The 5 o’clock shadow beard made its mark in the mid-eighties, thanks to people like George Michael and Don Johnson from Miami Vice, among other prominent people from the era. Back then the 5 o’clocks were called “designer stubble” - and like dancing in the movie Footloose - the beard was even banned by some companies for being too edgy. But while big bleached hair and tiny day-glo shorts are a thing of the past, this beard style still remains trendy today.
The five o’clock shadow is, by definition, easy to grow, however it is not always easy to maintain. You might need to stop beard-itch when the hairs grow in. You might also struggle in finding the perfect beard neckline. Overall, beard care might be more difficult than you expect. This short beard is more than meets the eye.
The 5 o’clock shadow is harder to develop than it seems. It needs the right care; products like oils and attention are important to developing this beard style.
If you’re planning to develop a healthy 5 o’clock shadow, here are some easy steps to follow.