Katy Bearded Dads and Dudes: Warm Hearts, Rough Faces


By Jennifer Miko and Katrina Katsarelis

Behind the burly, scruffy, and well-manicured beards are some of Katy's finest husbands and most doting daddies. In honor of No-Shave November, Katy Magazine sought out a few of these hardworking, fun-loving, bearded dads and dudes to feature in this story to tell us what they love about having a beard. As it turns out, their wives love their beards too!

Bearded Dudes Photo Shoot Photographer: Brett Laxton

Since 2009, the No-Shave November initiative has helped raise more than $1.8 million in the fight against cancer. The month-long campaign encourages supporters to skip their shaving and hair-grooming routine, and purchasing of these supplies, and donate the funds instead.

Follow the links to the organizations below and see how you can help this month, and all year. Remember #LetItGrow!

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

No-Shave November

Prevent Cancer Foundation


Bearded Blessing

Becky Robertson says her husband Rory is her absolute favorite person. He already had a beard when they met in college, so she can’t imagine him without his facial hair.

“I don't even think about his beard anymore,” she says. “It is just part of Rory.”

Bearded Inspiration

“My father had a beard his entire life,” says Rory. “Plus, growing up in Katy in the 80s and 90s, beards were a way of life.”

However, Rory admits he grew his beard to hide his “baby face.” When he started a career in finance, he thought a beard would add maturity to his appearance. The inevitable grey hair would be an added, distinguished, bonus. Now, Rory likes to have fun creating his own beard styles – mixing up his look with a goatee or full beard of varying lengths.

Giving Spirit

“He loves his family completely and gives so much to us, but he does not stop with the family,” says Becky.