So now after a few months of growing. (Atleast 3 months) you’ve eventually had a beard trim. Hopefully nothing much off and more of a beard shaping.
Now if your confident enough to do then you could try and maintain the shape your barber cut in for you.
Yes this can be daunting. As it’s just a maintenance trim you will only be taking off the fly away hairs. As you should get a beard trim with every ither hair cut. As this will give the beard time to grow if that’s your intentions.
Now onto the criticism. This is going to happen from every angle especially if people aren’t used to you having facial hair.