If the sight of Father Christmas everywhere, with his great big bushy beard, has given you some serious facial hair envy, fear not ladies and gents! There’s a barber out there who can help you with that.
Have the holidays left you feeling sluggish, tired and in need of a spruce up? Get yourself over to Jesse Fonseca, also known as Jesse Elite, who is on hand to assist with beard woes.
There are many myths about how to get your beard looking on point, but Jesse has devised an ingenious way of giving patchy beards that perfectly sculpted look.
By using an airbrush to basically spray on the illusion of facial hair where there is no facial hair, Jesse is giving people the beards of their dreams.
Looking like a cross between a graffiti artist and a tattoo artist, Jesse uses an airbrush trigger gun to go to town on his clients’ faces, spraying his own temporary dye – which lasts three to four washes – to fill out those beards that need a little something extra.
Jesse also uses small brushes (not made out of air, this time) to evenly apply dye directly to his clients.
Speaking to Insider, Jesse said:
I had to figure something out, how to do it quicker and make it look good at the same time.
What I like most about it is that I’m able to do what I want to do everyday.
You can watch his hairy work here:
If you fancy it, check out Jesse’s website, where you can get your hands on your own airbrush kit and temporary hair dye. Gotta get those sharp edges, folks!
That’s because around four million British men are super frustrated they can’t grow a beard, so Jesse and his wizarding facial ways could really help them out.
Research recently revealed more than 13 per cent of British men (which equates to about four million) feel self-conscious because they can’t grow a beard, leading some people to using dye or even getting a transplant to bolster their bristles.
This is despite 61 per cent of women claiming a lack of facial hair doesn’t bother them, with almost half (43 per cent) refusing to date a man who wasn’t clean shaven.
The survey also found one in five men (17 per cent) struggle to grow chest hair, but it’s a top grooming necessity for almost a quarter (23 per cent) of men who make sure to tidy up their torso tangle – one in ten by shaving, seven per cent snipping with scissors, three per cent waxing and one per cent paying for laser hair removal.
Another study, succinctly titled The Masculinity Paradox: Facial Masculinity and Beardedness Interact to Determine Women’s Ratings of Men’s Facial Attractiveness, which was published in the Journal of Evolutionary Biology, looked at the association between men’s facial hair and women.
It found that, out of 8,520 women asked, participants saw more ‘relationship longevity’ with men who sported a healthy face of beard hair.
Then again, you should never judge a book by its cover, right?
If you have a story you want to tell send it to UNILAD via [email protected]
Charlie Cocksedge is a journalist at UNILAD. He graduated from the University of Manchester with an MA in Creative Writing, where he learnt how to write in the third person, before getting his NCTJ. His work has also appeared in such places as The Guardian, PN Review and the bin.