As it's World Beard Day we thought we'd celebrate all the rug-faced manly men in our world who have honed their chin wigs into something you could live in. His magnificent, flowing crumb-catcher has landed him the role of a Viking warrior in forthcoming epic movie Northmen: A Viking Saga; in many ways, his beard has opened doors for him. Who the devil is that shiny-chinned pretty boy hanging out with Clutch on their first two album inlays?
Hairstyles in the s included the mullettall mohawk hairstylesjheri curlsflattopsand hi-top fadeswhich became popular styles. Totally shaved heads gained popularity among men. Big and eccentric hair styles were popularized by film and music stars, in particular amongst teenagers.
Facial hair was big in the 19th century. Look at paintings or photographs from this time, and chances are the men will have beards, moustaches or sideburns — and sometimes elaborate combinations of all three. Big hairy beards were all the rage in the middle decades.
The s were a time of dramatic change for not only men's hairstyles, but also for men's facial hairstyles. The hippie culture, which favored longer, less tame hair, also influenced facial hair. As a result, as the decade progressed, facial hair became longer and a wider variety of styles became acceptable.
A well-chosen and maintained mo confers great powers on the wearer. In the first image, we have Clark without his mustache — handsome, but kind of looks like he should be selling insurance. If mustaches are so powerful, why are they maligned as an unwelcome throwback to the 80s?
Facial hair is no different. Here are 13 modern men with decade-specific facial fuzz. Where does yours belong?
In the early s, American men typically wore their faces clean-shaven. Barbers were commonly black menwho could become independently wealthy and were privy to secrets shared in the barbershop. As racial tensions in the U. Men who shaved their own faces at this time risked tetanus and even death if their razor was not properly sterilized, and so facial hair came into fashion.
The recent facial hair enthusiasm might give the impression young men have just discovered beards. The early s was a time of restrained elegance and style; by the s, beards were everywhere. A beard signaled masculinity and healthand there were endless varieties.