The Yeard beard is the king of all beards.

Being able to grow one in an epic fashion means deserving to wear the crown of a bearded king yourself.

A yeard beard is exactly what its name suggests, a beard you grow for an entire length of the year without shaving it or overly trimming it.

The result is a massive, epic beard that is strong and powerful.

Giving you respect and recognition from all other beards.

How does one manage to grow a beard of such large proportions?

It definitely does not come easy.

Rome was not built in a day and neither has a yeard beard.

We know the struggle that a man can go through even when growing a lesser beard, let alone a yeard beard.

For that reason, we’ve created an article that will help you overcome this year-long hurdle like a breeze.

Benefits of Growing One

Because it is magnificent, it is impressive and shows your level of commitment. If you manage to grow a yeard without trimming or shaving, there are no limits to what you can do. 

Yeards are not that common, as not everyone can grow them. And it feels good to accomplish something that many failed. It’s in human nature. 

Rounded Beard

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Hipster Beard

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Clear Outline

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Black And White

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Classic Yeard

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Ducktail Style

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How Does It Work

The idea is simple. You decide you won’t shave for a year. You don’t toss your razor into the garbage because good razors are expensive and hard to find. Hide your razor from yourself for the next 365 days—366 in case of the leap year.  After scratching, itching, and grooming, you will be rewarded with a beard worthy of Nordic gods. For the equal body, you will need to put more effort.

Pros and Cons

Pros and Cons of Growing a Yeard


  • Stunning manly look.
  • A monument to your dedication.
  • You managed to do what most men can’t.
  • You won’t be turned down for any job along the sea coast.


  • It takes a lot of patience, courage, and dedication.
  • A messy yeard is not and never will be accepted among men, women or law officers.
  • Yeard can make you look unprofessional, especially in some areas.

Yeard Growth Stages

Initial Growth Stage

So-called “baby phase” of your beard. Like every baby, your yeard needs a lot of care, love and healthy habits, especially in the first months of life. So, a healthful diet, hydrating and the world’s best beard balm are your friends in this phase. In every phase.

On average, human hair grows at a pace of half an inch (1.27 cm) per month. Of course, it’s different for every case. The initial phase will last for three to five months, and you will be set with a two-inch-long beard. More or less.

Middle Ground  

Now that your soon-to-be yeard has covered your face, neckline and insecurities, you have a mid-range beard. Now is the right time to see if it suits you. A lot of men will give up on this phase, thinking that a medium-length beard is enough. And that’s okay, too. Not everyone is fit to be a king. Trim the bush just a little bit, and continue forward.

Yeard Lead-Up

As the last months of your journey close by, you notice a few things. First, your face is always warm, no matter the temperature outside. Second, you could have sworn someone called you “Hagrid” behind your back. 

Yeard needs to be micromanaged, especially in the end phase. There is a very, very thin line between glorious yeard and homeless look. And that line is called grooming. 

Common Issues When Growing The Yeard

Beard Itch

To say it nicely, survive. Wash your beard and moisturize it. Using some scented beard moisturizer is a much better solution. And the smell is wonderful. 


It is a perfectly normal thing, although it might look ugly at the start. Remember, yeard is a marathon. In just a few weeks, those patches will be one beautiful rug of facial hair.


This is usually your fault, my friend. If you didn’t hydrate your beard, the skin underneath is irritated now. Wash your beard with a premium beard shampoo, use conditioner and don’t be lazy.

Common Issues When Growing a Yeard

Growing Speed

It won’t grow any quicker if you look at it every two seconds, scream at it or buy magical potions. Eat properly, sleep well, and your beard will grow. Sometimes slower, sometimes faster. But it will grow.

How to Grow It

Step 1 – Pics or it didn’t happen

Just like going to the gym, a series of pictures is the best motivation for growing your yeard. When you look at the first pictures and compare them with 4-5 month later ones, you will see the level of progress. With every month, it will get better.

Step 2 – No tools, no trade

Your yeard will require some tools. A proper wooden comb and beard oil are the basics. Later you can progress to heated beard brushes, retro steel razors and similar equipment for a level more.

Step 3 – How much water is too much

Beard is full of natural self-moisturizing oils. That is especially relevant after the first 6 months. Don’t over-wash your beard, as it will lose the precious oils. Two or three times every week is more than enough.

How to Trim and Shape One

Step 1 – Trimming your beard

  • Do not reduce the overall length of the beard.
  • No cutting of vertically growing hair.
  • Moustache is fit for trimming when it becomes clear you might accidentally eat it. 
  • Using a professional mustache wax is a must.
  • The neckline is allowed to trim. In the end, it won’t matter.
  • Horizontal hair is allowed to be trimmed if you absolutely must. 
  • Beard oil and brush are your friends and saviors.

Seems strict? These are simplified, milder steps. The traditional rules say nothing sharp can even get close to your beard for a year. 

Step 2 – Shaping your yeard

Year has passed, and your yeard is ready for shaping. We would advise you to visit a barber. If you are sassy, you can shape it yourself. Either way, here is what you should do.

  • Even it up. Transform the jungle yeard into an even surface.
  • Elvis has left the building. Shave your sideburns. 
  • Shape the yeard so it emphasizes the good sides of your face.
  • Caring and grooming aren’t over. It is never over. 
  • Boar bristles brush will improve beard texture.
  • Learn how to throw axes, wrestle grizzlies and make your moonshine.

Do’s and Don’ts


  • Wash your beard, but don’t overwash it. Two or three times per week. Tops.
  • Take a picture of it every month. It will motivate you to push forward.
  • Treat yourself with a decent anti-static wooden comb. You will notice the difference right away.
  • Consider a career as a sailor, drummer or woodcutter.
  • Use the beard cosmetic. Magnificent beard is made, not born.


  • Don’t quit after a few months. Quitting is for the weak, and weak men do not deserve beards.
  • Don’t neglect your beard. Nothing worse than a messy yeard. 
  • Never stop eating healthy. Beard is the window to your health.
  • Do not ever go outside your home without an address book and a pen. The yeard owners have so many date nights; it becomes impossible to remember them all. Write it all down. 


FAQ About Yeard

How long does a beard grow in one year? 

On average, the beard grows around half an inch per month. That results in 6 inches of beard every year. Of course, it can vary a lot. 

What does the yeard say about you?

Your yeard says you are a man of commitment, patience, and self-control. You proudly carry the sign of ultimate manliness, which wasn’t easy to grow and maintain. People appreciate that. 

What face shape does a yeard fit best?

Yeard fits magnificently to all the face shapes. That’s the beauty of it. 

What should I do after a yeard?

Go into a pub. Order two pints of stout. One for you and one for your beard. Drink both of them. Go to a barber/stylist, and enjoy while he trims your yeard and shapes it into a monument of testosterone. You are the king. You made it. 


The yeard adventure will give you an insight into the life cycle of your beard. From pre-adolescent look to Viking warrior. Also, all the troubles that come with the journey – the itch, Manson look, the fact you scare little children and so on. But every journey worth anything is not easy. Go for it. 

Anthony Giannotti

About the author: Anthony Giannotti

Anthony Giannotti is a senior writer and editor for Beardoholic and a licensed barber for more than 13 years. He owns 3 barbershops and has his own hair care product line that is sold in barbershops worldwide. Known for his impeccable technique and skills, Anthony is an expert in hair and beard care and he knows the best products and tools to get rid of all beard problems and have an amazing beard.

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