From sprouting those first whiskers to maintaining a woolly mammoth, the art of growing a beard is a delicate one. To commemorate, Justin Basl took a picture of his beard daily for 365 days straight—without so much as a trim. Then our hirsute hero created a timelapse of his journey to share with the world.
Granted, Basl is clearly working with some pretty glorious facial follicles. Earning a beard that robust could cost the rest of us well over a year. But when the growing gets scruff—uh, tough—look no further than this 4-minute gem for ample inspiration to keep up the good fight.