We’ll remember the great financial crisis of 2008 for many reasons. The $3.4 trillion loss in real estate value. The estimated $648 million in lost income. The 5.5 million jobs lost. But there’s one side effect that isn’t normally attributed to the massive economic downturn—the resurgence of the beard trend.
The Carolina Panthers are most certainly an NFL team to watch. Whether it’s linebacker Thomas Davis’ recent contract extension or the team’s upcoming preseason face-off against the Tennessee Titans, there are tons of headlines coming out of this franchise. But perhaps the most important competition happening within the team concerns the gym beard’s grooming.
For some reason, most bearded gents revert to their former clean-shaven selves during summer. You’re planning to transition from indie film Matthew McConaughey to Lincoln commercial Matthew McConaughey. The mention of sunbathing with a face full of hair makes you sweat just thinking about it. But what if this whole summer beard myth could be … Continue reading The Summer Beard Myth
There’s no shortage of beard grooming products out there. The benefits of everything from beard oil products to beard combs have been proven to aid in growth. But the jury’s still out on beard vitamins. Are they part of an elaborate scheme to empty your pockets? Or do they really work? Before you place an … Continue reading Do Beard Vitamins Work?
Few men’s grooming choices are as controversial or attention-grabbing as the beard. Throughout history, its public image has shifted several times. At some stages, certain beard styles represented distinguished men of power. At others, beards were symbols of the counterculture. These days, depending on who you ask, beards represent a trend and a desire to fit … Continue reading Breaking Beard Stereotypes
For decades, men have dealt with midlife crises in expensive ways. They’ve bought Ferraris, commissioned polarizing tattoos, cheated on their wives with young mistresses and quit their jobs without a game plan. The costs have been literal and figurative.While the midlife crisis isn’t necessarily enjoyable, the good news is there’s a way to endure it … Continue reading The Mustache Is the New Sign of A Midlife Crisis
Most guys have some idea of hair trends. You probably know a little about the undercut, the man bun and the pompadour. You also probably know which one looks good on you and which one makes you look like a trendy fifth grader. But when it comes to facial hair styles, you’re probably less informed. … Continue reading Top Facial Hair Styles for 2017
A beard can enhance your life in a multitude of ways. It can make you look wiser, tougher and cooler than you already are. It can even serve as the aesthetic bridge between boyhood and adulthood. But even better, your beard can make you a great partner. According to recent “beard science” studies conducted by … Continue reading Study Shows Men with Beards Make Better Partners
The world of athletics isn’t necessarily the first place guys look to for examples of professionalism. In the workplace, there’s an unspoken rule that beards are okay if they’re kept neat and clean. However, beards in sports were acceptable regardless of length or style. If facial hair policies in the UFC and MLB are any … Continue reading Why Are Some Sports Banning Beards?
When it comes to beard grooming, the conversation is typically about moisturizing with beard oil and healthy growth. However, this year, beard care has taken a turn for the absurd. The beard isn’t just the preferred facial hair of CrossFit athletes, indie musicians, and actors. It’s an expression of creativity for the everyman. This year, we’ve … Continue reading Beard Christmas Lights Aren’t Exactly The Apocalypse