Hair-Raising Idea: A Beard Business Sprouts in Indonesia – Wall Street Journal (subscription)

JAKARTA, Indonesia—People in Indonesia like the idea of growing beards just as much as hipsters in Brooklyn or Berlin.

Sports stars such as David Beckham and the Houston Rockets’ James Harden helped cement the trend, as have actors such as Brad Pitt and Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan.

The thing is, some Indonesian men struggle to grow beards and often end up with just a few wispy strands or some spotty patches of peach fuzz….