High School is an interesting time in teenagers lives. Everyone grows up differently. Some kids can grow full on beards, while others, can only hope that their invisible peach-fuzz will one day turn into something more…visible.
While not everyone can grow a full-on mountain man beard, most teenage boys can manage to grow some sort of hair on their face. For those who are capable in high school, the question then becomes, should they?
During my search for the answer, almost every single person when asked what they thought about facial hair in high school said something along the lines of, “It depends on who the person is, only some guys can pull it off.” Sophomore Marissa B. adds, “A select few boys can pull off facial hair…but really, it’s not attractive.”
On the other hand there are some girls who say straight out they like facial hair. When asked what she liked about facial hair senior Hayley S. said, “It makes them look older and I like men not boys.” If you are going for that older, more manly look then maybe facial is for you.
This question becomes even more difficult to answer with so many different styles of facial hair available. There’s the classic mustache, the timeless goatee, the mountain-man beard, chops, the model-like shadow, and even an 1800’s neck beard. Are some of these styles better than others?
When it comes to facial hair in high school the best advice I can give is to be cautious before declaring your manliness in the bold form of beards and mustaches. Take it easy, ask for advice from your mom and sisters, and when it comes down to it you just have to make the call. It’s a risk, but certainly a risk that can have its reward.
This is a syndicated post. Read the original at The Forkaster2012-04-17.