I am posting this in Men's Clothing because I want to ask some questions related to professionalism and how a beard can affect someone's first impression. I am a beard man. I do not have one at the moment and, frankly, have never really had one for any substantial amount of time, but I love my beard when I have the balls to grow it out. From WAYWRN threads, I know that many of you have facial hair. How does this affect your professional life? Do you ever get asked to shave? Do you feel that it has inhibited you in any way? I am a business owner so I don't have to worry about how I am viewed by "superiors," but I obviously want my employees and clients to see me as professional. Can I just get some of your opinions on beards? Full beards, not chin straps or goatees, etc.