A Century of Men's Beauty Trends Ends With the Man Bun

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It's about that time again when all the guys in our lives forsake their razors in favor of untidy, and sometimes, patchy facial hair. To honor all those aspiring hipsters who wear their beards long for this month, WatchCut Video released a 90-second clip of all male beauty trends from the past 100 years. Though Movember wasn't a thing until recently, you can see guys rocking fashionable facial hair since as early as the 1910s. We guess a bit of scruff was always in style.

While men's beauty trends have not evolved nearly as much as ours over the years, it's hard to say there haven't been some drastic changes. Take the turn of the century, for example. Those swirly, twirly mustaches we see our unconventional friends showing off nowadays first started in the 1910s, and were often partnered with hair parted to the side and drastically slicked down, usually with pomade. During the 1920s, and '30s, the somewhat greasy, slicked down look varied just a little bit, with mustaches becoming thinner and more precisely groomed.

It isn't until the 1940s that we saw men's hair start to get some volume, and it looked pretty damn good. Parted to the side, with locks tousled in the front, the '40s ushered in an era or fuller hair, that continued onto the '50s greaser look. It's a wonder men took the time to style their hair so much back then, but let's bring it back!

The '60s changed things completely, as rebellious teens who idolized the Beatles forgot the short haircuts of their fathers in favor of longer, mushroom cuts. Then '70s hair got even longer as the counterculture movement continued, only for it to all be cut off in the '80s and slicked back for that Yuppie appeal.

A decade later, grunge bands like Nirvana reigned supreme, and hair became longer in a style that looks very similar to the '70s. In the 2000s, a spiked up style came to the forefront. But it all ends with our most infamous hairstyle yet, the man bun, which is all-the-rage with the Lumbersexuals of our day.

Oh, how things have changed!

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