The commonly held belief that women don’t like facial hair is a myth. The problem with facial hair isn’t that it’s unattractive, but that it’s never worn the right way. For example, when women think back on that awkward teenage boy they dated in junior high school, chances are he also had an awkward pubescent beard. That’s most women’s first experience with facial hair: teenage boys. They’re conditioned from an early age to hate facial hair. However, having a beard or moustache can actually work to your advantage if you can tip her back to a favorable opinion. Once she decides you look good with facial hair, she’ll start to think the opposite – that you’re a sophisticated man who can pull it off.
That’s the key of looking good with facial hair, as well as other stereotypically cheesy or undesirable characteristics – the ability to wear it with style.
Historical Figures with Facial Hair
There are a lot of iconic, historical figures that are known for their facial hair. It’s a distinctive feature that can easily become “your thing” if you wear it for long enough and do it well. Some of the most well-known cultural figures have such distinctive facial hair, such as artist Salvador Dali, who’s almost as famous for his moustache as he is for his paintings.
How to Start
Not all men are meant to grow a beard or moustache, mostly based on how your facial hair comes in. Some men can grow a beard in a week, but for some, it takes a lot of awkward, patchy fluff and a longer time. If you don’t want to invest the time and embarrassment of going through a beard-sprout like a teenage boy, then maybe facial hair isn’t for you. That’s fine – there are plenty of other signature style elements you can claim.
If you are a good candidate to sport some facial hair, the best way to let it grow in is to keep it neat and shape it as it comes. Watch some instructional videos on the different types of facial hair styles that exist, because there are many. Depending on the shape of your face, you’ll find that choosing a beard, moustache, or both is a big decision, since you’ll invest a fair bit of time on the growing process and personal grooming.