“Scruffy,” “fuzzy” and “hairy” time is here and will remain trendy throughout November as the weather cools down, beards grow out and the competition heats up.
No Shave November is a cultural phenomenon that encourages men to put the razor down for one month and embrace their natural scruff.
Women are also welcome to participate in the event.
For senior Grant Miller, it’s an opportunity to show off his ability to grow a fuller beard than his friends.
“This is a time for hairy men to unite and be proud and unashamed of our natural body and growth,” he said.
There’s only one rule to follow: There is absolutely no shaving during the month. Grooming methods such as waxing or trimming are also prohibited and immediately disqualify the participant from the event.
Miller, who said he is used to a five o’clock shadow at the most, said that it will not be difficult to stay committed and embrace the scruff.
“The only difficulties I foresee are a little itching and maybe a loss of its sex appeal as it grows into a fuller lumberjack-looking lush,” he said.
And although Miller said he has the potential of growing a beard close to a couple of inches, he has to battle against more than just the possible alienation from girls or excessive itching.