Styling: “Beard Trend” May Have Peaked”

beard2SR I believe that by the end of this year Men’s Fashion world, we may have reached ‘peak beard trend. These trends usually move in 30-year cycles from when they are first noticed but, with the internet, things are moving a lot faster. Researchers found the ranking of these men strongly depended upon the exposure of participants to bearded men prior to this. The more beards they’d already seen, the less attractive subsequent beards were, and vice-verse with clean-shaven men. This phenomenon is called “negative frequency-dependent sexual selection” and is present in several animal species, according to the UNSW team. “It appears that beards gain an advantage when rare, but when they are in fashion and common, they are declared trendy and that attractiveness is over.” The bigger the trend gets, the weaker the preference for beards and the tide will go out again. We may well be at peak beard. Obviously, you will see more beards in Urban cities but I think we are near saturation point. This thing can’t get much bigger. Written by: Mike Goncalves
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