How to Manscape: A Complete Guide
You’ve mastered the whiskers, and now you’re ready to dabble in the art of full-body landscaping. But if you’re a little nervous about taking up the razor and tackling the wilds of your physique, don’t worry. Manscaping doesn’t have to be intimidating. In fact, it can be quite the opposite: a refreshing treat for your entire impressive physique—and all the lucky visitors thereafter.
Ready to immaculate your Eden, Adam? We’re answering all of your questions in this complete guide on how to manscape like one handsome son of a gun.
General Rules of the Road
Like perfecting your Jeep wave, manscaping takes practice to hone your unique style. Keep these tips in mind before making your way to Trim City:
Though the terrain you’re shaving may be a little different depending on where you’re shaving, the general method is pretty much the same if you’re using an electric trimmer:
Exfoliate – Exfoliation just means removing a layer of dead skin cells so you can get closer to the base of the hair. You can do this in the shower before you break out your trimmer. Load up your loofah with body wash and move it in small circles over your intended shaving zone or try an exfoliating body wash. Just be gentle and rinse thoroughly.
- Dry off and put down a towel – Dry yourself thoroughly before busting out your trusty electric trimmer. Wet hair can tangle in the fast-moving blades and let’s just say that’s something nobody wants to experience. Once you're as dry as possible, put down a towel where you’ll be manscaping.
Double-check your work – Want to avoid that “Dang it, I missed a spot!” moment? Then use your bathroom mirror and (be brave) a handheld mirror to ensure you manscaped thoroughly.
Now that we’ve got the basics down, let’s dive into a few specific manscaping tips based on all your key manly regions.
The Ears & Nose
As we get older, our nose and ear hair gets longer. Luckily for us, maintaining ear hair and nose hair is easy. By far, the easiest way to get rid of ear and nose hair is by using a body groomer with a dedicated ear and nose hair attachment. If you don’t have a dedicated trimmer, try using tweezers to pluck any longer hairs, or carefully use a pair of men’s grooming scissors to get rid of those unruly, stray hairs.
There’s a lot of room for personality here. Are we going for Captain America or full Greecian fluff? Whatever your style, the torso sets the tone for the rest of the bod, so choose wisely.
The Arms & Legs
Unless you’re a competitive athlete, the arms and legs are where you can take a breather. People expect hair on the limbs, so it’s best to let nature do most of the work.
When it comes to armpit hair removal, some men like ‘em smooth, while others go for an inconspicuous trim. While it remains up to you, we do advise at least a little TLC. Your undershirts will thank you.
If you’ve been blessed with a hairless back, we’re jealous and maybe even a little angry with you. Just kidding. But some of us are carrying the weight of a thousand hairy wolves back there, and if that’s you, we got you.
Gentlemen—it’s time. Grab your hand mirror and let’s shine those tools. How to manscape downstairs begs the question of whether to use a body trimmer or a razor in the workshop. We say it depends on the project.
So you got a little peach fuzz, eh? It’s not as displeasing as back hair, but it’s no trip to a swanky cocktail bar, either. Taming your tochus is not so much about what you do—it’s more about what you don’t.
Without some professional help, it can be difficult to achieve a nice smooth peach—in fact, it can be dangerous. Think of it this way—when handling a sharp tool, you want to see where you’re going and have confidence you can control where it’s going. Reaching around with your electric razor where you can’t see clearly or maneuver comfortably is a sure way to invite danger to your manscaping time.
Our advice? If you want that squeaky clean hairless look from cheek to crevice to cheek, book a wax appointment or get laser hair removal and let the experts take care of your…hairière. (Sorry, we had to.)
The Beard Club Cordially Invites You to the Manscape Garden Party
Who says manscaping has to be scary or painful? It’s time to change that. It might take some sharpening, but how to properly manscape and get rid of that unwanted body hair is a skill in arm’s reach.
We are The Beard Club, but we’re in the business of hair everywhere—and we want to help take the pain and guesswork out of managing yours.
In addition to our classic beard products like our beard oil which can help with a variety of beard growth issues, our waterproof body trimmer has two interchangeable heads for torso-to-toe comfort. Throw in our moisturizing body wash and men’s loofah, and you’ll be kissing hands in no time.
- Coach Magazine. Top Five Chest Hair Styles. https://www.coachmag.co.uk/grooming/3392/top-five-chest-hair-styles
- GQ Magazine. The GQ Guide to Body Grooming. https://www.gq.com/story/gq-mens-body-grooming-guide
- The Adult Man. The Manscaping Manual: How To Manscape Your Entire Body Safely. https://theadultman.com/hair-and-grooming/manscaping/