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World Beard Day: 5 men share their transformation pictures

Five bearded men share the story of their transformation after keeping a beard.

fashion and trends Updated: Sep 03, 2016 12:13 IST
Akshay Kaushal
Akshay Kaushal
Hindustan Times
Abhishek Paatni,Saud Khan,Nitish Arora
Model Saud Khan walks the ramp for Khanijo at Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2016(Photo: Yogen Shah)

There is something more alluring in a man with facial hair than a clean shaven boy-next-door. For most of the men stubble does all the magic and make them look insanely gorgeous. Free spirited and masculine, whatever you may call it, the virtuous story of stubble is undefined and there is always something mysteriously sexy about the bearded folks. As we celebrate the World Beard Day on Saturday, we asked five men about their beard story and how their life changed after turning ‘scruffy’.

Abhishek Paatni- Designer

The before-and- after look of Abhishek Paatni. (Photo: Facebook)

I started growing beard because it was in trend and I realised that it makes me look more handsome. I have had my personal style evolution with this. I believe beard in India is very intimidating in a way that people take you more seriously. No one dares to pick up a fight with me now.

Saud Khan- Model

The before-and-after look of Saud Khan (Photo: Facebook)

It all started in the year 2014 when I was working with a travel company in New Delhi. I was noticed by a designer and he asked me to grow a beard because he wanted a bearded man for his fashion show. And then there was no looking back. I have been getting more work because of it and I would never shave it.

Nitish Arora- Blogger

The before-and-after look of Nitish Arora (Photo: Facebook)

I started growing my beard when I entered college. It’s safe to say it that it literally acted as a transition phase for me- from being a boy right out of school to becoming a man.

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Nabil Ashraf- Project Management Analyst

The before-and-after look of Nabil Ashraf (Photo: Facebook)

I have been growing beard from last three years and I can’t live without beard now. I have not kept it to impress anyone rather it is just for me. It gives me a mature look or sometimes rugged. But that’s part of being a man with other aspects also.

Varun Behl- Business Analyst

The before-and-after look of Varun Behl (Photo: Facebook)

Believe it or not, people start taking you seriously. Beard is a religion to many and for some it is a way to show off their masculinity. It’s been a couple of months that I have been sporting beard and I can witness a massive change in how I look.

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First Published: Sep 03, 2016 12:10 IST