Saturday, December 19, 2009

Ordered to Grow Beards

Today, Al Qaeda-linked Islamist authorities in southern Somalia have ordered men to grow beards and shave off mustaches, officials and witnesses confirmed. In order to ensure the complete implementation of the Islamic sharia law in the region, Al Qaeda called upon all men to grow their beard and shave their flavor savors.

Those who ignore this "call to grow," will be punished accordingly. This might seem like an extreme law to implement, but if you have visited Williamsburg, Bushwick, Greenpoint, Lower East Side, Webster Hall, Bowery Ballroom.... beards & facial fuzz are everywhere... slowly taking over the faces of our loved ones.

We're not complaining & we cannot imagine how many more beards and 'staches we'd see if there was an actual ordinance to not shave.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

How Strong Is Your Beard?

Ever wonder how strong your facial hair is? Want to put it to a test against this guy?

See how he does it here:

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Beardexting While Driving

This #proveit edition comes from:
- Wisconsinite Joshua “I like to keep it real” Wieters (aka @Jowie85).

I don’t know if he was tweeting with me AND taking pictures to #proveit while driving or if this is a stock photo from the past when he was taking photos and driving… in either case, we know you want to #proveit hard, but you gotta be safe bro, we may want that beard-y goodness of yours around for the concluding Decembeard #proveit edition.

When he’s not endangering fellow drivers in WI, or sporting killer staches, Joshua takes pictures of serene nature in WI… great stuff and can be found on here.

Keep your eyes on the road and your ‘it’ real, man, we’ll be around.

"Go Beard Or Go Home!"

My friend Matthew from the band Transatlantic FM recently confirmed that he will play in the upcoming 2010 Beard Ball (I promise... details soon... patience!). In speaking with him, he confirmed that his band is willing to play for free - with all proceeds going to charity - so long as we kept the Beard Ball to beards-only.

See Matt's argument here:

Hi Riss,

I only ask that people with mustaches and goatees be prohibited from entering the Beard Ball.
Let me explain:

You see, the mustache and goatee are the fanny- pack and visor of the facial hair world.

1. Fanny-packs: if you have a lot of stuff to carry; get a backpack. If you don't; just put it in your pockets. There is no reason to have a fanny- pack.

2. Visors: either wear a hat or wear a headband. There doesn't have to be a middle option for this.

Shave everything or shave nothing. Go beard or go home!

Well, Matthew, as much as we would love to hire my 6'7" brother to work the door & instill this rule, we're open to all sorts of facial hair creativity. We don't judge at B-A-B... o.k. that's not entire true... but on this night.... let us remember.... if you're judging, you're not loving.

It's for charity for Christ's sake!

2010 Beard Ball

It's coming.... to Greenpoint....

February 2010.

Check back for further details in the upcoming weeks.


We have received yet another awesome #proveit submission all the way from the left coast. Meet Tim Widmer (@tkwidmer) a theatre wannabe/geek hoping to get a job, which is highly unlikely (considering the Website he listed on Twitter doesn't work) so he's going to rack up more debt in grad school.

Nice beard & camouflage cut-off!

'Stache Love

Gents, take note - most women are either fascinated (or repulsed) by your facial hair statements - pending your creativity. While other ambitious ladies take it upon themselves to show you what they like....
PS: I adore you Nicole (featured on left)

Monday, December 14, 2009

#proveit -- Stop Motion

Here at Build-a-Beard, we want to encourage the beardo community to opine, so that to tap in to the #proveit quality of every facial fuzz sporting man out there... that said, stop motion proof is always welcome, wanted, and accepted with open arms.

Today's #proveit champion is Ben (or @okbeatnik) from Tulsa, OK, who documented the growth of an awesome beard for 2 months worth of competition at work. Apparently there are about 5 days left to go in the competition...we are behind you Ben, onward and upward!

Also, sounds like a swell place to work, beard competitions and all... any openings?

Friday, December 11, 2009

Soul (Patch) For Sale

Recently, Michael Iaconelli put his sexy soul patch up for public auction via eBay. Bidding for the facial hair ended on December 3rd (with the highest bid resting at $405.00)... and those at Build-A-Beard are still scrambling to find out who won the whimsical whiskers. All proceeds did go to New England Center for Children, a nonprofit that specializes in the treatment of autism.

Read more at: ESPN.

As always, B-A-B supports the trend of growing it for worthy causes. #saynotoshaving

$ Movember Total $

In the U.S., $2.8 million was raised for cancer research. Amazing job to all who grew, supported, donated or even made us gag (see below).

Way to go Movember!