This study should not be a surprise to any woman in my opinion. While I have my doubts about the validity of Huffington Post as reputable source of information, this study just confirmed what we already know. Beards done right are attractive. Point blank. The authors of the study (according to this article) concluded that men with beards are perceived as being better fathers and protectors. Safety is one of the needs of humans in general and good fathers are high demand these days. Beards add character and intrigue to average looking faces. They’re better than mustaches and catch eyes and attention. But there are a few limits on length that largely influence the attractiveness factor. I’ve attached a picture below with these guidelines.