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Barber Told This Man to Grow a Beard and His Advice Changed the Guy’s Life

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Sometimes people don’t look very attractive, not because they don’t have the potential, but because they haven’t understood that with only a bit of effort they can turn their life around. Gwilym Pugh was just 21-years-old, working 10 hours a day from the desk of his home and succumbing to some very bad habits when his barber advised him to grow a beard. The change did not just change his appearance, but it also made him realize that it wasn’t the only thing that he wanted to change on his body.

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Gwilym Pugh

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He was a very happy man, with a thriving job, but very bad eating habits and a variety of injuries, which did not allowed him to exercise at all.

The decision to change

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One day, he decided that this life wasn’t enough for him and he wanted to change his routine so that he could change his lifestyle.

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The beginning of the journey

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When he told his barber that he played in a folk band, the latter told him to grow a beard so that he would look more folksy.

The next steps

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The beard was just a suggestion, but it brought a domino of changes, with Gwilym deciding to change his eating habits and start exercising.

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Quitting his job

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He quit the job that had him sit for 9 to 10 hours a day and since he made that decision, he has lost over 90 pounds.

A new career

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After starting posting images of his new self on Instagram, Welsh tailor Nathan Palmer noticed him and invited him to model for his brand.

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The present

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Now Gwilym is a part of London agency AMCK Models and working with names like Vand, Diesel, Bud Light, and the new David Beckham’s men’s grooming brand, House 99.

He left his old life forever behind him

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Gwilym is not the only person that one day decided to completely change his life and make better and healthier choices not because someone else told him, but because he decided that this was best for him.

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