Prickly male ego knows no bounds

Ronnie Fox, who grew a beard for two charities then had it shaved off in stages, with half of it going on Boxing Day and the other half on New Year's Eve. Ronnie is pictured in the Turkish barbers in Shotton Colliery, where barber Hakan Arslan did the honours.
Ronnie Fox, who grew a beard for two charities then had it shaved off in stages, with half of it going on Boxing Day and the other half on New Year's Eve. Ronnie is pictured in the Turkish barbers in Shotton Colliery, where barber Hakan Arslan did the honours.
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Male grooming is an industry worth billions; undoubtedly male vanity is booming.

But crumbs, the latest trend in NYC? Beard transplants at $7,000. Designer stubble takes on a whole new meaning.

From Deliverance-style wilderness whiskers to Etch-A-Sketch goatees, the buzz is facial fuzz. And those who never got past the ‘bum-fluff’ stage, or whose ‘public’ hair is depleting with age, are so desperate for the Brad Pitt Scruff and the Magnum Moustache’ they’re paying through the nose hair to have follicles transferred from their heads (or curly ones from their chests) to give instant stubble. Strikes me there’s another business opportunity here. Most men would pay to never have to shave again. For a smooth price, turn them into beard donors...