Facebook has been reminding me a lot lately about what I used to look like before I started growing a beard. It started as an annual hunting season ritual. I would begin to grow the beard on Labor Day (aka opening weekend of archery season) and I would not shave until the weekend after Thanksgiving. This was my tradition for years, until I finally decided one day to just keep it. A lot of that decision had to do with the fact that every time I shaved my beard, I looked like a sphinx cat.

dustin humes via unsplash.com
dustin humes via unsplash.com

Now that COVID 19 has forced many of us to work from home, or just have a lot less human interaction. Beards have become far more popular across the US. Facial hair in general has seen a huge comeback over the last year. In fact, people have been googling facial hair styles a lot recently. The folks at Zippia crunched the numbers to find out what facial hair styles each state was googling more than others.

According to their website here is how Zippia came up with their outcomes

Using Google Trends, we determined what facial hair each state is displaying a disproportionate amount of. We examined just under 20 facial hair styles- ranging from the simple, classic beard and the more out there styles such as the questionable monkey tail. From there, we determined what facial hair is searched a disproportionately, high amount.

Montana was the only state with a high trend of monkey tail facial hair google searches. The monkey tail style is when you let one side burn grow down around your chin and up on to your lip. Essentially looking like a monkey tail on your face.

Is Montana going to be the trendsetters of the future of facial hair? Or are we going to be the home of one of the most cringe worthy facial hair styles in history?

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