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The Navy said last week that servicewomen could sport ponytails, lock hairstyles, or ropelike strands, and wider hair buns, reversing a policy that long forbade females from letting their hair down. Servicemen immediately chimed in on social media, asking the Navy if they could grow beards. A sailor's Facebook post with a WeWantBeards hashtag was shared thousands of times.
I'm a beard guy — or, as some of us prefer to be called, "whiskered American. And I have been for decades, long before metrosexuals went lumbersexual and facial hair, like the rumpled flannel shirts I also favored, became fashionable. In fact, beard friendliness was a major reason behind relocating to Alaska in the first place. Also, I figured it'd be a good place for developing an Alaska-based reality TV show, which I was and still amchronicling my life as I do nothing but watch other Alaska-based reality TV shows.
In recognition of seasonal and year-long fascination with facial hair, here are some older terms for the non-clean-shaven. The very rare term barbatulous —a relative of barber— sounds like variation of barbarousbut it describes a quality that, traditionally, would not fit the barbarian lifestyle: having a teeny-weeny beard. This term dates from at leastand since the early s, beardolosists have called such itty-bitty growths beardlets.
Everyone covets the opportunity to show off a long and luxurious beard that will give them the sexy, manly look that they desire. Anyone looking for a way to grow their beard thicker and longer would likely love to just pop a pill in their mouth every morning and watch their beard grow longer and longer with each passing day. After all, slow and steady wins the race, right?
By Jonathan Wells. Two years ago, a widely read article published in The Guardian proclaimed the coming of 'Peak Beard'. Hairy chins were so popular, wrote the author, that they had "gone mainstream".
T here was a time when a man took great pride in cultivating and maintaining a healthy thatch of hair on his face and neck. As humans evolved and entered a more sheltered existence, donning primitive clothing, we lost most of our natural body hair. But males retained the beard, a natural shield against the elements, a camouflage for the hunter, an indicator of age and sexual readiness.
While the best beard styles are a matter of personal preferencethere are many beard shapes that have stood the test of time — plus the hipster beard armageddon — and which many guys will continue to wear. Below are seven of the best beard styles out there, with advice from hair and beard stylist Stacy Trevizo on how to cultivate and care for them. How to Achieve It: Rather than trying to shave a half circle right around your chin, Trevizo recommends first making sure both sides of your goatee are even, then trimming the bottom.
Canadian icon and legendary game show host Alex Trebek keeps messing with his facial hair and Jeopardy! To kick off the latest season of the hit quiz show, Trebek, 78, appeared on set with a full beard, chinstrap and all, telling viewers the facial hair may not be a permanent fixture. However, I am enjoying my professorial look.