People have long been predicting its demise but now, according to experts, the death of the beard is finally a reality.
Full-on facial fuzz was said to be the defining facial hair of this generation, but after reaching its peak back in 2013, it looks like men are starting to reduce their burly beards for a more streamlined look.
“Since Ricky Hall, the male model, landed on Instagram the big beard trend took off at a phenomenal rate,” said Lloyd Hughes, creative director and lead educator of men’s grooming brand men-ü.
“Not only did the pop, celebrity and sporting world follow suit but so did the general public. As stylists we were seeing huge transformations from clean cut fresh faced fashionistas into big bearded hipsters.