In the 1700s, facial hair attracted a stereotype of a rough and rustic man, while a smooth shave was associated with being a gentleman. Side whiskers returned in the 1800s and a moustache was adopted from the British Cavalry soldiers after they won a battle.
Full, thick beards in 1850 were fuelled by a masculinity concern over the ability of soldiers to combat battle threats. Health researchers of ancient times argued that beards trap dust and germs but protect the throat from cold. This was not good news for those that could not grow a beard.
Fast forward to the present day: People with sparse or patchy facial hair can still rock a full beard with the help of facial hair transplant.
The FUE transplant process uses specialised instruments to selectively extract grafts from the back and sides of the scalp. Grafts contain groups of follicles/hairs, from one to four hairs. These are dissected into individual follicles/hairs under a microscope before being implanted into the area of the face needing to be filled in.
For the best results, patients are instructed to avoid strenuous activities for 1-2 weeks or wetting that part of the face. The hairs will fall out after approximately a month, which is a normal part of the transplant process. The new hair will regrow after approximately three months, after which the results become permanent. Then it’s up to you how you’ll style your newly minted facial hair.
Do you have sparse, patchy, or thinned beards? Is your moustache, goatee, or facial hair missing? If your answer is ‘yes’ to either of these questions, you are likely a good candidate for FUE facial hair transplant. Whether as a result of injury or genetics, a lack of facial hair should sentence no man to a life of beardlessness!
This is the easiest to achieve and maintain, with a trim every few days. Stubble suits most face shapes and can make a man feel sexy. It appeals to many women and could even be a deal maker on a first date or blind date. If trimmed neatly, this is a look you can rock to a board meeting and the bar later.
Always keep your beard trimmer at 3-4 mm, and you can contour it to soften the look or lengthen your face. Celebrities like Drake rock the stubble really well. It suits a person with a baby face and wants to add a sense of ruggedness.
Achieved by keeping the moustache longer than other facial hairs and it screams masculinity. It is best for people who don’t mind experimenting the 1970s look and have a thick volume of hair.
Johnny Depp has rocked the goatee for a long time. He keeps only the hairs on his chin and above the lip to get a goatee. It is artistic and perfect for a bad boy.
The fuller the beard, the harder it is to maintain because you have to comb and moisturise to avoid tangles and dryness. You can make a round face look thinner by growing the front face hairs longer than that the one on the sides. Narrow, angular, and slim faces can be rounded by keeping the sides longer. It can perfectly suit anyone with an oval face.
This is a toned-down version of the full beard adopted by George Clooney and Ryan Reynolds. It can be trimmed appropriately to highlight a man’s best features and downplay the bad ones.