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“Fear the Beard” Fever Comes to End as Monster99 Trims World Series Champ Clay Buchholz's shaggy beard.

“Fear the Beard” fever peaked when the Boston Red Sox won the World Series in October and signaled the end of the beard growth that unified the team all season long.

In celebration, and to help clean up the champs' scruff, Andis Company gifted the Red Sox with SlimLine2 trimmers. To also help keep the winning beards groomed, baseball barber Monster99, AKA Angel Lucas, had his cordless Andis clipper on hand as he tended to pitcher Clay Buchholz’s beard.

"Since Clay’s beard was long, I used the cordless Supra 120 Ion clipper to take the length down before using the SlimLine2 trimmer to clean it up,” said Lucas, a mobile barber who cuts hair wherever his clients need him. “For the series, I carried a few extra batteries with me - it’s a lot easier without the cord.”

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Jolene Turner

In addition to serving as senior editor for American Salon, Jolene Turner is responsible for spearheading the publication's digital media activities. Turner writes and researches topics related to hair and skincare, from new technological advancements to what salon owners are doing to make their businesses a success. Outside of work, Jolene volunteers for the NYC-based non-profit Anjellicle Cats Rescue and writes and performs comedy theater.