In honor of “Movember” we’d like to pay homage to the mustache, and facial hair in general.
In case you’re not familiar, Movember is a month-long event where men around the world grow a mustache during the month of November to help raise awareness and raise funds for men’s health issues such as prostate cancer and mental health. So why is 1st Family Dental paying attention to facial hair for guys? It’s simple. We noticed that something odd seems to happen with the portrayal of men on the web and social media who have facial hair.
It goes like this: a guy grows a mustache or a beard – and BOOM – suddenly his smile disappears. What’s up with that?!
Our recent blog post provided scientific proof that both men and women find potential mates to be more attractive when they are smiling versus when they hold a straight face. Good news, guys, you don’t have to choose. You can rock your mustache or beard AND keep on smiling. We scoured the internet and found 10 great examples of men who really do seem to have it all. Enjoy!
# 1. TOM SELLECK
This man has been proof for the past 35+ years that you can have a luxurious ‘stache and still sport a great smile. Source: http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=8zh4p2&s=6
2. KIT HARRINGTON
Winter is Coming – be prepared with facial hair! Also, smiling is great for attracting a mate, which will give you something else to do during the winter. Source: http://www.shallownation.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Kit_Harrington.jpg
3. CRAIG ROBINSON
Craig Robinson is proof positive that you can have facial hair without having to be so serious all the time. Source: http://www.joblo.com/newsimages1/craig%20robinsona.jpg
4. JAMES FRANCO
James Franco has a great smile, and the confidence to put a mustache above it and use both with skill. Source: http://www.yeshairstyles.com/wp-content/gallery/james-franco/james-franco-with-an-awesome-mustache-127-hours-premier-curly-hair.jpg
5. ZAC EFRON
Zac is all grown up now, and aren’t we lucky. He’s sporting some fantastic looking facial hair here…. AND a his famous rock star smile. Source: http://www.malecelebnews.com/2011/04/06/zac-efron-grows-a-mustache-and-a-beard/
6. SAMUEL L. JACKSON
If one of the baddest mothers (shut your mouth) out there can smile while sporting a mustache, so can you! Samuel L. Jackson makes his ‘stache look GOOD, even if he’s playing a bad guy. Source: http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/260610/slide_260610_1709326_original.jpg
7. CHOW YUN FAT
Who could look at that great mustachioed smile and think this guy could defeat so many bad guys at his day job with just his bare hands? Source: http://iv1.lisimg.com/image/1265452/600full-yun–fat-chow.jpg
8. BRAD PITT
We’re sorry, were you saying something? We’re just over here admiring Brad Pitt’s mustache, and that healthy, gorgeous smile. We’re definitely not jealous. Source: http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/1f/0d/b0/1f0db0f18bddc47bd72df540534abbea.jpg
9. MIKE DITKA
Da Coach is very well known for his mustache, among other things. He’s not always the smiling type, but when he does, he looks great. Source: http://www.dallasnews.com/
10. SAM ELLIOTT
We’re not even sure what Sam Elliott looks like without his famous handlebar mustache, and we’re really not interested in finding out. That thing must weigh at least 15 pounds. If one of the most famous craggy cowboys out there can smile despite the weight of that glorious ‘stache, so can you. Source: http://i.ytimg.com/vi/KMaslwlXlPI/maxresdefault.jpg