Designer stubble

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A man's beard in the designer stubble style.

Designer stubble is a short growth of a man's facial hair that became popular in the 1980s. This style was worn and reinvented by singer George Michael,[1] actor Don Johnson[2] and, in the 2010s, singers Craig David and Jason Derulo[3] and was adopted by many others including Tom Cruise who restarted this trend among his Hollywood peers & members of the music industry after attending the Grammy Awards in 2005. Several companies manufacture beard trimmers designed to maintain the designer stubble look.[4] Being created by short trimming of the beard to (typically) 1 to 3mm designer stubble is distinct from five o'clock shadow which is the much lighter, stiffer growth which is the first sign of the return of the beard after shaving.[5]


  1. ^ "Designer stubble". Retrieved 14 July 2011.
  2. ^ Bombeck, Erma (10 August 1986). "Don Johnson stubble creates hairy situation". The Pittsburgh Press. pp. G7. Retrieved 3 May 2013.
  3. ^ "Best Beards in Music". ShortList. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  4. ^ Quenca, Douglas (29 September 2011). "Stubble Trimmers - Trial Run". The New York Times. p. E-3. Retrieved 5 May 2013.
  5. ^ "Five o'clock shadow". Retrieved 14 July 2011.

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