Style Notes: The Beatles 02
Even after they split, the Beatles continued to lay down the blueprint for facial hairstyles of today. David Glover reveals how
After the The Beatles split in 1970, the band members continued to combine their solo careers with a unique form of music and fashion, and defined a new era of grooming for men. Here is a look at how The Beatles are still influencing fashion even today.
During the late 60’s, Harrison discovered Indian culture, which lead him to devote the rest of his life to Hinduism. This is reflected in his style, and by 1971 he had grown a full beard and long hair. This became the signature look of the hippy culture and one that is often featured in style magazines.
Though Harrison’s beard was quite popular, John Lennon’s was certainly the most famous of Beatle beards. He first grew it around the time of his wedding to Yoko Ono in 1969 and during the Abbey Road sessions. But this was a short-lived stint. Lennon preferred side-burns, moustaches and stubble to a full-grown beard, along with the signature sunglasses that he wore in his most famous music video ‘Imagine’.
Clean-shaven at his wedding to Linda in 1969, John went through his hippy long hair and beard phase in the early 70’s, but generally preferred stubble or a moustache to a full beard. John continues to be revered today for his contribution to music and pop culture.
Ringo was the first member of the band to start wearing sideburns and mustache or beard - as early as 1962. After discarding the mop top haircut, he has worn a full beard pretty much ever since – and you can see his look inspiring Brad Pitt today.