Are you or your partner thinking about growing a beard, but can’t decide? Well, why not have some of the most beautiful women in the world decide for you? After all, science is routinely making the case that women are drawn to big, manly beards—you know, for evolutionary reasons—while anecdotal evidence continually proves that it isn’t always so simple. Supermodel Gigi Hadid, for instance, is seriously into beards. So is the busiest woman in Hollywood, Margot Robbie. But Victoria Beckham? Not so much.
To learn how your favorite onscreen stars really feel about scruff, read on. And guys: whatever type of facial hair you choose to go with, don’t miss our collection of new grooming tech you need right now.
Margot Robbie: Pro-Beard
The blonde bombshell from down under knows what she wants in a man, and that package includes facial hair. According to Hello Magazine, Robbie described her ideal man as “rugged. I like ponytails, beards, maybe a tattoo.” While we can’t help you with the tattoo, we can guide you to some pretty awesome haircare products.
Jennifer Aniston: Usually Pro-Beard
Aniston’s husband, actor Justin Theroux, routinely grows out his beard for his role on the HBO’s The Leftovers. How does she feel about it? “She likes it up to a point,” Theroux told Ellen DeGeneres. “She’ll like it for about a month and then she’s like, ‘OK, you have to get rid of it.'” Hey, we can’t can’t blame him for following her wishes. After all, she is one of The 30 Sexiest Women Aging in Reverse.
Angelina Jolie: Pro-Beard
Brad Pitt, the now ex-Mr. Angelina Jolie, has been through several beard phases of the years. When he was particularly scraggly in 2010—yes, scraggly enough to garner news attention—Jolie told Vanity Fair that she dug the beard, stating: “I love Brad in every state.” Unfortunately that’s no longer the case, but we’re pretty sure it had nothing to do with super cool Pitt’s scruff.
Victoria Beckham: Anti-Beard
The fashion designer and former Spice Girl told her husband what she really, really wanted, and it was less facial hair. In an appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden, her husband, English soccer star and failed actor David Beckham, revealed after he let his facial hair get too scruffy, Victoria told him she would stop kissing him. And Beckham, a wise man, brought his scruff down to a neat trim.
Brooklyn Decker: Anti-Beard
The former Sports Illustrated model told Men’s Fitness, “Facial hair is a really good look, but it’s a really bad feel. I actually like the way a little scruff looks, but I’m sorry, I don’t want a beard rash on my face the first time I kiss a guy. That’s the worst.”
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Gigi Hadid: Pro-Beard
Kate Upton: Pro-Beard
The stunning swimsuit model appears has previously supported the Movember campaign, which encourages men to grow mustaches during the month of November to help raise awareness and funding for Prostate and Testicular cancers. And she’s currently engaged to Justin Verlander, a MLB pitcher who also boasts a short, well-maintained beard.
Olivia Wilde: On the Fence
The former House star—and wife of Jason Sudeikis—was discussing her co-star Jake Johnson’s masterful facial hair for the movie Drinking Buddies when she told The Daily Beast, “Depends on the dude, depends on the beard. I think it can be great.” A wise perspective to have indeed.
Anna Kendrick: Pro-Beard
This funny woman and Academy-Award nominated actress once told MTV, “I think I am more of a beard girl myself.” She also admitted she couldn’t resist scratching her co-star Jake Gyllenhaal’s beard when she first saw it.
Jessica Lucas: Anti-Beard
The star of Gotham is an actress and singer, but alas, not much of a fan of facial hair. She told Maxim, “I’m not into the long hair, the beard, or that hipster beard that’s happening right now. I like a man really clean-cut.”
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