Bearded Men Are Looking Straight Up to Reveal Their “Under Beard Faces”

My friend has a beard – he looked up today. from r/pics

Sometimes a small shift in perspective can change everything. One of the latest funny trends for bearded men involves them simply turning their gaze upward and exposing their “underbeard”—the underneath part of their chin and their outstretched neck. In doing so, they create an uncanny resemblance to a face and a full head of hair. Guys are furthering this bizarre illusion by digitally drawing eyes and a mouth onto their necks. Some even add a real pair of glasses.

The beard face trend is strange enough to have a subreddit dedicated to it.  Aptly called Underbeard, its mission is simple. “Your beard has a face,” the community explains. “Get to know him…or her.” The results are delightful and outlandish as people imagine the vibrant personalities that live beneath their chins.

One of the most popular underbeards is from Redditor o_TWICKS_o. He posted a picture of his friend’s neck and beard that has a striking kinship to Beaker from the Muppets. Now all he needs is Dr. Honeydew!

Check out more beard faces below.

You know the space underneath a guy's beard and his neck? Men are turning this “underbeard” area into a beard face.


I love this subreddit. from r/underbeard

The hilarious bizarre trend often involves the men adding digital faces to their underbeard…

My first attempt. I didn't even know this was a thing until yesterday. I'm glad it is. from r/underbeard

Hey guys just got my hair did from r/underbeard

…giving themselves a second personality ranging from shy to sassy.

She likes you. from r/underbeard

I never knew my underbeard was Coolio! from r/underbeard

They share their beard faces in a subreddit aptly called Underbeard.

tiny ears from r/underbeard

Around the eye tats?

Do what now? from r/underbeard

I call it pam

I asked my bearded friend to help me get here from r/underbeard

Just shaved my head. What do you think? from r/underbeard

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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