2021 has just started but it’s already looking to be as weird as the previous year. A case in point is the bizarre Monkey Tail Beard trend that has become popular among men in recent weeks.
Out of this strange lockdown era we’re living in has sprouted the ‘monkey tail beard’, which looks very much like as the name would suggest and yet somehow even more bizarre.
In case you don’t know, a monkey tail beard is when a man’s facial hair is groomed and cut to resemble a monkey tail. The doctors say while it’s all in good fun what’s most important is raising money for a good cause.
As its name suggests, the Monkey Tail Beard features a long monkey tail-like facial hair that runs down one sideburn, extends into the beard, curls up around the other side of the mouth, and ends above the upper lip.
The look is inspired by the curled tail of monkeys, and this is how it looks. Picture this, the beard and the mustache are groomed in such a way that it runs down one sideburn, down the jawline, runs along the chin, tracing along the side of the mouth ending at the top lip. The trend was earlier known as cat tail beard using it to highlight the beard with their mustache.
This quirky facial hair fad came into the limelight back in 2019 when MLB baseball player Mike Fiers modeled his own monkey tail beard on the field during a game.
Ever since then, the trend has gained popularity amongst men who don’t mind experimenting with their look.