No Shave November

“The beard is a reflection of both wisdom and royalty.” - The Roots’ Black Thought

No Shave November is upon us! If you’ve been on the fence about becoming a beardsman, now’s the time. This month, we invite you to grow your beard out to raise awareness about men’s health. According to the No Shave November organization, the concept is to grow your beard out wild and free (as if you needed an excuse) while donating the money you’d typically spend on shaving to cancer prevention and education. In other words? Do good while looking badass.

To get you started with No Shave November, this week’s Best of the Web includes the science behind why some guys grow beards more easily than others, 5 tips for going from barefaced to lumberjack as fast as possible, and 5 things you didn’t know about No Shave November.

From there, we take a look at a beard’s place in everywhere from sports (remember Brian Wilson, AKA The Beard?) to music (Black Thought, the hirsute leader of The Roots, Jimmy Fallon’s house band on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon).

And finally, we catch up with a bearded brother close to home in our beard profile of Zach Chilson, a Long Beach, California-based woodworker carrying on the family trade.

Here's to a month of #GrowWithZeus.

Beard On,

The Zeus Team


Not being able to grow a beard has nothing to do with manliness or virility - it all comes down to genetics. (Shortlist)

There is no miracle drug for growing a beard faster. There are, however, 5 easily followed lifestyle tweaks to boost your beard growing game. (GQ)

Can the new iPhone X’s Face ID still recognize you if you shave? One writer put it to the test. (Business Insider)

A look at the cult of the beard - and the many championship runs it’s fueled - in baseball, hockey, and basketball. (New York Post)

The Roots’ Black Thought on his 'royal' beard and how the best barbers are from Philly. (The New York Times)

5 things you didn’t know about No Shave November. (Zeus Beard Blog)

Meet Zach Chilson: a woodworker, musician, actor, and beardsman. (Zeus Beard Blog)