According to the official position of the Shafi'i school of thought, shaving the beard is only makruh (disliked) but not haram (forbidden). "[91] While one may be tempted to think that Socrates and Plato sported "philosopher's beards", such is not the case. A smooth face was regarded as a sign of effeminacy. For appearance and cleanliness, some people maintain their beards by exfoliating the skin, using soap or shampoo and sometimes conditioner, and afterward applying oils for softness. Men also commonly wore beards during the Safavid and Qajar eras. Traditional Jews refrain from shaving, trimming the beard, and haircuts during certain times of the year like Passover, Sukkot, the Counting of the Omer and the Three Weeks. Give it time. The Cincinnati Reds baseball team had a longstanding enforced policy where all players had to be completely clean-shaven (no beards, long sideburns or moustaches). To grow a goatee, start by letting your facial hair grow out for at least a week. 'Then I will have you beheaded'. The Hebrew Bible states in Leviticus 19:27 that "You shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard." 4. [95] This restriction is also fairly common in the oil & gas industry for the same reason in locations where hydrogen sulfide gas is a common danger. Actor Jake Gyllenhaal has sometimes sported an extended goatee, along with several other facial hair styles. Growing and grooming a goatee takes a little attention, a lot of practice, and a good dose of confidence. They may also have other good ideas for styling, or helping you get the perfect look for your face. The Gillette Safety Razor Company was one of these marketers' early clients. With the changing fashion many men wonder what the trending beard styles are and how they can sport their favourite celebrity look like a pro. Greek beards were also frequently curled with tongs. "[78], Ibn Hazm reported that there was scholarly consensus that it is an obligation to trim the moustache and let the beard grow. If you are including a moustache with your goatee, trim the top to make sure those hairs don’t connect with your nose hairs. The few men who wore the beard or portions of the beard during this period were usually either old, Central European, members of a religious sect that required it, or in academia. [33], Still, beards remained rare among the Romans throughout the Late Republic and the early Principate. Well before his declaration of "death before shaving" Epictetus had been forced to flee Rome when Domitian banished all philosophers from Italy under threat of execution. Cynics with long dirty beards to indicate their "strict indifference to all external goods and social customs";[92] Stoics occasionally trimming and washing their beards in accordance with their view "that it is acceptable to prefer certain external goods so long as they are never valued above virtue";[92] Peripatetics took great care of their beards believing in accordance with Aristotle that "external goods and social status were necessary for the good life together with virtue". Sometimes a beard of hair on the chin or face is prominent but for some others, "beard" may refer to a pattern or colouring of the pelage reminiscent of a beard. The Castilian knight El Cid is described in The Lay of the Cid as "the one with the flowery beard". Who wears it? Cutting the hair is also restricted during the 30-day mourning period after the death of a close relative, known in Hebrew as the Shloshim (thirty). Always eat healthily. A nose hair trimmer can be a useful tool for giving the edges a finer shape. Concurrently, the psychological mass marketing of Edward Bernays and Madison Avenue was becoming prevalent.