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Prism by Beard Lab & Bristlr – Our new Beard Oil!

Prism is the new beard oil scent currently in development by Beard Lab, with a helping hand from Bristlr. Trust us, you need it in your life!

Beard Lab fans will remember their Jellybean Beard Oil, which sadly disappeared. However we love the scent so much that we’ve helped bring it back, with a re-brand!

Arriving soon in Beard Lab’s shop, Prism is a must have for beard owners looking for something a little sweeter. Smell the rainbow all day long with its colourful, fruity scent.

Beard Lab's Prism with Bristlr
Prism, a collaborative effort between Bristlr and Beard Lab, will be coming soon! So your beard can smell like rainbows too!

So, why have we brought back Jellybean? The simple answer is that Jellybean was our favourite beard oil scent, and we were heartbroken to see it go. We brought it back so that everyone can enjoy the magical scent once again!

We also wanted to give something back to the beard community, something unique. You’ll find plenty of beard oils out there inspired by woody, musky, masculine scents. How many beard oils smell like sweets and rainbows? Just Prism!

We want to see our beard owning folk taking good care of their beards. To do that you’ll need a quality beard oil. What better way to ensure quality than to work with a brand, like Beard Lab, that delivers products we know we love?

Prism was originally inspired by our Rainbow Feature, so it nicely ties in to the Bristlr brand. We’d also hoped to release this rainbow inspired beard oil in time for Pride Season, but unfortunately these things take time. You can’t cut corners when it comes to achieving a quality product after all! However, we want our LGBT fans to know that Prism and the rainbow motif was inspired by your diverse community!

Beard Lab have almost finished preparations and Prism will soon be available to buy. Until then go and pre-order your own bottle

Guest Post – 10 Reasons Why You Should Date a Man With a Beard

This article was written by Tara @ TrimEpil.com:


With the latest trend of men growing impressive facial hair, it is no wonder that more women find themselves attracted to bearded men.

If you are wondering why the beard has turned into a new symbol of sexual attraction and why more ladies are choosing to date men with beards, here are 10 reasons which will clarify this recent trend:

1. A beard makes a man even manlier. Having a full grown beard makes a man look more mature and confident which is exactly what most women are looking for when seeking their life partners. Plus there are many beard styles that are which will never grow old such as those here!

2. The beard makes snuggling and kissing much more fun. A soft and tickly beard is the perfect turn on for most ladies who will gladly share these intimate moments with a man with a beard.

3. Men with beards are open to adventure. A man who has the courage to take the step to grow a full grown beard is definitely not a cookie cutter. Choose to date a bearded man and you will never be bored! Spontaneous surprises and exciting new experiences will become a part of your happy new life. If you want to experience new adventures and never again have a dull moment – this is the best choice you can make when choosing a new partner.

4. Beards can add to the elegant look. Combining a well-groomed, trimmed beard with a stylish outfit can make any bearded man simply irresistible!

5. Nothing can beat the sensation of gently stroking a full grown beard on the face of your loved one. The tickling and the softness of the beard are very difficult to withstand and your man will love you even more when you gently caress his beard.

6. The beard protects the face of your loved one so even on the chilliest days he will be warm and happy, especially when you are around to enjoy the moment.

7. A fully grown beautiful beard is a symbol of rebellion and confidence, and let’s face it ladies – we all like bad boys! Plus, a well-groomed beard is proof that your man has the patience and can be committed enough to grow it and care for it. This means that the guy will be patient and committed to you too!

8. Bearded men are actually healthier. It is only natural for a woman to look for a partner who is strong and healthy, and scientific research has found that beards can actually reduce the risk of skin cancer and slow down the aging process due to the fact that it blocks up to 95% of the harmful UV rays.

9. Lumbersexuals are the new thing! Yes, women love a man with a burly beard who seems ready to take down a few trees with a big and heavy axe.

10. The beard makes a man look more mature. Say goodbye to the baby-faced men and help to a much more mature look of a bearded guy! A full grown beard is a symbol of manhood and wisdom.

Overall, if you choose to date a man with a beard you will feel happy, cared for, proud and constantly attracted to your guy. Beards are timeless and can be combined with both a more casual look as well as a classic and stylish vision. Everybody will notice your man, and you will never be more proud and sure about the choice you have made if you pick a bearded man to be at your side!

So, if you have been wondering why men with beards are constantly grabbing your attention – don’t. There is perfectly logical reasoning behind this trend. Go ahead and follow your heart – call that bearded man you met at the party last night. It could surely turn into the best and biggest love story of your life!


Got your own beard related article? Get in touch with samuel@bristlr.com with your ideas and lets talk beards!

#SuccessStory – Bristlr Baby

Bristlr Baby

Here at the Bristlr Blog we’ve had plenty of Success Stories. We’ve brought people together all around the world. All through a mutual love of beards.

So imagine our delight to find that our very first Success Story between Sophie and Kyle has led to our first Bristlr Baby! Say hello to Alex, who we’re sure will grow up to be a big fan of beards.

Not bad for an account set up by some friends on a night of drinking, right Sophie?

It’s been a couple of weeks since Sophie contacted us through Facebook to tell us the good news. So we believe it’s time to share that good news with the rest of our fans.

We met through Bristlr two and a half years ago, and welcomed our daughter Alex three weeks ago! She’s perfect, and absolutely loves snuggling in to daddy’s massive beard!

We’re totally smitten with each other and Alex. If I hadn’t messaged ‘Beyond The Flames’ on your app, we wouldn’t be here now.

The Bristlr Team is delighted our first (that we know of) Bristlr family! Congratulations to Sophie and Kyle, and welcome to the world our smallest beard fan, Alex!

10 Men with Beards that will make you want to join Bristlr

10 Men with Beards that will make you want to join Bristlr

Beards are amazing, am I right? They’re definitely in our top 10 of favourite things. We’re pretty sure they’re your favourite thing too.

Beards are for sharing, so we’ve tracked down 10 men with beards that will make you want to join Bristlr!

Not sure if Bristlr is the app for you? Check out our latest success story from Brian Harrington, to see Bristlr in action!

 

Beard #1

Beards and tattoos are @rickisamhall‘s signature look, but did you know the beard is currently off? It’s always sad to see a good beard go, so be sure to let them know how special they are!

 

Beard #2

A beard in Berlin. @dominikberberich is a model (of course), bartender and owner of one amazing beard!

 

Beard #3

A snappy dresser and a fancy beard on @queyoun, we certainly approve!

 

Beard #4

A fighting fit beard from Madrid! @kryspasiecznik has got some pretty sweet tattoos to go with that thickness.

 

Beard #5

The beard of @spizoiky looks great in black and white or colour. Go take a look at his profile and try to tell use we’re wrong.

 

Beard #6

Did you know that beards are the key to adventure? @mark.c.dc certainly does!

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We can all agree that we somehow tend to make • B i r t h d a y s • a big deal. Whether it's by celebrating the monument of our birth or by pity partying over the postponed and unaccomplished goals we set for ourselves. To me it's a mixed day that transforms into something new every year. Every moment i desperately try to differ between the meaning of just breathing and actually living. And so today I'm just turning a year older. Still trying to do my best torn between living, breathing and trying to satisfy the people i love. P.S: Since i'm spending my birthday today in the army base, the photo is from my bday last year making some wishful thinking i was there right now 🎵 Alive – Sia #beards #beard #man #men #instagood #guy #instamen #body #gains #arms #selfportrait #gymlife #menforus #hoscos #fitness #workout #love4fitguys #menintop #hot #birthday #chestday #instaboy #scruffy @hoscos #instalifo #thebeardedway @barbaspelosetc_

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Beard #7

Influencer, fashion wearer and beard owner. @woodreaux has a beard to be envied, and looks great in peach.

 

Beard #8

Do you know how easy it is to accessorise with a beard? @mehdi_manafii certainly does! Just look at this beard and hat combo.

 

Beard #9

You’ll always find @alexcroquer and his beard surrounded by cats. Seriously, check out his profile. This beard is a cat magnet.

 

Beard #10

This beard is enough to make anyone smile. Just look at the smile on @kiradymov‘s face!

 

There you have it, beards really are the best right! If it’s beards you’re looking for, you’ll find plenty of them right here on Bristlr. So join us and all the amazing beards of Bristlr.

For all the beards and beard lovers on social media, we’re currently running a competition in association with BILF. Head over to our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages to take part! 

#SuccessStory – Brian & Sherin

Last week we reached out to Brian Harrington, beardy entrepreneur, actor, producer and more! This isn’t the first time Brian’s been here on our blog, but this story might be a little more exciting…

We were delighted to hear that Brian met his fiance, Sherin, through Bristlr. Even more exciting, they recently engaged! We’ve got another Bristlr wedding on the way!

Brian and Sherin’s engagement took place at 30,000 feet over the Pacific Ocean. Not your average proposal! You can watch the touching moment that Sherin said yes, right here:

You can read more about this touching story from both Brian and Sherin below.

Brian

I messaged back and forth with Southwest on Twitter for about a month ahead of time and they were on it from the start. They emailed the flight crew and let me know a bottle of champagne would be waiting on board. The mood lights on the aisle, the peanuts crown, and calling us both up to the front was all their idea and the pilot let us take a sweet picture in the cockpit afterwards.

Sherin

Brian was in a weird, jittery mood leading up to our flight and I couldn’t figure out what had gotten into him! After letting me know that they “deleted his boarding pass,” I figured we wouldn’t be flying on Southwest anytime soon…boy, was I wrong. In a super coordinated effort, Southwest went above and beyond to execute the perfect proposal with the man of my dreams! I got to wear the ultimate peanut crown, sip champagne, and celebrate our day from 30,000+ feet in the sky.

Congratulations to Brian and Sherin on your engagement, we’re so happy to have brought you together and we hope there are many more happy years to come.

 

If you want to find your own beard, or if you’re looking for someone to stroke your beard, join Bristlr.

#BeardTalk with Bristlr – Dave the Bear

Dave The Bear Bristlr

You can find Dave the Bear on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

 

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!

If you’re looking for your own beard to stroke, join Bristlr today.

10 Beard Styles that never grow old…

Grow. Get it?

So you’ve been growing out that beard for a while and you’re not really sure what to do with it. Am I right? We’ve all been there.

Well, have no fear, Bristlr is here. We’ve tracked down ten great beard styles that will never grow old! Read on and marvel at these beautiful beards.

 

1. The Basic Beard. Basic, but by no means boring! No need to go crazy with this one, just let it grow and keep it trimmed. Any length, any colour, you can rock this if you just believe you can…

 

2. The Stubby. No need to keep it too long if maintenance if an issue. Keep it stubby and just trim it back when it’s getting a bit lengthy for your liking…

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3. The Bun & The Beard. If you want a complete look for your entire head, this is the one for you. Just grow out your hair alongside your beard and tie it up in a carefree bun…

 

4. The Goatee. You can’t beat a classic, and the goatee is certainly an iconic look. Turn heads on your travels. You’re bringing beardy back…

 

5. Tache n’ Shadow. Don’t want a full beard? No problem. There are other alternatives for your hairy face. That top lip is perfect real estate…

 

6. Tache to the Max. There’s no such thing as going overbeard when it comes to your face. Grow that tache all the way down to your feet if you want. You do you…

 

7. Bald & Beardy. Swap the hair on your head for the hair on your chin. Really pull focus to that carefully sculpted beard by eliminating any competition your hair up there might create…

 

8. Beard Braids. Keep your bushy bits under control with a braid or two! No need to loose any length here. If anything the lengthier, the better…

 

9. Beady Beardy. More of a decoration than a style, but if you’ve got a creative streak why not show it off with some beads in that beard? Show off a style all your own…

 

10. Your Beard Your Rules. Who said you needed to conform to a style anyway? It’s your beard and you can grow it out and maintain however you like. We support you…

 

 

So go ahead and grow, beard owners! You’ve been given the Bristlr Stamp of Approval on your beards!

And whilst we certainly don’t want to pick a favourite style, we’ll give you a hint…

10 Merbeards that’ll make you want to take to the sea…

Merbeards

Majestic. Flawless. Seaworthy.

All the qualities you could possibly want in a beard, for sure.

The Merbeard is top swimmer when it comes to beard trends. Colouring in beards to make them appear as if they came straight out of the ocean never gets old. We even attempted to Merbeard ourselves that one time.

So, in appreciation of the majestic Merbeard we’ve tracked down 10 Merbeards that’ll make you want to take to the sea… (Interpret that as you will).

Try not to be too salty if you’re not a fan.

 

1. The Classic Look. Keep it classy with the colours of the ocean. You can practically hear the crashing of the waves…

2. Sea Green. You could go for a look that’ll make others green with envy…

3. Pretty in Pink.  Why it gotta be blue? Not all fabulous creatures of the deep blend in…

4. Ocean Rainbow. Serve rainbow trout realness…

5. Decorated Sailor. Why stop with colour? Get some decorations from the deep…

6. The Full Merman. Why stop with your beard when there’s a whole canvas upstairs waiting to be splashed with colour…?

7. The Silver Fin. Shimmer and shine, stand out in an ocean of colour…

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Silver on silver. Make it shine! @celebriteez

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8. The Turquoise. You can always keep it simple with your Merbeard…

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Merbearding it up this weekend! @stevensanchezjr

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9. Flashy Fish. Or go wild, the world is your oyster…

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Dye it! Spray it! Werk it! @freeradical666

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10. The Constructed Merbeard. Don’t be put off if you haven’t got a beard of your own to decorate. Dip your toes in to the waters of creativity…

 

And with that we’re fresh out of sea-beard related puns!

Have you successfully Merbearded yourself? We wan’t to know! Message our Instagram @Bristlr or Twitter @BristlrApp and we’ll help you show off your ocean fantasy to the world!

10 Lovely Things You Can Do With Your Beard

Beards are great. We love beards. You love beards. Everyone loves beards (even if they say they don’t).

Sometimes, beards could do with being a little more lovely. Just a touch more fabulous. We’re sure you’ll agree. So, we’ve scoured that internet to find 10 lovely things you can do with your beard. Or someone else’s beard, so long as you ask them first.

 

1. Colour it in with stuff. Go full on Merbeard, or Manicorn, or whatever we’re calling it now. Get creative. From hair chalk to colourful mascaras, there are plenty of ways to add a splash of colour to you beard.

 

2. Stick some flowers in it. Flowers are great, flowers and beards are even better. Be a friend of the bees and looks fabulous whilst you do it. #TheBeardsAndTheBees

 

3. Put colourful beads in it. Maybe you don’t want to colour in the beard itself but you want lots of pretty colours in there? Tie some beads in it! If you happen to be at Mardi Gras, so much the better.

 

4. Fill it with snacks for later. It’s a known fact that beards will capture food, so why delay the inevitable? Fill that face with food! Then eat it later. Before it gets sticky.

 

5. Even more flowers. Why stop with your beard? If you’ve got enough up top, you can get all floral up there too.

 

6. Glitter it up. If your hands are full carrying your fabulous unicorn purse, where are you going to keep all of your glitter? In your beard of course.

 

7. Store your pencils in it. Does your beard need to reflect your artistic endeavours? Perhaps you’re a teacher and you need to keep spares for your students? Or maybe you just really love pencils?

 

8. Light it up. With little bulbs, put the lighters down. Let your beard be a light in the darkness. A beacon of fuzzy hope. Find things in the dark really easily.

 

9. Get festive with it. Beard baubles are really the tip of the iceberg here, but you can’t beat a classic festive look.

 

10. Bead it up again. Try a more conservative bead, if colours aren’t your thing. You’ll still look flawless. If you’ve got a really thick beard, you could even tie it up to tame it.

 

There are many ways you can jazz up your beard. The only limit is your imagination… Mostly.

So get out there and put things in your beard! Make it a say something beard day!

 

Cover image by Vito Fun.

 

Gay, Bi & Queer Beards on Bristlr

Gay, Bi, Queer Beards

Those of you with a keen eye will notice a recent update to our FAQ section on your favourite dating app, Bristlr!

However, we’re aware that some of your have had a bit of a problem using Bristlr – namely our gay, bi and queer users looking for other beards.

Since joining the Bristlr team, one of the questions I hear most often goes along the lines of …

How do I find other gay men on Bristlr?

One of our aims with Bristlr is not to put people in to boxes, aside from the key ‘beard or no beard’ boxes. We don’t want to slap labels on everything, you have the freedom to come up with your own labels. What we really want is for everyone to feel welcome and involved, regardless of gender or sexuality.

However, we are aware that this can cause a problem for gay, bi and queer users looking for other beards – it can make searching for another beard a little difficult.

We know some of you might want to wear your identity with pride. And if that’s something you’re comfortable with, it’s something we actively encourage. Take a look at our new addition to the FAQ section:

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See? We’re trying, and we hope you understand. By using hashtags in your profile, other Bristlr users will be able to find you using the search bar.

Of course if you ever do have any feedback we’re open to it.

We want Bristlr to be an inclusive app for all beard fans, so we’ll work hard to bring that to you.