Paid PostPosted on 17 Dec 201819 Things You'll Only Understand If You Have Facial Hair"Does it ever get itchy?" – every person you meet on this sweet Earthby BraunBrand PublisherFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. People use your facial hair to sum up your entire identity. Thomas Barwick / Getty Images Before your beard, you were called John. Now you're "beard guy" or "that bloke with the beard" or "John with the beard" or even "Pirate John". 2. And sometimes strangers will address you as "mustache guy" or "beard guy" or "goatee guy", etc. Ajr_images / Getty Images *in line at the post office*"Excuse me, but the guy with the mustache was next." 3. People make big assumptions about your profession based on your facial hair. Tim Kitchen / Getty Images "Wait, you're an accountant? I always thought you were a motorcycle mechanic." 4. And they often assume they know your interests based solely on your facial hair style. Westend61 / Getty Images "This fellow must know his craft cocktails, amiright?" 5. Without fail, strangers will ask you about the facial hair in the first five minutes of meeting you. Hinterhaus Productions / Getty Images "So how long have you had the beard growing?" 6. And this naturally sorts people into two categories: people who love your facial hair and people who do not. Jutta Klee / Getty Images Your mom is almost certainly in the second category. 7. Romantically, this can be very helpful when trying to determine if someone fancies you or not. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com 8. But you may also find you're merely the latest partner in a long line of people with your same facial hair. Andrea Borile / Getty Images Photo Taken In Italy, Tarvisio 9. Perhaps most surprising is that the biggest admirer of your facial hair is other guys who are envious of it. Aleksandargeorgiev / Getty Images "Niceeee beard, mate. How long did it take you to grow that? Been thinking about growing one myself." 10. But let's be honest: You love your face fur too. Deepak Singh / Getty Images 11. And you definitely know the struggles of attempting to keep it looking its best. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "This scruff isn't exactly 3mm on accident. I trim every day to maintain the illusion that I'm not trying very hard." 12. Your bathroom cabinet is home to a collection of scissors, brushes, trimmers, ointments, and other tools you use to woo the ol' wool. Westend61 / Getty Images 13. And when you encounter another guy with strong facial hair, you tend to swap methods and products. Luis Alvarez / Getty Images Expert tip: when trimming your facial hair, you should wear an apron and put the bottom end over the sink bowl. This creates a trough to catch all the hairs, which you can then pour into the bin. No mess! 14. People are endlessly entertained by old photos of you from before your time with statement facial hair. Nikola Miljkovic / Getty Images "Look at that baby face!" 15. And sometimes you do consider a change-up. Vadimguzhva / Getty Images 16. If you do a shave, you definitely shave in stages to enjoy each unique pattern of possible facial hair. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com 17. And you've definitely created a special statement look just for one costume or event. 18. You would never admit this publicly, but you have on occasion done some role play with your facial hair in the bathroom mirror. Vadimguzhva / Getty Images 19. Last but not least, when you finally do decide to go back to bare, everyone in your life FREAKS THE HECK OUT. Via gettyimages.co.uk / gettyimages.co.uk Is your facial hair an iconic part of your look? Braun's Series 3 shaver and Multi-Grooming kit give you everything you need to keep your face looking fantastic.