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Hipster wannabes get facial hair transplants (beard club for men?)
NY Post ^ | February 25, 2014 | 1:16pm | Natalie O'Neill

Posted on 02/26/2014 2:07:58 PM PST by a fool in paradise

It’s shear madness! Brooklyn’s hipster beard craze has grown so popular that men in New York are rushing to doctors for “facial hair transplants” — surgery that helps make beards look thicker and less patchy, sources said.

Stubble-challenged guys are forking over up to $8,500 for the beard-boosting procedure, which has spiked in popularity in recent months, plastic surgeons told The Post.

“Brooklyn is probably the nucleus of the trend, it’s the hipster ‘look’ guys want. If you have a spotty beard, and you let it grow out, it looks sloppy, ” said Dr. Jeffrey Epstein, a Midtown-based plastic surgeon.

“[Clients] want full beards because it’s a masculine look. Beards are an important male identifier,” he added...

...The hair-raising trend is also popular with female-to-male transgenders, Hasidic Jews, and guys who simply aren’t very hairy, doctors said...

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Gardening; Health/Medicine; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: beards; fads; hipsters; newyork

1 posted on 02/26/2014 2:07:58 PM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: a fool in paradise

Shallow, indolent Obamanation of Desolation voters.

Why don’t they spend some of that extra cash on helping the poor?


2 posted on 02/26/2014 2:10:03 PM PST by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows
PING


3 posted on 02/26/2014 2:10:31 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: a fool in paradise
Is Zach Galifianakis a monthly donor?
4 posted on 02/26/2014 2:11:44 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: a fool in paradise

The dollar shave club ads are enough to make me want to grow a beard just so I can shave it off.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUG9qYTJMsI

Our blades are freakin great.


5 posted on 02/26/2014 2:12:25 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: a fool in paradise

I’ve had a full beard since May of 1969. I grew it because I couldnt keep up with shaving it. I didnt mind shaving in the morning but twice a day seemed extreme. Whodathunk I’d ever be a hipster?


6 posted on 02/26/2014 2:12:47 PM PST by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: a fool in paradise

Goat f'ers seem to be able to grow huge beards...

7 posted on 02/26/2014 2:15:21 PM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: a fool in paradise

I’ve noticed that a lot of young men these days can’t seem to grow much facial hair. Too much soy (female plant estrogen) in all the processed foods? Too much residual birth control pills getting into our water system? When I was 16 I grew a good mustache and when I was 19 and in basic training I was made to shave twice a day or else I’d get hassled by the drill instructors by mid afternoon and I didn’t think it was that unusual.


8 posted on 02/26/2014 2:19:20 PM PST by Teotwawki (For a person to get a thing without paying for it, another must pay for it without getting it.)
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To: a fool in paradise
hipsters photo: Hipster Bingo e6bb2fb0-450c-4fc2-a5c2-adcbd45a5a64.jpg
9 posted on 02/26/2014 2:40:15 PM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: a fool in paradise



10 posted on 02/26/2014 2:43:48 PM PST by MeshugeMikey (how many times has obie fundamentaly transformed obamacare now?)
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11 posted on 02/26/2014 2:48:09 PM PST by chrisser (Senseless legislation does nothing to solve senseless violence.)
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To: a fool in paradise

This is the second time in my life I have had a beard. The idea that I may be promoting anything NYC or hipster has me thinking a shave is in order.


12 posted on 02/26/2014 2:48:40 PM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Fai Mao

Because the are perfect liberals. They let the government take care of the poor so they don’t have to get dirty.


13 posted on 02/26/2014 2:50:18 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: MeshugeMikey
Barack Obama's beard.


14 posted on 02/26/2014 2:51:03 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: a fool in paradise

indeedy do!


15 posted on 02/26/2014 2:55:32 PM PST by MeshugeMikey (how many times has obie fundamentaly transformed obamacare now?)
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To: Teotwawki

hot liquids in plastic containers release a substance thats know to increase estrogne production in males....

plastic coated paper coffee cups for all!


16 posted on 02/26/2014 2:57:02 PM PST by MeshugeMikey (how many times has obie fundamentaly transformed obamacare now?)
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17 posted on 02/26/2014 3:00:16 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: a fool in paradise

Periodically, gullible lemmings have to spend millions of dollars on some stupid fad that will make them hang their heads in shame 10 years down the road. Remember the Nehru jacket you bought in 1967??
The Bee Gee album from 1977? How about that Panasonic “brick” phone?


18 posted on 02/26/2014 4:18:30 PM PST by IronJack
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To: IronJack

Jordache “ designer “ jeans .


19 posted on 02/26/2014 4:30:26 PM PST by sushiman
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To: a fool in paradise


20 posted on 02/26/2014 4:40:27 PM PST by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: a fool in paradise
My anti-hipster hero:


21 posted on 02/26/2014 4:52:47 PM PST by Rodamala
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To: chrisser

Dang, what are you people feeding that child ;)


22 posted on 02/26/2014 5:16:30 PM PST by West Texas Chuck (Those who "try" often fail, those who DO often succeed.)
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To: central_va
College girls are the best...


23 posted on 02/27/2014 12:54:34 PM PST by wardaddy (Bus to Shreveport... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYF682WYRtw&feature=youtube_gdata_)
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