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#3211697 - 12/09/13 08:41 PM Beards
GMFan Offline


Registered: 12/26/07
Posts: 1832
Loc: NC
Is anyone wielding a beard here?

I have gone without shaving for long stretches before. These periods have included week long stay-cations, sickness, general college laziness etc. I've always wanted to try it out but wasn't sure if it would affect my professionalism at work. Well I manned up for the real thing and I'm 13 days in. There's no going back now.

Believe it or not there is still a lot of negative stigma with having a beard but if you have been on the fence don't care what people think and let it grow and flaunt your masculinity. I work in an office environment and the reactions have been from none at all to compliments. If anyone gives you a hard time say it's part of your new religion or something. whistle

Anyway I figured I'd post this if anyone has been thinking about growing one but has been holding off for some of the same reasons I was.

Now if I can get this itching thing under control...
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#3211699 - 12/09/13 08:45 PM Re: Beards [Re: GMFan]
dparm Offline


Registered: 04/19/10
Posts: 13040
Loc: Chicago, IL
Tried it once -- rocked the beard for about a year and decided it didn't look professional enough (even with constant and anal-retentive grooming/care). I didn't have problems with itch, but I did wash it regularly and applied the requisite conditioners/lotions.

If you're serious about doing it, you need to go 6 weeks without any sort of shaving to let it fill in.
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#3211704 - 12/09/13 08:51 PM Re: Beards [Re: GMFan]
salv Offline


Registered: 04/21/11
Posts: 1259
Loc: Cadyville, NY
My wife wanted to see what it looked like, so I am rocking a beard for the first time since I was 20. Seems like a lot of guys up here in Northern NY are putting on the "winter face" this year.
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#3211705 - 12/09/13 08:51 PM Re: Beards [Re: GMFan]
Rolla07 Offline


Registered: 11/05/11
Posts: 3490
Loc: MTL, CANADA
The itching goes away with time! Give it some more time. Since ive been 20-21 ive always kept a beard. Neatly shaven and kept up..it should never affect professionalism if its well kept.


Edited by Rolla07 (12/09/13 08:52 PM)
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#3211715 - 12/09/13 08:58 PM Re: Beards [Re: GMFan]
Donald Offline


Registered: 03/21/04
Posts: 18201
Loc: Upstate NY
I have had one for many years. I am a software engineer and have never had employment issues with a beard. Maybe someone in sales or marketing might.
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#3211716 - 12/09/13 09:00 PM Re: Beards [Re: GMFan]
demarpaint Offline


Registered: 07/03/05
Posts: 27001
Loc: NY
I am due to Chicken Pox and not being able to shave. Lets just say its growing on me.
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#3211720 - 12/09/13 09:04 PM Re: Beards [Re: GMFan]
Drew99GT Offline


Registered: 10/11/02
Posts: 21726
Loc: Colorado Springs
I've never understood why there is negative stigma to well groomed facial hair. If it's unkept and nasty yea, but well trimmed with even straight lines is A-OK in my book.

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#3211723 - 12/09/13 09:13 PM Re: Beards [Re: GMFan]
Drew99GT Offline


Registered: 10/11/02
Posts: 21726
Loc: Colorado Springs
Chuck Norris has a beard. Nuff said.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sj1tFmbU1uI

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#3211730 - 12/09/13 09:18 PM Re: Beards [Re: Drew99GT]
Too_many_Cars Offline


Registered: 11/06/13
Posts: 41
Loc: Ohio
Wow. Agreed.
Never thought of Chuck.
Have had one from 1977 on. Shave it off every Feb 14. The wife says grow it back! After 32 years she can say that. smile
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#3211731 - 12/09/13 09:19 PM Re: Beards [Re: GMFan]
Eddie Offline


Registered: 12/07/03
Posts: 8571
Loc: Florida, Cape Coral
Too much upkeep for me anymore if I want it to look nice and presentable.
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#3211743 - 12/09/13 09:31 PM Re: Beards [Re: GMFan]
JHZR2 Offline



Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 39488
Loc: New Jersey
I have one recently because the baby likes it. Keep it super short, like the shortest any buzzer clipper device can. Its barely longer than if one didn't shave for a couple days, but more filled in. May remove it soon, but Ive liked it recently.

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#3211744 - 12/09/13 09:31 PM Re: Beards [Re: GMFan]
daves87rs Offline


Registered: 02/23/09
Posts: 16285
Loc: Michigan
Tried, but the itching gets me every time...
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#3211750 - 12/09/13 09:40 PM Re: Beards [Re: GMFan]
redhat Offline


Registered: 12/07/12
Posts: 1507
Loc: Buffalo Metro Area
Had a big one for a while but most recently trimmed it low. Never had an issue with work or itching. My COO even complimented it.
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#3211751 - 12/09/13 09:41 PM Re: Beards [Re: GMFan]
Shannow Online   content


Registered: 12/12/02
Posts: 35215
Loc: Oz
Had a goatee for nearly ever...never had a problem.

Some winters grow full, but not very often these days.

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#3211754 - 12/09/13 09:47 PM Re: Beards [Re: GMFan]
hisilver Offline


Registered: 03/08/10
Posts: 530
Loc: NC
Just started my first one in 32 years. A month in and its getting super thick. The itch went away in three weeks for me.

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