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Study Asks, 'Has The Beard Trend Made Beards Less Attractive?'

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In a study of 1,453 bisexual or heterosexual women, researchers at the Australian University of New South Wales found that the more women were exposed to images of bearded men, the more likely they were to find clean-shaven men more attractive, and vice-versa.

The women were shown 36 images of men’s faces — “the first 24 pictures were exclusively of bearded or clean-shaven men, while the final twelve offered up a mix of facial hair styles.” As they viewed each picture, they were asked to rate each man’s attractiveness on a scale of four to negative four.

In a classic case of supply and demand, the women who saw lots of beards found themselves more attractive to men without them.

Head researcher Professor Robert Brooks said that men who grew beards to be more sexually attractive may have lost their allure as facial hair became more popular among other guys. “We may well be at peak beard,” he quipped.

But if you're a bearded man not trying to attract a female, please carry on just as you are, you bearded wonders.

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Shirtless, Tatted, Bearded Tom Hardy Covers 'Esquire': PHOTOS

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Tom Hardy rips his shirt off for this month's Esquire in advance of his new film Locke, and tells the magazine that the rough image he projects isn't all he's cracked up to be:

"I have always been frightened with men. To the point where I couldn't go into a gym because of the testosterone and I felt weak. I don't feel very manly. I don't feel rugged and strong and capable in real life, not how i imagine a man ought to be. So I seek it, to mimic it and maybe understand it, or maybe to draw it into my own reality. People who are scary, they terrify me, but I can imitate them. I'm not a fighter. I'm a petite little bourgeosis boy from London. I don't fight, I mimic."

Two more shots from the issue (one dressed, one dressed down), AFTER THE JUMP...

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Beards are So Hot Right Now That People are Paying $15,000 for Beard Implants: VIDEO

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Have you always wanted to grow a Grizzly Adams beard but can’t because of genetics? Well, there’s hope for you yet!

Meet Dr. Jamil Asaria, a plastic surgeon in the business of beard implants. He does about one beard implant for the folically-impaired a week. All it takes is $5,000 to $15,000, a 12-hour operation, a week of redness and swelling, a week of not shaving and voila — instant hipster-beard!

Beards have become quite stylish in the new millenium. There’s fonts made of beards, art made from beards, ramen bowls made of beards, beard clubs at high schools, beard magic tricks, beard porn (SFW) and even videos just featuring sexy dudes in beards all for your beard-loving enjoyment.

Of course, if you can’t grow a beard, you can always just buy this hat that comes with a beard attached.

See the beard implant video AFTER THE JUMP…

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Can Drinking Testosterone Turn You Super Hairy? - VIDEO

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If someone slipped testosterone into your drink, would you start sprouting massive amounts of body hair the way you might have when you went through puberty?

Not exactly, according to The Medicine Journal, a YouTube channel dedicated to demystifying the secrets of the human body. 

In short, it might not cause you to develop hair growth all over your body. It really depends on your genetics and how many of your remaining hair follicles are still capable of sprouting new stalks of fur.

Watch the video, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Man Creates Bear Portrait from His Clipped Beard Stubble: VIDEO

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Artist Brock Davis created this growling grizzly using clippings from his trimmed beard.

Wrote Davis on Instagram: "said goodbye to the bear on my face #beardhairbear #stubblesketch"

Check out one of Davis's 'stubble self portraits' which he did 8 months ago,
AFTER THE JUMP...

Here's what Davis looks like IRL if you're interested.

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Razor Industry: We're Suffering Because Men are Growing Beards

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Beards are killing razor sales, Bloomberg reports:

P&G’s grooming business, which includes shaving cream, razor blades and deodorant, generated $2.12 billion in revenue during the quarter ended Dec. 31 and accounted for 9.5 percent of the company’s sales. Though the division’s sales rose 3 percent, excluding currency effects, John Faucher, an analyst at JPMorgan Chase & Co. in New York, said in a Jan. 13 note that sales of non-disposable razors and blades fell 7.8 percent in the 12 weeks through Dec. 21.

The reason: “Increased interest in facial hair,” he said.

So I guess there's one more way to protest P&G's sponsorship of Sochi.


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