A hipster beard comb created out of unwanted vinyl records

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Thursday 18 September 2014

Keeping your beard groomed and looking its absolute best takes a lot of work. And if you’ve been sporting a beard for a while, you might know about beard combs-tools especially designed to delicately brush through that facial hair. Well now there’s a new product on the market that not only tackles your beard, but also gets rid of unwanted vinyl records.

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Falling sick? In the Victorian age, you might grow a beard on doctor’s orders

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Events on Thursday 22 May 2014

According to med historian Dr Alun Withey, there were two reasons why men were growing beards with a vengeance by the mid-Victorian period. One had to do with its close association with manliness. The second reason was that the medical benefits that came with it. Now, now, this sounds vaguely ridiculous, but actually seems to […]

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Beards are no longer attractive, says science

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Wednesday 7 May 2014

Sorry, hipsters, beards have finally become too mainstream. In fact, scientists at the University of New South Wales claim that the popularity of beards has reached its saturation point. ‘Peak Beard’, as they like to call it, is that awkward moment where there are too many bearded people in society, causing the novelty to lose its attraction.

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Superhero beards are fun in a whacky sort of way

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Saturday 28 December 2013

German consumer brand Braun, which has a whole range of male grooming products, recently ran an ad campaign featuring superhero-inspired beard cuts. If we thought we were resistant to beards, we are not so sure anymore. It’s all pretty hilarious.

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A ramen bowl made out of beard

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Trends on Friday 27 September 2013

The greatest beards in human history: Sophocles, Leonidas, Jesus, Shakespeare, Abe Lincoln, Karl Marx, Ernest Hemingway, and Isaiah Webb. Wait, Isaiah who? Meet the Internet’s most beloved beard enthusiast, Isaiah Webb aka Mr. Incredibeard. Isiah has been posting photos of his different ‘beard-dos’ on his social media accounts every Monday, or as he likes to call it, #Monbeardday.

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Beardvertising: now you can get paid to run ads on your beard

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Trends on Thursday 1 August 2013

If you’re sporting a beard, you’re in luck: now you can get paid $5 per day for beardvertising, which is Cornett Integrated Marketing Solutions’ creative slash odd approach to advertising. Simply attach the BeardBoard (billboard) clips on to your beard, and become a walking advertisement. People are sure to take notice.

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Alternative beards as seen in an editorial spread of Tush Magazine

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Friday 21 June 2013

Beards are fun. Even more fun when they are seasoned from unconventional materials like, er, plasticky toy dinos, as seen in this editorial spread of Tush Magazine.

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Knitted beards and stubble by Beardhead

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Products on Wednesday 19 June 2013

Having trouble growing that sweet lumberjack beard you’ve always dreamed of? Maybe it’s time to get some help. Thankfully, the knitting wizards at Beardhead have come up with an easy solution to your facial hair problems that also happens to be, oh, so comfy. Check out these awesome face-warmers that look like beards and stubble. Ladies, this […]

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This man’s beard is worth 1,769 euros

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Trends on Wednesday 19 June 2013

How much is a full year’s worth of beard growth worth? 1,769 euros, right on the dot. pauklzorz of the Reddit community put his facial hair style up for auction to raise money for charity. Either he would not be able to shave for an entire year, or he would have to shave it all. And as you can tell […]

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Fact: Beards protect you from UV rays

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Friday 14 June 2013

Ah, it’s one of these mysteries in life you have to wonder: do beards give you any protection against harmful UV rays? The answer is: yes, apparently. A bunch of researchers from the University of Southern Queensland in Toowoomba, Australia, actually embarked on a study and wrote a paper dubbed ‘Dosimetric investigation of the solar erythemal UV radiation protection provided by beards and moustaches’.

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Australian Mulga the Artist creates beardy weirdy illustrations

Sarah Howell Reader Find

By Sarah Howell in New Art on Thursday 30 May 2013

He draws beards, he draws animals, zombies, wacky characters, and then more beards again. He has a unique decorative illustration style combining crazy colours overlaid by intricate line work. Fluro highlighter is used with free abandon and he has been known to customise guitars and skateboards. This a Mulga the Artist, aka Joel Moore. His ethos is clear: ‘I […]

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Now you can wear your cat as a beard

Sarah Howell Reader Find

By Sarah Howell in New Trends on Thursday 23 May 2013

It’s as easy as herding cats. Firstly grab your feline with two hands, place said cat on your face and, erm, with your other hand take a photo. Voila! You’re cat-bearding. This wonderful new Internet craze is easier than owling, takes less effort than the Harlem shake and is safer than planking. Maybe. Hithhhhh, Wrowwwww, […]

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Meet the winner of the 2013 International German Beard Championship

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Trends on Tuesday 7 May 2013

This is Dieter Besuch. He has an incredibly unique talent. He can grow beards and sideburns like nobody’s business. And everyone in Germany knows it. Say hello to the winner of the International German Beard Championship 2013. Besuch won gold in the Whiskers Freestyle category and we can all see why. This man is awesome.

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Guide to facial hair in the tech world

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in New Illustration on Tuesday 1 January 2013

If you’ve just started a job in the world of tech and are having a little bit of trouble deciphering who’s who, we may have found something to help you. Assuming all of your colleagues are men or bearded women, this field guide to facial hair in the tech world may be your new best […]

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Proof that Gandalf is more badass than Santa

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Wednesday 26 December 2012

Some time back, this article about the intuitive advantage of long hair started circulating on the Internet. Now here’s a somewhat relevant take on the power of white beards — the longer the white beard, the more magical, according to UK designer Stepher Wildish. Of course, this means Gandalf has more magical powers compared to […]

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