A Balbo beard is a beard without sideburns and a trimmed, floating mustache. It’s a bit similar to the short boxed beard. With the All Purpose Gillette STYLER, you can achieve this look.

The Balbo Beard look

There are countless facial hair styles, but this doesn’t mean that trimming a beard will be complicated. Here’s a simple set of steps to get you on your way to the popular Balbo beard style:

  1. Step 1
    Step 1 image. Select a Fixed-Length Comb.

    Step 1: Select a Fixed-Length Comb for Trimming.

    The right comb length on your trimmer can help you style your look. The All Purpose Gillette STYLER comes with three comb attachments (2 mm, 4 mm, 6 mm) for you to choose from.
  2. Step 2
    Step 2 image. Trim Your Facial Hair.

    Step 2: Trim Your Facial Hair.

    Even out your beard hair length with the trimmer. Trimming hairs before shaving can help reduce tug and pull while shaving, and it can help prevent clogged blades.
  3. Step 3
    Step 3 image. Define your beard shape.

    Step 3: Define Your Beard Shape.

    Remove your trimmer’s comb attachment and trim your beard to define the Balbo Beard shape. For the best style results, keep the hair shorter on your neck and cheeks.
  4. Step 4
    Step 4 image. Check for symmetry.

    Step 4: Check for Symmetry as You Go.

    But be careful not to trim too much off in an effort to look even.
  5. Step 5
    Step 5 image. Prep your face.

    Step 5: Prep Your Face.

    Rinse your face with warm water to help hydrate your hair in preparation for shaving. Then, lather up the parts of your face that you want to shave completely bare—the non-Balbo parts—with a shave gel. Using a shave gel can help prevent nicks, cuts, and irritation.
  6. Step 6
    Step 6 image. Shave with light, gentle strokes.

    Step 6: Shave with Light, Gentle Strokes.

    Attach the razor blade onto your Gillette STYLER handle and shave with light, gentle strokes to give yourself a close shave. Any Fusion5 blade refill fits the STYLER.
  7. Step 7
    Step 7 image. Rinse your blades.

    Step 7: Rinse Your Blades Often.

    Rinsing the blades often throughout your shave helps to prevent buildup of hairs and shaving cream on the blade edges and cartridge; this helps keep your razor performing at its best.
  8. Step 8
    Step 8 image. Edge with precision trimmer.

    Step 8: Edge with the Precision Trimmer.

    On the back of all Fusion5 razors is a precision blade; use this to help define the Balbo shape and achieve clean edges.
  9. Step 9
    Step 9 image. Rinse, towel, and moisturize.

    Step 9: Rinse, Towel, and Moisturize.

    Rinse off your face with cool water. Towel off, and then apply a hydrating aftershave lotion and moisturizer to help your skin feel soft and comfortable.
  10. Step 10
    You're finished image. You have just mastered the balbo beard style.

    You Have Just Mastered the Balbo Beard Style!

    With Gillette razors and trimmers, your personal grooming possibilities are endless.
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