to get good at this. (4) Does not have a comb: do not buy a beard shaper that has a beard comb. If you want to comb your beard, then buy a beard comb, brush and oil set. Same way that you cannot expect your microwave to also wash dishes, you should not expect your shaper to have a comb.
I wish these had been around while I was still working as a barber. I have a good eye for balance but this would have been a great tool for demonstrating the various shapes. I have used it on myself and was very pleased with the results. I feel like it�s the first time in a while that everything was balanced, not always easy to do freehand on yourself. With the white pencil, it�s easy to draw you shape. I would recommend trimming any hair that will be above the shaper tool so you can get a clean line with the pencil. As a former barber of 32 years I can recommend this product 100%.
This is such a great product for beard grooming. You don't realize how scruffy your beard looks until you use one of these.
I wish I bought one of these a long time ago I'm honestly not sure how I went so long without thinking to buy one of these. This is such a great product for beard grooming. You don't realize how scruffy your beard looks until you use one of these. I use the "step cut - straight" side for my beard. That's what I used in the pictures as well. The great thing about this is I not only can straighten up my beard line on my cheeks, but I also can straighten up my sideburns/back of my jaw, too. Another good thing about this product is you can also use it on your throat/upper neck. I don't have to worry about cutting too far up my neck or trying to get the hairline straight there, either. I just hold this thing up to my neck and shave around it. It's great.
My brother is by far the pickiest guy I know. Always got gift cards cause he never liked anything else. But gave him this christmas and he was impressed. The white pencil sealed the deal for him and the various angles.