Research has proven that people who don facial hair make less money on average because some people (esp women) don't trust men with facial hair. lt might not be a significant factor but it is enough to make a difference. lf you have female clients, would you really want to risk losing their business through some bias they have towards facial hair. That said, l have grown facial hair from time to time. l like goatees. l have grown a beard from time to time, sometimes it looks good, sometimes it looks awful. Beards grow differently each time. When l grow a beard people think l'm Jewish.
My main and only client, my wife, likes my goatee, so it stays. Personally, I'd prefer to shave it off as I feel cleaner.