It’s November and the festive season is around the corner! The countdown has begun! As we begin to get into the mood to make merry, spread some cheer, and generally, the party (with all the safety protocols in place, of course!) – our minds are already racing ahead for ideas to celebrate Christmas and New Year! Grooming and fashion for men have evolved over the last few years. The competition between men and women in this arena has now become neck to neck. So, men increasingly turn to the internet for inspirational thoughts and suggestions to celebrate, where they’re likely to have stumbled upon memes, pictures, and quotes featuring hairy men (pun intended), and if you’ve found yourself wondering, “what’s with these men and their beard look and long hair – Welcome to ‘No Shave November’ or Movember as it is also referred to as.
The concept of No-Shave November has been around for a while now. Although thanks to social media the idea has spread and won millions of hearts in the process. In a nutshell, during this time men ditch their razors and shaving gels to donate their grooming expenses to cancer charities.
Often, we’ve come across reports about how cancer has risen exponentially this past decade. According to the World Health Organisation, cancer is the second leading cause of death globally. Scary as the mortality rates are, the ordeal of living with this dreaded disease – chemotherapy, exorbitant medical bills, associated health issues, and hair loss – all take their toll on cancer patients.
Therefore, to support these patients, men from around the world do their bit by donating the money that they would otherwise spend on a haircut or a shave. This is a noble cause indeed, however, not without a somewhat humourous twist – read on to know what we mean.
When TCT met these handsome hunks with beard and stubble:
TCT asked a few good men (and they look stunning in their beard look) about their idea of No Shave November and this is what they had to say about this truly novel and noble initiative.
We hope that you are motivated by these fine, unpretentious gentlemen. As they said, let not charity be restricted to a particular month in a year. Instead, any month can be “Movember” as long as you are part of something that brings comfort and joy to others.
So let that beard grow! Spread awareness and be generous!
Jayashankar Balakrishnan – Businessman from Kochi
Sameer Malhotra – Indian Film Actor
Nadir Kanthawala – Co-founder, Pops in a pod and Digital Marketer