There’s sad news today as we hear about the death of David Bowie at the age of 69. Bowie passed after an 18-month battle with cancer.
This past weekend, the 6th annual National Beard and Moustache Championships, presented by the Traveler Beer Company, was held at Brooklyn’s King Theater. 300 beard and moustache groupies turned out from across the globe to compete in 18 categories.
But ONE MAN stole the show: veteran beardsman Eric Brooks donned a gigantic bird cage-style beard made entirely of the contestant’s facial hair — with a working cage door that opened up to allow him to chug an entire bottle of Illusive Traveler shandy, the National Beard and Moustache Championship sponsor product.
The Beer Cage was a nod to the above video “rumored” to have been staged in Los Angeles at The Groundlings improve stage in 1991, the same year Saddam decided to tangle with one general Norman Schwarzkopf Jr.
Jeremy Lin doesn’t get much attention any more for his game, so maybe this is a cry for attention?
Jeremy Lin's hair. Discuss. pic.twitter.com/vBNmCOQRDf
— Sports on Earth (@SportsonEarth) November 4, 2015
The data is in and things just got hairy.
A study of men and their grooming habits commissioned by grooming brand Braun some STRIKING figures about global men’s grooming trends.
In New York specifically, the Braun study of over 1,000 New Yorkers, revealed those with facial hair now outnumber their clean-shaven counterparts, with 67 per cent of men now boasting some sort of hair on their face. “The Full Beard” is by far and away the style of the moment, with almost 1 in 3 bearded New Yorkers favoring the “fuller” style. The ‘Goatee & Moustache’ and the ‘Balbo’ were noted as the second and third most popular facial hair styles in New York, respectively.
Are you ready for a full beard statistical assault? Here goes (Click this link for the full infographic):
– London is the city where most men have been told to choose between their beard and their relationship by their partners (20 per cent)
– Parisian men are more likely to be influenced by fashion – Paris came in as the highest city of men who would wear a beard until it was no longer in fashion (24.4 per cent)
– Barcelona men grow beards quicker on average than men in the other cities – on average it takes them just 38 days
– The most popular careers for employed New York bearded men are: IT technician / internet or digital worker (7 per cent), followed by engineers (4.2 per cent). Construction workers and accountants are both equal third (4 per cent) closing the gap on white collar vs blue collar style
We know you love your beard, because we do too. But sometimes, you need to trim that sucker. And that’s where Braun wants to be part of your life.
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Nothing worse than looking like an idiot in front of your friends at a young age.
“So you wana act grown…well now you can look grown too,” said barber Russell Fredrick on the Facebook page for his A-1 Kutz barbershop in Snellville, Georgia, near Atlanta.
Fredrick shaved his son’s head bald and then showed him a picture of an old bald man, like the character in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.”
“I showed him and I told him, this is your next one if you keep it up,” Fredrick told him. “He didn’t want it, so he got his act together.”