The Return of the Beard

If you’ve invested a lot of money in razor company stocks, you may want to consider adjusting your portfolio. The increasing popularity of beards and more accommodating societal attitudes towards facial hair are doing to shaving what smartphones did to wristwatches. What was once a part of almost every man’s daily life is becoming an irrelevant and unneeded relic of the past. 

Beards Are Growing Everywhere

This big trend towards a little more scruff is no illusion, nor is it just a fad for hipsters and members of ZZ Top.  According to CNN, the number of times men shave per week is down from 3.7 to 3.2 over the past decade, amounting to two fewer shaves a month. 

This, understandably, has led to a downturn in the sales of razors and shaving products. Sales of manual razors and blades plummeted 5.1 percent in the United States in 2018, and razor giant Gillette reported a 24-percent decrease in sales. Of course, beards need to be maintained and trimmed, so declining sales of razors have been offset by increasing demand for trimmers and beard-grooming products; Gillette’s trimmer sales grew 4.2% from mid-July 2017 to 2018, according to Nielsen data.

Millennials and men under 45 have taken the lead in the growth of beard growth, as more people work from home and offices have become more casual in dress and appearances. Aside from a beard’s appearance, eliminating shaving every day (or altogether) is undoubtedly a time-saver and spares those with sensitive skin from the irritation that often comes with regular shaves.

Help Hopping on the Beard Bandwagon

Of course, not all men who want to grow a beard can do so. Genetics often stand in the way of a man’s ability to grow facial hair. Fortunately, those who want to jump on the beard bandwagon can get help from advancements in beard transplant technology and techniques.

Beard transplants involve a procedure very similar to the primary technique we use to restore hair on the scalp – Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE).  Using FUE, a hair transplant surgeon will extract donor hair from the back and sides of the scalp. He will make small incisions throughout the beard area and transplant the follicles. Once he does so during a procedure which should take less than a day, the patient will leave the surgeon’s office with a beard. 

Once grown in, you can treat those permanent whiskers as if they were your own naturally grown ones, because they were. You can shave, trim, and clean your beard as if it had been there for years.

Call the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami to Learn More About Beard Transplants

To learn more about beard transplants at the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami or to receive a personalized evaluation to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure, contact us online or call our office directly at 305-925-0222.