September 25, 2023

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.

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 “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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