The general rule of thumb when growing a beard is to give it 6 to 8 weeks before you start trimming it into some sort of style and shape. I’ve been re-growing my beard now for close to 7 weeks and it’s coming along quite nicely. Whilst I haven’t quite decided on a style just yet, my ‘burns are in need of a trim so as to not have my beard rounding out my face. I have a reasonably round face, naturally, so the last thing I want from my beard is to have it accentuating this. I need my beard to give length to my face and trimming my ‘burns will do just that.