A beard transplant procedure takes an entire day, and can run up to $10,000 for a full beard. The doctor and technicians remove hair strands with the follicles intact from another part of the body — usually the bottom of the back of the head. It’s moved to where it is wanted on the face
A few weeks before Abraham Lincoln was elected president, 11 year old Grace Bedell sent Lincoln a letter encouraging him to grow a beard, writing, “All the ladies like whiskers and they would tease their husbands to vote for you…” By the time of his inauguration, Lincoln had a full beard.
Ancient Roman philosophers sported different styles of beards to distinguish which school of philosophy they belonged to.
A sailor who wishes to grow a beard in the Royal Navy has to submit a ‘permission to stop shaving’ form. He is then allowed two weeks to ‘grow a full set’ before he presents himself to the Master at Arms who will decide if his beard looks stupid or is respectably full enough to be permitted.
The first man to swim the length of Great Britain grew a beard to stop jellyfish stinging his face.
A sailor in the British Royal Navy may only grow a beard if they can achieve a ‘respectably full enough beard’ after two weeks’ growth.
The more likely a man can grow a beard, the more likely he will eventually go bald.