So you have a big date and you aren’t sure if she prefers scruff or skin. What do you do?
We tracked down the multitalented and gorgeous Brooklyn Decker at the Gillette Kiss & Tell event in New York City a few weeks ago to find out how she feels about kissing men with facial hair. And while she can’t speak for all women, we figure she’s a good place to start, right?
Because—let’s be honest—you’d shave almost anything to please her.
Q: What’s your take on facial hair?
A: Facial hair is a really good look, but it’s a really bad feel. I actually like the way a little scruff looks, but I’m sorry, I don’t want a beard rash on my face the first time I kiss a guy. That’s the worst. And we’re expected to shave our legs for men, so why aren’t men required to shave their faces for women?!
Q: But girls like the soft scruff, don’t they?
A: Yes, it definitely is cute. But it takes weeks to grow out before a beard is soft. If you are going to be kissing a girl for the first time, don’t put her through the pain of two-day-old stubble. Think about if a girl had a full mustache and she was coming in to kiss you. It would hurt! And a guy would whine about it, just like they whine when a sweater’s not the softest thing they’ve ever touched. So I feel like it’s only fair that guys keep a groomed face.
Q: So basically if you’re planning to kiss a girl, you should be clean?
A: Yeah. Keep it clean. That stubble gives girls rashes, and it also makes a girl break out because of hair oils. So if you insist on having facial hair, at least maintain it so it’s not dirty.
Q: Is there one facial hair style that you think guys need to retire or avoid?
A: No chin strap. Goatees work on some guys, right? And beards work on a lot of guys. But I’ve never seen a chinstrap look good.
ABOUT THE HOT GIRL: You may recognize Brooklyn Decker as the scantily clad blonde on the cover of 2010’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue (which she has appeared in six times—thank you, SI!), but her talents don’t stop there. Check her out in movies like Battleship and What to Expect When You’re Expecting.