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Jason smiles.


We don’t want to give the impression that Jason’s nothing more than a rough and tough guy who would rather punch you out than look at you.  The photo above shows that he can smile and that he is really a nice guy.  It’s true!  He really is a nice guy!

the shape of the beard


When beards go wrong, one of the most common causes is poor shaping.  The most common example is defining the neck line too high.   What’s the problem with a bad neck line definition?  There are many.  Depending on the severity of the error, it may make to the beard look just a bit odd or it may make it look like a disaster.  In a way, the point of growing a beard is to cover the chin with hair.   So why carve out the underside of the chin and jaw, leaving them bare?  Why?  Perhaps not surprisingly, new beard growers have seen someone else do it and mistakenly conclude that must be the way it’s supposed to be done and emulate the misplaced neck line.

A properly shaped beard with a good neck line can usually hide or disguise a double chin.  A poorly-defined neck line, up too high, often does just the opposite: It can accentuate the double chin, often substantially, to the detriment of the beard grower’s appearance.

Defining the neck line too high can give the beard a comical look.  And if the error is sufficiently severe, the beard may almost give the owner the look of a permanent clown face.  Who wants that?  Not even a professional clown.

So please, take care to give your beard the proper shape.  You will be glad you did.  And if you know someone in need of help, send them here: Designing a neck line for your full beard.

Now what about defining that cheek line?  There are pitfalls to be avoided there as well.  That will be the subject of an upcoming post.

six million already?

At the end of June, the galleries hit five million views.  Late this evening, the counter clicked over to six million views.  I wasn’t at the keyboard when it happened.  I missed seeing it by 188 views.  So I don’t readily know who was lucky number six million.  At five million it was Jason (although it was not this photo — this one does not appear in the galleries at this time):


Click on the photo above to go to Jason’s beard feature.

happy five million!

At 9:55 PM PDT tonight, the counter on the beards.org photo gallery hit five million views!  Amazingly, it was on today’s date exactly one year ago that the gallery hit two million views.  Tonight’s achievement of the five million mark is a symbolic milestone because of the counter reading.  However, the actual count is already higher than that for a number of reasons.  A server failure prior to hitting the two-million mark caused a rollback of the counter.  Deleting photos from the gallery causes their view numbers to get subtracted from the count.  Also, Salvatore’s videos had high numbers of views that no longer show in the count because I took them offline.  I took them offline because they were consuming too much bandwidth.

So which photo was lucky number five million on the counter tonight?  It was this photo of Jason:

Jason at five million!

Click on the thumbnail image to view the larger image in the gallery.

Congratulations, Jason!  Happy five million!