According to researchers at the University of Western Australia, men start growing beards when they notice other men – competitors – growing one in what becomes an alpha male hair-off. According to the researchers, the more males in a society, the more competitive the badges – or epic facial hair -get.
Are beards popular in 2020?
The overall verdict is that beards are still in for 2020 — but in a less-scruffy, more well-groomed way than before. Facial hair trends change quickly – read on to decide where you land on the beard vs clean-shaven spectrum.
Do men look better clean-shaven?
Twenty-two percent of men thought a beard and mustache combo was the most masculine, compared with 18 percent for clean-shaven. A lot of women, however, also found being clean-shaven manly. Twenty-nine percent said they found that look the most masculine compared with 17 percent for the beard plus stache combo.
Is being clean shaven more attractive?
“Clean-shaven” was a close second as the most attractive facial hair style. It received an average rank of 2.7 with 72% ranking clean-shaven in the top 3, including 38% of respondents ranking clean-shaven as the #1 most attractive facial hair style.