Last year I grew my facial hair out from the day after Thanksgiving to sometime in March-ish. It was nice, especially while riding my motorcycle when it was below freezing. The same thick hair on my arms and fingers that scares small children away protected my babysoft skin from the cold. I did it again this year, and once again having more hair on my face than on the top of my skull did wonders against wintery drafts.
However, now that the weather is heating up, my skin has been getting more and more irritated. This is going to sound gross (and really, beards are borderline nastified even if you take care of them religiously like I do), but low-level sweat gets trapped in my facial hair and then my pores get clogged up. Right now I have three ingrown hairs on and along my jawline.
It’s time for Chewbacca to trim down a little bit.
Round 1: Full beard
This is actually a little longer than I typically wore my beard, I was due for a trim anyway.
Round 2: We Gets Ta Cuttin’
The Norelco G390 really made this easy.
Round 3: The G.O.A.T.
I actually like this look. I wore a goatee for about two years after I graduated from college. It’s the worst of both worlds, from a grooming perspective. I still have to shave most of my face, but still need to groom the facial hair.
I was told this made me look a lot older. And mean. I’m not sure if either one is necessarily bad.
Round 4: The 70s Porn Star
Wow. I think my father actually wore this in real life before I was born.
Round 5: The Luigi
IT’S A ME, MARIO! AND THAT’SA FUNNY.
Round 6: Bear, Naked
Honestly, I wanted to smile or put on a goofy face. I was tired and my crooked eyes were really apparent when I smiled naturally, so you get the neutral face instead:
See you in the fall, fuzzy face