Not too long ago, around the 80'-90', having a long beard, even a short one, seemed to indicate you were financially and even socially lacking.
But that notion has significantly changed in recent years, according to research by Neave and Shields (2008) on the effects of facial hair on women's perceptions of men's attractiveness, masculinity, and dominance; and also according to research by Dixson and Brooks (2013) which used similar procedures and recorded judgments by both men and women on the faces of men with varying degrees of facial hair.
Sporting facial hair in the office is commonplace. But now it’s more and more acceptable to have a long, unruly beard… within reason. Guys like Jason Momoa are living proof that even a scraggly beard can look sharp.
But how do you pull it off?
What’s the difference between Momoa’s beard, and one that just looks lazy and untended to? Well, it’s the tending to that makes all the difference. The best-looking and healthiest long beards are nourished and trimmed along the way.
Want to mimic the Aquaman actor’s signature look?
Here’s how, according to barber Eli Shaffer of Blin...
Yeah I know I know, a little too late right? Wrong! Beards are da $hit! Sure they get itchy at first but then it passes and your left looking like that:
Ok, so maybe not quite like that. But you gotta have some motivation, some goal to strive to.
Butkeep in mind one thing, trim and shape your beard or else you will look like a caveman, terrorist or worse: Andrew Garfield
Having trimmed and groomed your beard you will still need to keep it in place, even pamper it. This means hygiene. Yep. A wash, some beard shampoo or beard conditioner every once in while and last but not least:...