You've probably seen him around: Now meet Garey Faulkner, Cincinnati's patron saint of beards

CINCINNATI - What better way to celebrate Beard Week than to introduce you to the Cincinnati man who has a beard for every occasion?

But first, remember Movember? Men around the Tri-State (and, in fact, around the world) grew facial hair in "No-shave November" as a way to raise awareness about men's health issues. You may know a man who decided to keep going--and growing.

Are beards in or out? Opinions vary: On April 15, none other than The Guardian warned that beards may have peaked in popularity. Closer to home, a January 13 Columbus Dispatch headline proclaimed, "Beards growing in popularity among men."

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Facial hair pundit prognostications aside, WCPO decided to explore the issue of beards. We hereby declare April 20 through April 27, "Beard Week."

The hashtag is #beardweek

Become a WCPO Insider to meet Garey Faulkner, the Cincinnati man who uses his beard to celebrate the city and the causes he holds dear. Plus, see photos of Faulkner's beard: from "au naturel" to bedazzled.

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