OMG Becky, Look at His Beard… It is SO BIG

#beardGod-rickifuckinhall 3

I love Instagram. Of all the apps on my phone, I use it the most, not only for my own fun purposes of sharing my life {mostly my dogs}, outfits, and blog posts in quick photos, but for inspiration as well, right at my fingertips, whenever I’m thirsty for it. Beyond getting a quick glimpse at what my friends and family are sharing, Instagram is a great source of inspiration for art, fashion, pop culture, and all things related, and I LOVE perusing it for just that.

The husband and I were discussing facial hair the other day, and beard culture in general, and noted the huge beard trend going on {and how Instagram is noticeably a great resource for trends and street style}. What’s fascinating about this specific trend is that most of the men sporting it {it seems} have very similar characteristics and style. For instance, they all have very perfectly coiffed hair, mostly very short or shaved on the sides and longer on the top, with just their beards looking seemingly unruly, but they are quite neat as well. They’re also heavily tatted, sometimes pierced and with stretched ear lobes, and often with a retro punk vibe. But they dress quite well, some -almost dandy, I’d say, and other than the beard, have a rather slick look about them.

While the husband claims that they fall into/under the “hipster” category, I would strongly disagree… though I’m not exactly sure what category exactly to label them as since they have a strong modern “Greaser” vibe, with some rock & punk influences, and just a touch of hipster –but maybe they don’t need a label {or maybe they have one and I’m just not aware of it?} — and it seems this specific trend & overall look began in London.

I’m a HUGE fan of facial hair on guys… mostly the scruffier the better. In fact, my husband keeps his face & neck scruffy and hairy just for me and has even told me that prior to me he had NEVER grown a beard or ever thought he would. I beg him never to shave, because I like the right amount of scruff… and while at first glance at these ginormous beards made me cringe a little, the more I searched for them on Instagram, the more I kind of liked the look all together.

So somewhere in between Tom Hardy’s beard, ZZ Top, Duck Dynasty, and Gandalf, are these #BeardGods of Instagram, who may also all be male models {and whom if you’re not careful, will all look like the same guy}.

#BeardModel Chris Perceval

Find // Follow : @chris_perceval

#beardgod -joegalla

Find // Follow : @joegalla

#BeardModel Levi Stocke

Find // Follow : @levistocke

#BeardModel Thakaberry

Find // Follow : @thackaberry

#BeardModel The Roysters Reign

Find // Follow : @The_Roysters_Reign

#BeardModel Mark James Turner

Find // Follow : @markjamesturner

#BeardModel Rick Hall

Find // Follow : @rickifuckinhall

What are your thoughts on the great big beard?

Too much or just right?

 

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.

11 Comments

  • GRIT & GLAMOUR

    June 11, 2014 |

    I say sex-ay! Love this post!

  • Amanda @ A.Co est. 1984

    June 11, 2014 |

    Beards!! I used to dislike but it’s GROWN on me 😉

    But seriously, it’s become a serious trend, and good notes on the rest of the appearance of bearded fellows, typically. I’ve always enjoyed a good stubble but not sure I could handle the full on beard for my own man 😛

  • Gina

    June 11, 2014 |

    I find the whole look very sexy. I’m not sure I like big beards on their own, but if the other aspects of this look are there, it works.

  • Joanne

    June 11, 2014 |

    I don’t think beards are a trend in the city I live in. Not yet anyway. As far as I’ve noticed, most of them are pretty clean cut. I’m not a beard kinda gal. I don’t mind a bit of scruffiness but it has to be the right amount. It’s kinda cool to see the photos you shared. They’re all clean cut w/ beards. I can see the trend pickin’ up in the city I live in. Maybe in the winter time?

  • drollgirl

    June 11, 2014 |

    i’ll take hairy dude #1. i’m ok with hairy dudes/dudes with facial hair. too coiffed is not my thing. don’t get me wrong, clean and showered is my preference, but i prefer guys that take less time to get ready than i do. ya know?

  • Fashion Musings Diary

    June 12, 2014 |

    I personnally hate them but they’re impressive, to say the least!
    XO
    Jeanne
    http://fashionmusingsdiary.blogspot.fr

  • Albertine

    June 12, 2014 |
  • Bre & Ree

    June 12, 2014 |

    I definitely love facial hair on guys. My husband has a shaved head and always has just the right amount of scruff on his face to balance the bare head. Even though these models are beautiful, I’m still not sure I can get into the full beard look. Something about cuddling together after a long work day and nuzzling up to inches of facial hair is not quite for me. I love these pictures though, and the men really are stunning!
    ~Bre

  • Jubil Smith

    June 18, 2014 |

    Fun post… I myself was recognized as the guy with best facial hair in the school’s superlatives. A beard with ‘character’ is attractive always. It’s something additional…

  • Stephanie

    June 23, 2014 |

    My boyfriend doesn’t grow facial hair! I think these beards are sexy though!

  • deprogrammed

    June 23, 2014 |

    Definitely hipster. And unappealing. A little scruff, OK. Full on Duck Dynasty – well, dy nasty.