YouGov research shows that there is an increase in the proportion of men sporting facial hair since 2011.
We read that since mid-2011, 37 per cent of men had some form of facial hair – by late 2016 this had risen to 42 per cent.
As we reach mid November it got us thinking about Movember. This year, once again, millions of men will be growing out their facial fuzz to raise cash and awareness of men’s health problems including prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health.
The Movember Foundation [INSERT LINK: https://uk.movember.com/?home] encourages men to grow a moustache (mo) for the whole of November but some are doing the reverse and shaving their beards off to show their support.
If you’re looking to stay a cut above the rest and go for the chop at the end of Movember, look no further than Choppers on Bermondsey Street. They specialise in ‘old school’ gentlemen’s haircuts with favourite styles including pompadours, flattops and contours.
A short walk down from Choppers, you’ll find George Gents’ Hairdresser. Owner and Cypriot barber Vangelos Georgiou certainly knows a thing or two about cutting hair. He has been on Bermondsey street since 1970.
Looking for the Turkish experience? No appointment is necessary at Jeff’s Barber’s on Great Suffolk and you’ll even be offered a complimentary Turkish coffee. At £22, they offer the full works with Jeff’s ‘Hangover Cure experience’ which promises a hot towel followed by a hut cut throat shave, neck fluff removed, eye brows threaded, ears singed and a thorough hair wash along with a hot towel and massage.
So whichever way you decide to snip this Movember, don’t forget to conduct yourself like a “true gentleman”, as advised by the Movember Foundation.
Choppers 210 Bermondsey Street George Gents Hairdresser 126 Bermondsey St
Jeff’s Barbers 160 Great Suffolk Street
Photo credit for men/hair guide: Movember Foundation