What Does Yours Facial Hair Say About You?

July 26, 2013 by adilkaya  
Published in Shopping

Just like clothing, accessories, the car you drive etc., a man’s facial hair can say a lot about himself to the world. With the different shaving tools that are available today from straight edge to 5-blade razors, a man can easily change up his look with patience and precise shaving. Here’s a look at what the different facial hairstyles may say about you.

Clean Cut

A clean cut is a very professional look for men. It is also a great way to update your look to appear younger and make a good impression when it comes to job interviews. Men look sophisticated and classy with this presentable look. Those with clean-shaved faces might appear to be more honest because they don’t have anything to “hide.” In a 2003 study at the University of Sao Paulo, it appears that there is a bias amongst North Americans as far as hiring new employees and 60% of managers in the study also stated that they preferred male bosses who were clean-shaven. Few US presidents have had facial hair during their campaign or terms as president, the last being William Taft in 1913.


A burly beard can be manly and/or make a man look like a hipsterlumberjack (think Justin Vernon of Bon Iver) depending how you see it and how it is groomed. Men who rock a beard can look older and give an appearance of someone who is a leader. Many political and business leaders have opted for well-groomed beards such as Abraham Lincoln and Steve Jobs. A beard can only look sophisticated if a man is able to keep up with grooming it. If a beard gets out of control, than it can make a man look lazy depending on how you view it.Out-of-control beards can just look too messy like the men from the TV show, Duck Dynasty.


Sideburns aka Mutton Chops can either be sophisticated or just too extreme depending on how a man decides to style them. Short sideburns to an otherwise clean shaved face can have style and class. Men who try out slight facial hair like short side burns show that they are willing to try out facial hair, but not sure quite what to do with it yet and so stick to a mostly shaved face.

Goatee and Soul Patch

More for the mature older man, but younger men will also grow a goatee or soul patch. This look takes a lot of maintenance to be able to perfectly shave your facial hair only to leave just a tiny area of hair to be “admired upon” by others. The look definitely draws attention to your mouth, like a target that’s hard to look away from. The goatee and soul patch have been around since the 1960s and 1970s and were extremely popular in the 1990s. If you sport one today it might show that your style is set back a couple of decades but also shows that you like to have a good time and are up for anything like celebs Howie Mandel and Billy Ray Cyrus.

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