Designer stubble is a short growth of a man's facial hair that became popular in the 1980s. This style was worn and reinvented by singer George Michael, actor Don Johnson and, in the 2010s, singers Craig David and Jason Derulo and was adopted by many others including Tom Cruise who restarted this trend among his Hollywood peers & members of the music industry after attending the Grammy Awards in 2005. Several companies manufacture beard trimmers designed to maintain the designer stubble look. Being created by short trimming of the beard to (typically) 1 to 3mm designer stubble is distinct from five o'clock shadow which is the much lighter, stiffer growth which is the first sign of the return of the beard after shaving.
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