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Don Steese
7 hours ago, hmm363 said:

Started mine in December 1968, the day I got out of the Marine Corps. My kids have never seen me without it.

 1972 for me. The year my daughter was born. Saved it a couple years ago for a month or so and that was the first time my daughter ever saw me clean shaven. I have it trimmed about as short as I've ever ad it right now.  Used to be red but now it's white as a Klan meeting. 

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Jack L
9 hours ago, Don Steese said:

  Used to be red but now it's white as a Klan meeting. 

 

You and me both Don.

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Brad Eden

My hybeard has a white skunk strip down the middle.

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Auto-5

I wouldn’t necessarily call it a beard but I let the stubble grow a couple of years ago and trim it short every 4-5 days.

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Swampy 16

My used to have a lot more red in it. It’s been replaced with a few greys.

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Kre

I'm 49 years old and growing my first beard and letting my hair grow (my barber shop is closed).

 

So, I'm a single guy and I'm discovering women really like this look.  Who knew?!  Looks like I'm going to be hunting around Bessemer a bit this fall.  😉

 

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Greg Hartman
18 hours ago, hmm363 said:

Started mine in December 1968, the day I got out of the Marine Corps. My kids have never seen me without it.

 

Same, except it was getting out of the Army.  Used to look like this:

 

Old Pic - Greg right after getting out of the Army

 

I shaved it off once many years ago when the kids were young - they cried.   😁  I grew it back after that disaster and it's been there ever since.  Looks a bit different these days, however.  From Easter Sunday:

 

4-12-20 - Easter Sailing - me at the helm

 

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Marc Ret
31 minutes ago, Swampy 16 said:

My used to have a lot more red in it. It’s been replaced with a few greys.

 

I'd be ecstatic with a few greys. Mid-40s and mine's roughly 75% white. Awfully depressing. 

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idcut

No beard for me! I had one for a number of years when I lived in AK and started to grow one again about 3 years ago. I prefer the original red color and not the grey, so it came off! The hair is starting to get a bit longer than I like also...my electric clippers will be put to use if this doesn't end soon.

 

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hmm363
1 hour ago, Greg Hartman said:

 

Same, except it was getting out of the Army.  Used to look like this:

 

Old Pic - Greg right after getting out of the Army

 

I shaved it off once many years ago when the kids were young - they cried.   😁  I grew it back after that disaster and it's been there ever since.  Looks a bit different these days, however.  From Easter Sunday:

 

4-12-20 - Easter Sailing - me at the helm

 

 

Tried to find a "hair band" picture, think the wife got rid of them. Started getting grey hair in high school, by the time I hit 45 pretty much all white.

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strato-caster

I'm obviously in the minority here... I've grown two beards and a mustache in my lifetime, all in my mid twenties to mid thirties and ultimately decided decided they were not for me. I found myself constantly playing with my moustache and beard, and the hairs at the corners of my mouth poking at my lip were a constant irritant. 

 

So now that I'm 58 and living in the Covid 19 era, I have made the best of my facial hairs (and lots and lots of free time) these past several weeks by letting myself go shave-free for 4 or 5 days at a time and then taking a razor to it.  I have done mutton chops, a goatee, various mustaches encompassing the gamut of profiles from the Wyatt Earp, standard '80s Porn 'Stache, the Adolf Hitler, The MLK (thin line just above the lip with large gap to the nostrils) and a soul patch. Great entertainment for those late nights when I'm sick of sitting at the computer or watching the idiot box. I've performed all my the surgeries late at night when the rest of the family was asleep as not to let them in on all the fun, however, I did shave one side clean and left the other side bushy (the Victor/Victoria) to see how long it would take my wife to notice it in the morning, as she usually check her e-mails and texts first thing. Not sure she ever did...

 

Hopefully I've given you guys something to aspire to, and maybe some photos will follow. 

 

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Cheesy

40 now, for first 4 years of my working careeer I couldn’t due to the SCBA requirements. I got out of maintenance and into engineering. Started growing a beard each winter. Shaving in summer. The last 3 years I’ve never shaved completely. Trim it down to a #1 guard about once every 10 days. Mine grows thick and fast. No patchwork here. 
 

As to my hair. Every 3 weeks a high and tight since high school says. Skin on the sides and back tight. Haven’t been in since 3/1.  Sideburns are bushy. Hanging over ears. I’m not touching it until everything’s back to normal. Letting it grow for the heck of it. 

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floodcity

Had to shave my goatee to wear the N95 at work. Feels weird. If I can't get a haircut soon, may have to get a manbun!🤔

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Cheesy
6 hours ago, floodcity said:

Had to shave my goatee to wear the N95 at work. Feels weird. If I can't get a haircut soon, may have to get a manbun!🤔

Then you buying a 6.5 Creed?

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Fin2Feather

Haven't had a beard since grad school.  I always think I'll try one, but when the itch starts off it comes.

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