It was first popularized by American baseball player Mike Fiers during a match
There's a new "hip" look in town for men and it is has been inspired by the curled tail of a monkey. Yep, that's right. Men's grooming styles have taken a bizarre turn or shall say tale. They are swapping their regular beards and donning monkey beard look instead. While this look ticks off all the boxes of what makes it a trend, not everyone is quite on board with it. Famous personalities who have sported this look are encouraging others to do the same by uploading a picture of their new beard-do. The style, which was previously known as the cat tail beard, is created by highlighting a thick mane on one side of one's face starting from the sideburn, running down the jawline, and combining with the mustache leads to a tail-like design.
Monkey Tail beard yay or nay? It's the new thing pic.twitter.com/9SkHsAgLpq— The Weirdo Herd - Wilson & Fred ↩️ (@UncleSnotty) January 17, 2021
According to Times Now News, the facial hair trend first gained attention in September 2019 when American baseball player Mike Fiers showed off the beard on the field during a match. Later, he shared that he had created that look to make his teammates laugh.
While this was almost two years ago, the trend seems to have garnered popularity on social media now as people are recreating the look. Perhaps this can be attributed to Covid boredom. There are many who have tried to make it innovative by adding their own quirks to it and boy are they creative. Take a look:
Trying out a monkey tail beard, it is ridiculous. pic.twitter.com/NOhDRgijXo— Iron Vines (@IronVines) January 15, 2021
And behold the monkey tail beard! Smashed all goals and then some during an amazing Subathon yesterday. Huge shout-out to my community and all you do! Much love! pic.twitter.com/tLtbMvvKJY— someonexh (@someonexh) March 13, 2021
Get me to 1k followers and I'll do the monkey tail beard. And I always follow back. A simple like and share would probably get me there. #followtrain #nolibertarianunder1k #epsteindidntkillhimself pic.twitter.com/XQsAW9aK6z— Mr.Liberty (@krazyskott) January 25, 2021
My god. I just noticed how he shaved his face. He's getting weirder by the day if that's possible. Next he'll have the monkey tail beard. pic.twitter.com/ifXSV6uHx1— Sarah Akins (@Sarai1321) January 31, 2021