To beard or not to beard — that is the question. Whether by laziness or carefully crafted hirsute hipsterism, beards happen. And they happen to some of the hottest men in Hollywood. Virtually everyone’s had a beard moment at one point or another — Brad Pitt seems currently mired in an endless beard cycle — but not quite everyone can pull it off with believability. Some beards are, well, better left on the barber’s floor.
And sure, beards are partly a matter of personal opinion. Some men (we’re looking at you, Johnny Depp) look positively chinless without a little extra scruff on their faces. But let’s be real — beards can be a little harsh, too. Like say, when you’re trying to make out with one.
So you decide — pro-beard, or against?
Julie Gerstein is beard-free. Follow her at @havethehabit.