I love beards. I love flowers. But I’m not sure I’m sold on dudes putting flowers in their beards, the hot new “trend” barfed out of the summer festival circuit like a worn out pair of Birkenstocks. Yes, “flower beards” are apparently a thing, though I doubt they’re so much of a thing that the trend will trickle down throughout the facial hair-growing populace. Like, you won’t see flower bearded Wall Street dudes trading stock with daisies dangling from their faces. It’s just enough of a thing that Esquire wrote about it, and there’s a Tumblr devoted to it, and Kirsten Dunst gave it her approval. Still, now would be the time to share your thoughts and concerns. DISCUSS.
It doesn’t take regular church visits or even an abiding belief in God to notice that the Jesus look is in. (Well, the Western interpretation of Jesus, anyway, seen in movies, TV shows, art, etc., which more than likely is grossly inaccurate, but I digress.) Long, wavy hair and full, fluffy beards abound, from Hollywood to the runway to certain neighborhoods in Brooklyn — but some guys (mostly models, honestly) are working the Jesus look better than others. At the risk of being totally sacrilegious, here are a few dudes I wouldn’t kick outta bed for turning water into wine and spilling all over my white sheets.
Welp, my girl boner is officially at half-mast. Jake Gyllenhaal shaved his face. While the rest of the world rejoices in the actor’s return to the baby-faced look, I’m gonna miss his urban mountain man vibes. I swear, though, if he chopped off that glorious man bun and is hiding a short ‘do under his beanie, he’s dead to me. [Photos: Splash News]
Depending on the woman you ask, beards are widely considered attractive. But whether you or not you go buckwild for a man with facial hair, I think we can all agree that beards that grow below the chin are not sexy, especially when they’ve been given free reign to roam wild on an otherwise attractive man’s neck.
Daniel Radcliffe is a wonderful actor and a lover of pubic hair. I want to return the favor by supporting his hair wherever it may grow, but alas, I cannot ignore his hideous neck beard. Someone, please shave it. Please. Click through to see more celebrity men who’ve let their neck overgrowth get out-of-control. [DListed]
Breaking news: According to The New York Post, all those sexy, mountain man beards you’ve seen parading around the trendiest parts of Brooklyn, Portland, Nashville, Austin and the like, are — GASP! – fake, fake fake. Plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Epstein, who performs facial hair transplants for $8,500 a pop says that his beard-enhancing services have increased markedly in recent years He’s gone from performing a handful a year to three a week!
“Brooklyn is probably the nucleus of the trend, it’s the hipster ‘look’ guys want. If you have a spotty beard, and you let it grow out, it looks sloppy, clients want full beards because it’s a masculine look. Beards are an important male identifier,” Epstein explained. Keep reading »
Pierce Thiot has a magnificent beard, and he’s not afraid to use it … to store household items like toothpicks, spaghetti, straws, gummy worms, and lit matches. Pierce and his wife, Stacy, have started a Tumblr blog dedicated to these beardly feets called Will It Beard, which is full of photos of Pierce’s beard stuffed with various knick-knacks. The lit matches and razors are kind of freaking me out, but on the whole it’s a strangely charming photographic ode to the many uses of facial hair. [Junk Culture]