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Share your gift of beard.

Being able to grow a beard is a gift, a blessing. Recognize and embrace the gift of beard. It’s a gift that brings many benefits to you and to others. Don’t disregard or discard the gift of beard by keeping it shaved off. Grow your beard and share the gift of beard with the world.

Share your gift of beard. Beard: Sean. Featured beard image 2.
Sharing his gift of beard: Sean. Click on image to view larger.

Got beard? Grow your beard!

Not all men are blessed with the ability to grow a beard. If your facial hair follicles are pumping out genuine beard hair, nature has you already growing a beard. Listen to nature’s message and stop shaving your beard growth off. Your beard is unstoppable awesomeness. Why fight nature? Let your beard grow and flourish. Your beard is a blessing to share for all to see. Your beard regularly will be admired and appreciated by others whether you know it or not.

Share your gift of beard. Beard: Sean. Featured beard image 3.
Sharing his gift of beard: Sean. Click on image to view larger.

Be more authentic. Grow your beard.

People appreciate authenticity. Your bare, shaved face is not your authentic look. It’s a contrived appearance achieved only through the drudgery of regular shaving. Further, you’re not hiding your “real face” by growing your beard. You are revealing your true face by growing your beard. Without your beard, your face is missing an important part of you.

Embrace authenticity. It’s a great asset. Show off your authentic and true face by growing your beard.

Share your gift of beard. Beard: Sean. Featured beard image 4.
Sharing his gift of beard: Sean. Click on image to view larger.

Embrace your uniqueness. Grow your beard.

Every beard is a unique creation in nature. No two beards are exactly alike, not even among identical twins (but those can be close!).

Your gift of beard is uniquely yours. Don’t prevent its rightful presence in the world. It’s a key feature of your own uniqueness. There is a reason why beards have long been associated with rugged individualists.

Share your gift of beard. Beard: Sean. Featured beard image 5.
Sharing his gift of beard: Sean. Click on image to view larger.

Boost self-knowledge, personal growth, and confidence. Grow your beard.

Growing your beard often turns out to be a journey of self-discovery and learning. Growing your beard takes discipline and often requires courage and dedication. This process builds confidence along with strength of character. Your beard can make you feel better about yourself, which also gives you a boost.

You will see yourself in new ways, not just in physical appearance but also in attitude and outlook. All of these changes can help transform you into a better, stronger person. Change and improve your life. Grow and share your gift of beard.

Share your gift of beard. Beard: Sean. Featured beard image 6.
Sharing his gift of beard: Sean. Click on image to view larger.

Inspire others. Grow your beard.

Sharing your gift of beard simply by making your beard visible to the world can inspire others. Your beard may inspire awe in children who have never seen a beard before and view it as a thing of mystery and wonder. Your beard may inspire a young boy or teen to dream of one day having the power to grow a beard like yours. Those who are unable to grow beards may admire your beard and appreciate that you have grown your beard for all to see.

Your gift of beard likely will serve as a call to adventure for potential new beard growers. They may see your beard and be so impressed that they are inspired to grow their own beards to also share with the world. You never know how many lives your beard may change!

Share your gift of beard. Beard: Sean. Featured beard image 7.
Sharing his gift of beard: Sean. Click on image to view larger.

Make the world a better place for beards. Grow your beard.

Sharing your gift of beard with the world makes the world a more beard-friendly place, which is a friendlier place for all. Don’t deny nature. Grow your beard for all to see!

Your beard is unstoppable awesomeness.

You can’t stop your beard. Let it grow. Let it flow.

You can shave it. But you can’t stop it. It grows and grows and grows. Why keep cutting it off? Don’t deny your beard. Let it grow and flow. Your beard is awesomeness that’s too powerful to keep inside. Let it out for the world to see.

Look at the photo above, at the top of this article. It’s clear that the beard is a majestic wonder of nature. The beard is a force of nature. Unstoppable! Stop shaving!

Your beard is unstoppable awesomeness. Featured beard image 002.
Why shave when you can grow your beard? Don’t deny your beard’s awesomeness. Beard: Mack. Click on image to view larger.

There’s nothing like having a beard.

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Beard: too awesome. Beard: Mack. Click on image to view larger.

Having a beard is like displaying the grandeur of Niagara Falls on your face. It’s just too awesome.

Let your beard grow and flow. Let it cascade in glorious splendor from your face. You have greatness in you. Show it off. Enjoy your bearded awesomeness!

Get inspired to grow your beard!

The power of beard inspiration

Have you wanted to grow your beard but just can’t get started? Or have you started growing your beard one or more times and haven’t been able to stay with it? Or have you never even thought of growing your beard? You probably could use some beard-growing inspiration!

Getting inspired to grow your beard may be the key to strengthening your motivation to start growing. Inspiration also strengthens your dedication to staying with it all the way to beard-growing success. Beard-growing inspiration can be a major power source to get you from being beardless to being bearded.

Already bearded but are hesitant about growing bigger or bolder? You could use some beard-growing inspiration, too.

Here are some easy steps to take you down the road to success:

  1. Get inspired to grow your beard.
  2. Start growing. Follow our beard-growing guide.
  3. Refer to your inspiration whenever you need to stay motivated and continue growing.
  4. Commit to growing for a long enough time to give your new beard growth a proper chance: six weeks or more.
  5. Enjoy your beard-growing success!

Keep reading to learn about multiple sources for inspiration to get you growing your beard or growing your existing beard to a new level.

Sources of beard inspiration

Look at beard examples

Seeing the beards that others have grown can be a great source of beard-growing inspiration. The variety of beards out there is endless. Each one is unique and many may inspire you to see what you can grow.

Where to look to see beard examples?

  • For inspirational beard photos and the encouraging stories behind them, see our featured beards and beard success stories. We also have thousands of beard photos available for viewing in our beard galleries.
  • There are plenty of other online sources for inspirational beard photos. The biggest is probably Instagram.
  • You can also view beards in real life in your environment. Pay attention whenever you may see random bearded men on the street or at work. You can even take a break some time at a good people-watching spot and watch for any bearded passersby. Every beard you see is a potential source of inspiration.

Consider beard role models

A beard role model can be a tremendous source of inspiration. He can also be a big help to keep you growing whenever you feel unsure about continuing your new beard-growing adventure.

A beard role model can be anyone you are aware of who has a beard that you admire. The beard role model does not have to be someone you personally know. He could be a friend, relative, or co-worker. Or he could just be someone you don’t know but happen to see occasionally during your regular routine. A beard role model could also be a public figure seen on television or other media. Someone you follow on Instagram or other social media could also serve as a beard role model.

The value of beard role models is that they are a persistent source of beard-growing inspiration. Whenever you think about giving up, think about your beard role model. Remind yourself that the beard role model is staying bearded and you can, too. With your beard role model in mind, refresh your inspiration and keep growing!

Seek guidance and encouragement from a successful beard grower

If someone you know has a beard that you admire, consider asking him for guidance and encouragement. Most bearded guys are happy to be of assistance to a new beard-grower’s effort to grow his beard. Bearded guys are usually happy as well to give advice and encouragement to an existing beard grower who wants to take his beard to a new level.

Just having a beard adviser can do wonders to bolster your motivation and commitment. Their advice or even just a nudge of encouragement may be all you need to stay on track toward your beard-growing success.

If you don’t know anyone bearded who could give you advice and encouragement, you could ask a non-bearded friend or relative to be your beard “sponsor”. They could provide you with ongoing encouragement all along the way on your new beard-growing journey.

Spend time thinking about and visualizing yourself as bearded

Your thoughts and feelings can be an internal source of great beard-growing inspiration. Spend some quiet time alone for thinking and meditation.

Also, get out and go for a walk, or go for a hike, bicycle ride, or other outdoor activity to get fresh air and a fresh perspective, an opportunity to generate fresh ideas. This could include fresh ideas about growing your beard. When you’re out in nature, remember that your beard is a natural part of you. Why deny it? Embrace your beard and choose to grow it.

While spending time on thoughts and meditation, visualize yourself as already being bearded and enjoying that new identity. Visualize this so strongly that you feel the excitement of already living as a bearded man.

Picture yourself as a confident, bearded man whose friends and associates admire him for his independence as a beard grower. Also imagine yourself performing your regular activities as a bearded man. View yourself as a successful, confident, beard grower who sets a great example for others to follow.

Inspired beard growing

What’s next? Get inspired to grow your beard and start growing. Don’t wait. Don’t hesitate. Don’t be shy. Grow your beard with great enthusiasm and confidence. Congratulations on your new beard!

All About BEARDS merchandise is coming soon!

Official All About BEARDS merchandise finally will become available soon. Stay tuned for the official launch of our All About BEARDS Shop.

We are creating All About BEARDS official merchandise featuring high-quality, original designs that promote:

  • beard appreciation
  • beard acceptance
  • beard growing
  • beard-positive, pro-beard messages

…you know, all the important stuff!

Any and all beard growers and beard fans will be delighted to show off their support for beards by wearing or using All About BEARDS official merchandise.

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Yes, it’s real: All About BEARDS official merchandise will soon be here!

Watch for the official launch announcement coming soon!

Make your beard plans for 2024.

Celebrate beards more than ever before!

Make plans now to ensure that 2024 is a great year for beards no matter what else is going on. Your beard plans should be for your own beard as well as for all other beards!

Fortify your beard enthusiasm. Your beard enthusiasm can be contagious. Be aware that this should cause more beards to be grown and appreciated everywhere you go.

Can’t grow a beard yourself, but are a beard fan? Increase your beard enthusiasm level as well. You can be a great resource for encouraging potential beard growers to make the decision to grow.

Spread the joy of beards.

Beards are a gift. Not every man is blessed with the gift of being able to grow a beard. Those who can grow a beard, should.

Beards are for everyone, whether they can grow a beard or not. Beards naturally attract visual attention. Many people appreciate and enjoy seeing the endless variety of beards in the world whether they themselves are beard growers or not. People also enjoy witnessing the transformation of family, friends, and others when they observe them growing new beards. Let the world see your true, bearded face.

As your beard is a gift, don’t take it for granted. Appreciate it. Your beard should be a source of joy to yourself and to others. Enjoy the gift of being bearded. Don’t deny anyone the pleasure of seeing the beard that is uniquely yours!

Spread the joy of beards further by encouraging others to grow their beards and appreciate their beards as the gifts that they are. And encourage these new beard growers to encourage more and more men to keep this beard chain reaction going.

Keep your beard enthusiasm level high at all times:

  • Be eager to tell others about your beard, the story behind it, and more. Many will be curious about your beard but hesitant to ask about it.
  • Always be ready to encourage potential beard growers to make the decision to grow. You could even offer to be an informal “beard coach” to help them along the way and to stick with it.
  • Don’t overlook former beard growers who have left the beard behind for whatever reason. Offer encouragement to them to return to the beard. Maybe they gave up for a reason that you could help them overcome.
  • Freely compliment other beard growers whenever you have a chance. They appreciate the positive reinforcement. This can go a long way toward strengthening their resolve to remain bearded. Giving compliments is free. Be generous!

Improve or expand your own beard experience.

Make plans to up your beard game or try something new with your beard in 2024. You’ll always benefit from the new experience. Even if a change doesn’t turn out to your liking, at least it will have been a lesson learned!

Here are some ideas for changing up your beard for the better:

  • Strengthen your beard grooming skills: Maybe try out a new beard oil or beard balm. Get a new beard trimmer or work with your barber to take your beard grooming to a new level.
  • Change your beard style: If there’s a beard style that you’ve always wanted to try but have never done it, give it a go! If you don’t like how it turns out, you can always revert to your previous beard style. Check out our beard style guide for ideas.
  • Expand your beard: Switch to a full beard if you can. Let your existing beard grow out more. Let your full beard grow out natural. Consider even going for a “yeard”, a “year beard”, which means letting your beard grow with minimal or no trimming for a full twelve months.

There are lots of ways to make 2024 a great year for beards. Try some of the ideas presented here. Or come up with your own ideas. Let me know what you do!

P.S. beard recognition:

The splendid beard used to illustrate this post is produced by our wonderful friend Nathan Maingard. The photos are from a photo shoot that we did during one of his visits to the USA. Be sure to see:

Natural Full Beard: Your Freedom To Grow

The natural full beard should be a valid beard-growing option.

There is nothing wrong with growing a natural full beard. It should be a valid beard-growing choice for any man. However, too many men are too intimidated to grow their natural full beards. There is a lot of societal pressure against the natural full beard, both real and imagined. Plenty of men self-censor and don’t even consider allowing themselves to grow a natural full beard. But it’s worse than that. Far too many are reluctant to even grow a minimal beard, fearing that growing beyond a minimal beard would be “too much”. Some won’t even grow beyond a stubble-length beard.

Natural full beards are seldom seen these days because the bias against them is pretty strong. And because the natural full beard is so uncommon, it attracts a lot of attention. Much of that attention consists of outdated negative stereotyped comments. Just the fear of these negative stereotypes is enough to scare men into avoiding the thought of growing a natural full beard as well as limiting the amount of beard growth they allow themselves.

What is a natural full beard and why is it important for more men to grow one?

The natural full beard is simply a full beard with the cheek lines and neck lines left naturally defined. Some may not prefer this look and that is fine. But those who like the look should be free to grow their beards this way. When more men grow natural full beards, they are not seen so much as rarities and gain more public acceptance. If natural full beards are more accepted, acceptance of all other beard styles improves. All men should feel free to grow the style of beard that they desire.

Much of the time, natural full beards are reflexively and automatically dismissed as “too much”. But they are only “too much” because people are not used to seeing them. Many people immediately want to reject them. Similarly, people are quick to instantly proclaim that certain beards are “too long”. Really? How is the standard determined for a beard being too long? Is an eighth of an inch too long? How about a quarter of an inch? Two inches? Three? Of course, the definition of what an acceptable beard length should be is simply arbitrary and subjective. Beard length should be determined by the grower’s preference.

Judgments on beard cheek lines and neck lines are similarly based on arbitrary and subjective whims, reinforced by negative stereotypes. Who decides when a cheek line is too high and a neck line is too low? It’s not a question of neatness or good grooming because natural cheek and neck lines can be cleanly and neatly maintained, just like the rest of the beard.

Don’t be shy about growing your natural full beard.

As long as natural full beard growers are rarely seen, these uncommon brave growers are targets for undeserved negative comments and negative stereotypical remarks. Increasing the number of natural full beards in the world will help improve the acceptance of natural full beards as well as all other types of beards. Consider growing your natural full beard!

Tips on natural full beard design.

Natural full beards are easy to maintain. However, a strictly natural full beard may not produce entirely desired results at first and may need some slight adjustments to achieve your best look. In no time you’ll having your natural full beard looking its best with a minimum of extra effort. See the following examples.

Join the natural beard cause and contribute to beard freedom for all!

Now step up and grow your full natural beard. It’s easy. Don’t wait any longer to grow your beard all natural and show it off to its fullest advantage. Happy natural beard growing!

Happy 2024! More beard-growing, please!

Strengthen your beard game in 2024! The start of this new year represents unlimited possibilities to boost beard growing worldwide. Together, let’s take the prevalence of beards to new levels.

Let’s get a lot more beard-growing going on: yours and that of others. Keep reading for recommendations on how we can help grow the number of beards to new highs along with the worldwide acceptance and appreciation of beards.

Grow more BEARD

Think about ways to expand your beard-growing game. Then do it and stay with it. Don’t be held back by timidity. Be strong and self-assured. Then grow! Growing more of your own beard shows others that they, too, should have the freedom to grow their beards as they see fit. This is important! It also strengthens the acceptance and appreciation of a wider variety of beard sizes and length — also important!

Here are some suggestions for your facial hair expansion possibilities. If you have a:

  • stubble beard
    Let it grow out more! Give your beard some volume.
  • mustache only
    Add on a goatee or full beard.
  • goatee with or without mustache
    Expand to a full beard. Be sure to add on the mustache if you don’t already have one.
  • full beard with the cheek line cut low
    Raise that cheek line! Let your full beard occupy more facial real estate.
  • short or moderate-length full beard
    Grow it out longer. Add some length. Raise the volume. Make your beard robust. Don’t be shy. Be brave and grow!
  • long beard
    Congratulations on giving it your all! If you can still grow more, however, please do.
  • seasonal beard
    Make that a permanent, year-round beard.

Have fun and experiment with growing more beard than you already have grown.

Grow more BEARDS

You can help grow more beards than just your own. Without even knowing it your beard may have already inspired others to grow their beards. With your active encouragement, who knows how many others you could convince to grow their beards? Then, they could go on to encourage others to grow as well.

Be a beard advocate. In conversation with potential beard growers, talk about how much you enjoy having a beard and what a great experience it is to have a beard. Encourage them to give their beards a grow. Don’t give up on them, either. If they don’t get on board and grow, bring it up in a friendly manner now and again. Eventually they may decide to grow.

If you’re unable to grow a beard yourself and are a beard fan, you can be a valuable beard advocate, too. You can tell potential beard growers that you think a beard would suit them and encourage them to grow.

Who should you encourage to grow their beards? For starters, include fathers, sons, brothers, uncles, and other relatives. Also encourage friends, acquaintances, and even men you meet on the street or in stores, restaurants, etc. In other words, encourage any potential beard grower you see whenever the circumstances are appropriate. Don’t be shy!

If you know someone who previously was bearded but abandoned the beard for some reason, ask him about it. Encourage him to give it another grow and to consider keeping it this time.

When someone you’ve encouraged follows through and grows his beard, be sure to give some praise and additional encouragement. And encourage him to become a beard advocate, too.

Spread the JOY of BEARDS

Join us in spreading the joy of beards! The beard is a great gift that can bring great joy. The beard can bring joy not only to the beard grower, but also to others. Just the sight of a great beard can capture one’s attention and bring them joy as they admire the unique beauty and unlimited variety of beards.

Growing the beard that pleases you helps to spread that joy. Again, don’t be shy. Be self-assured and grow the beard that you want the way that you want it. Don’t limit your beard based on fear of the disapproval of others. Grow your beard and enjoy.

Encouraging others to grow their beards can move them to experience the joy of being bearded. And just the sight of their beard can bring visual joy to all observers.

Have a great beard year 2024!

Happy New Beard Year 2024! All About BEARDS celebrates its twenty-eighth anniversary this month. Help us celebrate by upping your beard-growing game and by inspiring and encouraging others to grow their beards. And don’t forget our handy-dandy, tried-and-true guide on how to grow a beard!

I wish you all the best for 2024. Happy beard growing always!

November is over: Keep your beard-growing going!

Attention, all new beard growers! If you’ve been growing your new beard throughout No-Shave November, don’t even THINK about shaving as we leave November behind! There’s no reason to shave now. Keep cultivating your new beard.

Stay on track! Keep rolling. Keep your beard-growing going. You’ve made a great start on your new beard. Don’t throw it all away. Enhance it. Let it keep growing and filling out more and more. Observe how your beard develops and alters your appearance as it gains more length and bulk.

Top reasons for not shaving your new No-Shave November beard growth

  • You’ve already achieved a month’s worth of beard-growing progress.
    If you were to shave now, you’d lose all of this. You would be all the way back at the starting point if you were to realize that shaving your new beard was a mistake.
  • People are already getting used to viewing you as a bearded man.
    Show them that you truly are a bearded man, that you intend to stay that way. Let your beard stay and flourish.
  • November’s growth is a great start. But let your beard keep growing to show you its full potential.
    Give your beard a fighting chance! Let it keep growing out enough to see how your beard looks with some robust growth. You can’t be sure how it will turn out without giving it more time. The results may pleasantly surprise you!
  • Don’t allow moments of doubt and insecurity to send you rushing for the razor.
    Stay strong and confident. Don’t be shy and insecure about your new beard. Don’t let others talk you into getting rid of it. It’s your beard. It’s your asset. Make the most of it.
  • Having a new beard is a great experience and a great feeling.
    Don’t cut it short! Enjoy.

Give your new beard plenty of time

Limiting your beard’s existence to no more than the month of November does not give you enough time to get to know what the full beard experience is like. Try setting a goal of keeping your beard for a number of months. Maybe set your goal for three months at a minimum. Even better set it for at least six months.

Whatever your goal may be, commit to it. Once you’ve done that, it’s easier to resist any doubts that could lead to premature beard removal. Just remember your goal and don’t shave.

Keep your beard-growing going! Discover the joy of growing your beard.

Don’t Be a Shaver! It’s Grow-Your-Beard November 2023!

Can you grow a beard? Don’t shave!

Grow-Your-Beard November 2023. Beard image 2: Vicente.
If you have the ability to grow a beard, don’t waste it! Stop shaving and let it grow! Now’s the time. It’s Grow-Your-Beard November, aka No-Shave November. Beard: Vicente. Click on image to view larger.

Are you physically capable of growing a beard? Are you shaving it rather than growing it? Why shave it off when you can let it grow? You owe it to yourself to experience the beard-growing journey. See how it changes your appearance and the way you see yourself. And show the world what you can grow. Don’t wait any longer. Go for it. Give it a go and let your beard grow. Now is a great time to start. It’s Grow-Your-Beard November!

No-Shave November

Grow-Your-Beard November is more commonly known as No-Shave November. Here at All About BEARDS, I’m referring to it today as Grow-Your-Beard November to put more emphasis on encouraging first-time beard growers to step up and truly grow their beards. It’s more than just not shaving.

While I’m putting more focus on convincing would-be beard growers to really grow, I still want to spread the word about the importance of No-Shave November. Men are encouraged to stop shaving for the month of November to raise awareness and support for addressing men’s health issues, especially prostate cancer and suicide prevention. For all the details, see our guide to No-Shave November.

Grow-Your-Beard November 2023. Beard image 3: Vicente.
Vicente has grown a great beard. Now see what you can grow.
Click on image to view larger.

Start your beard-growing adventure today!

Don’t wait. Don’t hesitate. And for sure, don’t shave! Start growing that beard while raising awareness and supporting men’s health issues. There’s no better time to start growing a first beard, or growing a new one if you’ve grown a beard before and shaved it off for whatever reason.

How do you get started on growing a new beard? Just visit our tried-and-true guide on how to grow a beard.

Have an enjoyable and enlightening beard-growing experience!

All About BEARDS For Twenty-seven Years

Why advocate for beards? I’ve been making the case in favor of beards online since launching All About BEARDS on January 17, 1996. It might be considered an unusual cause to support. But it’s a worthy cause, an important cause. That’s because beards mean a great deal to men who grow them. Beards also mean a lot to men who are unable to grow a beard and wish with all their might that they could grow a beard.

What about the beardless and broken hearted?

Beards mean a lot more than people realize. One’s feelings about beards can run inexplicably deep. Beards are an important part of being a man. Yet, not every man is physically capable of growing a beard. It doesn’t seem to make sense. Beards are an important part of being a man, but not every man is included. Seems unfair!

A man incapable of growing a beard is no less a man than one who sprouts an abundance of hair from his face. The man who desperately yearns to be able to grow his own beard and experience this aspect of manhood for himself often suffers in silence. Pain and frustration can run deep. Many feel sadness and depression with nowhere to turn for support. They may believe that others would view their fervent desire to be able to grow a beard as frivolous or silly. So they keep it to themselves, suffering in silence.

From the start, All About BEARDS has respected and empathized with those men who physically are unable to grow a beard. I wish I had an easy solution for them. Many long for a special cream or pill that would bring beard growth to their faces. At this time, there’s nothing quite like that available. I always recommend that you consult with your doctor if you feel that you might have a medical condition that inhibits your potential beard growth. Apart from that, you might look into methods for stimulating beard growth, keeping in mind that there are no sure “cures” for the lack of beard growth. Proceed with caution.

My best advice to all is that you make the best with what you have. Your beard growth pattern is yours and yours alone. Emphasize the strengths you have and make the most of them.

Grow your beard for those who can’t

All About BEARDS for twenty-seven years; beard image: Chris
Beard superstar Chris’ fierce beard.

Those can grow their beards should. Those who cannot grow a beard will appreciate it. Does this sound stupid? There is a lot of truth to it.

If you’re blessed with good beard genes, why not grow that glorious beard for all to see and admire? In a way, not growing that great beard is something of an insult to those who would give anything to have your beard-growing ability. I’ve not come across anyone who can’t grow his own beard being against beard-capable men growing their beards. I’ve only heard them express respect and admiration for those who can grow their beards. Those bearded guys even provide inspiration for those who cannot grow beards.

Be a source of inspiration. Grow your beard for those who can’t.

All About BEARDS: still on a mission

After twenty-seven years, beards have come a long way. I’m happy to see greater acceptance of beards and a greater prevalence of beards in the world. However, much work remains to be done. All About BEARDS will always continue its mission to advocate for beards:

  • Promote acceptance of and appreciation for beards.
  • Provide solid, helpful information on how to grow and care for your beard.
  • Work to reduce anti-beard bias.
  • Encourage and inspire men to grow their beards as they like.

All About BEARDS: selected beard photo shoot memories

On this twenty-seventh anniversary I’d like to share a look back at a sample of memories from the beards.org official photo shoots. Documenting beards through photography is an important component of the site. Scroll down for a photographic trip down memory lane. Click on any image to view larger.

The first: Paulie

First All About BEARDS photo shoot: Paulie at Guadalupe River Park at the Interstate 280 and California State Route 87 interchange, San José, California.
First All About BEARDS photo shoot: Paulie at Guadalupe River Park below the Interstate 280 and California State Route 87 interchange, San José, California.

Salvatore

All About BEARDS photo shoot memory: Salvatore with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background. Photographed at the summit of Mount Caroline Livermore, Angel Island State Park, California.
All About BEARDS photo shoot memory: Salvatore with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background. Photographed at the summit of Mount Caroline Livermore, Angel Island State Park, California.

Brian

All About BEARDS photo shoot memory: Brian at the Embarcadero, San Francisco, California.
All About BEARDS photo shoot memory: Brian at the Embarcadero, San Francisco, California.

Michael and John

All About BEARDS photo shoot memory: Musicians and friends Michael, left, and John, right, showed up in freezing weather for joint and separate beard photo shoots along the Riverfront Heritage Trail, Kansas City, Missouri.
All About BEARDS photo shoot memory: Musicians and friends Michael, left, and John, right, showed up in freezing weather for joint and separate beard photo shoots along the Riverfront Heritage Trail, Kansas City, Missouri.

Nate

All About BEARDS photo shoot memory: From SA to SF, longtime friend and correspondent from South Africa, Nate Maingard did a photo and video shoot for the site during a visit to the USA. Mission Dolores Park, San Francisco, CA
All About BEARDS photo shoot memory: From SA to SF, longtime friend and correspondent from South Africa, Nate Maingard did a photo and video shoot for the site during a visit to the USA. Mission Dolores Park, San Francisco, CA

Conner

All About BEARDS photo shoot memory: Conner did a mid-winter beard photo shoot at Lake Fayetteville Park, Fayetteville, AR.
All About BEARDS photo shoot memory: Conner did a mid-winter beard photo shoot at Lake Fayetteville Park, Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Vicente

All About BEARDS photo shoot memory: Big beard in the big state of Texas: Vicente.
All About BEARDS photo shoot memory: Big beard in the big state of Texas: Vicente.

Scott

All About BEARDS photo shoot memory: Scott at the Minnesota State Fair, Saint Paul, Minnesota.
All About BEARDS photo shoot memory: Scott at the Minnesota State Fair, Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Virgil

All About BEARDS photo shoot memory: Amazing bearded barber Virgil. Tulsa Arts District, Tulsa, OK
All About BEARDS photo shoot memory: Amazing bearded barber Virgil. Tulsa Arts District, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Wade

All About BEARDS photo shoot memory: Wade met up for a great photo shoot with his fantastic beard. Boomer Lake Park, Stillwater, Oklahoma
All About BEARDS photo shoot memory: Wade did a photo shoot with his fantastic beard at Boomer Lake Park, Stillwater, Oklahoma.

It’s been twenty-seven years. Grow your beard!

I wish to thank all of the friends, fans, and site contributors that I’ve met over the years. You have been a blessing. Thank you.

Grow your beard!