How hairy should a man be? Part 2

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

We thought we would examine the available styles and conduct some (highly unclinical) trials to find out just how hairy a man should be.

Part 2:
The  seven-days-a-week five o’clock shadow
As manly as a beard, but requires much less commitment. If the rugged, Camel-man look is your thing, you will undoubtedly find this stubbliness appealing. It’s generally quite low-maintenance, but can look a bit scruffy if neglected for too long. It can be successfully dressed up, though. (Think of a stubbly Ryan Reynolds in a Versace suit … yes, it definitely works!) It’s also great for disguising a very rectangular facial shape by casting shadows or creating width where needed. It is suited to anyone who has a good amount of facial hair … sparse, uneven stubble can look very unkempt. Shaving every few days is the only requirement. Justin Timberlake is a stubble devotee.

Ryan Reynolds, facial hair
Ryan Reynolds does the five o’ clock shadow like he does all things: with panache

Our panel said: yum

What do you think?

Check in again tomorrow for Part 3: The goatee

Missed Part 1 Clean cut and smooth as a baby’s butt

Written by

Mum-of-two by day and beauty writer by night, Ané Theron is also a qualified scuba diving instructor, personal trainer and nutritionist.

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  1. Blazezn

    I use the 5 oclock shadow myself….

    5 years ago •

  1. Maddy

    well love the clean shaven look but a little stubble is fine

    5 years ago •

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