"Beards are great for rubbing when deep in thought; they block the sun from burning your face; they hide neck flab; and they suggest a life free from razor burn," writes Matt Bell in Men's Journal. "But while facial hair may be a product of natural processes, beards won't take a healthy shape without a little help."

So they've reached out to a handful of barbers across the country to weigh in on what men should be doing when it comes to maintaining their facial hair and how to achieve some of the post popular beard styles of the moment, the perfectly imperfect stubble.