Even in 2018, there’s a preconception that Asian men are the number one strugglers in the facial hair department. Whilst they are widely regarded as having porcelain-perfect complexions and being baby-faced, there are Asian men who are proving us wrong.
So why do so many Asian men appear to have no facial hair whatsoever? According to evolution, once humankind had migrated and settled into different areas of the world, their bodies and features naturally adapted to their surrounding environment. In short, those who settled in Europe and the Antarctic were therefore more able to grow more hair as the climate is generally colder than that of Asia. Nevertheless, whilst Asians are widely regarded as having porcelain-perfect complexions and being baby-faced, there are those men who are going against the grain.
#1: Rough and Rugged
Let’s be honest- a little bit of rough never goes amiss. Some guys might feel scruffy with his look, however patience is key to achieve this style (or a stubble trimmer). Once the hair has gone past the “bum fluff” phase, the look can be kept tidy with a small amount of beard oil and even a shape up at the barbers for extra refinement and precision. With the slightest touch of facial hair, this look can turn any baby-face into a man.
#2: The Fisherman
This style is a classic Asian look that has been around for centuries- something that is often confused with a traditional Western Fisherman’s beard (which is basically a full and thick beard). An Asian Fisherman’s beard is often wispier and thin, with the forefront of the beard growing downwards into a slender strand. Despite this look being fairly old-fashioned, this look is still current today, with the hairstyle being customised with braids and hair ties.
#3: Full and Thick
Dissimilarly to the first two looks, this look may be considered more difficult for the average Asian man to achieve. Don’t be fooled- this look is still achievable and popular for the modern Asian man. With the exploration of products in today’s age, men are able to encourage hair growth ( see products below for inspiration). If you believe, you will achieve!
#4: Moustache and Goatee
A sophisticated and easy-to-groom look for the everyday Asian man- the moustache and goatee. Rather than committing to a full face of beard, this is a suitable alternative and may be more suitable for professionals or businessmen. It must be said that goatees can sometimes look outdated on Western men, however this look never seems to go out of style for Asian men. A great look paired with long flowing hair, as shown in the examples above.