This just in: beards are out. According to Mashable, the hipster (or lumbersexual, depending on how you see it) movement is moving on and off of your face. Male models who don the facial fur have reported less bookings and gigs because the full-on facial hair is just too niche.
One former bushy-bearded model Joel Alexander, who did campaigns for True Religion, Silver Jeans, and Alternative Apparel, told Mashable, “The big beard trend is over and done. My agents were telling me that big fashion houses weren’t wanting to book me because of the beard. It’s not what they’re looking for anymore, and I realized then that I wasn’t going to be getting jobs with it.”
If what he says is true, it’s only right that we pay homage to the beards that paved the way for those that followed. RIP hip facial hair. You will be missed.
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A quintessential hipster beard. Scruffy, disheveled and paired with that, “What day is it? I just woke up from a months-long slumber” face.
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The facial hair of Chris Hemsworth can vary in thickness, style and length, and that alone is reason enough for praise.
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We’ll be honest: he looks good with or without a beard. That said, he’s definitely still hotter with beard.
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“Hey, girl. I promise to never fully shave off my beard because I know I look hella good with it.” Correct, Ryan.
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He just looks incomplete without it.
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The ideal beard-to-mustache ratio. Thank you, Zac.
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There's a lot of hair happening here so try to focus in. Out of all of Jared Leto's many accomplishments in film, music and television, his beard is probably his magnum opus. (Well, OK, fine, right after his ombre hair.) While a clean-shaven Leto is currently filming Suicide Squad, we will mourn the loss of the beard and yearn for its magnificent return.