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Men’s Bearded Fashion- Creating Awareness for Men’s Health

Will you be sporting a beard this fall? Celebs are popping up in photos all over Hollywood to show off their facial hair. Fashion magazines are showcasing the looks for fall 2015. Is it a sign of masculinity or just a passing fad? Perhaps even a way to create awareness for Men's Health?

Glamour Magazine UK has some shots of these gentlmen before beards and after.

http://www.glamourmagazine.co.uk/beauty/celebrity/2012/04/hollywood-men-with-beards#viewgallery/11242 

When it comes to growing facial hair, not every man has what it takes. But whether you sport a full beard or you can only manage a wispy 'stache, flaunting facial hair at some point in time seems to be a rite of passage for most men. A recent beard-related study conducted by Behavioral Ecology has piqued the interest of many, from beard-haters to those who can't get enough facial fuzz. Interestingly enough, the study found that of women with minimal pop culture exposure, the majority surveyed find men to be less attractive when sporting a full face of hair. However, this same group of women also perceived bearded men as garnering higher respect and being more powerful than clean-shaven men.

Can growing your facial hair really benefit men's health issues? It certainly has been... since 2003 men's facial hair has helped in raising $650 million and funding over 1,000 programs focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity.

November is the month of Movember, a movement for gentlemen all over the world to grow facial hair to create awareness for men's health issues.

From the Movember website  https://us.movember.com/ : "We’re creating positive change for men’s health by raising awareness and educating men year-round, and through our take-over of the month formerly known as November."

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Are you interested in starting a new career in Barbering? Visit: http://www.nwcollege.edu/ to see when our next barbering class is starting.

Beard history and surveys courtesy of:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/greg-voakes/the-amazing-history-of-be_b_1398008.html

Travis Henry, @bigTtheBarber, Class of 2011

I entered Beauty School not sure what to expect and with no prior cutting/barbering experience. I did research on a few local Beauty Schools and went with what felt right for my family and the locations that worked for me. The campuses were beautiful, the staff was awesome, and there was a variety of different students. Beauty school is what you make of it. It's the school's responsibility to teach you the rules, help you achieve greatness, and give you the tools you need to succeed in this profession. Northwest College did that for me. This business is 75% Passion and 25% skills, NW College can get you those skills if your willing to do your part. I graduated in March of 2011; I'm now a Certified Educator for Eufora International, Owner of Chop Shop Hair Studio, Co-Owner of  Doo or Dye Salon, President of the North West Barbers Alliance, and Business Partners with Shave Envy. You can achieve anything you want with the right training, support, and a passion.” - Travis Henry, Class of 2011

Jessica Koch, Class of 2014

I was very scared going back to school after nearly 20 years, but attending NW College in Tualatin made it an easy transition. I had no idea what to expect from beauty school or if I was making the right career move, but in no time at all I knew NW College was the right decision for me. I had amazing instructors that were encouraging and pushed me to trust in myself and my creative abilities. I graduated on November 22, 2014 and because of the great academics of NW College passed my state boards and became licensed on November 26, 2014. I had interviewed with several salons leading up to my graduation and started working immediately as an independent contractor on December 2, 2014.. Attending NW College was the best decision of my life, I’ve never been happier going to work each day. I LOVE my career choice as a licensed Cosmetologist.” - Jessica Koch, Class of 2014

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