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The Hipster beard - is it alive or dead?

by Carlton Whitfield. Published Tue 31 May 2016 18:58

We live in a day and age where trends change quickly. Something that was fashionable only few months ago, may be considered to be completely outdated today. On the other hand, many old fashioned trends return to fashion after several decades. Nobody can predict with a degree of certainty what is going to be the next big thing. Moreover, something may be popular in one part of the world, but completely passé elsewhere.

There are certain trends in entertainment that are here to stay though. For example, rock music will probably be popular even after 50 decades. Online casino gaming is another example of popular trends that are already well established. There’s a huge demand for high-quality casino games and operators and developers are really working hard trying to offer games that are as good as possible. Check out some of these real money Microgaming casinos and see for yourself why they are considered to be some of the best available online casinos out there.

Hipsters Brought Beards Back

Speaking of trends and fashion statements, you’ve surely noticed more than a few men, predominantly young, urban people in their 20s, with almost ridiculously large beards. Yes, of course we’re talking about the hipster beards. The hipsters undoubtedly made beard fashionable again amongst young, urban people in English-speaking countries, but also elsewhere, but it can’t be said that this trend is something radically new. Beards have been around for centuries.

Take a look at a statute or a graphic depiction of any Ancient Greek philosopher and you’ll see what we’re talking about. Seen as a sign of proper masculinity by some and a chauvinistic statement according to others, hipster beards were the subject of many discussions, both in media and in smaller circles.

Many Reasons to Grow a Beard

Beard makes men look more powerful and masculine, claim some and there have been studies which concluded that many women find bearded men attractive It has been a matter of choice in the past century or so, but it has to be noted that a lot more men were clean shaven up until several years ago when the hipster subcultural movement promoted the large beard as one of their trademarks.

Many men accepted this trend. Some because were too lazy to shave, others because they’ve always wanted to grow a beard but were reluctant in the past. Also, there are men whose skin doesn’t react well to shaving foam and aftershave and who surely were more than ecstatic that they can finally stop shaving.

Not as Popular, but Certainly not Dead

Some people didn’t think that it’ll last and that beards look to atavistic in these modern times. However, the hipster beard caught everyone by surprise and the fuzzy and beardy look remained the norm for many young hipsters, but also older people, as well as people who don’t want to call themselves hipsters.

It has been announced, on more than several occasions in these past years that the hipster beard is ‘dead’ and that by next year there will be very few people boasting a ‘massive sack of hair on their chin’. The hipster beard survived though. We can surely expect to see fewer people with hipster beards on the streets, but it the beards will definitely stay, there’s no doubt about that. They have been around for long enough and they have passed the test of time. Hipster beard – pretty much alive, although a bit older than before.



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