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The Beatles are considered a group made of some of the most iconic musical legends of the twentieth century.

Their frontman, John Lennon, is a highly respected figure in the music world and among the general population.

As a symbol of creativity, free expression and a new era of music, John Lennon is missed by both young and old listeners alike.

Early Life and Road to Rock Icon Status

John Lennon was born in Liverpool. When he was just four years old, his parents separated and he was left to live with his aunt.

He wasn’t seeing his father much, but his mother visited him regularly. She was the one that taught John to play the banjo and the piano, and she also bought him his first guitar.

Her death was one of the most traumatic experiences in his life. Elvis Presley was the one who inspired John Lennon to form a band Quarry Men.

Soon after that, Lennon met Paul McCartney and asked him to join the group. The next year George Harrison joined the band, along with Stuart Sutcliffe and Pete Best.

That’s how The Beatles were born. The band was discovered in 1961 by Brian Epstein, who became their manager. Ringo Star was chosen as a new drummer and George Martin as a producer.

Their first single was Love Me Do, and Lennon was the one who wrote the band’s follow-up single, Please Please Me. The same year Lennon married Cynthia Powell and had a son with her.

The couple divorced six years later, and John remarried the next year to Japanese artist Yoko Ono.

In September 1969 Lennon left the Beatles, and in 1970 he released his solo album John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band.

After immigrating to the USA, Lennon had problems staying in the country, and this immigration battle eventually took a toll on his marriage.

After separating from Yoko Ono, he continued to release hit albums, such as Mind Games, Walls and Bridges and Rock’n’Roll.

This was the time of his collaboration with Elton John and David Bowie. After getting back together with Yoko, Lennon left the music to focus on being a good husband and father.

His last album was Double Fantasy in 1980, but just a few weeks after the release of this album, he was shot several times in front of his apartment by one of his fans.

After his death, John Lennon was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Songs like Happy Xmas (War is Over), Imagine and #9 Dream live on through generations. Music written and performed by John Lennon for the Beatles is still used to soundtrack movies, television shows, and commercials.

You can’t mention John Lennon to anyone without them immediately knowing exactly who you’re talking about.

Lennon’s Famous Quotes

Here are some of the most popular John Lennon’s quotes:

Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.

If everyone could just be happy with themselves and the choices people around them make, the world would instantly be a better place!

Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.

Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.

Declare it. Just the same way we declare war. That is how we will have peace… we just need to declare it.

John Lennon’s Different Facial Hair Styles

So – John Lennon is iconic. But what’s even more iconic about John Lennon? His beard.

When you say the name John Lennon, most people immediately recall an image of him with long hair, round, wire glasses, a wide-brimmed hat and a full, big beard.

However, while he was just starting with The Beatles, he was clean shaven. Although he grew his big beard by the end of 60’s, he still changed his facial hair styles very often.

In the late 60’s he was rocking a horseshoe mustache. On the cover of Sgt. Pepper, Lennon has a walrus mustache.

That same year he grew bushy lamb chops, just to shave completely once again in 1968. The full beard he is mostly known for was part of his style in 1969.

Some people felt that his full beard gives him the mountain man look. However, he shaved it once again after The Beatles split up.

Many followers of fashion trends credit Lennon for popularizing this look during the 1970s.

As most trends do, this is one of the popular beard styles coming back into fashion. So what can you do to take your average beard to a John Lennon beard?

Follow our expertise, gather a few supplies, and in no time, you’ll be looking like Lennon.

Tools Needed to Maintain

With any beard, you’re going to need a few basic tools to maintain the shape and style that you’re trying to achieve.

Even if you decide that the John Lennon look isn’t for you, or if you change your mind in the future, you will be able to use these tools for any facial hair style.

First, obtain a beard shaper. This tool can be used with any stubble beard trimmer with attachments to carve out a strong shape on your cheeks of where the beard begins and ends.

Another essential tool you’ll need is a good beard oil. Beard oils are essential for maintaining a healthy beard; they can even help you grow a thicker beard.

Beard oils are made of a combination of carrier oils, like jojoba oil or coconut oil, and essential oils, like tea tree or peppermint oil.

Beard oils are made of a combination of carrier oils

Each type of oil benefits your skin in a different way, and the best beard oil for your skin and hair type will vary from person to person.

The final tool you’ll need is a pair of clippers with various guard lengths. If you don’t know how to trim a beard, don’t feel intimidated.

It’s not difficult to learn. Just be sure to choose the appropriate guard so you don’t cut your facial hair too short or leave it too long.

Trimmer can be battery operated, plugged into the wall or chargeable. So, now that you have the right tools, how do you grow and style your beard to look like John Lennon’s?

Determine Your Desired Length

The key to achieving the John Lennon beard look is first having the patience to grow your beard long enough to match his length.

Depending on how quickly your hair grows, this may take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months.

While you are growing your beard out, don’t forget to keep it clean and well hydrated.

This can be done with a gentle shampoo, conditioner and a healthy amount of beard oil a few times a week.

You may also choose to exfoliate the skin underneath your facial hair to prevent any buildup of dead skin cells; this will help get rid of a patchy beard and make it easier for your hair to grow in evenly.

Grooming and Styling Tips: Keep It Trimmed and Combed

While John Lennon’s beard had a wild look to it, you still want to maintain some order to your facial hair to keep your beard’s style looking more rock star and less caveman.

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A little bit of intentional styling is all it will take to make it perfect. Take your new beard shaper and use it to trim any stray hair above the hollows of your cheeks; this will create a sharp starting point for your beard.

Next, use a beard comb to keep your facial hair free of any tangles. Note that a beard comb is different than your average hair comb.

Top beard combs are made of high-quality materials that protect the skin underneath your beard while gently removing tangles from your beard.

Let the Beard be Free

The final step in achieving John Lennon’s beard is letting it roam free. After you’ve trimmed down the hair on your cheeks, put the clippers down.

Resist the urge to trim any more. Lennon let his beard grow freely, and anything more constructed won’t resemble his iconic style.

If you want to tame your facial hair, take a small amount of beard oil and run it through the hair before leaving the house in the morning. This will keep it looking shiny and smooth without over-styling it.

Whether you’re a fan of the Beatles or just their style, you can’t deny that John Lennon is iconic in both the music and fashion world.

It’s not hard to look like one of the most famous bearded men on Earth. Follow these easy steps, and in no time, you’ll be looking like Lennon.