Chins up, all you hipsters out there. No, really. Stick that fuzzy, hairy chin out and hang some Christmas ornaments on your face.
It’s a “thing” this holiday season.
In the last few days Beard Baubles have taken the world by storm, one hairy face at a time. They’re tiny, colorful Christmas ornaments that can be hung from facial scruff.
They’re so popular that they’re temporarily out of stock, though more are expected soon. You can follow the progress and all the fun they’ve unleashed on Twitter, @beardbaubles. (Oh look, someone decorated their Scottie dog!)
We can see you scratching your chin and wondering, “who comes up with stuff like this?”
As explained by Adweek, the baubles are the brainstorm of designers Mike Kennedy and Pauline Ashford at a London ad agency, Grey London.
Working on the company’s Christmas card, they were messing around with a tiny Christmas tree, captivated by how it looked like a pointy beard when it was upside down.
“Working in an ad agency, we're constantly tapping into what's hot in pop culture," they told the New York news outlet, Mic.
“Christmas and beards have always gone hand in hand, right? Just look at Father Christmas. ... And seeing as it's been a great year for the beard, we thought it only fitting that we bejeweled them for the festive season.”
The agency originally sent out the baubles as holiday gifts but people loved them so much that it started selling them online. Each $11 set contains 14 ornaments.
Orders poured in. Proceeds go to Beard Season, an Australian beard-growing campaign that supports melanoma awareness.
But just because Beard Baubles are sold out for now doesn’t mean there aren’t other clever ways to fa-la-la-la-la your follicles.
Samsung has some ideas for you.
To celebrate the launch of its new Galaxy Note Edge, Samsung hired a visual artist to “trim” a bunch of beards for the holidays. The video just came out today. Watch it below.
But please, people. Don’t use the hot glue gun.