Beards may be here to stay! How do you feel about that?
With a guy who has a beard? Does it ever feel like it's you, him and the beard? Braun recently surveyed 1000 New York City men on how they feel about their beards. The grooming company found out that 9% of the guys they surveyed grew a beard because their friends did (hmmm), 67% grew a beard because it was easier to than shaving and yes, some men were given the ultimatum, "lose the beard, or lose me."
If you live in New York City like I do, you'll notice lots of furry faces. Braun 's survey also revealed which borough is the hairiest! Here's the breakdown:
Comes in as the most clean shaven of all the boroughs. 61% of the men surveyed had some facial hair. Where does all that hair live? Believe it or not, in the tony Upper East Side! 64% of beards live uptown, 60% of beards hang around the Upper East.
This may not come as a surprise to New York City women, according to the survey, Bronx men consider themselves hawter than the rest of Manhattan. The majority of respondents gave themselves an 8 out of 10 for looks. That borough also believes in keeping facial hair for life.
You guessed it! Guys in this borough will be the FIRST to dump facial hair when the trend stops being cool. And it must be something about this borough, because they're the ones who get the "lose the beard or lose me," and "It's either the beard or the job" showdowns!
What's the hottest beard style? How many men grow beards 'cause their fave Hollywood Hero has one? Check out the infographic for that info and more after the jump!
infographic courtesy of Braun
According to Braun, "Of those surveyed the most popular careers for employed New York bearded men are:
IT technician / internet or digital worker (7 per cent), followed by engineers (4.2 per cent). Construction workers and accountants are both equal third (4 per cent) closing the gap on white collar vs blue collar style."