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Urban Beardsman

Our story starts back in 2011 with Eric Bandholz working to surround himself with encouraging supporters that fit the Urban Beardsman ethos. All sorts of people who are growing their beards and creating a positive community.

Our mission is to change the way that society views beardsmen and shift the negative stereotypes about guys who choose to grow their beard. We will continue to work towards that mission while sharing tips & knowledge along the way about beard care, hair & body, style, and personal growth.

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  • As a 68 year old I have had a beard since 1968. This seems like a great place to find out answers to any questions about the art of wearing a beard. I will return often.

    john darrock on

  • Short beard for many years, growing out for 4 months, so thankful to find this community.
    I am a Family Physician and Obesity Medicine specialist in Atlanta GA so no not a lumberjack but admittedly love motorcycles. Beard on!

    Jeff McDaniel on

  • So, you said if I need anything right? How ‘bout a foot rub, a carne asada burrito, and a cold IPA? Sounds amazing!
    So glad I found your site. I ordered some goodies & I can’t wait to get them. I’m 52 & I’m growing my first beard. My hair is usually really short, like a 3 on top & a short goatee. My wife has been bugging me to grow it all out, so I’m about a month in & it’s time for a haircut & beard trim. I think I’ll leave the length on top of my melon go with the “boardroom” beard for now. I think I’m addicted & an official Beardsman!

    Mike on

  • Just watched the welcome video great message brother beardsman I’ll hang around here for a while

    CLint Noyes on

  • Trying to grow an epic mustache – man it’s super irritating, nipping and biting on my top lip. What can I do to relieve the discomfort?

    matthew scott on

  • Oh the unsolicited conversation intros and comments about my beard from people close to me, in proximity, and passing strangers. To sooth the irritation, I chose to gorge myself with beard memes. They worked well to bring laughs. However, I realized they were personally unhealthy because they were so very condescending. I was becoming an angry beardsman. I am putting an end to that! Heck, I just want to grow a beard and be me, encourage you to be you, ya know? Thanks Eric! I am thankful to have found this community. Be beardiful. -Kyle

    Kyle on

  • I must say that I am so glad to meet this community of bearded men.

    Watching all the video tutorials I came to understand more about how to maintain my beard and different ways that I can make it look healthy by using products, and at the same time be able to keep it looking awesome.

    I want to say thanks to Greg he has been very professional on Instagram where we been chatting about different ways of keeping my beard and mustache the beardbrand way.

    Thanks to him I purchase some mustache wax, and the prices are so good that I bought me a three pack and as soon as I run out of beard oil I will make sure to purchase some more but this time through though beardbrand and some beard balm.

    Thank you all for what you do for the community.

    “Beard On”

    Manuel N Rabell (Manny) on

  • First time growing out my beard, I thought I’d give it a shot and see how much I can grow. I’m in my first week and I’ve started to notice that I’m getting some pimples on my face under the hair. Is this common? And should I or can I use an acne facial cleanser? Or will beard wash do the trick? Another question is about my beard. I have some bald spots where no hair is growing at all, does that mean no hair will ever grow in that particular spot or could that area be a slow growing area?

    Issac on

  • I regretably shaved my beard off. I miss it and am growing it back. I’m just a week into it. Man, I blew it. I should have just cut my hair and it would have made the difference. Good advice from your videos. I’m going to do the 90 and watch my wardrobe and hair style. I think that’s gonna make all the difference. Thanks guys.

    Brian on

  • Ken, cleaning up the neckline makes a HUGE difference in the way others will perceive whether a beard looks clean or not. It is by far the most important area to maintain clean to assure your beard doesn’t have you looking like the homeless dude stereotype. Be careful not to go to far up under the jawline, about a finger or two above the adams apple is a good reference point. Good luck with your peers and their opinions, don’t let them influence you. Just be you my man.

    Joshua Carter on

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