Your ID photo will last a while, so you go through your grooming routine and look professional when it’s time to take one. Some guys keep their beards and simply trim them to look spiffy, while others might shave completely to look their best or comply with workplace rules. However, consider what happens when you need to verify your ID — will you get through without trouble or must you prove your identity further?
During the holiday season, you’ll spot a lot more red, green and white when walking down the street. Inside shopping centres, you’ll likely see men in red and white suits donning large beards to mimic Santa Claus. This jolly man is one of the iconic symbols of Christmas.
Just seeing a man with a big white beard makes you think of Santa Claus — although some may picture Dumbledore or Gandalf the White. So why does Santa Claus have a bushy beard?
This festive icon has a long history dating back nearly 2,000 years. He hasn’t always had the iconic look you may see in modern media. Let’s look at the history of Santa Claus and his Father Christmas beard. Additionally, we’ll discuss how you can recreate this iconic facial hair for yourself.
Music and facial hair are two integral parts of human culture. However, you might not imagine the two coming together. Musicians have sported facial hair for centuries, ranging from mutton chops and handlebar moustaches to bushy beards.
Artists typically write music based on how they feel, whether love, heartbreak, tragedy, triumph or other stages of life. Therefore, it’s only natural for them to do the same with their facial hair.
Your beard can say a lot about you and your priorities. Looking at a musician’s facial hair may tell you a little about their story before they play a single note. How does your appearance set the tone in music?
Imagine you’ve declared your candidacy for office. You get up on the stage to make your first speech, marking your first public appearance before the crowd. The ladies and gents in the audience will judge you based on what you say and how you look. You want to impress the crowd with your stunning good looks, but one factor will measure above all — your facial hair.
When you think of professional athletes, you may imagine clean-cut guys like Erling Halaand, Roger Federer and Cristiano Ronaldo. You rarely see athletes on the field with even a five o’clock shadow.
Some athletes stay clean-shaven to keep cool. After all, playing football or driving a racecar in the summer heat can quickly become uncomfortable. However, there are many notable bearded athletes in sports — Lionel Messi, one of the most popular athletes in the world, can often be seen sporting some scruff on the pitch.
Why would an athlete grow out their beard? As it turns out, facial hair can positively or negatively affect an athlete, depending on his sport, position and personal preferences. For example, a goalie in hockey will have different reasons for his facial hair than a striker in football.
Let’s explore the relationship between facial hair and athletic performance.