Beauty
Founder of Beard Company shaves beard 8 years in the making
Men and beards go together like ice cream and cake, but this guy can really pull it off both ways. He looks so much younger.
Cherie Gozon
10.08.21

Some men love to grow out their beards. Some don’t.

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For those who love to grow their beard long for years, there’s a lot of care and grooming that goes with it. It doesn’t mean that you grow it that you won’t take time to make it look neat, right?

Beardbrand is a beard grooming and men’s facial hair care company.

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YouTube Screenshot|Beardbrand

They aim to help men with their facial hair grooming by educating them about it. They also have various products to help men keep their beards and mustache tidy while growing them.

But what happens if a beard company’s CEO decided to shave off his beard?

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YouTube Screenshot|Beardbrand Alliance

CEO Eric Bandholz decided that he needed to shave off his beard. He had his beard and let it grow for eight long years only to come to this decision.

Of course, he shared this experience with their brand’s audience via their Beardbrand Alliance YouTube channel.

Eric decided to shave his beard for health reasons.

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YouTube Screenshot|Beardbrand Alliance

He said that he noticed that a mole or a lump was growing underneath his beard. Since it’s too long, he can’t know for sure what’s going on there.

So, he decided to shave it off so he could go for a check-up.

Is this something men should worry about?

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It is. According to dermatologist Ali Hendi, MD, it could be a sign of skin cancer. He said that some people believe that hair alone can protect the skin from UV rays, which is false.

And since men don’t care for skin and facial care that much, this part of the skin tends to be neglected and unprotected.

Eric went on with the process with the help of their barber, Bob Miranda.

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YouTube Screenshot|Beardbrand

In the full-length video of the entire shaving process, Bob and Eric showed different beard and mustache styles that people can do. They trimmed it a bit shorter every time until all that facial hair came off.

Eric’s transformation is just unreal.

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YouTube Screenshot|Beardbrand Alliance

He said he felt it was weird to see his face so clean. He even freaked out a bit. Even the rest of the Beardbrand staff felt that way and admitted they hadn’t seen his face that clean ever.

But the best reaction came from Eric’s wife.

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YouTube Screenshot|Beardbrand Alliance

He was facing against the door where his wife would enter. She came in laughing. The moment he turned to face her, she laughed even more and even she said it was weird to see Eric’s face totally clean.

“It’s college Eric. Oh, you look so young! This is who I met in the bar fourteen years ago. He looks just like college Eric.”

She said all this in between fits of laughter and “oh my god’s.”

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YouTube Screenshot|Beardbrand Alliance

Most of the people also commented on how young Eric looks after he shaved off his beard. Some people were quick to judge his wife for laughing at the transformation.

One person defended her, saying that if you’re someone who grew up with a person with all that beard for a long time, there’s a lot of mixed emotions the first time you see them with the beard off.

Eric might look young without the beard, but he said he’ll definitely grow it back.

See the youthful appearance hiding behind all that beard in the video below!

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By Cherie Gozon
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Cherie Gozon is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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