You see yourself in the mirror and you say to yourself…”damn I’d look good with a beard”, knowing that there is real potential to spruce up your current look and style, taking your appearance and sex appeal to a new level…exciting times lie ahead, don’t they?
The actual act of growing facial hair is easy. Whether it be a epic beard, classy moustache or unique goatee, it’s up there with one of the simplest things a man can do… no work is involved, nature takes it’s course and it just grows!
Some men underestimate the pressures they will face when embarking on the journey towards awesome looking facial hair. Many face external pressures during the growth process, leaving them feeling discouraged and low in confidence, doubt creeps into the mind and has them believing that they just aren’t cut out to be part of the ‘awesome facial hair gang’.
There are 4 external pressures and hurdles that have proven to be stumbling blocks for a many men. This article will give you the insight you need in order to get over the obstacles that you may face.
If you can get through the obstacles that we are about to disclose, (we’ll give you some guidance on how to do so of course) it will help to make the process of growing facial and the decisions you are about to face so much easier. Clearing the path for you to enhance your appearance and stand out from the clean shaven masses.
You will be required to look carefully within yourself and the world around you, a lot of self analysis lies ahead. Not all issues will affect you, but some might.
Your Place Of Work Has Strict Views On Beards & Moustaches!
An issue for so many men, it is likely that you may one day cross paths with someone in your workplace who has a firm opinion about what is and isn’t appropriate about facial hair, especially if you are growing a larger beard or outstanding moustache. The most common cause of this is the company’s corporate culture and the image they want to convey.
If your facial hair is unkempt and messy, there is a strong chance that you will be called up on it. Having a 2-3 day stubble is also frowned upon in a lot of workplaces. If you are to sport facial hair within the workplace, we suggest that you keep it well styled, groomed and maintained at all times, this will help you to give off the impression that you respect the company you work for, it’s corporate culture and most importantly, you respect yourself and the way you look. In general, you should be safe to parade your awesome looking facial hair in most places of work. If there is an issue, talk to your seniors privately, do research on the company you work for and their regulations and see if there is any way around it.
Your Wife/Girlfriend Hates The Prospect Of You Having Facial Hair
This is a big one. There are two common issues as to why your partner may dislike your facial hair.
1. The first one is that she hates the way your scruff feels when your face is rubbing up against her.
2. The second reason is that she hates change, the beardless guy she fell head over heels for is changing his appearance.
Don’t let this put you off, if she loves you for who you are, she’ll stick around (hopefully). Stay firm, keep growing and help her to understand why you’re doing what you are and just how important this is for you. She’ll soon come around and start to love the new you!
Your Friends & Family Are Showing Discouragement & Negativity
When you make the decision to grow facial hair, you may face adversity from your friends and family, they may think that you don’t fit in.
Some will admire you for what you are doing, while others may discourage you. People are familiar with who you were, new things and new ideas scare a lot people.
The people you care about will always have an opinion, it’s up to you on how you deal with it. If other people’s opinions matter to you, acknowledge what they have to say. Emphasize how important growing a beard or moustache is for you and how they should support you and not bring you down. Talk and act positively about what you’re doing. Your family and friends will soon start to realize that they will get nowhere and will give up on their comments. In the end they’ll respect you for seeing it through.
Current Fashions & Trends Tell You What’s Hot & What’s Not!
We live in world where we are constant being overwhelmed and put under pressure by advertising and marketing material, telling us what we should do and how we should look. You see the latest looks and styles being modelled, fashion gurus saying “beards are out of fashion!” You start to question whether your current style is en vogue which casts doubt in your mind.
We say…don’t panic!
Undoubtedly trends and fashions will impact your mind. However, remember that style is personal, it’s comes from within, don’t feel pressured to follow the herd and choose a style that everyone is wearing but you know won’t look good on you. Choose a style that suits you and your lifestyle. Observe the trends, take on board what looks good and start experimenting with that style to see if it looks good on you and whether it accentuates your facial features. Whatever you choose the secret is keeping it tidy.
Everyone’s situation is different and unique, not all of these external pressures will apply to you, but some may. So, analyse yourself in accordance with this list In detail, see what issues relate to you and how/if you can overcome them. This is where your own inner strength will take charge. A strong mind and perseverance is what’s needed.
Your facial hair is a form of expression that says “This is me, this is how i want to look, it is intentional. I am comfortable in my skin”. The day your facial hair causes you to dislike the man in the mirror is the day you should shave it. No external pressure should have this influence on you. Grow baby grow!
Are any of these an issue for you? Let us know, we always want to hear what you awesome people are thinking. Tell us if there are any that we haven’t included in the comments section.
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