Beard & mustache transplants are up 300% in the US over the last decade
Pubic and chest hair transplants up slightly
Beards are trendy. A key component of the new 'Lumbersexual' look, beards are sweeping the nation and the world. In fact, beards are currently so desirable that 'less-fortunate' men are willing to pay up to $15,000, to add a bit of fur to the face. In a 2001 study, researchers showed that beard prevalence increases 'when they [men] have difficulty obtaining spouses'. Beards are popular. A recent article suggests that beard transplants are up more than 600% and r/beards has more than 100K subscribers. This article also provides reasoning as to why men might consider a transplant.
"Beards are seen as a symbol of power and virility. Lacking length elsewhere? Let the beard boost your man credentials."
To gain a better understanding of the current #beardtransplant movement, I looked into the data from the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery and put the following figures together.