Facial hair lovers celebrate the fact that Star Wars movies are filled with bearded/mustachioed characters. Basically if unshaven Jedi get you hot and bothered, the Star Wars universe is for you.
Well the folks at West Coast Shaving think that it might be high time for a change. Why not spruce things up just in time for the debut of Episode VII? They wondered what some of our favorite bewhiskered characters might look like with a nice, clean shave. A little grooming never hurt anyone.
West Coast Shaving recreated looks for Admiral Ozzel, Lando Calrissian, Biggs Darklighter, Count Dooku, Qui-Gon Jinn, Obi Won Kenobi both young and old, Porkins, Major Bren Derlin, Chewbacca and even Luke Skywalker from the soon-to-be-released Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Many of these characters look like baby-faced versions of themselves. Obi-Wan and Lando look positively juvenile. While others seem to fade into memory, which is telling that their facial hair is a very distinct part of their character’s personality.
The most visibly jarring change is Chewbacca, who somehow went with a reverse goatee also known as “The Wolverine.” Not the best look for the walking carpet but sometimes you have to try new things.
West Coast Shaving sells luxury grooming products and wants to make the daily chore of shaving into more of a relaxing “me time.” When I think of Count Dooku the word relax isn’t something that comes to mind, but they rest sounds just fine.
Which Star Wars character would you like to see clean shaven? Let us know in the comments and check out all the beardless characters in the gallery!