Aaaaaand . . .
It offers absolutely nothing new.
From Questions from Readers in the December 2016 Study Edition Watchtower:
"Is it proper for a brother today
to have a beard?
In some cultures, a neat beard
may be acceptable and may not
detract from the Kingdom mes-
sage. Still, some brothers might
decide not to have a beard.
(1 Cor. 8:9) In other cultures
and localities, beards are not
considered acceptable for Chris-
tian ministers.—w16.09, p. 21."