The beard in the form of an animal tail became a trend for men in early 2021. The Daily Mail reporters drew attention to numerous posts on social networks.
This is a method of “styling” facial hair, when one part of the mustache is connected to the beard on the chin, and the other is shaved off, imitating a tail curled over the lips.
According to the publication, baseball player Mike Fiers first shaved his facial hair in this way in September 2019: this is how the athlete wanted to make his team members laugh.
This image gained wide popularity only in 2021: men began to massively publish photos with a new type of beard on social networks. Currently, almost 10 thousand posts have appeared on Instagram under the hashtag #monkeytail ("monkey tail"). According to the material, some participants in the flash mob also call the trend "cat's tail".
In December 2020, a teenager revealed a way to get a beard on his face in an hour. Vitaly Pirogov from Southampton, UK, first shaved off his leg hair, then put it on paper. After that, the author of the life hack applied PVA glue to his face and glued the hair to the cheeks, chin and upper lip.