To shave or not to shave, that was the question asked by researchers from the University of New South Wales. The results, which were published in Evolution and Human Behavior, were surprising. The researchers asked men and women to rate the faces with varying levels of facial hair (clean-shaven, five-day stubble, 10-day stubble and full beards). Interestingly, guys thought clean shaven looked better than a short, five-day beard, while women actually rated clean shaven men as the least attractive. The study found that women thought men with a 10-day stubble were more attractive as well as better fathers.
Considering I am both a father and a man who hasn’t shaved in 7 years, I decided to poll my wife as well…she likes me with a mild scruff. Hmmm…may be time for a trim!
Here a couple (very easy) tips for men whose women like a little facial hair:
For a full beard, think effortless cool and DON’T TOUCH IT!
For trimming, buy a clipper with attachment guards; take your beard down to a #2. Want it closer? Take it to a #1 and grow it out again.