I noticed this past Christmas that the men’s grooming area of our store was very popular in gift-giving. And it didn’t actually dawn on me how popular it was until about a week before Christmas, when many of our customers (both men and women) were frantically shopping for these beard kits, which we eventually ran out of.
Yes, it seems that beards are the rage right now. But not just beards, particularly those long and bushy Grizzly Adams beards, which personally, I’m not fond of. I like a beard to be tailored and trimmed. I don't want a beard to look as though it's got rodents living in it.
Anyway, with the sudden popularity of beards, I feel as though I'm being a copycat in having one myself. When, in fact, I've had one for years and years.
For most of my adult life, I’ve had some kind of facial hair. Whether it was a moustache, a goatee, or a beard, like I presently have. I prefer myself with facial hair because I think it balances my long, narrow face and features.
Plus, I think facial hair is sexy. I’m usually attracted to men who have either a perpetually visible 5 o’clock shadow, or a moustache or beard.
Women can do a lot more than a man when it comes to making changes with their hair or using makeup, so experimenting with facial hair is a way that men can change or enhance their appearance. Beards can do a lot for a face.
However, I do know that many people don't care for facial hair on men, but prefer a smooth, shaved look.
Here are three photo collages I created, showing the kinds of beards I like...
Oh, and here's my VERY favorite...
I give him an A+ for creativity and his use of moustache wax. And is it just me, or are you also wondering how he sleeps at night without poking himself in the face?Have a delightful weekend everyone!