We want to know more about your beards, so we’re starting off a new series – Beard Talk with Bristlr.
Our first beardy participant is Dave the Bear – a UK based bearded burlesque performer. The Bear performs worldwide, sharing the beardy goodness with everyone. To top it off, this is a decorated beard!
Winner of People’s Choice Award at the Vienna Boylesque Festival 2015, and nominated for London Cabaret Award for Best Alternative Act and a British Comedy Award for his work on 8 Out of 10 Cats, this beard certainly gets around!
So, want to get to know more about Dave the Bear and his beard? Read on:
What made you grow those magnificent bristles?
I’ve had a fuzzy face all my life, they don’t call me His Royal Hairiness for nothing! I used to shave it off as a teen, although I had some pretty killer sideburns, but I started embracing it fully when I was about 23.
How long have you been cultivating this fine beard?
Since the day I was born, my mother got stubble rash down there when I came out.
What do you love most about your beard?
It’s great for hiding things, like snacks for the cinema, small animals and most importantly, my double chin.
Any beardcare tips for the beard growers of the world?
I think grading it is important to keep it looking smart, plus plucking out the stray hairs in the middle of your face to avoid serving neanderthal realness.
Do you have any words of solidarity for your fellow beard owners?
I never used to like my beard, then it grew on me.
Huge thank you to Dave the Bear for taking the time out to tell us more about himself and his beard! We’ll have more #BeardTalk coming soon!
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