Curling Your Beard

I recently received this correspondence in my Beard Coach inbox: My beard is not quite to that length that I can try yet, but it is fairly straight and scraggly especially the ends. What effect will a curling iron have on coarser hair? I am wondering if it would look OK? Good question!  I say we start by turning to the history books for our answer.  Here’s a nice image of an Akkadian sculpture of Sargon, their greatest ruler. Do […]

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5 Bearded Costume Ideas for Halloween 2011

Gentlemen, it’s time for the most useful Beard Coach post of the year.  Halloween has always been a time of tribulation for me as a bearded man.  It always takes hours of just sitting and thinking to come up with a decent costume idea.  Fortunately, I’ve done that thinking five times over just for you – just as I’ve done the previous two years (2009 ideas – 2010 ideas). #1 The Most Interesting Man in the World Items Needed: Black […]

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A Word Regarding Beard Hats

People love to send me links to knitted beard hats.  Maybe you’ve seen these things… Hilarious, right?  Yes, perhaps at first glance.  But let’s stop and think about this from a bearded man’s perspective. Why would I want one of these things?  Why would I want to promote them?  Well, honestly, I don’t.  In fact, I probably shouldn’t have even written about them and given them further exposure, but I feel the need to clear the air about these creative […]

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Can Your Beard Be Too Long?

You would think that a guy that runs a website called The Beard Coach would be all for super long beards for everyone, wouldn’t you?  You would.  But you would be wrong. Instead, my philosophy is that every guy should grow the perfect beard… for him.  I actually just finished an experiment in growing my beard out to the longest length that it’s ever been.  Here’s a picture from around Christmas, just before I trimmed my beard back a bit. […]

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