Beards are the new growth industry

It seems beards are becoming more fashionable by the day. If the trend continues, pretty soon it’ll be unusual to see a clean-shaven face.

This has created a rising demand for facial hair care products, which enterprising firms are rushing to fill. For instance, Beard Balm, a Detroit-based company, sells over 400,000 tins a year of its product — “a mix of bees wax, lanolin and other beard-taming ingredients — for $16 a pop.”

I decided to grow a beard once, but changed my mind and shaved it off after about a week. I just hated the feel of it on my face. My younger brother, on the other hand, has never ever shaved, as far as I know.

Can’t imagine what he’d look like without a beard.