Do it if: You have hair.
Put the scissors down if: No exceptions here.
Ask your barber to: Add more texture to the square cut, and let your beard grow. Maintenance you’ll do on your own—trim to keep it from looking too bushy.
Products to pull it off: Dab a bit of pomade like Paul Labrecque Daily Finish Texture Balm ($26) to your ‘do and beard for a fine finish.