To introduce this subject I'm reminded of a joke my mother thought was absolutely hysterical. It wasn't really a joke, I suppose, but rather a funny comeback: "Is that your face or did your neck throw-up?" to which laughter would erupt at the ridiculousness of it, or (in the case of her children) roll our eyes and promptly leave the room.
This week, I'm not going to delve into what your face looks like. I instead will be demonstrating what my process is when receiving a new lace-backed theatrical beard set. The pieces usually come styled if you order them from ZM Hair, but the lace hasn't been cut (and for good reason!).
Before wearing these pieces to a gig, the lace must be trimmed and other alterations made. I, myself, have a smaller jawline than the beards ZM Hair makes, so I take the strap off and adjust the amount of lace and hair at the top of the sideburn area to ensure it'll fit my face much better than it did.
With extra lace on the products, it can be difficult to decide where to trim what and how much. The rule of thumb is to leave a finger-width or a centimeter of lace above the hair line on your pieces. This week's episode I document how I customize my sets and what you can consider to make sure you look the BEST you can.
Remember, you don't need to be a professional to make these adjustments, but if you go charging into this you will most likely cause irreversible damage to your pieces. Once you cut off hair or lace from a piece it is gone. I encourage you to watch the video a few times through to get a better idea of why I do what I do, and how I do it safely.
You can watch this week's episode here: Season 02
Yours as always,