How to Make a Facial Hair Stencil

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If you're having trouble keeping your facial hair evenly trimmed -- whether it's a mustache, beard or eyebrows -- a stencil will help. It can be difficult to know how much to trim from your facial hair, and sometimes it's disappointing when it comes out uneven. It will be easier to follow the contours of a stencil instead of shaving, waxing or plucking freehand. This freedom from worrying about keeping your facial hair even will allow you to reduce the amount of time it takes for grooming.

Cut a piece of contact paper slightly larger than the area of your face that you want the stencil for. For instance, if you want a mustache stencil, cut a 1-by-5-inch stencil.

Place the stencil against the area of your face that you want the stencil for. For example, place the stencil against your upper lip. Draw a mustache on the stencil that you would like your mustache to look like or the type of facial hair you want.

Cut along the lines. If you're using it for sideburns, cut out from the edge.

Hold the part you cut out against your face, and shave or trim around the stencil. Use the outside part as a template to fill in eyebrows with an eyebrow pencil.