Lovely ladybeards posted to the website Photo / RedditLovely ladybeards posted to the website Photo / Reddit

Hearing the term 'ladybeard', you might assume it refers to a female who, due to some medical condition, has grown facial hair.

However, it is in fact the name given to the latest photo-sharing craze to hit the internet, which sees women using their long manes to create ornately-styled facial hair.

Some rather artful ladybeards can be found on online forum reddit, where many are posting their latest efforts.

From intricate French and fishtail plats to seamlessly incorporated moustaches, each picture reveals a high level of hairdressing skill.

Often accompanied with a comical facial expression, the torrent of ladybeards shows no sign of abating, as more and more women post their efforts on social networking sites.

Check out these lovely ladybeards below: