Man and Facial Hair

One of the most popular fashion statement for men is facial hair. Almost every commercial for men features a man with facial hair. In fact if you watch the youtube video I posted just above this there is even a show coming out called Whisker Wars which is about nation wide beard competitions. Having facial hair is common among Hollywood celebrities. Some examples are Ben Affleck, Johnny Depp, and George Clooney. BEN

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Facial hair’s popularity in Hollywood is one of the main reasons why I think it is popular among men in America today. But the question is, do you need to have facial hair to be a man?

Coming from a man who cannot yet grow a beard I will try to be as unbiased as possible. I do not think you need a beard to be a man.  A beard in society is like a banner for manhood. Much like a wedding ring says you are married, a beard says that you are a man. But as I said in the previous post appearances do not define true manhood it is what is on the inside that defines what a man is. Besides, I have seen middle school kids with decent facial hair but you wouldn’t say they are a man just cause they have some hair on their face right? They are still immature, young, and sleep with a night light on. So beards are really cool things and I hope one day I can have one, but I do not think it is necessary for a male to have in order to be a man.


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