Beards are healthy

I’ve seen this message before, but came across an article today touting the health advantages of bearded men.  Some of the advantages can be up for debate, but it’s hard to argue with the homemade scarf protecting one’s face from weather and UV rays.

I’ve been personally growing facial hair since 1999.  I was blessed with productive hair follicles and rarely have to wait long to try something new.  In college I let my sideburns turn into their own zip codes and played around with braids here and there.  Obviously I can’t do that now as a working professional, but that’s what college is for, right?

If you’d like to start growing a beard and aren’t sure what to do, or have limited options – be sure to check out these charts…



hierarchy of beards

…and then there’s this one, the Trustworthiness of Beards in case you’re trying to give that unspoken message