As if the man bun wasn’t bad enough, men continue to insist on putting stuff in their beards. Even though the beard is a face accessory to begin with, and adding to that amounts to accessorizing an accessory and is thus as redundant as wearing a belt and suspenders, the trend of bedazzling beards continues unabated.
Spurred on by YouTubers who dub themselves The Gay Beards, men have started sprinkling glitter in their beards and posting the results on social media. While the Gay Beards other videos, ranging from how to tie-dye a beard to, yes, how to put flowers in it, receive a few thousand views, the glitter beard tutorial has already been watched more than 82,000 times in a month.
The resulting glitter beards that have been posted on Instagram are a diverse lot. There is someone that works at Live with Kelly and Michael:
There is this Minnesota Vikings fan:
Best Weekend ever with my wonderful family 😈✈️🏁❤️ glitter beard Dustin was the most spectacular fan by far ! Loving my life #family #fashion #fword #jenigras #beardedmen #vikings #cousins #football #love #johnson #cantstopwontstop #diehardfan #glitter #glitterbeard #swag #menwithbeards #menwithtattoos #mensfashion #chicswithtattoos #familyisforever
Some guys are even using the trend to get into the holiday spirit:
But there have been haters:
It remains to be seen where this movement is headed. Perhaps there’s a way for the glitter beard trend to link up with dabbing. However, it’s more likely that someone will put something else in his beard and start something completely different. Ketchup beard? Iphone beard? The possibilities are endless.