On asking: ‘beard or no beard’:
“We see that guys, particularly younger guys, are comfortable using facial hair as a fashion accessory,” says Emily Dalton, co-founder of the men’s skincare brand Jack Black.
“We believe they are here to stay — at least for the next few years,” Dalton says.
The New York Times recently attempted to find the answer to that itchy question, and the results may surprise you.
Thousands of women were surveyed, and the common consensus is this: Women find men with a stubble sexy and the most desirable. They found men with the full-on face warmer more aggressive and desirable for a long-term relationship. They also stated that the perception of men with short hair on their face is that they are more agreeable and friendly – but more likely to be an unfaithful, long-term partner. Conversely, the same group said that while men with beards seemed more macho and pushy (an initial turn off), they also seemed to take commitment much more seriously and were perceived to be better providers and defenders.