March 30, 2010

Make Your Own Shaving Brush

How to make a shaving brush - More DIY How To Projects

1. 3-4 inch piece of pipe. PVC or Brass, reducers are best. so you can hang dry and no rust.
2. Get a fine feather pant brush. All you need to do is feel for the softness or toughness you want.
3. Scissors
4. Water proof glue. I used Shoe Goo but epoxy would be best.
5. Washer rings. So you can seal off the end and adjust the height of the bristles.

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March 29, 2010

ShaveBlog to Lifehacker: You Suck at Shaving Tips

the Shave.jpgFrom ShaveBlog:

Seriously, Lifehacker, enough with the shaving tips. Between this and this and this, you keep reminding me why ever since Trapani left your site's become the joke of the Intertubes, and considering this site is also in the running, that's saying a lot.

Hilarious. Read the rest here: Lifehacker: You Suck At Shaving Tips

Image: Greencolander at Flickr

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March 26, 2010

Are You Making a Facial Hair Mistake?

muttonchops.jpgWe all like to believe that the way we wear our facial hair is flattering to us, but if we ask the women in our life, we may find out that we're sporting a major facial hair fail on our face.

From AskMen:

"Apart from your hairstyle, the No. 1 way for a guy to make his face more appealing is with the right facial hair style. Of course, the converse is true: the fastest way to make women think you've got a fugly mug is to insist on sporting bizarre, over-the-top or just plain sloppy facial hair. To avoid committing a facial hair style faux pas and ensure that your bed stays busy, read on for our ultimate list of the facial hair styles that women hate."

What do you think? Are they accurate?

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March 25, 2010

Moustache Craze is Growing

Dali Double Moustache.jpgFrom the Arizona Republic:

"Mustaches are turning up in lots of places other than faces.

Curlicued facial-hair silhouettes evocative of the Pringles-can man are printed on pencils, pillows and pint glasses. Waxed whiskers adorn infant onesies and the covers of stylish greeting cards surrounded by hearts."

Image: Raúl Villalón at Flickr

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March 24, 2010

Grab Your Free 'Stachetastic App - Today Only


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Introducing 'STACHETASTIC! Guaranteed to instantly increase your sex appeal through the power of Super Technical Awesome Cranial Hair Enhancement (S.T.A.C.H.E.) technology.

Don't let your weak facial hair genes hold you back anymore! 'Stachetastic can give you that bad mofo beard or porn star mustache you've always wanted without the weeks and months of growing and maintenance."

Grab yours at iTunes today!

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March 23, 2010

Get Smooth for Spring: Top Body Hair Trimmers for Men

bodygroom200.jpgWe've officially made it to spring, and our thoughts are turning to beaches, pools, sunbathing, tanktops and even going topless. But for some men, these activities are to be avoided because of the feeling that everyone's staring at the bearskin rug on their back.

Feeling a little hairy? Get your body into shape for spring with these top manscaping tools:

The Philips Norelco BG2020 Bodygroom Shaver is a perennial manscaping favorite. It's affordable and effective, and based on the number of units selling right now, it has got to be one of (if not the) top body hair trimmer for men.

"The Philips Norelco BG2020 Bodygroom Shaver is the All-in-One grooming solution, exclusively for men that safely trims and shaves all body zones. With the Bodygroom, men can trim and shave hair from their chest & abs, underarms, groin area, legs, back and shoulders. Bodygroom features the very latest technology and ergonomic design to offer a convenient, easy and pain-free way to remove and trim body hair. Bodygroom's advanced design allows for it to be used wet or dry and even in the shower. Its hypoallergenic foil protects even the most sensitive skin against nicks, cuts or irritation, and its stainless-steel blades ensure long-lasting performance."

The Mangroomer Do-It-Yourself Electric Back Hair Shaver gives you the reach to hit those difficult places on your body, and priced at just $39.95, is a true contender.

"The Mangroomer Do-It-Yourself Electric Back Shaver is absolutely the best way to get rid of unwanted back hair. This one-of-a-kind device features a large 1.5-inch blade that enables you to shave larger areas of your back with ease. The Mangroomer's cutting-edge blade design delivers extremely close and smooth results without the potential of ingrown hairs that are commonly caused by straight edge and foil shavers. And with the unique patent-pending design, the Mangroomer opens to a staggering 135-degrees so you can reach all areas of your back from different angles with ease."

The Razorba Silencer Back Hair Shaver isn't electric, but it could also double as a self-defense weapon in a pinch. The handle accommodates most disposable razors, and looks great hanging on your bathroom wall as well!

"The Razorba is the convenient, do it yourself, painless and embarrassment free solution to back hair removal. The Razorba is the patented razor handle wand that holds your favorite razor, ergonomically designed and tested by men with back hair. It solves the problem of back hair by letting you shave at your convenience. It works with any standard razors"

What's your favorite manscaping tool?

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March 22, 2010

Beards: Art for Your Face

Hukka Man!.jpgMost of us find a facial hair style that works for us and then stick with it. We may experiment with a different look for a while, reverting back to our 'usual' after a bit, but rarely change it up weekly.

Not so with Sameer Mehta. According to Times of India, he changes his facial hair every couple of days, and is now entered into the Limca Book of Records for growing 54 different beard styles.

"Among his various non-verbal hairy expressions are an IPL tribute that came in the form of cricket bats and balls, a tricolour flag for Independence Day, a pierced heart for Valentine's Day and even a voting symbol that ran down his chin during last year's elections."

According to Mehta, he came upon the idea during hospitalization after an appendix operation, when decided to use his facial hair as a fashion statement. "I wanted to do something unique and prominent".

His unique styles attract people's attention wherever he goes, often resulting in requests for photos with him, and he's even got a short cut to worship. "I've got a VIP entry in at least four temples so far".

Image: kshgarg at Flickr

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March 19, 2010

Most Interesting Man Video: Dos Equis

The world's most interesting man on Manscaping: "I have no idea what that is."

Are you thirsty now? Check out the rest of the Dos Equis campaign, especially The Hirsute: a Study.

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March 18, 2010

Return of the moustache

moustacheart.jpgDoes it seem like the 'stache is making a comeback to you? Are you seeing more hairy upper lips in your neighborhood? It could be just the beginning.

"A favorite of Burt Reynolds and Tom Selleck, their hairy upper lip has been considered unfashionable long enough that you can now see club kids and other youngish types flying the 'stache again. Reviews are mixed. It may never make it back all the way into the mainstream again, but such things are hard to predict. - GKMen

I have to admit, I've never rocked the 'stache. I have often left a moustache for a minute when shaving, just to check it out in the mirror, but I always end up shaving it off. Am I not old enough (I'm 41), or am I not bold enough?

How many of you are wearing (or have worn) a moustache? Do you think it'll go mainstream?

Image: Art Institute of Portland

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March 17, 2010

Why do humans have pubic hair?

Hair.jpgI know that's just the question you've been asking yourself, and Scientific American is here to help:

"Like many people, I ask myself continuously about some of life's biggest mysteries. Why are we here? What is the meaning of life? Why do we have those strangely sparse, wiry little hairs growing around our genitals--hair that is singularly different from all the other hair on our bodies?"

As a billboard, perhaps?

"Pubic hair acts as a sort of blinking marquee, indicating for prospective sexual partners that mating with that individual could be potentially a fruitful exercise in genetic perpetuity."

Read the rest: A bushel of facts about the uniqueness of human pubic hair

Image: AMagill at Flickr

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March 16, 2010

Art of Shaving Smooth Rewards Program

Smooth Rewards.jpgDo you use Art of Shaving products? Would you like to? Here's an incentive for you: The Smooth Rewards program:

"The Art of Shaving is offering Smooth Rewards Cards with values up $40 on purchases. Online shoppers who spend over $100 will receive a Smooth Rewards Card that can be redeemed at The Art of Shaving Shops between April 5, 2010 and April 30, 2010.

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March 15, 2010

Conan O'Brien's Beard is Tweeting Away

conanbeardtwitter.jpgFor those of you who use the popular microblogging service Twitter, you now have chance to follow not only Conan O'Brien, but to follow his beard as well.

Conan has almost 670,000 followers on Twitter, while his beard has less than 10,000 followers, but his beard feed might just be funnier than he is.

Here's Conan's Twitter feed:


And now we hear from Conan's beard:


What do you think, should his beard, not him, be the actual celebrity?

And hey, if you like celebrity body parts, you might want to check out Jay Leno's chin on Twitter.

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March 11, 2010

Please Don't Shave Your Parts While Driving

bikinishaving.jpgEver heard of genital-shaving-related traffic offenses? Let this be a lesson to you:

"Believe it or not, a woman in Florida has been charged with reckless driving after causing an accident while she was distracted as she shaved her pubic hair."

Read the rest over at Digital Journal.

Image: kamalayan at Flickr

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March 10, 2010

Vote for Red Sox first baseman Kevin Youkilis' Facial Hair

youkilis.jpgFrom The Sporting Blog:

"Red Sox first baseman Kevin Youkilis understands the value of facial hair. He's allowing fans to vote on one of four facial hair designs he could sport on Opening Day against the Yankees. There's his usual goatee, the Magnum P.I. mustache, the clean shaven look that is bizarre and bound to lose and the Fu Manchu (which would copy the Youk Manchu he grew last year for his official photo)."

Head over to Youk's site and donate a buck or two to charity and vote on which style facial hair he should wear.

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March 9, 2010

NBA All Beard Team

Skinner_Brian.jpgFrom Dime Mag, The NBA's All-Beard Team (By Position):

"As a personal purveyor of the beard, I have a special affinity towards players that rock 'em on the court. So that's why I was so excited to see James Harden tweet the following question last week: In the NBA what's yall top 5 all beard team by position? At first you think this might be easy, but it's the by position that makes it hard."

Go check it out and see if you agree!

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March 8, 2010

Beard Master: Lord of All Beards Video

"Imagine Conan The Barbarian but with lots more facial hair and a way hotter girl on his arm. "He who tames the wild beard will rule the land!""
The Beard Master
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March 5, 2010

Free Speick Shaving Stick from Details for Men

speickstick.jpgI'm a big fan of Speick shaving products. They're high quality and I really like the scents. If you've never tried anything from Speick, now is your chance to do so for free.

Details for Men is giving away free Speick Shaving Stick with orders over $30, from now until March 12, 2010. Simply place your order and enter the coupon code "FREESPEICKSTICK" at checkout.

Be sure to check out Details for Men's Top 12 Shave Products, including the 30 count Feather razor blades (my favorite double edged razors) or the DE razor sample pack.

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March 4, 2010

The Bearded Gentleman

beardedgentleman.jpgLooking for a useful guide to facial hair styles and the men who wear them? Look no further. Coming soon (May 2010) is The Bearded Gentleman: The Style Guide to Shaving Face.

"For centuries, men have been growing and styling their facial hair, whether for the sake of vanity, religion, or cultural considerations, but most of us don't give it a second thought. The Bearded Gentleman is an authoritative yet lighthearted guide that offers detailed information on some fifty specific facial hair styles: where they come from, how to grow them, and how to maintain them."
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March 3, 2010

Review of Razor MD iGrip Chrome Shave Set

razormd.jpgI've been shaving for about 25 years now, going from disposable cartridge razors to electric razors (including the ultimate shaving gadget), and most recently becoming a safety razor fan. But I've never had a razor set that actually looks good when I'm not using it (I do like the look of my Merkur, but it's not much to look at by itself.

So when Razor MD sent me their iGrip Chrome Razor Set to review, I was jazzed to have something that I would be proud to display on my bathroom counter.

The chrome iGrip set comes with a razor and brush stand, a badger hair brush, and the iGrip razor, all inside a very cool presentation box. When I first opened the box, my initial thought was "This would make an excellent gift", because it's something that just says heirloom all over it. Your sons will probably fight over who's going to inherit it...

The chrome razor and brush stand is pretty simple in appearance, but it has a classy look just the same. It holds your brush and razor up off of the counter with style, and is stable - not easy to knock over at all.

The chrome badger hair shaving brush is a hefty one. The weight of it felt good in my hand, and the very plush head worked great for whipping up a lather and working it into my whiskers.

Razor MD's iGrip razor also has a great feel to it (hence the iGrip name...) and looks pretty sweet sitting on the stand. It takes both the Mach3 and Fusion blades, and the neck swivels to meet the contours of your face quite easily. I rather enjoyed the shave.

The only drawback for me with this razor set is the fact that it's only for cartridges, which I don't normally use. I think the company would do very well if they were to introduce an iGrip with a safety razor head, which seems easy enough, considering that the head portion of the razor unscrews from the handle.

Overall, I really like the quality of this shaving set, and think it would make a great gift for a birthday, holiday, or Father's Day. It looks good, works well, and is priced reasonably.

Check out the company's other choices at Razor MD.

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Seattle Beard and Stache Fest

Dapper Gent.jpgFor the second year in a row, Seattle has hosted a Beard and Stache Fest, raising money for Treehouse, an organization improving the lives of foster kids:

"Since 1988, Treehouse has filled the gaps for kids in foster care, providing services that no other agency addresses: money for extra-curricular activities and summer camp, professional educational support services, resources to fully participate in the everyday activities of growing up, clothing and supplies to help them fit in at school."

Check out the Beard and Stache site, or view the slideshow at Seattle Weekly.

Image: Paul Stevenson at Flickr

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March 1, 2010

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