Beards, which some call man's make-up, won't necessarily get you knocked out of the box for a job or a promotion. In fact, it can give you an edge, at least in some fields like advertising.
In the New York Post, Brian Moore says that beards are making a comeback in the workplace. One big reason why is that while unemployed, youths experimented with facial hair. That Joaquin Phoenix look caught on with those with jobs, including on influential Wall Street.