Hello again, its time to admit another fine gent into the Hirsute Hall of Fame and the chap in question was nominated by a current member John Satchell, lets find out why…
Who are you?
I am a husband, father of two and longtime wearer of facial fur. About three years ago, I grew out my handlebar moustache and added back the beard about six months ago. Along the way I’ve made friends in the handlebar community and competed in a beard and moustache competition.
Type of Facial Hair?
Years in Service?
Since like forever
Hirsute for Happiness believes that a hair face is a happy face, do you agree?
Who inspired you to grow?
Most of the men in my family have had some form of facial hair, and I’ve always thought I looked better with it than without. It was my barber who got me started on the handlebar path a few years back. He was always trying new styles, and was really encouraging. The Handlebar Club Forum helped provide the support to keep going.
Does having facial hair change you and it what way?
Growing out a handlebar moustache naturally helps you become more confident. All the positive comments help too!
Does your facial hair draw attention and does that bother you?
It certainly can draw attention. Once I got used to it, I really started to enjoy it.
Would you change anything about your look?
I am already starting to dress up more, and I think I try harder to look my best.
Has anything happened to you because of your face?
I was contacted to be interviewed and photographed for a local magazine article on handlebar moustaches. I have also found that people are more likely to recognize and remember me.
Is your face a champion?
I did compete in one competition and came in the middle. I thought that was alright for a first timer!
Does your beard/moustache have a name?
Do you have a specific routine of care and styling?
I’ve tried a whole range of products, but I’m going more natural now. Mostly just some lanolin and the occasional application of oil.
What’s the weirdest thing you have heard someone use on the hairs?
Glue stick, although it’s really not all that weird.
Do you have any non bearding hobbies?
I like to cook, garden, learn new languages, and travel. I also spend a lot of my spare time as a scout leader. Those kids are probably the biggest fans of my facial hair!
Any tips for an aspiring beard or moustache grower?
Patience and time, and more patience and time. Also, make friends with your like-minded hirsute pals.
What is better; A unicorn with a moustache, penguins with beards, horses with chops?
unicorns with moustaches?
Favourite Famous beard/Moustache?
Mark Twain, Friedrich Nietzsche, George Westinghouse.
Is there anything missing from the questionnaire?
I think you’ve come up with a most comprehensive list.
If you have enjoyed this feature and would like to nominate your own Hirsute Hero, then use the form found here.
To see the gallery of the finest inspirational folk then head here