Facial hair is en vogue right now, and it’s less demanding than any time in recent memory to style your own in any capacity you like. In any case, as much as you may harbor a profound want to go altogether common and become the greatest, most awkward facial hair conceivable, it’s not generally the correct choice.
Finding the best style isn’t just about how your whiskers looks on you; it’s tied in with developing the facial hair that fits your way of life, from a sharp, clean shave, or an intelligently trimmed mustache, to something more extreme.
A current report from Braun Styling reveals the most mainstream reasons why men have shaved or restyled their facial hair – and the outcomes demonstrate that developing the correct style is tied in with discovering something that works for you, as well as people around you.
So for what reasons do men shave…
A job interview (44%)
If there’s a situation that’s all about making a good first impression, it’s a job interview – 44 per cent of participants said they’d spruced themselves up when meeting a prospective employer. More than half of the responders with stubble or sculpted beards said they’d shaved or re-styled on the job hunt.
A special occasion (42%)
Weddings, birthdays, Christmas: you name it – some events demand a bit of smartening up. The survey showed 42 per cent of men had shaved or styled for a special occasion, particularly guys with sculpted beards (53 per cent), stubble (49 per cent), and short beards (41 per cent).
It’s one thing getting a job in the first place – once you’re in your working environment, some styles of facial hair are more appropriate than others. A total of 56 per cent of men with sculpted beards, 44 per cent of men with stubble, and 41 per cent of clean shaven men said they had shaved for work.
Their partner (35%)
Finding a style that suits you is the most important thing – but if your partner really isn’t into it, it might be time to try something different. Around 35 per cent of participants said they’d shaved for their other half, though only 22 per cent said they’d shaved while on the dating scene.
A holiday (30%)
Whether it’s the heat and awkward tanning patches, or just a good time to try out a new look away from home, 30 per cent said they’d shaved for a holiday. The big holiday shave isn’t necessarily about looking good in photos, though. Only 22 per cent of responders said they’d restyled for those all-important photos and selfies – that’s half as many who said they’d shaved for a job.