For the fellas who woke up bleary-eyed, hungover and saddled with Halloween candy, November 1st couldn’t have doted on them a better blessing.
Today, and for the next 30, they can start letting their facial hair grow freely. No more stocking up on shaving cream, or dealing with nicks and irritated skin. We’ve turned the corner into No Shave November, my fine friends, and your only worry should be about growing that stubbly blanket of warmth on your face.
Over 854,000 “Mo Bros and Mo Sistas” participated in the fun last year, raising $126.3 million for Movember, a global movement that supports men’s health, particularly prostate cancer and testicular cancer initiatives. As Movember writes:
Mo Bros effectively become walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November. Through their actions and words they raise awareness by prompting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men’s health.
And the ladies who love beards can’t get enough of the month either, often donning fake mustaches in joint celebration, a la Miley Cyrus:
Boston’s AMP Agency has already declared Stache Wars in Boston, asking interested contestants to register their team for Movember, “grow moustaches and raise moneys,” all for the fight to be cancer-free. As they suggest, “Dig deep, ditch your razors and bring your fuzzy rebel scum best. You’ll need it.”
And you really will, especially if you expect to attend the Third Annual Movember Date Auction hosted by The Professional Wingman, Thomas Edwards, on November 15th at Storyville. General admission tickets are $5, with all proceeds going toward the Movember Foundation. If that’s not enough, there’s also a Boston Gala Parté going down at Royale on November 29th.
All that’s left is picking the perfect type of facial hair to rock this month. You’ve got plenty of options, ranging from the handlebar and the dali to the Fu Manchu. For inspiration, we’ve rounded up some of the furriest looking facial hair below. Kudos to whoever pulls off a General Ambrose.