PHYSICAL FEATURE THESAURUS

FACIAL HAIR



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Physical features should do more than simply describe how a character looks. Just like their occupation or area of giftedness, a character's appearance can say a great deal about them. Hinting at traits through clothing choices, alluding to an emotional state through movements, and highlighting certain details for comparison or contrast purposes can help readers form opinions on who the character really is.
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EMOTIONS AND RELATED GESTURES:
  • Embarrassment: Most women are not fans of their own facial hair and they will eradicate the unacceptable kind with tweezing, waxing, or shaving. Men who feel unsuccessful at growing hair (because it's patchy and thin or is otherwise unflattering) may simply choose to shave.
  • Pride: Many men view facial hair as a sign of manliness. The thickness of one's beard or the overall even stubble is a source of pride among males. Men can often be seen touching, pulling, tweaking, rubbing, stroking, and smoothing their facial hair.
  • Attraction: Some women find facial hair appealing and are drawn to a man who can grow a strong beard or mustache. Stubble is also a trend that has gained a lot of traction. However, with facial hair should come some sensibility and grooming practices. Gone are the days of waxed and curled mustaches, and no one likes to see lunch remains stuck in someone's beard.

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CLICHÉS TO AVOID:
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