The color and condition of your beard could potentially give away your true age or trick people into thinking that you are older than you really are. If you are comfortable with a beard and can't bear to shave it off, use some trimming and coloring techniques that will result in you looking younger and more professional.
An Unkempt Beard Can Be A Deal-Breaker
If you will be applying for a job in the near future or if you are interested in meeting someone to go on dates with, an unkempt beard can work against you and cause a person to have a negative impression of you.
If you want to put your best foot forward and plan on dressing up for an initial meeting with a new acquaintance, trim your beard in entirety and then add some brush-on color to the beard. You could add the color before the trim, but it wouldn't be as practical to do so since you will be trimming the beard and much of the length that was just colored would be tossed into the trash. If you do not already own a beard trimmer, investing in this type of tool will help you keep your face well-groomed on a permanent basis.
Color Can Be Permanent Or Semi-Permanent
Purchase a brush-on coloring product that will provide you with permanent or semi-permanent results. If you are looking to make a subtle change and your beard does not contain a lot of gray, purchase a hair color product that is a slightly darker tone than your natural hair color. With a semi-permanent product, the color will gradually lighten each time you clean your beard. With either a permanent or a semi-permanent product, your beard should be clean and dry during application.
Read the instructions in your coloring kit and put on a pair of gloves. If you are skeptical about your ability to neatly apply the product and think that you may drip some of the colorant onto your clothing, put on old clothing or drape a towel across the front of your shirt so that the ends of the towel are facing toward your back.
If you have purchased a kit that contains a wand that has a brush or a comb attachment on the end of it, dip the tool into the colorant and immediately brush the product across each hair strand. A temporary product that is meant to be used on one occasion should be left on your hair. If you purchased a semi-permanent or a permanent dye, leave the product on your beard for several minutes prior to using water to rinse the dye from your hair.
To learn more, contact a resource that carries brush-on beard color products.