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What Facial Hair Do You Prefer on a Man?

Even though November is National Beard Month, not all women are fans of a furry face. Maybe you prefer the smoothness of a freshly shaved face, or the edgy look of a barley-there scruffy goatee. Then again, you might be a fan of the ironic hipster mustache.

Weigh in on your favorite look for a man, and make sure you don't miss our slideshow of celebrity hotties who manage to pull off their beards . . . for the most part at least!

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redchick152 redchick152 7 years
i love the next day stubble on most guys. its so sexy, but it always makes my lips chapped and/or my face red after a make out session...its worth it though!
Ac2366 Ac2366 7 years
Stubble does look good on a lot of guys but it hurts like heck on my face. I voted for beard because my boy friend has a beard and it's soft and doesn't scratch up my cheeks and it's fun to play with. I always find myself laying next to him abscent mindedly stroking his beard.
nancita nancita 7 years
I love a beard. None of the beard-burn you get from stubble and, in my opinion, very sexy. Though the mustache shouldn't be too long or it gets all up your business while smooching.
vmruby vmruby 7 years
I like clean shaven or Orlando's look which is what my husband has. And I'll pass on the "soul patch".......
tiff58 tiff58 7 years
I'm with you meeshee! I like a little bit of scruff.
meeshee meeshee 7 years
i LOVE the way stubble and scruff looks..... mmmm :)
chellion chellion 7 years
Don't like the soul patch at all!! Not necessarily into a beard. I quite like the scruffy look...like if my boyfriend hasn't shaved for a few days...not bad!! At the end of the day it does depend on the guy!
lauraxtc lauraxtc 7 years
I like all of the above. But shaven is sexy too.
sourcherry sourcherry 7 years
I think the scruffy look is the most flattering on most guys, and clean shaved is also a safe bet. Beards are ok, and on some men can be really sexy (as long as it's fairly short, not a Santa's beard). Everything else looks douchey to me...
myfairlady93 myfairlady93 7 years
I like both clean-shaven and a little stubble. It depends on the guy.
zeze zeze 7 years
The ones who can't are usually those guys who grow weird facial hair, like it's patchy, curly or a different color than their head hair. That is not a good look at all. My profile picture has the Perrrrrrrfect facial hair :heart:
NaturallyGlam NaturallyGlam 7 years
I think it depends on the guy. My last boyfriend, I absolutely hated when he would grow out his facial hair between shaves. It looked gross, and facial hair just didn't work for him. But my current bf, he keeps this little beard (only on lower part of his chin) along with a mustache and I think it looks hot! I couldn't imagine what he would look like without it, and I'm not sure that I would want to know either. Some guys can carry facial hair in certain places, and others can't.
Pistil Pistil 7 years
I think scruffy is cute, but no real facial hair. At least not on my guy. I don't think it would suit him.
oohsexypenguin oohsexypenguin 7 years
I didn't used to like ANY facial hair. But my husband regularly sports a beard, and I find it hot. I guess he converted me haha. ;)
zeze zeze 7 years
9/10 times stubble/next day beard/mustache is hot on a guy. I love scruffy guys. Some, very few, look good with a goatee (that isn't too over-styled). Almost everyone looks not great when they trim in perfectly angular lines.
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 7 years
Yeah I agree it depends on the facial structure or as some say (the guy). I for instance wear a trim mustache & goatee & chin strap. Chin strap is the trim lined beard hair that fallows the jaw line from the hair line to the goatee. I remember I clean shaved once after fifteen years of having facial hair and some one said don't ever do that again. I said gee thanks.
Studio16 Studio16 7 years
Clean shaven, please and thank you. I'm not a huge fan of the scruffy look.
Angelica Angelica 7 years
I like a mix of clean shaven and stubble. I think mustaches are funny, but I don't like when men get too tied to their facial hair (for example the lovely soul patch example from Tres) and have to strategically groom it any one way.
Beauty Beauty 7 years
None. My ex had facial hair that I LOATHED. I never said anything because it's his face, his business... but I really disliked it. Clean-shaven for me, please.
weffie weffie 7 years
I love sideburns, but nothing else!
Chrstne Chrstne 7 years
I prefer no facial hair.
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 7 years
None, unless it's Tom Waits. In that case: soul patch. http://www.mostlymuppet.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/Tom_Waits_2.jpg
Kimpossible Kimpossible 7 years
I prefer clean shaven or goatee as long as it looks good on him. for the sake of the poll I chose goatee.
snarkypants snarkypants 7 years
depends on the guy. except for soulpatches. never ok.
Love-and-Sex Love-and-Sex 7 years
Here's a perfect example of a soul patch, courtesy of Howie Mandel. Enjoy . . .
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