RIP, BeardsAllison P Davis, The Cut
Yesterday The Telegraph reported that researchers at the University of New South Wales have reached some disturbing conclusions: It seems the beard bubble may soon burst. "We may well be at peak beard," announced professor Robert Brooks, the lead researcher on the study.
Do you hear that, everyone? Peak Beard. Peak Beard. It's the Day After Tomorrow of facial hair! Sound the alarm! Stay indoors to avoid the stampede of beardos running to bougie neo-barbershops to get a hot shave. Buy Gillette stocks!
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For the study, researchers asked 1,453 heterosexual or bisexual women to respond to 36 photos of men's faces. They found that, when women saw hairy face after hairy face, they began to prefer clean-shaven men. Trendiness would appear to work against the beard's sexual appeal. Science has called it: It's all over, beardies. But how did we get here?
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