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TAMING THE BEAST!

IT’S TRUE THAT THE BEARD HAS ENJOYED NEW HEIGHTS OF POPULARITY IN RECENT YEARS: TAKE A BOW HIPSTERS AND BEARS, AND SAY BYE-BYE CLEAN-CUT OFFICE CULTURE. BUT NOT EVERYONE LOVES THE HIRSUTE LOOK AND SINCE THE DAWN OF TIME, MAN HAS BEEN FINDING INVENTIVE WAYS TO REMOVE THE FUZZ. WAX ON, WAX OFF…

A LITTLE BIT OF ANCIENT HAIRSTORY

STUBBBLE TROUBLE: The Egyptian pharaohs viewed facial hair as a sign of neglect

While our early ancestors are routinely depicted as scraggly vagabonds, during the Ice Age wet facial hair was more of a liability than an asset. So to combat any frostbite problems, early humans began pulling out their hairs using seashells as tweezers. Yep, seashells. Mind you, iling down teeth was also a popular pastime, so it’s all relative. The Ancient Romans might have seen a lack of major body hair as some kind of terrible deformity, but the Egyptians were all about the “pretty boy” look.

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Tom Daley is on the cover of Attitude’s ‘Body’ issue, talking exclusively about his ideal physique and why he’s tired of being seen as just a body. Plus, Attitude celebrates the male form in a revealing shoot with eleven men... Our survey of over 5000 readers reveals the shocking truth about how gay men really feel about their body… Editor-in-Chief Matt Cain strips off to show exactly what magazines can do to turn a real body into a fantasy physique… Plus, Joel Dommett reveals some rather embarrassing personal details about his time in the I’m A Celebrity… jungle.