Sunday, November 29, 2015
The man bun isn’t the only beauty trend at the forefront of experimental grooming. Say hello to the glitter beard, a fad inciting guys to go all pre-school with their facial manes, because teeny ornaments are so last holiday season.
Presumably, inspiration sparked when social-media team the Gay Beards, who regularly adorn their bountiful scruff with everything from flowers to Fruity Pebbles, posted a glimmering image to their popular Instagram account.
The duo later whipped up a video how-to. (Hint: beard oil, glitter).
Of course, not everyone is a fan of twinkling facial foliage. Headlines like “Glitter Beards Are Now a Thing and They Must Be Stopped” and “This New Beard Trend Is Gonna Make You Wanna Die Inside” reaffirm that for every harmless Internet whim, there are a zillion Ebenezer Scrooges.
Well, bah, humbug! We say bring on the sparkle. ’Tis the season to subvert masculine identity norms, and just think: Pounds of whisker glitter will serve to camouflage all the cookie crumbs, pasta sauce — and even poop.
Here, the best of #glitterbeards: