Thinking about growing a beard? Here is the first thing that you should know about making that decision: forget about whether beards are in fashion or not. Grow a beard because you want to grow a beard, not to follow a trend. If beards seem to be “in fashion”, that’s great. The more popular beards are, the better. Nevertheless, whether they are popular or not, grow your beard because it is what you want to do. That decision should never be dictated by the whims of fashion.