It’s All About The Facial Hair: Celebrity Men Who Look Better With Beards

October 16, 2013  |  
1 of 15

If they left it up to us we would never let these guys shave. Some men just look better with hair on their face and we love when they do. A bare face just doesn’t have the same rugged sex appeal that only beards can give. Here are 15 celebrity men we prefer to see with beards.

Taye Diggs

Taye Diggs looks older and more mature with facial hair. When he shaves it all off he looks like a little boy waiting for puberty to start.

Laz Alonzo

Now Laz Alonso is just fine! But with a beard his sex appeal goes up even higher. Without a beard he looks like a freshman in college.

Idris Elba

Idris Elba leaves us just about speechless for various reasons. Him with a beard is one of them. The smoother than a baby’s bottom look doesn’t fit him, but a beard always does him justice.


Don Cheadle

Don Cheadle is such a great actor and his scruffy beard gives him a little edge. Without facial hair he looks much younger.

Steve Carell

Funny guy Steve Carell is always freshly shaven on The Office and most movies, but he looks edgier with a beard. Steve with a smooth face is just boring, but with facial hair he looks far more interesting, and dare we say, kinda handsome?

Jon Hamm

Jon Hamm seems to never have facial hair on Mad Men, but when he changes up his look off the little screen with a full beard we love it. It just creates such mystery for some reason.

Joe Manganiello

Joe Manganiello gets a tad bit sexier with a beard. The rugged look just fits him better than a freshly shaven face.

Jason Momoa

When Jason Momoa has a beard he loses the pretty boy look and gets a more masculine look. He always looks a little mysterious, but his beard adds more mystery and sexiness.

Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling is hot and he knows it, which is why he usually has a little dirt on his face. He looks young with or without a beard, but he looks much more manly with a facial hair.


We hope to never ever see Usher without facial hair again! He looks much better with a beard and it matches his haircut. Without facial hair he looks kind of creepish and not nearly as attractive.


Bradley Cooper

Bradley Cooper can pull off many things, but a hairless face isn’t one of them. He looks a little creepy without a beard, but with some facial hair he looks like a whole different person.

Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck with a beard is far more attractive than a baby-smooth face. He stands out much more with a full beard.

Derek Luke

Derek Luke doesn’t quite have a full beard, but we prefer him with a goatee. When he decides to shave it all off he looks way too young.


Common’s signature beard and bald head is one of the reasons us ladies love him so much. Now once in awhile he’ll change it up and go hairless, but it’s just not a good look.

Rick Ross

Rick Ross without his beard is just unheard of nowadays, but there was a time when he actually walked around with a bare face. Let’s just say we’re glad he decided change up his look with a well-groomed beard.


Trending on MadameNoire

View Comments
Comment Disclaimer: Comments that contain profane or derogatory language, video links or exceed 200 words will require approval by a moderator before appearing in the comment section. XOXO-MN
blog comments powered by Disqus