On October 18th, National No Beard Day is celebrated worldwide by all men who are looking for a special day to get rid of their facial hair. Not only is smooth facial skin more suitable for kissing than prickly stubble, but it is also a great way to change up your look.
The exact date and creator of this holiday are unknown, however it is believed to have gained popularity with the invention of the Internet in recent decades. Popular bloggers have been staging a ‘No Beard’ marathon in October, encouraging men to shave their beards.
In the 1800s, barbers used straight razors to shave customers and skilled barbers were highly valued. The popularity of beard trimming was not only for fashion but also for hygiene, as beards often carried lice and had an unpleasant sweat smell. In 1904, Gillette changed the shaving landscape forever with the invention of safety razors, allowing men to take care of their appearance themselves.
- In the 4th century BC, Alexander the Great made his soldiers shave their beards so that the enemy couldn’t grab their beards during a fight.
- In 1860, an 11 year old girl wrote a letter to Abraham Lincoln advising him to grow a beard in order to increase his chances of being elected president.
- In 1930, the first electric razor, “Schick Dry Shaver”, was invented.
How to take part
On the occasion of National No Beard Day, you can finally get rid of your beard or stubble. It is best to shave facial hair with a friend. Gather the essentials – a new razor, shaving cream, and moisturizing lotion – ahead of time. Before starting the procedure, it is recommended to exfoliate the skin under the beard, wash it thoroughly, and steam it with hot water or a hot towel.
Alternatively, you could visit a hairdresser and relax while they take care of the necessities. Don’t forget to share your post-shave selfie with your friends and let them appreciate your new look!
When is National No Beard Day celebrated in 2023?
National No Beard Day is observed on October 18 each year.