the gay beards

Beards have long been statement pieces for a man鈥檚 face, and recently facial hair has created even more of a moment for guys due to various trends that have gone down in the beard-styling sphere. We鈥檝e seen colored beards for the summer and beard baubles for the holidays pop up on men鈥檚 radars, with flower beards remaining an ever-lasting face-cessory ideal for any season. There鈥檚 even the guy who places/attaches/ties聽everything to his beard. Now, there鈥檚 two bearded bros that combine all of those trends and throw even more creativity onto their faces, providing plenty of inspo + eye candy along the way.

the gay beards
the gay beards

Johnathan Dahl and Brian Delaurenti (the one with the white streak), together known as The Gay Beards, are 25-year-old Portland-based BFFs that document their most creative outlet: their beards. Since they both are in creative fields 鈥 Johnathan鈥檚 a musician + Brian鈥檚 an artist 鈥 it really comes as no surprise that they鈥檙e showcasing their talents with such a unique medium through their Instagram account, which features beards accessorized with everything from flowers, glitter, flags, feathers, paint, vegetables and so much more to sharing beard care routines, tips + tricks and even comedy sketch videos on their YouTube channel. Clearly these guys can never get enough of their beards (and neither can we, TBH).

the gay beards
the gay beards

While you would think something like beard art would be something you would blatantly set out to do, the bearded boys told Groomed Man that it started out a little differently. 鈥淥ne day in July of 2014 we were sitting on the couch, feeling anxiously creative, and we thought, why not go take a picture of our beards? We went off exploring, took a couple photos for our newly created Instagram and the rest truly was history. You could say it just felt right.鈥 We know we鈥檙e glad they stumbled upon something that just felt right, because the facial art not only provides us major inspo to send to our man, but it also gives us ideas for the tops of our heads. Seriously, why not throw some veggies, butterflies and straws into our locks?!

the gay beards

Just like with any artist, you love all your work, but there are definitely certain pieces or supplies that you love working with or looking at more than others. The Gay Beards shared with Mic: 鈥淔lower beards usually take the cake for being our favorite style of beard to put together, but even having to deal with the mess, glitter beards are always our favorite reason to have a good chuckle.鈥 We鈥檇 pick those two as our faves too, boys. Thanks for all the creative facial work + never shave those beards off! Ever!

Do you think your man could rock a colorfully decorated beard? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

(h/t Mic, photos via @thegaybeards)