Letting it grow! While some men in Hollywood opt for a shaved face 24/7, others like to take a bit of a risk when it comes to their facial hair.
Whether they’re simply embracing a five o’clock shadow or going all-out, a few hunks are able to rock a beard like it’s their full time job. From red carpet appearances and movie premieres to the ever-popular quarantine hair growth spurt, scruff and goatees have made their appearance on many men in the spotlight.
And given that Saturday, September 4, is World Beard Day (yes, it’s a thing), it only felt appropriate to round up the best facial hair from the past few years. A little grooming inspiration, if you will.
At the top of our list, is none other than former Bachelor Matt James. Now, while his beard is nothing short of controversial, he’s made clear that he’s committed to keeping it in tact.
Despite Bachelor Nation’s far and wide objection to his fuzzy facial hair, which he debuted during his Women Tell All episode, James’ look has grown on best friend and former Bachelor star Tyler Cameron.
“I used to be against the beard. I was like, ‘What are you doing, Matt?’ But now, I like the beard because I look back on old pictures of him and he looks kind of creepy without it,” the author told Cheddar News in August 2021.
The reality star is far from the only celeb to make waves with his facial hair this year. Brad Pitt sent fans into a total tizzy after bringing his scruffy look — man bun included — to the Oscars stage in April.
The Once Upon a Time in Hollywood actor skipped out on the scissors and the razor for the big night, presenting the award for best supporting actress in all his goatee glory.
Flashback to 2020 and beards were all the range, in part due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many celebs took the whole lockdown situation as an opportunity to let their facial hair be wild and free.
DJ Pauly D for one embraced a beard, documenting his facial hair journey on social media. In April of that year, the Jersey Shore alum took to Twitter to show off his new growth. “Quarantine Beard ……” he captioned a selfie, in which fans thought he looked unrecognizable.
One month later, the reality star even provided his followers with an update. “Yo… Beards coming’ in quite nicely,” he said in a video via Instagram. He captioned the clip, “Hi I Have A Beard….”
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