The beard is sparse, and, with the exception of the moustache, which is sometimes worn, especially in central Tibet, it is plucked out with tweezers.
Thickness of skin, masking the muscles, has been thought the cause of a peculiar heaviness in the outlines of body and face; the complexion varies from yellow-brown to chocolate (about 40 to 43 in the anthropological scale); eyes black; straight coarse glossy black hair; beard and moustache scanty.
Their bishops and priests, who wear the moustache in deference to popular prejudice, are typical specimens of the church militant.
The chin is never shaved, save by beauty men, or kashangs, though often clipped, while the moustache is usually left long.
A thin moustache is common, the beard, if present, is plucked out, and the hair of the head is black, coarse and cut short.
The man was about Dean's age, shorter, with dark hair and moustache and dressed in full biking attire.