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With a Great Beard, Comes Great Responsibility

Category : Men

To grow or not to grow…

The biggest decision to make at first is, do you want a beard or not. This decision is a personal one and should in most cases be made by what you want and not influenced by others opinions. This is especially true in the first couple of weeks when you are letting your beard grow out.

Growing a beard is an expression of freedom and creativity and will definitely need a bit of commitment on your part. A beard needs attention and care if you want to look your best. There are certain things you can do to make your beard healthy and looking great.

Here are a few tips to help you with growing your beard:

  • It seems everyone is in agreement that the number one key to a great beard is patience and commitment. Growing your beard in the first 4-6 weeks, you must resist the urge to try and trim or shape it. The reason behind this is to allow the hair to grow more evenly and in the end will help you to choose the best style for your face shape.
  • After the four weeks or so are up you are ready to start shaping your beard. Deciding on what shape or style to choose can be difficult, try to go for something that will complement your face shape.

Here is a link that offers some great advice on shapes and other tips to keep your beard in tip top shape.

  • Ensure you get yourself a high quality beard trimmer and scissors, because you will be using this equipment quite a lot. Trimming or pruning your beard is important even if you want to grow it out.
  • Paying a visit to a professional barber or stylist is a great option to start with if you don’t feel up to trimming and shaping your beard for the first time. They can also help with giving the best neck line at the bottom of your beard around the neck area.

Rock Paper Scissors will be offering Beard Trimming SOON – watch this space!

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Trimming Tips

  • Using a gentle natural shampoo, wash your beard regularly but not too often. Every second day should be fine so as not to strip the hair of essential oils needed for optimum strength and shine. Gently pat your beard dry, being too rough may cause split ends.
  • After drying your beard you can work in some beard oils, this will help to keep your beard shinier, softer and more manageable.
  • Daily use of a beard comb or brush will help contain stubborn hairs.
  • Starting a daily facial routine with cleansing, scrubbing and moisturizing will help to remove any impurities and give a better overall complexion.
  • Last but not least if you want the best looking beard you must make sure you look after yourself inside as well as out. Eating a good diet with more healthy fats and proteins is a good way to grow the best beard for you.

One minute beard grooming video.




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Beard Grooming Service Coming Soon!

Category : Men

Thinking about growing a beard? Well, you are not alone, it’s all the rage at the moment, and we are Rock Paper Scissor are excited to announce that COMING SOON:

We will be offering beard grooming! Watch this space!

Carina applies her knowledge in class

Beard grooming is skill which we do not take lightly, which is why our head stylist Carina Allen, is currently completing a course in how to help men with facial hair keep it styled and looking gorgeous week after week.

And what would a grooming session be without and ear and nose hair wax? Yip, that’s included in the beard trimming package! Excited, yet? We are!


And don’t forget about our February promotions, designed to make you feel special.

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In the mean time, here is some awesome advice for grooming your beard from GQ magazine:

  • Do: “If you want to sculpt super-close, there’s no alternative to a straight razor. Buy one from The Art of Shaving and they’ll tell you everything you could possibly need to know to avoid a Sweeney Todd situation. A number of regular razors come with a single blade on the back for sculpting,”
  • Don’t: “It seems like a no-brainer, but so many guys treat shaving like a race and end up with nicks. Take the few extra seconds to add water to your shaving cream for an extra-smooth shave, and always go with the grain.”
  • Do: “Use a hot towel to open the pores before you sculpt and a cold towel—or a cold rinse—to close your pores after. This keeps ingrown hairs, redness, and nicks in check.
  • Don’t: “Never squeeze ingrown hairs like they’re pimples. Dirt in your nails can lead to infection.”
  • Do: “When you have an ingrown hair, put a hot towel on your face, disinfect the spot with some alcohol, take a tweezer, and go at it. Grab the hair as close to the base as possible to pull the bulb out. If you yank it from the top, you’ll just split the hair in half, and then you’re screwed.”—As told to Stelios Phili

Rock Paper Scissors is a unisex salon located in the Graanendal center in Durbanville. Browse our Hair Design Menu  and Beauty Menu. Call: 021 979 4292 for an appointment.