There are a few camps: women who love beards; women who hate beards; and women who like beards but hate kissing them. These are all valid groups to be a part of, but a beard isn’t just a sexy accessory for men. It also isn’t just a millennial affectation. It’s a lot more than we ever knew.
Did you know that the first instance of “peak beard,” when beards stopped being fashionable and clean-shaven became ideal, was in 1895? And did you know that prior to that, before beards were everywhere, sideburns were the facial hair du jour. “Peak sideburn” happened in 1855.
Of course, facial hair trends ebb and flow. Frankly, if a year goes by where the New York Times doesn’t call for the end of the beard, we’d be a little concerned (it likes to call for the end of the beard). But it’s more than just a trend – beards signify power in Samurai culture, in some religions they separate believers from non-believers and there are so many other facts about beards you probably never knew, which is why you should watch the video above.