What beard do ladies dig best?
Find out what the preferred reaction is to and against facial hair. Five girls talk about their favorite beard.
A beard is a style choice. Facial hair is a natural phenomenon for men and close attention to styling this can transform a man’s look. As we anticipate the moustache madness of Movember by paying homage to all styles of upper lip facial growth, we also celebrate the hair that wanders anywhere else on a man’s face, and most importantly, what the ladies think about them.
We spoke to numerous young women about their favorite beard on a guy, and here’s what they had to say:
Ashley Lang (18 years old)
Location: Montreal, Canada
“I think a bit of a stubble on a man can be very attractive, even a goatee if it’s kept clean and trimmed. It adds attitude to the face – a rugged look – which most women I speak to appreciate. That being said however, anything above that (a.k.a. lumberjack / Santa look) is a No-go. Some girls like it, but in my opinion, it just looks unclean. I’m sure some men can pull it off though, I’ve just yet to see one….”
Jessica Vincent (22 years old)
Location: Montreal, Canada
“I’m not a particularly big fan of a full beard but a guy with a short, well maintained beard that does not obstruct the jaw line, or extend into the neck area to be mixed with chest hair is manly and therefore desirable. An unruly beard is far from being seductive. At the same time, it cannot be too short because when it’s ‘picky’, I don’t like that very much.”
Marlene Bairos (30 years old)
Occupation: Marketing Consulting
Location: Toronto, Ontario
“My favorite beard is the three day scruff. I think it’s handsome when a man lets the beard grow a little and trims it so that it’s a clean-cut version of the ‘didn’t shave over the weekend’ stubble. I don’t like a hairy man but the natural and rugged scruff is sexy and when you kiss a guy with one, I like that your lips tingle afterwards.”
“I equally love an old-fashioned moustache on a modern man. The style is significant and deliberate in most cases. It exudes a certain je ne sais quoi and confidence that is very intriguing. I always want to learn more about a guy sporting a moustache.
Karen Zuccala (28 years old)
Location: Vicenza, Italy
“It it was up to me, I would always have my guy clean shaven or with a little stubble. Ultimately, it depends on the guy and his personal style. If it’s one to two days of stubble, it can be really sexy, but longer than that, it gets a little out of control and needs maintenance. If girls are expected to have smooth and silky skin, a little effort and trimming for guys shouldn’t be too much to ask for.”
Andrea Falasca (26 years old)
Occupation: Graphic Artist / Designer
Location: Tokyo, Japan
“I love a beard that is in between short - full beard. One week to ten days without shaving is perfect. A scruffy, rough look but still groomed and in control. The look is young and sexy and works well on a guy with chiseled features.”
There you have it. It appears, once again, that the vast majority are appreciative of the stubble which supports what we are currently seeing in the media. It makes you wonder what are those guys with full beards thinking? Are they super confident or are they hiding something? And who are they dating?