Facial Hair Styles: What Women Love… and Hate.
Originally published 5/7/2010
Once again we’ve gone back to the wealth of knowledge that is the official Dappered.com Panel of Women. They’re smart, they’re beautiful, and they’re down to earth. Sarah, Juli, Tara, Kelly, and Amber are the same group of desirable women that helped expose what Men’s Clothes Women Hate, as well as what are the Biggest Bachelor Pad Turnoffs . All of them are in their mid 20s to mid 30s, and this time we asked them about men and the different styles of facial hair. Here was the method:
They were asked to rank six common styles of facial hair on a scale of -5 to +5…
+5 means the respondent completely loves the look. So much so that it makes a guy look sexier than he otherwise would be. Zero was if they were completely impartial to the look. -5 if they’re completely horrified by it.
The scores were not averaged, but instead just added and subtracted accordingly. Five Women participating means that the highest score possible was a +25. Here are the results:
Clean Shaven | Total Score: +19
Judges Individual Scores: +5 +5 0 +4 +5
“Undoubtedly the best look for all face shapes…and it’s touchable…isn’t that what you boys want?” – Kelly
Stubble | Total Score: +20
Judges Individual Scores: +3 +4 +3 +5 +5
“I love the look of stubble, but it can be really irritating to a lady’s skin…” – Amber
*Most of our panel mentioned how irritating stubble can be when there’s face to face contact.
Half Beard/Weeks Worth of Growth | Total Score: +13
Judges Individual Scores: +3 +3 +5 +2 0
“Delicate situation, very few can pull this look off “- Juli
“Much Easier on a Lady’s Skin, and a great look.” – Amber
“NO NECK HAIR… Keep It Clean Looking” – Kelly
Full Beard | Total Score: +4.5
Judges Individual Scores: +2 -2 +3.5 +3 -2
“I think I may be the odd one out… but I HEART facial hair. I think I blame all the westerns that my Dad made me watch” – Tara
Goatee | Total Score: +2
Judges Individual Scores: -2 -4 +3 +4 +1
“I think the goatee screams 1997….move on.” – Amber
“A delicate situation because there are do’s and don’ts. Little under the lip and not too thick around the chin…please do. Super sexy when it compliments the face” – Juli
Mustache | Total Score: -8
Judges Individual Scores: -5 -5 +3 +2 -3
“Just don’t do it. Say No.” – Amber
“No, no, no, no- super unattractive. Too 70’s… Now it’s a pedophile/old porn star look” – Kelly
“I am torn as I’m very picky on my staches. It can’t be any old stache” – Tara
“Only when executed properly” – Juli
“Um. No. No comment” – Sarah
Disagreements? Comments? Do you concur with their analysis? They all mentioned that stubble can be uncomfortable, but it was the only style that didn’t receive a zero or lower. One thing does seem to be for certain… unless you’re Sam Elliott, pick something other than just the solo stache.
And don’t forget to read the Dappered feature on The best facial hair grooming tools. These three are all you need.