WORLD BEARD DAY! 6th September. Let it grow.

It’s that wonderful time of the year, September sixth, World Beard Day! When the bearded march hand-in-hand.

And it’s worth mentioning that a love for books goes so well with a love for beards… (every time you read one, your beard gets slightly longer!)

Let me introduce you to my friend and constant companion: my ginger beard. It requires regular care to maintain its peak performance, but the benefits are EXTRAORDINARY.

If you are a beardless lady-writer &/or reader, today is the day to show solidarity with the bearded men in your life, like so!

Bearded lady solidarity compilation smallPost your own pictures to your public space and link in the comments FOR GREAT LADY-BEARDED VICTORY! (men too: beard/fake-beard pics please. Some suggested bearding materials include cotton wool, your girlfriend’s hair, sharpie, and bees*)

If you are a male writer/reader, there are literally at-least four reasons to grow a beard today:

Prepare to approach every situation with utmost confidence. You are a bearded man!

This point is pretty much self-explanatory. Your mileage may vary.

Who wants to tangle with a bearded man? Marginally less people than otherwise! World Peace could be just a few shaveless weeks away…

FACT: beards lessen the impact of punches, punchlines, low flying geese, and LESSER-KNOWN-BUT-MORE-TRUE-FACT: the tickling tangle that is your significant-other’s hair whilst spooning.


Now I can see the gleam in your eyes, you’re dying to know: what does it take to reach these heady heights of beardedness? Well, let me tell you…

Conditioner goes in before you wash, and gets rinsed out at the end of your shower. This step takes the edge off those surprise belly raspberries that our loved-ones deserve from time to time.

Beard conditioner compilation

Using the big teeth, comb down the face. This gets more water out, and makes the whiskers lay down, important for the next step.

beard combing

With a 1cm setting, clipper DOWN the face, NOT LIFTING THE HAIRS. You’re only cutting the ones that weren’t willing to lay down at step two.

beard clipping

Tidy up your neck with a zero setting on the clippers, and the tops of your cheeks with a regular razor / trimmer

beard trimming compilation

5. DIETcompilation recommended beard diet
To give your pet beard a strong and shiny coat, feed it eggs, sausages, bacon, burgers, and all of the grease food group. It is testoster-known, that cholesterol and protein are the building blocks of epic facial hair. It is testoster-unknown, exactly how much this will reduce your life-expectancy…


And there you have it. You’re already on the way to bearded glory. If you need more beard inspiration, check out The Beards, a fantastic novelty band from Australia, whose songs include the classics “If Your Dad Doesn’t Have a Beard, You’ve Got Two Mums” and “All the Bearded Ladies”. Their music would be brilliant even if they weren’t entirely beard related.

Well, that’s it for this (slightly silly) post. I’ve only got a few weeks left before I’m meant to have the novel re-write finished, so I’d best get back to that.

Remember to link to your own beard pics, and I hope you enjoy yourself this World Beard Day!  Maybe read a good book (preferably a fantasy epic, with acceptable bearded characters such as dwarves and rohirrim).

Best regards,



*No responsibility taken by D.R.Sylvester for bee-stings acquired in the pursuit of hirsute face-fulls of bee.

EDIT! We’ve had our another bearded lady contribution from the facebook page! THANK YOU!!
Bearded Lady Contribution 12ND EDIT! A bearded gent submission, in fancy headgear. Much thanks, sir.
beard pic 2

About D.R.Sylvester

A Clinical Research Associate by day (google it), writer by night, D.R.Sylvester lives in Sydney, Australia with his patissiere wife and Siberian Wolf. His interests include travel, music (predominantly Metal), reading, & archery.
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4 Responses to WORLD BEARD DAY! 6th September. Let it grow.

  1. I died seeing those pics 😀

  2. suecoletta says:

    What a fun post. You are a riot!

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