I have noticed that a large number of male Jedi have facial hair if they are a Jedi Master or higher. Is there a reason for why a lot of Jedi have beards if they are Jedi Masters or higher?

For those that want some examples:

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    Gentlemen wear beards. – Organic Marble Nov 8 '18 at 15:21
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    I suspect this is a case of tali-wag-dog. Obi-Wan (ANH) had a beard and cloak because he was living as a hermit on Tattoine. When they made the prequels, they depicted Obi-Wan in the same cloak (which morphed into the "Jedi uniform") and with a beard so you'll recognise his progression from Padawan to Master over the three films. – Valorum Nov 8 '18 at 15:27
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    I think the counterpositive question whether Padawans and Knights are not allowed to wear beards since it appears as if only Masters do so will prove less assertive and a better fit since less opinionated and more specific. – Philip Klöcking Nov 8 '18 at 15:28
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    "Well, this is what we look like. Some of us. Others look different." – Gaultheria Nov 8 '18 at 16:47
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    The Jedi are a symbol of civilization. Shaving is a form of barberism. – Verdan Nov 8 '18 at 18:10

Using the Star Wars wikia as a reference (I know, shoot me) we have the following "notable" Jedi Masters.

That tallies to 32 without beards, 9 beards and 3 unknowns. I think it's safe to say your assumption that most/a lot have beards is incorrect.

Restricting this to males only still puts this at 21 no beards, 9 beards and 3 unknowns which still challenges your assumption.

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    You make a good point, but I'm not sure it's fair to include women on the list (especially as the question specifically mentions males). – Nolimon Nov 8 '18 at 16:02
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    @Nolimon Technically none human females may be able to grow a beard, as can human woman to be fair, but I missed that the question said males so will update. – TheLethalCarrot Nov 8 '18 at 16:03

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