To Shave or Not to Shave… that is the Question! Advice for Men – Part II

While it is true that most men shave (All of the team happens to shave – just thought we’d mention that as a sidenote), it is also possible to look good unshaven. Our dear old celebrities have proven this to us over and over again. Here’s Brad Pitt:

Here is Mel Gibson:

and finally, here is Jake Gyllenhaal:

All of these men have beards. Because it is also true that they are often clean shaven, the question arises as to when men should shave and when they should let their facial hair grow! First and foremost, formal occasions generally call for men to be clean shaven. This advice particularly applies to men who do not typically wear a beard. In other words, if you are having a formal breakfast the next day, starting to grow a beard by not shaving right before the breakfast is a bad idea. However, if you already have a beard, then don’t shave it before the breakfast. The second thing to keep in mind is the age group of the people who will be participating in the breakfast/event. The older you are, the more you’ll tend to believe in shaving (that’s somewhat of a generalization… but it’s mostly true as far as we’re concerned).

If you are going to grow a beard, make sure that you can actually grow a beard and not just scruff. Scruff just doesn’t look good (sorry guys). Furthermore, while growing a beard (i.e. in the early stages), you should make sure to exfoliate as that will get rid of dead skin cells and will help your beard grow better and look better until it covers enough of you skin. Some men, of course, can grow a beard very fast – in which case exfoliating is not as necessary.

Of course, it is recommended that you don’t shaven during playoffs and staying unshaved on a Saturday while wearing jeans and a t-shirt is also cool. If you’re going out clubbing with jeans and have a cool new look to try on, we do recommend that as well. Be bold, try something new! Stand Out! :)

Btw, feel free to send us your unshaven look and we’ll be happy to post it!


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    Robert Barr

    September 30, 2009

    8:57 pm

    If you are Mel Gibson sporting that look, you shave with anything you can get your friggin’ hands on. Jake with a 5 0′clock shadow and you are OK.

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    October 27, 2010

    2:14 pm

    I’m a 20 year old girl and I LOVE beards. I am probably the only girl I have met that prefers a guy with a full beard than shaven. They just looks so much manlier and hotter to me. A guy can be cute without a beard and then he grows one and is ten times as hot to me. Sadly where I go to school they don’t allow guys to wear beards so most guys are clean shaven. My guy better be able to grow a beard because that’s a requirement!

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