29-year-old Isiah Webb is blessed with amazing genes that have helped him grow a truly legendary beard. It’s rare to find men these days with such a thick overgrowth of facial hair. But Webb isn’t content with just having a long beard. He has transformed it into various weird shapes and styles, posted pictures online and watched them go viral.
Webb calls himself ‘Mr. Incredibeard’. “Beards run in my family, so I’ve always really known; it’s kind of tradition,” he said. “One of my ancestors, Jay Gould, was a railroad tycoon with a pretty awesome beard, and we actually look alike in many ways. Maybe one day I will be able to make a few billion dollars as a beard tycoon.”
I must say, he does look like he’s well on his way to becoming a ‘beard tycoon’, if there really is such a thing. He wears it in so many creative ways – a bowl to eat noodles from, a ‘bearded elf beard’, a ‘stairway to heaven beard’, and even a ‘fries & a beard shake’. Yes, he actually uses his beard to hold a burger, some fries and a shake so that his hands are completely free. I think that’s just for the photograph though, I don’t suppose he’d really eat food off of his beard. Oh, wait, he would. Isiah puts up these photographs every Monday, on his various social media profiles.
Webb gives most of the credit for Incredibeard to his wife – she pushes him to keep growing it and comes up with unique design ideas. “She brings the beard art to life,” he said. “Incredibeard would be nothing without her.” On his blog, he talks about the various products he uses and provides styling tips to his fellow beard enthusiasts.
His secret go-to product for all kinds of styling is the Bearded Bastard’s Woodsman Mustache Wax and Beard Oil. With such a long name, the product better live up to expectations. And it does, but with consequences. “If you’ve ever wanted to smell like a lumberjack in the middle of Alaska with an axe in one hand while using the other hand to slap a bear in the face with a salmon, this is the product you want,” Webb says. He paints quite the picture, doesn’t he?
But Mr. Incredibeard’s work goes way beyond his beard. Through his project and blog, he tries to raise money for good causes. Currently, Webb is trying to raise funds to provide clean water to children, by selling Incredibeard merchandise.
“We are using the inherent power of the beard to battle the lack of clean water throughout the world,” he wrote on his blog. “In an effort to limit the amount of children deaths per year we have partnered with World Vision, an non-profit humanitarian organization. Through this partnership we are providing children with access to clean water.”
Webb practically worships his beard and encourages all men to try growing one. “The greatest and most profound thing a man can do is grow a beard,” he said. “Every man should attempt to grow a beard at one point in their life. Whether or not they succeed is not the point, all that matters is that they try. A true beard is not on your face, but in your heart.”
Photos: Mr. Incredibeard