If you happen to be one of the men sporting a beard today, you may be wondering whether the time has come to shave it off. While my girlfriend keeps telling me that my beard (more like a scruff really) makes me look sexy I keep seeing to many guys with beards lately. So I ask myself if this trend has reached its tipping point since every hipster seems to grow a beard lately. Hell there are people TRANSPLANTING beards?! I mean…come on!
Nobody really knows who started the trend to wear a beard, but one thing is for certain, when individuals who face the cameras regularly, like Jim Carney decides to let their beard grow, people tend to sit up and take notice. The bold images that were probably not intended to be a trend are usually picked up by other media giants and before you know it, others will follow their lead. As a society, should we be starting a trend based on something that a newspaper tells us? That may not be our intention, but it can work out that way sometimes.
The fact that men are doing something with their facial hair must be interesting to someone, because studies are being carried out, and they indicate that there has been an increase in men wearing beards by almost 10%. That study took place during a 2-year period, which ended in 2012. What does that say for the future of men wearing facial hair and is it something that the bearded ones should use as a source of concern? The best way to answer that question would be to determine whether you wear your beard because of a trend that someone claims existed.
One reason for a source of encouragement for men to continue wearing their beard is the fact that the hair on their face is supposed to turn them into sexy creatures, a statement that needs to be individually evaluated by the women involved ( I will just follow my girlfriends lead here…). If men continue to feel better about themselves when they have the scruff, the odds are good that it will continue to trend, regardless of how cool some reporter claims that it is. Clearly, the choice not to shave is an individual one.
Based on some reports, the beard thing could very well have reached the point of no return, in other words, has it reached its peak? Are we suggesting that we will begin to see some die-hard actors shaving off their status symbol, or will it simply mean that they will continue to drive the trend for keeping facial hair upwards because they want to?
Well, anyway. I for one will keep my beard for a while I guess. I like myself better with it and I was never one to follow trends so even if the beard trend is over (and I am not saying it is)…I don’t care. I just make sure that i keep my beard neatly trimmed with my beard trimmer and that’s it.