Beards & Facial Hair
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Once a boy reaches manhood, he is able to grow hair on his chin, cheeks and neck. This facial hair is most commonly known as a beard and through the years has taken on many different styles and levels of importance according to the time in history. As far back as the days of Ancient Egypt, men were known to grow beards in various styles. Egyptian men confined their beard growth to just the chin area and let it grow from the chin to a substantial length. It was common for men of importance to dye their beards with henna and then interweave gold threads into the beard hairs as a form of adornment. Mesopotamian men were known to spend a good deal of time styling their beards as well, and would use oil as a pomade and curling irons to add curls for a nicely coifed look. In Ancient India, the longer your beard was the better because long beards were associated with great wisdom. The early Celts and Gaelic cultures grew full beards as well, as it was considered a dishonor amongst men to not be fully bearded. During the middle ages, a beard was symbolic of a man’s virility, manhood, and valiance.
Nowadays, the style of facial hair seen on a man can take many forms. Full beards, Goatee’s, Sideburns or just stubble—there are many ways a man can style his beard depending on the look or style he desires. Even stronger facial hair statements can be made with styles such as stashburns, soul patches and neckbeards.
One of the obvious problems with growing facial hair is that sometimes you just don’t have it where you need it-or perhaps you just want it temporarily as in the case of dressing up in a costume for one night. In these instances, our selection and wide array of beards and facial hair is going to help you immensely where nature didn’t-so you can get that special look that you need to make your characterization complete.
Appropriate facial hair and beards from every era can be yours, from a Wild West mustache to one that looks like it came straight off Magnum, P.I. you are going to find that perfect facial hair accessory to accentuate or even to disguise. Can you imagine Santa Claus without a full white beard? Neither can we, so be sure to hit our selection of beards and facial hair to get exactly what you need for any occasion!