It's the age-old question all men face: Do I look better with or without facial hair? Wonderwall.com is putting that question to the test and taking a look at some of our favorite male stars with and without mustaches, beards and other facial hair… starting with this actor… Dan Levy debuted this mustached look at the annual GQ Men of the Year Party on Nov. 18, 2021. Keep reading to see his usual look…
Then see dozens more of your favorite stars with and without facial hair…
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Zac Efron sported a dark mustache on the set of "The Greatest Beer Run Ever" in New York City in November 2021.
There was nary a beard nor 'stache in sight when Zac Efron attended a press conference for his movie "The Greatest Showman" in November 2017. Keep reading to see him with a face full of scruff…
A bleached-blonde Zac Efron sported a mini mustache and the beginnings of a beard at the "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile" premiere in London in April 2019.
Kanye West usually sports a short beard or goatee. At his Sunday Service performance on Halloween 2021, fans noticed that the rapper was lacking hair on another part of his face: his eyebrows. See it next…
Kanye West appeared sans eyebrows during his Oct. 31, 2021, Sunday Service performance (see photos here). Two days later (pictured), he showed off his shaved-eyebrows look as he left dinner at Nobu Malibu on Nov. 2, 2021.
Jason Sudeikis grew a nice thick mustache to play quietly troubled but always optimistic soccer coach Ted Lasso on the lauded AppleTV+ series "Ted Lasso" in 2021. Do you prefer him with or without that lip caterpillar? Decide next…
We love Ted Lasso, but we also love Jason Sudeikis with a clean-shaven face! The "Saturday Night Live" alum ditched his character's thick 'stache when he won Emmys for outstanding comedy series and outstanding lead actor in a comedy series for his work on "Ted Lasso" at the annual awards show in September 2021.
The world is used to seeing Backstreet Boys singer AJ McLean with his signature beard and mustache combo, but in Oct. 21, 2021, the boybander showed off a shocking switch-up — a clean-shaven face! Keep reading to see his new look…
Backstreet Boys singer AJ McLean shared a pic of his facial-hair-free face on Instagram on Oct. 27, 2021. "Had to be done! Don't worry, y'all. It will return in a month," he captioned the selfie.
Taylor Hanson of the musical trio Hanson posted these before-and-after photos of himself with and without a beard on Instagram in October 2019. He captioned the post, "A fresh outlook."
Comedian and game show host Drew Carey is known for being clean shaven when he's hosting "The Price is Right." So what happened when he stopped shaving during the coronavirus pandemic? Find out next…
In August 2020, comedian and "The Price Is Right" host Drew Carey took to Instagram to share a selfie revealing the new beard he grew during the coronavirus pandemic.
"Riverdale" star KJ Apa is clean shaven when he plays Archie Andrews on his hit CW show. But while quarantining during 2020's coronavirus pandemic, the New Zealander grew quite a beard. Keep reading to see if you prefer groomed vs. hairy KJ…
"Riverdale" star KJ Apa grew out the hair on his head and on his face amidst the COVID-19 health crisis, as seen in this bearded selfie he shared on Instagram to wish fans "happy pride" in June 2020.
Duchess Kate's little brother, debuted a dramatically different new look in May 2020. "It's been 7 years since I last shaved 🪒 so I decided to surprise [my fiancée] Alizee," James Middleton captioned a video of himself shaving off his signature beard on May 11, 2020. Keep reading to see if you prefer the royal-adjacent sibling with or without his scruff…
Here's the "after" shot of James Middleton after he shaved off his beard for the first time in seven years. "She's never seen me without a beard so I thought it was about time I showed her what was behind it," James said in the May 11, 2020, Instagram video. It's safe to say his fiancée, Alizee Thevenet, likes the hairless look!
Jim Carrey has long favored a clean-shaven look to some scruff. But during the COVID-19 health crisis of 2020, the comedy star decided to grow a quarantine beard. See what you think…
"Day 49. Rate of facial hair growth: Normal. I'd like to thank my mom Kathleen for giving me just enough human DNA to blend in. Happy Human Host Day!" Jim Carrey captioned this bearded selfie on May 10, 2020.
Comedian Jeff Foxworthy's mustache has been a signature part of his look since he came to fame in the '90s. In 2020, he decided to finally shave it off…
He looks like a different person! "First time I've shaved my mustache in 40 years…clearly I'm bored in quarantine," comedian Jeff Foxworthy captioned this mustache-free selfie in March 2020 at the start of coronavirus lockdowns.
"Outlander" star David Berry always has a clean-shaven face as Lord John on the hit Starz show, though he'll sometimes hit red carpet events sporting a little stubble. See what the Australian actor looks like with a beard — and a mustache — next…
"Outlander" star David Berry posted photos of his COVID-19 quarantine beard in April 2020 and a mustached look in May 2020.
Joe Manganiello's beard has long been a signature part of his look. The times he's clean shaven are few and far between. Keep reading to see if you prefer Sofia Vergara's actor husband with or without his scruff…
Back in 2013, Joe Manganiello briefly rocked a clean-shaven look. We think the bare face takes away from that masculine sex appeal!
Joe Manganiello ditched his beard again while quarantining at home with wife Sofia Vergara amid the coronavirus pandemic of 2020 and was almost unrecognizable! He posted this post-shave photo on Instagram as he lounged poolside with their dog, Bubbles, on April 26. (Yup, we still prefer the beard, Joe!)
This is what Pauly D has always looked like — plenty of hair on top of his head, but none at all on his face.
Kelly Ripa's husband, Mark Consuelos, joined her to co-host a "Live With Kelly and Ryan" at-home show in April 2020 during the coronavirus pandemic. Kelly quipped of his Tom Selleck-inspired look, "Joining me today, that's right, Mark Consuelos, not Magnum, P.I."
Fans are much more used to seeing "Riverdale" hunk Mark Consuelos minus any facial — or upper lip — hair.
Most dramatic facial hair transformation ever? "The Bachelor" alum Ben Higgins showed off a "quarantine stache" of his own in this April 2020 selfie with fiancée Jessica Clarke.
This is a little more like it! Ben Higgins looks more like himself minus that fuzzy caterpillar on his upper lip.
Justin Bieber stepped out in early 2020 sporting a mustache that fans and wife Hailey Bieber didn't really like. But by mid-February, he'd shaved it off — though vowed to bring it back soon. So… 'stache or no 'stache?
"I shaved. MUSTASHIO went on holiday, but he will be back in due time," Justin Bieber captioned this post-shave selfie on Instagram on Feb. 16, 2020. Wife Hailey Bieber took to the comments section to make it clear she was happy he'd groomed, writing, "yeeeeee😍," and Justin's mom, Pattie Mallette, also chimed in with her approval, writing, "Ya praise God."
The past couple years have brought some major changes for everyone's favorite "The Office" crush. John Krasinski has not only moved into the leading man phase of his career but has also moved behind the camera to direct global smashes like "A Quiet Place" — and he started sporting a beard. While we love this hunky version of him, we'll always have a soft spot for John in his clean-shaven Jim Halpert days.
This is probably the John Krasinski you're used to seeing. The actor famously had to keep his razor handy during his "The Office" years.
David Harbour has become a Hollywood hunk lately! While fans are most accustomed to seeing him with the facial hair he sports for his role in "Stranger Things," he's also been known to shave… Keep reading to see a baby-faced David…
Surprise! David Harbour almost looks like a different person when he's rocking a clean-shaven look.
Nicolas Cage caused a stir when he hit the red carpet at the premiere of his film "Running With The Devil" in September 2019 sporting a wiry, full beard.
Nicolas Cage looks much different when he's had a fresh shave, as seen here in 2018.
It's hard to picture "Game of Thrones" star Kit Harington without some scruff. But that's all gone now! Keep reading to see if you prefer him with or without the beard…
Kit Harington shaved his beard in April 2019 for his "Saturday Night Live" hosting gig. Fans went crazy, as they weren't used to seeing the actor without his famous Jon Snow facial hair. "It's the first time I've had a reason to shave in a long time," he told late night host Seth Meyers. While some fans liked the look, the overwhelming majority did not. "Kit Harington without a beard is just… plz grow back," one person tweeted. We concur!
We think we prefer bearded Will Smith, who's now a distinguished man in his 50s.
Will Smith is a fan favorite no matter how he looks, but clean-shaven Will takes us back to his early-stardom days!
"Game of Thrones" alum and "Aquaman" star Jason Momoa has long been known for his scruffy beard and long hair. But in April 2019, after sporting his trademark facial hair at the "GoT" finale season premiere in New York City, he shaved for the first time since 2012. See his baby-faced look next…
Jason Momoa shaved his beard for the first time in seven years and revealed his new look in a YouTube video posted on April 17, 2019. He did it for a good cause: to raise awareness of the importance of using recyclable aluminum cans over plastic water bottles. "I just want to do this to bring awareness — plastics are killing our planet," he told fans in the must-watch four-minute clip.
Benedict Cumberbatch started sporting a 'stache in late 2018 to play a Cold War-era spy in the thriller "Ironback." "I very rarely get to choose my own style of facial hair, or hair, for that matter," Benedict said on British TV show "Lorraine" in November. "It's all paid for, kind of. It's all kind of designed for a look for a part."
We don't even have to ponder this: We're 100 percent sure we prefer Benedict Cumberbatch without any facial hair at all!
While George Clooney likes to change it up, we think we prefer distinguished, bearded George! See him clean-shaven next…
However, we still like George Clooney when he shows up looking like this too.
Common looks in his element and handsome while rocking a classic beard.
We adore Common whether he's rapping, acting or being an outspoken advocate, but the tiny goatee/mustache combo is not a winning look from our point of view.
This might be one of the hardest choices, but bearded Chris Hemsworth wins by a hair. (Pun intended!)
Chris Hemsworth is known for going back and forth between clean-shaven and bearded. Looking like he does, we can't say we blame him!
Jake Gyllenhaal tends to look older, wiser and more serious with a scruffy beard and we can't say we are mad at it!
When Jake Gyllenhaal is clean-shaven, we remember his teen heartthrob days. We can't choose which we like more!
Robert Pattinson sported a beard in 2015. No thanks, ROb! We prefer you without one…
Without bushy facial hair, Robert Pattinson looks ready to return to his modeling roots. In June 2018, he reminded us of his Cedric Diggory days.
Ben Affleck is getting older and his scruff is showing his age. But as long as we get a healthy and happy Ben, we approve!
Its the tale of two Bens! Clean-shaven Ben Affleck looks like his alter ego, Bruce Wayne.
Is it even right to call him Drake when he doesn't have a beard? Clean-shaven, he will always look like Jimmy from Degrassi.
David Beckham can do no wrong in our eyes! As he's gotten older, the former soccer star has committed to a more rugged look.
But there will never be a moment that we forget how good David Beckham looked clean-shaven! Takes us back to his soccer days!
When Jared Leto lets his beard go wild, he can really pull it off!
But when Jared Leto doesn't have a beard, his true age becomes a figment of our imagination!
Although it's hard for Oscar Isaac to not look like your dream boyfriend, we think that a little scruff makes him even sexier.
Then again, Oscar Isaac might look more approachable with a fresh-faced look.
Bradley Cooper still looks good with an unkempt beard and it really worked well for his rocker role in "A Star is Born."
But we can't help but love how handsome Bradley Cooper looks without a beard… don't you think?
Leonardo DiCaprio has been committed to a beard whenever he's not working. It works for him, we guess…
Leonardo DiCaprio has proven that he looks great regardless of facial-hair length, but we think we prefer him more clean-shaven.
Brad Pitt's little salt-and-pepper goatee shows off his age, and not even a cute hat can help him!
When Brad Pitt is clean-shaven, he looks like a debonair movie star!
Ryan Gosling always looks great when he's rocking a little scruff.
But Ryan Reynolds always looks like a classic leading man when he's more clean-shaven.
There is something about Hugh Jackman with a beard that REALLY works for us. I mean, Wolverine, anyone?
We will take Hugh Jackman any way we can get him, but we think facial hair is where his strength lies!
Christian Bale is known for changing up his looks a lot depending on his movies. We are always fascinated by his ginger beard!
Clean-shaven for the win on Christian Bale!
We love Keanu Reeves when he's rocking facial hair.
When Keanu Reeves shaves, he looks totally different. Even though his facial hair hides some of his handsome face, he looks more like himself with it.
With just a little beard, Ryan Reynolds conveys a laid-back attitude.
We can't help but smile when we see Ryan Reynolds looking fresh-faced like he did during the filming of "Green Lantern."
Country singer Sam Hunt gives off a smoldering, handsome vibe when he's rocking a beard.
Sam Hunt almost looks like a different person when he's only got a little stubble!