After 20 Years of Sporting a Beard, This Man Finally Gets a Clean-Cut Makeover

man with long beard and wife

If you’re a fan of Rachael Ray’s talk show, then you are probably well aware of the fact that the host LOVES to offer up makeovers to burly biker types. So though the “before” picture of the subject shown above may be reminiscent of other transformations she has tackled in the past, we gotta tell you that this particular one just about knocked us off our seats!

The subject of today’s clip is a guy who’s, without a doubt, quite manly, but his wife is getting a bit sick of that Santa Claus beard that he’s been rocking for the past 20 years. Now, before all of you facial-hair-lovers start spouting hate in the comments section, it’s important to note that we don’t necessarily dislike Jeff’s beard per se; we just think it’s about time for a change!

When asked if he wants to scale back his fuzz just a bit or go completely clean-shaven, the “makeoveree” puts forth a diplomatic, yet very sweet response. While gesturing over to his wife, he answers, “She married me with nothing on my face—I’m willing to go that far.” Now that’s love—you can tell he really wants to reignite that romance!

Lucky for him, Rachael and her talented crew of stylists, Kyan and Elena, completely agree that “bare” is most definitely the way to go! And these gurus would know—they’ve been making people look their best for years!

After some time in the barber’s chair, the formerly scruffy fella comes out to give his major reveal to the awaiting audience. Usually, at this point in the process, we end up holding our breaths. What if no one likes the change? Talk about awkward, right?

 But, as expected, the newly clean-cut guy’s wife delivers an absolutely priceless reaction. You just know that she’ll be so excited to finally kiss his face, and not his beard.

Now, if you’re unfamiliar with Rachael Ray’s particular brand of making people over, then you may not know that the subjects aren’t actually allowed to see the results for themselves until they step out onstage. Talk about intimidating!

As viewers, we totally dig this format because it allows us to see some hilarious, and often touching, unfiltered reactions to their new looks. Though every reveal is special in its own way, we haven’t seen one that is quite this emotional. When he catches a glimpse of himself in the monitor behind him, he’s practically on the verge of breaking down!

To see Jeff go from “biker” to “gentlemen” all with one amazing shave, be sure to click on the Rachael Ray Show’s video below. Something tells us that his doting wife will soon delight in showing off her hot hubby!

What do you think of this hairy guy’s transformation? Did you like him better with the beard? Have you ever undergone a dramatic makeover? Tell us all about your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below!