I always wanted to grow a mustache. Fearsome pimp whiskers. To me, the mustache is to masculinity what long, flowing tresses are to femininity. Aphrodite’s long hair was the source of her sexual authority, which she’d comb while sitting inside her pet oyster “Chester.” Aries, God of the pointy phallus and the shield, wore a ‘stache no doubt soaked in the blood of a minotaur. This ideal was implanted in me at a young age. Growing up, there were three men who defined manliness. To a little kid, being manly was being a hero. Not that a woman or a girl couldn’t be a hero, but it was more likely that I grew up to be a man who helped those in need than a woman who would help those in need. Keep reading »
I’m one of a few [Me too! -- Editor Amelia] at The Frisky who enjoys facial hair, specifically a beard and mustache that look equally groomed and scruffy. This photo of Tyson Beckford brought me back to my teen years when at least 50 photos of him, and him alone, lined my walls. But the facial hair he’s sporting now shows how much he’s matured since the ’90s. [NYC, 4/30/10] Keep reading »
An Arab ambassador to Dubai hastily tried to divorce his new bride after he lifted the niqab veil covering her face for the first time ever and saw his wifey was cross-eyed and sporting a beard. Aw, poor lady. The pissed-off groom claimed his mother-in-law duped him into the marriage by showing him photographs of the bride’s sister; plus, the few times the groom met his bride in person, she wore the face-covering naqib veil the whole time.
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For the past few months, we have all watched in horror as Brad Pitt‘s beard got longer, scragglier, and grosser. So I felt that something was right in the world when People posted a plausible explanation for the poor facial hair decision this morning—that Brad is just getting into character for his role as Percy Harrison, a British explore who went missing in the Amazon in the 1920s, in the flick “The Lost City of Z.” Only, the film is very, very far from shooting—studio execs say the script isn’t finished and there’s no date set yet to begin filming. Not to mention that in reality, Percy rocked a handlebar mustache—not a droopy, beaded beard. So what’s up, Brad? Is this just your way of punishing Angelina? [People] Keep reading »
So this is what Devendra Banhart really looks like. The rocker just shaved off his signature face-obscuring beard. Turns out, there’s a cute boy under there. [Purple Diary] Keep reading »
So, last night I had a date with a guy who showed up with mutton chops. Three weeks ago he did not have them. And now he does.* Sigh.
The man who can pull off exaggerated sideburns is a rare breed, but it seems, guys really like to go for it several times in their life. Looking back, I recall with dismay two boyfriends who decided to grow mutton chops, plus a handful of male friends who had surprised me with new facial ‘dos after not seeing them for a while. Commenting on it, of course, is inevitable, and always met by the question, “Yeah, do you like it?” “Ummm … interesting.” In a way, you can’t blame them. Girls have so many more styling options, and if I were a guy, I’d probably get bored and frustrated with my look. I’m just not sure I’d turn myself into Colonel Mustard. You know how in women’s fashion, we always talk about “dressing for guys” and “dressing for girls”? Is this the male equivalent? Do any ladies find mutton chops hot?
*For the record, the date was splendid—disliking a guy’s facial hair situation wouldn’t change the way I really feel about him. Keep reading »
Seriously, what is it with guys and their annual beard-growing fascination? (Maybe it’s for Movember?) Doesn’t it seem like they do it just to prove they can, rather than to change their look? David Beckham is now sporting a beard which he started growing during a camping trip with his kids and he then “got carried away,” he tells the Guardian. The British newspaper, however, hates Beckham’s beard, not just a little bit, but quite a lot. Keep reading »
[Author's Note: This DailyCandy story was an April Fool's joke, which I fell for. Dammit!]
Finally, something hipster beards are good for: the five o’clock shadow exfoliation.
August Duben, owner and aesthetician at Spa Opilovat in Williamsburg, Brooklyn charges $125 for an exfoliating treatment in which he rubs his beard against a client’s skin. The catch is that August only performs this service on Mondays and Thursdays, when his stubble is at its stubbliest.
If some dude rubbing his chin against you for a Benjamin sounds dodgy, there’s always the $36 Bliss Lemon + Sage Body Scrub. After a couple beers, you could definitely get a hipster to rub his beard on you for free. [DailyCandy] Keep reading »
(Top Row: Mickey Rourke, Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt; Bottom Row: Ashton Kutcher, Diddy, Colin Farrell)
They may need to change Hollywood to Holly Woods after the man-beasts of Tinseltown showed some serious scruff at last night’s Golden Globes. From lumberjack-like beards to “Johnny Be Good” side burns, I bet there was more hair on hunky faces than bush on starlets’ va-jay-jays. And some of the whiskers were seriously sexy! Here are our facial hair highlights from the Golden Globes. Keep reading »
While us gals are pulling on tights and wrapping scarves around our necks to warm ourselves during the cold months, guys can get nature to help by growing out their facial hair. We’re big believers in scruff, but sometimes guys like to get a little experimental. After all, for them, facial hair is like an accessory. If your boyfriend has stopped shaving in hopes that he’ll have a woolly beard in a few weeks, check out the facial hair of Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Adrian Brody below so you can provide some guidance. Or just look at the manly faces and drool. Keep reading »