“National Beard Day” at Flow on Wednesday transformed dozens of smooth-faced Flowstars into a bearded, moustached bunch – in some cases, also sporting alarmingly bushy eyebrows. It was an unexpected turn of events at the office – well, at least according to the man of the hour himself, head of digital Richard Frank, whose birthday on 6 June is celebrated in bearded fashion by Flowstars each year.
As per tradition, everyone donned their fake beards and joined in the fun. “We’ve celebrated National Beard Day on Richard’s birthday on 6 June for, I think, eight years. We have no idea why … maybe because we all wanted to pretend to be geeks for the day and we all love to wear beards. Except Sue,” said Flow managing director Tiffany Turkington-Palmer.
An upbeat Richard had this to say: “Thank you very much, I didn’t expect this massive surprise … And as I’ve been telling everyone, I’m still a millennial. No one can take that away from me – 1983, I’m on the edge. But thank you very much, and can somebody else grow a beard?”