Yeah, I grew mine back while I was in Portugal, but i'm keeping it shorter than I had it previously. When I had it longer, I had a job interview via video conference, where I was broadcast on a massive screen in front of 8 people in a room. I'm certain that I didn't get the job because I had an out of control, full on beard, going on, which was exaggerated because my head was about 18ft wide. It was a job talking to people on ferry crossings about whales and dolphins etc, and then reeling them in to pay to join the conservation organisation in question. Appearances would have been important. Considering that around the same time I was tagged in a photo on facebook and got comments like 'you look like a Hells Angel' etc, then i think my theory definitely holds some water.