Duck Dynasty men have no plans to change their look anytime soon, because as it turns out, those bushy beards are more than just down-home fashion statements.
“You have to remember something – you came out of your mother’s womb and reached a certain majority of years and that hair started coming forth from your face,” Phil Robertson told TODAY.
“Not so much with women, but men, hair grows out of their face. So we usually remind people that the only two people who do not have whiskers are women and children, and we are neither of those.”
The beard is just fine with Phil Robertson’s wife, Miss Kay. Even though she admitted she hasn’t “seen his face in 30 years,” she’s learned to love whiskers.
Duck Dynasty men have no plans to change their look anytime soon
In fact, Miss Kay’s so happy with Phil Robertson, she recently agreed to walk down the aisle with him one more time for their 49th wedding anniversary, and fans will get a chance to see the big event on the show’s season four premiere.
“This wedding costs way more than the original wedding with Miss Kay and I,” Phil Robertson said of the romantic redo.
“It was $25 bucks on the first go around. Fifty years later, to kind of replay that, it was … uh … hold on to your pocketbook.”
Almost 12 million viewers tuned in to Season 4’s premiere of the scripted reality TV hit — which, as it turns out, isn’t very scripted at all.
“Most of the time, we ad lib because think about it, someone in LA is fixing to put words into our mouths?” Phil Robertson said, scoffing at the idea.
Besides, at least one of them doesn’t pay much attention to the script anyway.
“I’m a director’s worst nightmare,” said fan favorite, Si Robertson.
“They give you the script – I don’t read no script, OK? And don’t let me get bored, ’cause then I’ll just go crazy.”
Duck Dynasty’s bearded brotherhood is the most popular family in reality TV right now but one member of the family has been left out, until now.
Who could have predicted that excess facial hair would become a phenomenon with nearly 4 million viewers?
“Used to, we would just have the beards during hunting season. That was the tradition where that got started. Then we would shave after hunting season. Now we’re filming, so you just have it year round,” said Jase Robertson.
The Robertsons say beards are good for business. It makes the family more recognizable for all of the Robertson boys, except one.
“Can’t you tell I look like a Robertson? Just imagine, you wonder what they look like underneath the beard. This is it,” said Alan Robertson, the oldest son of Duck Commander Phil.
Alan Robertson is the oldest of the four Robertson children. He likes to call himself the original.
Oldest Robertson brother Alan, who isn’t featured on the show, stands over his younger brothers Willie, Jep, and Jase
He spent the past 22 years as a pastor until just recently, when he decided to join the family business, where he helps schedule appearances.
Alan Robertson never really got into this whole beard thing.
“It’s like a sasquatch in reverse, cause you know, instead of the hairy sighting, I’m like the clean sighting,” he said.
The show’s network, A&E, is reportedly leery about adding a brother who doesn’t have a beard, saying it could take away from some of the mystery.
It has been that way for most of the company’s projects in the past.
“We went to Wal-Mart to sell them Duckmen 9 and Alan didn’t have a beard and they said the buyers said, <<Y’all are gonna have to put one on him>>. I was like, <<What?>> So that’s photoshopped,” said Missy Robertson, Alan’s sister-in-law.
“It’s hard ’cause my thing has kinda been the different one, to not have to do that,” said Alan Robetrtson.
“The feeling is that once you go the long hair and the beard there’s no going back from that.”
Do not be surprised if you see a little more skin in the coming seasons with the introduction of the abnormal brother of the Robertson clan.
The men of Duck Dynasty reality show all sport awesomely wild and bushy beards, but there was a time in the distant past when you could see their faces before they grew in the shaggy facial hair.
Willie Robertson without beard
Left: Willie Robertson is all business in the front and party in the back as a student at Louisiana State University.
Right: Nowadays, Willie Robertson is the CEO of Duck Commander. As the only Robertson with a business degree, he took the company from a living room operation down by the river to a premiere destination for all things outdoors. Willie Robertson says “being a redneck millionaire has its perks,” including buying new trucks, gadgets, and swanky suits, working with kin can be a headache.
Garnier’s new campaign for their Fructis range features three images of three different men, each sporting enormously long beards.
But when you look a little closer you realize that they aren’t beards – they are in fact the long tresses of three women, each posing chest-to-chest with the men to create a very hairy optical illusion.
In order to stress that Garnier’s Fructis products are unisex, the beauty brand teamed up with Swiss advertising agency Publicis Zurich and photographers Billy & Hells to create a series of gender-bending photos.
Garnier’s Fructis products are unisex
Garnier Fructis for every hair type
The photographers positioned three tough-looking men against walls, then placed three women with long hair – one blonde, one brunette, one auburn – in front of them, creating the impression that the women’s cascading locks are in fact the men’s beards.
All of the models are wearing black T-shirts and dark jeans or trousers, and the women have wrapped their arms around the back of the men, meaning that their smaller bodies are almost entirely invisible.
The man then places his hands in the belt loop or back pocket of the woman’s trousers, suggesting that they are in fact his legs. The three print visuals are branded with German words which translate as: “For every hair type.”