Christmas is quickly approaching and that means that Santa is almost here! Do you know how this popular Christmas figure and the Santa Beard came to be? In fact, why does Santa have a beard?
Having a beard in the U.S. military can be difficult due to its ban on facial hair while in uniform. This makes it especially difficult for men who have a beard keeping with religious traditions and requirements. Religious beards in the military were allowed in 2017, but the process to be granted that right takes … Continue reading Religious Beards In The United States Military
Recently, the Canadian military officially okayed beards, ruling that their troops are now allowed to grow facial hair. This comes with a caveat, however. The beard length must be no longer than two centimeters, must not reach the neck and cheekbones. The beard must also be kept in a traditional style. Even with these limits in … Continue reading The Canadian Military OK’s The Beard
It’s an interesting time to have a beard; it seems like you everywhere you look, men are rocking facial hair. That wasn’t always the case, as those who know their beard history are aware of. In 1689, The Czar of Russia Peter I – popularly known as Peter the Great – created a beard tax that … Continue reading Tsar Peter The Great And Russian Beard Tax
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.
Growing a beard requires that you ask a series of important questions. What kind of beard style best suits your face? What’s the best source for beard grooming tips? What beard oil scent do you prefer? But most men never stop to ask why men have beards in the first place. We’ve all come to … Continue reading Why Do Men Have Beards?
We’ve spent a lot of time on the history of beards, which to be fair, is fascinating even to the average guy, little attention is paid to skin care history. Admittedly, it doesn’t sound all that exciting. But contrary to what you’re probably thinking, the story behind today’s skin care and beard oil products is an … Continue reading A History of Men’s Grooming: Ancient Roman Skin Care & Beard Oil
We may think we’re living in a modern-day beard boom, but a look back at beard styles of the Victorian era suggests otherwise. The Age of the Beard, an expansive exhibit at London’s Nightingale Museum, uses a series of 19th-century photos to paint a picture of the world’s first official beard boom.
Every No Shave November, your social media timelines are clogged with guys who are committed to skipping their morning shave for 30 days. While it might seem like just another viral campaign or a byproduct of America’s beard obsession, Movember is so much more than a hashtag.
Beards have been around for ages, but right now, we’re experiencing a sort of peak beard period. It’s impossible to scan your Instagram feed without seeing at least one beard culture photo. For some time, before they became the stuff of mainstream adoration, beards were seen as rebellious-indicative of a man who shunned traditional ideals … Continue reading Forbidden Beards: A History of Excommunication, Rebellion, and Disorder