The low-down on achieving-and maintaining-hirsute heaven

BROOKLYN IS A LONG WAY FROM HOME, BUT THE BOROUGH’S RECESSION BEARD HAS FINALLY MADE IT TO OUR shores thanks to Hollywood.

Full facial hair was in abundance during awards season, with stars like Hugh Jackman, George Clooney and Ben Affleck sporting more than a little stubble. Other stars who have surrendered to the hirsute aesthetic are Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp and Jake Gyllenhaal. Mustaches have even made their way into the accessories realm via T-shirts, necklaces and iPhone cases.

Otherwise, the last time facial hair was au courant was in the ’70s, and it wasn’t necessarily in a good way, associated with counter-cultural figures and/ or film outlaws like Clint Eastwood’s Josey Wales or Robert Redford’s Sundance Kid.

At Mojo Barbershop, Kaliq Rashad says that in the past, boys would have learned the art of managing facial hair from their fathers. But now, a couple of generations of men have grown up without the experience of the care and maintenance of facial hair. Not to worry. Those in the know say the daily upkeep is no more difficult than the routine for the clean-shaven set.

For those who can make it through the three-day itchy face, the rest is easy according to long-time beard wearer and salon owner Paul Brown.

“Facial hair tends to grow out even, unlike the hair on your head, and for some reason, warm weather makes it grow faster.”

Once you’ve got three or four days of growth, Brown said it’s good to check in with a professional who can help sculpt a look to flatter your face. The general aim is to get the masculine look of a strong chin and angled cheeks.

After that, it’s a simple matter of taking a few minutes each morning keeping the beard trimmed with clippers with varying clip-on comb clippers with gauges that help you achieve the desired length.

Beyond that, combs and waxes will keep every hair in its place, and oils and aftershave lotions help to keep both skin and whiskers healthy and hydrated. Rashad suggests looking for such antiseptic ingredients such as witch hazel and moisturizers that contain aloe and vitamin E.

Here are few tools that will have you looking like Hollywood’s new hairy hunks:

R. COOPER PERFECT SHAVE SET

Includes Daily Pre Shave Oil with organic jojoba formulated to soften facial hair and reduce friction while shaving and minimize razor burn; Lemongrass Shave Creme & Skin Conditioner with organic yucca extract that penetrates the hair shaft and conditions both beard and skin; and post-shave Calming Balm & Moisturizer with antiseptic clary sage, antibacterial pomegranate extract, organic grape seed and emollient olive butter to protect and nourish skin. It’s $92 at www.getrcooper.com.

BAXTER OF CALIFORNIA SAFETY RAZOR

The German-engineered chrome plated double-edge safety razor was created with serious wet shavers in mind. Accompanied by a pack of starter blades, and instructional card; $60 at Mojo Barbershop.

PROSPECTOR CO. BURROUGHS BEARD OIL

Argan, grapeseed, cedar, sandalwood and other pure essential oils help to moisturize surface skin and condition follicles, and works well with a few days of rugged scruff to a full-grown beard, and for all skin types.

A 1-ounce mini-flask bottle is $28 at Mojo Barbershop.

CLUBMAN MOUSTACHE WAX

Mold it, fill in the blank spots or add a dash of color to cover gray. This formula starts with pure beeswax with natural coconut oil for conditioning. Comes in black, brown and chestnut to suit individuals. A small amount goes a long way; $7 at Mojo Barbershop.

AESOP MOROCCAN NEROLI SHAVING SERUM

This low-foaming serum was formulated for maximum slip to facilitate the perfect shave with a blend of gentle, hydrating and skin-calming botanicals, including aloe, neroli flower oil and clove flower oil; $35 at Leather Soul.

VALERA TRIMMY SUPERSET

Th is complete AA-battery-operated grooming kit allows for the perfect manscape, offering interchangeable cutting heads and guides to keep ears, nose, sideburns and beard neatly trimmed.

A hair removal vacuum also makes clean up easy. It’s $35 at Hairscapes at Restaurant Row, Hino’s Hairstyles at Ala Moana Center and Salon 808.