If you stepped foot in Hackney at any point in 2014, you’ll know it’s been a mega year for beards. Every hipster in the city’s been topping off their fisherman-stuck-at-sea look with big, bushy face fluff.
There was that hot bearded model that went viral over the summer and the very brief festival trend for weaving flowers through facial short-and-curlies. Plus, in the celeb world: Conchita Wurst and Jared Leto teamed lush Kim Kardashian-style locks with bristly chins and Leonardo DiCaprio let his beard get so big you could barely see his face.
And it’s not time to pick up the razor just yet. Somerset House has just announced an exhibition of photos of beards for early 2015. Featuring 80 snaps taken by photographer Brock Elbank, the series includes pictures of models, actor John Hurt and ordinary people with extraordinary facial hair.
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