Should you ditch your beard for summer?
In a word, yes. Well kind of anyway. Beards (big bushy ones) went through a period of widespread popularity back at the start of this decade after a load of models decided to grow some. With Instagram being a pretty new thing too it provided the perfect platform for these ‘pioneering’ hipsters to show off their perfectly kempt face bushes to the world. Then it all started.
Eventually though, the bubble bursts on every craze and this was no different. At the end of 2015 many experts in the world of grooming, fashion and styling began proclaiming that we had indeed hit peak beard.
So are beards totally dead? Well, if your sole reason for wearing a beard was to follow the trend then yes, it’s time for you to pull out your Dorco Classic razor sunshine and proudly show off your bare cheeks. This summer it’s very much about the classic stubble-free look.
If you’re not a dedicated follower of fashion and have a beard just because you like it, then why should you ditch it because some fashionista tells you too? The key to keeping any beard looking good though is maintenance so that should be your focus. A lot of people think they are the go-to for lazy men but that could not be further from the truth. Keeping it trimmed, shaping up the edges with a razor, conditioning it, oiling it, stroking it (ok maybe not the last one) all take up a crazy amount of a blokes time.
If you have decided to keep yours this summer, then remember to keep a good-looking beard. And if you’re too lazy for all of that then just shave it off. At least that way you’ll be on trend too.