Notice anything about modern men on TV, in advertising, at the movies or just as you go about your daily routine? Facial hair is back, big time.
Cast a look back to the late sixties and early seventies and male facial hair was usually accompanied by a shock of long hair. In 2015 facial hair has returned with a bang but is often worn alongside a cropped head of hair or even a shaved head.
Funny man David Mitchell looks as if he has finally grown up sporting 'face fungus'. His pudgy baby face looks streamlined under his hairy face.
Naughty Graham Norton looks quite dashing and manly sporting his laughing cavalier style of beard and tash. That said in recent days his beard has become more of a bush.
Norton blames his beard on a lack of work or social engagements earlier in the year. He described himself as too lazy to shave unless there is a reason he has to. So a lack of commitments meant he soon sprouted a beard and it has stuck.
The recent charity events in November, now dubbed Movember, seemed to get the hairy face ball rolling in the UK.
In participating countries moustaches are shaved by men taking part in the years' Movember. The idea is whether you normally have a mass of facial hair or not that you start November clean shaven before proceeding to grow your 'face-fungus'.
As with all such events charity is at the heart of Movember.
Movember aims to highlights men’s health issues--those often not talked about such as prostate cancer and mental health issues.
Initially facial hair was grown through November then shaved off. But last year at the end of Movember facial hair stayed put.
Along the high street and in town and city centres across the UK almost more men have beards than don't these days but for how much longer?