Beards in the Workplace 2018
Everywhere you look, a beard or mustache is being sported. It stands to say that facial hair has come a long way from previous notions of the clean-shaven aristocrat parading around the office. You might even say that Beards in the workplace are taking over.
Whether a beard is acceptable for a job is still as much of a mystery as what is inside of a thick beard. Newer industries tend to be more accepting of the haired-look, and older areas still have that fondness for cleanness.
But why? The reason for this vagueness is the perception of a beard versus no beard. Beards will have others talk to you about maturity, confidence, or the art of growing a beard. Coming from a face that has grown significant amounts of facial hair since 16, trust me—there is no better way to get strangers to talk to you than having a beard. On the other hand, being clean shaven still, holds a lot of respect within society. Who’s the last empowered political figure that you’ve seen with a beard? There’s a reason for that.