Thursday, March 19, 2015

The death of the beard?

Hipsters, look away now....

If like me gents you hate to shave then probably, at some stage you develop a decent amount of facial fur, and while it’s in style it may have you looking hipper than a Shoreditch hipster but what if beards are on the way out, and the lumbersexual man is a dying breed (cue shock and horror)?



While I can grow a decent beard (it‘s more Aaron Paul from Breaking Bad than Hagrid from Harry Potter), I find more often than not that I’m growing it now to test products to see if they can offer relief from the itch as a beard grows. I hate the itchy feel of a beard growing nearly as much as the pain of having to shave it off! 

So, when I received some interesting research from the people at Fashion Beans in the form of a very snazzy infographic I read it with interest.

While my other half prefers me with a beard, personally I think I look better after a clean shave, and my face less round in shape. What do you think?   

Clean shaven, a touch of stubble and then full blown beard....
The full infographic is reproduced with the permission of Fashion Beans below, but the headline results show that 50% of people prefer the clean shaven look on a man while only 15% said they preferred a beard.

Just in case you can't expand and read it in larger text, here it is broken down below!


So, the people have spoken (well, the 1,001 women who were surveyed), and Fashion Beans have helpfully provided some useful advice in their info graphic as to how you too can the five steps to a perfect shave. I for one will take advice where I can get it! 

Is it the death of the beard? Well, I have to say I may be staying with my beard in the colder months, but come summer, the beard will be not be given a stay, it shall be executed without mercy as my face gets to lap up the sun. Step away from those flowers for your Spring beard gents (flowers in the beard is so 2014), the evidence says we should be shaving more, and that the clean shaven look is what others prefer! 

Fashion Beans wasn’t something I had heard of before, but I’m glad I did. A few visits to their website and I’m hooked on their fashion and male grooming offer. Throw in grooming hints and tips and this is a must visit for men interested in their grooming and women wishing their other halves would take an interest!

Which do you prefer, clean shaven, stubble or a full blown beard? Let me know in the comments below.


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33 comments:

  1. The beard is best! Save the Beard! x

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    1. Bye bye beard! After I try those beard oils!

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  2. I say you look better with a beard, I think its all about how the man feels x

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  3. I prefer a clean shave but I would never tell my partner to shave his beard if he ever decided to grow one.

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  4. Generally prefer clean shaven, but I think the beard quite suits you.

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  5. I prefer beards or stubble. I'm with beautyqueenuk save the beard!

    www.sophieslittlesecrets.blogspot.com

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  6. My hubs only shaves about once a week and although he can't grow a full beard without being patchy i do like a bit of stubble ;-)

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  7. I like clean shaven or a little stubble or goatee.

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  8. My other half shaved off his beard the other night. He only took away half, then came into the room to surprise me. I nearly had a heart attack - it was such a fright to see him with only half a big beard!

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  9. Nathan hates to shave but I always make him do it. I hate it when he tries to kiss me with stubble. LOL

    Louise

    With love from Lou

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  10. Brilliant post! As an almost unbroken rule I prefer clean shaven men. That said, you look fab in a beard so I might revise my rule!!

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  11. My man goes clean shaven in the summer and a beard in the winter!

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    1. I tend to do the same nowadays (now I can grow a proper beard lol)

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  12. My husband has to shave every day for work (military) so I don't have a choice of him having a beard lol but I like clean shaven anyway!

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  13. I think you should go with whatever you feel most comfortable. Personally I prefer clean shaven x

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  14. It doesn't matter what others think, men should go with whatever look they prefer. But I prefer a clean shaven look.

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    1. I completely agree, it should be down to what makes a bloke comfortable. I love clean shave but get a lot of pressure from the missus to grow a beard.

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  15. I love when my hubby has a full on beard :)

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  16. My preferences: clean shaven or stubble, DEFINTELY NOT mustache and beard at a push. I think you look better without. If you want to stay bearded and fashion changes, move to Iceland, there are some serious beards there!!

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  17. Save the beard ~ it's very hipster

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  18. My other half always goes for a beard, its strange when he gets it all shaved off.

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  19. Personally I prefer clean shaven but my dad has always had a beard and he looks odd if he shavesa it off

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  20. Beard suits you well.
    I think all men should have some facial hair lol
    Charlotte :)

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  21. So many people I know are really into beards but I think they suit less people than have them!

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  22. I think it depends on the face! For the most part I do love a clean shaven face but I am not against a beard. xx

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  23. I do like a beard.....or stubble. I agree it does depend on the person though.

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  24. Clean shaven for sure but I don't complain when the husband wants to grow a beard. It usually only lasts a few months then he gets fed up and shaves it off again :)

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  25. I actually liked you with a beard, it suited you very well.

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  26. I love the infographic - my husband has been trying to grow a beard his whole life - he only gets patches lol!

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