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January 19, 2024

The Scruffy Beard Guide


Ah, the scruffy beard. It's not just facial hair; it's a statement. A declaration of "I woke up like this" combined with a hint of "I could chop wood if I really had to." This is for those mornings when the snooze button is your best friend, and grooming feels like a task for another day.

Step-by-Step Guide:

1. Let It Grow: Begin by allowing your stubble to transform into a beard over approximately two weeks. Think of it as your face's very own pet project.

2. Trim Time: Once you've achieved that perfect level of scruff, give it a good wash, dry it off, and trim it down with a setting between 5-12mm. This isn't about precision; it's about attitude.

3. Neck and Cheek Line: With a scruffy beard, perfection is not the goal. Just clean up any strays that detract from your rugged charm.

4. Mouth Area: Optionally, trim around your lips. It's not just for looks – it's also so you can enjoy a sandwich without a side of hair.

5. Enjoy the Ruggedness: Congratulations, you've now achieved the ultimate rugged look.

Cleverman for the Grays:

For those with grays, remember that a beard dye color can redefine your scruff. Here's where Cleverman strides in, like a knight in shining armor, with their specialized beard dye kit. Designed specifically for short beards, this gray beard dye kit comes with a unique brush tailored for those growing beards sprinkled with wisdom (read: gray hairs). It's easy, effective, and will keep your beard looking as sharp as your wit.


The scruffy beard is more than just a style – it's a lifestyle choice. It says, "I'm comfortable in my own skin (and facial hair)." Remember, with great beard comes great responsibility. Use it wisely, and when in doubt, add a touch of Cleverman to keep those grays in check!

Jorge Buccio
Celebrity hairstylist Jorge Buccio is Cleverman‘s Senior Colorist. He has over 20 years of experience in Hollywood, including celebrities Salma Hayek and Matthew McConaughey, and has worked with industry giants such as Schwarzkopf Professional and Revlon Professional. His avant-garde approach further aligns with Cleverman‘s commitment to style and personal taste.