How the hipster beard trend is catching on in France

By Patricia Mansfield-Devine 2-Dec-2016

Beards found to be favoured by those with left-wing political views, aetheists and those working in teaching, journalism and artistic industries

Beards are becoming increasingly popular in France, a new survey has found.

Around 48% of French men now have facial hair, an Ifop survey found. The survey was conducted for men’s brand O’Barbershop during ‘Movember’.

“Around 4% of men over 18 now habitually wear a moustache,” François Kraus, Director of Political Studies at Ifop told Cosmetics Business, “and around 40% have a beard. The proportion of bearded men has risen from 33% in two years.”

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