December 29, 2010

Illustrated Guide to Facial Hair


Reza Farazmand, of Poorly Drawn Lines, gives us the Illustrated Guide to Facial Hair

[Hat tip to Beard Revue]

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December 28, 2010

The Perfect Beard

From Beard Revue, we have "The Proper Beard":

"The anatomy of a beard is often appreciated but rarely defined. Here we have a fair diagram of the essential elements and rules of a fashionable face fungus."


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December 27, 2010

Hippie Chicks Love Beards

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December 27, 2010

Your Mission, Should You Choose to Accept It

shavingderby.jpg"Use the Magnet to Attract the Razor to Shave the Face!"

That's the description for one of the weirdest games I've ever seen: Magnetic Shaving Derby.

The magnet follows your touch around the screen. The razor is drawn towards the magnet. Cut hairs with the razor whilst trying not to nick your eyes, nose and mouth.

Popping a pimple will temporarily reverse the magnet's polarity, causing the razor to be repelled.

Make good use of the multiplier, powerups and scoring system for MASSIVE POINTS!

This wacky game for iPhones and iPads is available for free, so head over to iTunes and check it out!

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December 23, 2010

Gillette Odor Shield Giveaway

OdorShieldGiveaway.JPGThe good folks at Gillette have arranged for an Odor Shield Holiday Giveaway here on Shaving Stuff:

The Odor Shield Holiday Giveaway includes two units Gillette Odor Shield Anti-perspirant/Deodorant, two units of Gillette Odor Shield Body Wash, and a $100 American Express Gift Card to help with holiday shopping and bills!

To enter to win, leave me a comment here with your most stressful holiday story (or situation), and I'll pick the winner on Sunday evening (12/26/2010).

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December 22, 2010

Hot Deal: Philips Norelco 7310XL Men's Shaving System

7310philips.jpgRight now, you can purchase the Philips Norelco 7310XL Men's Shaving System for just $29.99 (regularly $49.99) at Amazon, a savings of 40%!

  • Fully washable men's rechargable shaver with patented Reflex Action System that automatically adjusts to the contours of your face and neck
  • Super Lift and Cut Technology lifts hairs to cut comfortably below skin level
  • Individually floating heads align the blades next to your skin for exceptional closeness
  • Comfort shaving heads with a skin-friendly profile for smooth contact
  • Battery full light and LED power indicator for cordless operation; two-year warranty
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Hot Deal: Braun Series 7 Pulsonic Shaver System

braunseries7.jpgThe Braun Pulsonic Series 7 is one of the best electric razors on the market, one I've called the "Ultimate Shaving Gadget".

And now you can pick one up for just $159.99! (Regularly priced at $249.99)

Be sure to 'clip' the $10 off coupon on the product page to get the full savings.

  • Innovative pulsonic technology. 10,000 micro vibrations help capture more hair
  • 3 personalization modes for a more individual shave
  • Fully flexible shaving system for maximum facial adaptability
  • Activelift captures flat-lying hair in problem areas for a smooth and precise shave
  • Optifoil - for the closest braun shave ever
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December 17, 2010

Hollywood's Leading Barbershop Gives Traditional Shave Using Bluebeards Revenge

In this traditional shaving documentary, Vinnie Morey and Trent Magnano talk about how their unique Hollywood barbershop (The Proper Barbershop), a blend of modern art, street culture blended with the traditional and old-fashioned was born. They discuss their open razor technique using Bluebeards Revenge shaving cream and how a traditional shave is "one of the last things a man can do to really enjoy a service that is not a manicure and pedicure you can do with your wife.".

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December 15, 2010

A Question Every Man Must Face: Shave or Go Primal?

From over at TheSpec:

"The follicular answer at which we arrive -- be it clean cut or casual scruff -- is among our most defining presentation choices.

In an instant, it tells the world something about our lifestyle, our work, our personal aesthetic and our level of interest in attracting women.

More than that, the Clark Kent versus Kurt Cobain conundrum is infused with cultural implications..."

Read the rest of the article: Are you Johnny Depp or Kid Rock?

Image: ashraful kadir at Flickr

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December 14, 2010

Why is Bert so Grumpy?

image002.jpgWell, according to the company Parissa:

"While the rest of Sesame Street was out enjoying sunny days sweeping the clouds away, he was at home fussing with his fuzzy unibrow. Don't let this happen to you - say hello to Parissa and bye bye to that bushy Bert Brow.

Parissa Men's Brow Groomer is as easy as A-B-C. The strips are simply warmed in your hands, applied to desired area and zipped off, leaving skin clean, sexy and smooth. With no heating or spreading messy wax, there is no fuss and no muss. The Brow Groomer also includes Azulene oil wipes for after waxing to prevent ingrown hairs and soothe skin instantly.

Helping you look like a real man... not a Muppet."

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December 13, 2010

Review of TwinLuxe Soothing Face Balm

facebalm.pngI'll be the first to admit that my personal grooming rituals don't usually include any facial lotions or potions, but since I've been writing for ShavingStuff, I've gotten quite a few products like that to try out for a review. So I usually use them a couple of times (or until I feel I have a good understanding of the product), and then they languish under my sink for months at a time before I use them again.

But a couple of weeks ago, I received a review bottle of TwinLuxe Soothing Face Balm, and I'll be darned if I'm not using it every day now...

TwinLuxe Soothing Face Balm is chock full of ingredients that soothe and nourish your skin, such as shea butter, pearl powder, rice protein, white tea extract, and willow extract. I've been applying it to my face after every shave, and it's so concentrated that a tiny drop covers my entire face. The scent is light, the feel of the Balm is not greasy or oily, and it leaves my face feeling smooth and tightened.

If you're looking for a new product for your face (or the face of someone you love), the TwinLuxe Face Balm is a winner.

TwinLuxe is a fairly new brand in the grooming industry, founded by identical twin brothers Anthony and Hubert Tsai, who have a vision of merging progressive innovation and precision craftsmanship in order to change the entire shaving experience.

"We want to bring the barbershop experience into the 21st century, all in your own home - an easy morning ritual that leaves you feeling pampered, fresh, and well groomed all day."

And if you're looking for a very unique luxury shaving gift, be sure to check out TwinLuxe shaving sets in chrome, anthracite, or ceramic - they're absolutely beautiful. The only issue I have with them is that they don't make a safety razor... But perhaps they'll consider it.

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December 9, 2010

Women respond to Movember with Decembrow

"The time has come for women to join men in growing facial hair for a cause. Eyeing "Movember," a decade-old movement in which men grow mustaches during November to raise awareness for prostate cancer and other men's health issues, Feministing's Lori Adelman is calling on the ladies to grow a unibrow.

This holiday season, abstain from plucking, Adelman urges, and pencil in a single brow if need be. "Challenging cultural norms about women's facial hair while raising money for a good cause? Now that's just the kind of thing that gets me in the holiday spirit."

Read the full article: Can Women Solve Anything by Growing Unibrows?

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December 8, 2010

Holiday Gift Guide 2010 for Shaving Stuff

So, you're looking for a great gift for a man in your life, and you think they might appreciate some shaving or grooming gear? Instead of browsing through the hundreds of personal care and shaving products on the market, save some time for yourself and check out the Shaving Stuff Holiday Gift Guide 2010.

We've spent the whole year reading about and reviewing shaving gear, and while there's a lot of great stuff out there, we've gone through it all and picked out some of the best shaving and grooming related gifts, depending on the type of man you're buying for.

Gifts for the Gadgeteer:

Thumbnail image for BraunPulsonic.jpgGo-Go-Gadget Shaver! The gadget guy loves a sleek machine, a tool that is on the cutting edge (!) of shaving gear.

So don't bother with the generic stuff - pick up something along the lines of the ultimate shaving gadget, the Braun Pulsonic, or go for a manscaping tool that's straight out of the comics: the Mangroomer. If you really want something different, how about a phone/razor combo? Or the Freedom Dynamo Electric Shaver - no batteries needed!

Gifts for Mr. Natural:

pacificshavingcream.jpgMr. Natural likes it simple and green. Unscented and all-natural are the keywords, and eco-friendly products are a plus. A sure win is Pacific Shaving Company's All Natural Shaving Cream, as well as their Shaving Oil, and their Blade Oil makes a man's razor last a lot longer.

Mr. Natural might appreciate the simpleness of a safety razor or a straight razor, which makes shaving a bit more of a man's ritual with his tools. The Merkur double edged safety razors are top-notch, and a number of styles are available to match the man who owns it. merkurdoubleedge.jpg

Gifts for the Old School Shaver:

The Old School shaver is also a grooming ritualist, eschewing mechanical 'conveniences' over style and quality. He's probably got a couple of styles of safety razors or a straight razor, so picking up a year's supply of his favorite double edged razor blades or getting his blade professionally honed will lift you up a couple of notches in his book.

straightrazorblack.jpgStick to the tried and true classics for this guy - take a peek inside his shaving kit to see what he's into right now, then explore other products from those companies. A great place to start is at The Art of Shaving, and if you want to give him the VIP treatment, send him to the Barber Spa.

Gifts for the New School Shaver:

Thumbnail image for Stubble Trimmer.jpgThe New School shaver might change his facial hair style every month, so giving him a fantastic grooming tool like the Philips Norelco Stubble Trimmer will enable easy facial "re-branding" with the five o'clock shadow in rotation with a hip moustache or soul patch.

Fusion Chrome Collection ProGlide Power Razor.jpgThe big winner for New School shavers is the Gillette ProGlide, though. This razor is the culmination of decades of research into shaving technology and user feedback, giving an exceptionally smooth shave with a very comfortable grip. So think about giving a couple of packages of ProGlide cartridges, or a ProGlide starter package, and give him a smooth new future.

Gifts for the Manscaper:

bodygroombg2020.JPGThe Manscaper is into being tidy, and no square inch of skin is exempt from the discerning eyes of this hardy soul. The hot item this year is the Philips Norelco Bodygroom System, which is especially recommended for taking care of those bits below the belt without pain or irritation.

Another excellent pick for the Manscaper is the Mangroomer, which lets him take care of shaving his own back - no more will he ask you to do it for him!

mangroomerpro.jpgInquire at a local waxing salon about a gift certificate for him to come in for a wax or sugar or Male Brazilian...

Gifts for the Hipster Shaver:

Yes, the Hipster needs a little holiday grooming love as well, and one way to show you care about your favorite guy (or gal) is with something crafty and one of a kind, such as a Beardling or one of these. Maybe a beard growth T-shirt or some moustache art.beardling.jpg

There are even more recommendations in our other Holiday Gift Guides, so please check those out as well.

Here's to happy and painless holiday shopping for all your shaving and grooming gifts!

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December 7, 2010

Keep it Hairy?

Remington and have teamed up to create a rap video that wittily ponders the age-old question, "to groom or not to groom?" Check out the video, and watch Shaved and Hairy (played by Kirk Ward and JR Reed) make an argument for smooth and stubble:

Afterwards, share with your friends and then vote for #TeamShaved or #TeamHairy on Facebook and Twitter!

Hot Deal on manscaping tools: Go to and get 25% off the Back & Body Extendable Groomer. Just enter the discount code Bro123 at checkout - good through December 31, 2010.

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December 6, 2010

12 Days of Savings at Men's Direct

12dayssavings.jpgMen's Direct is running a pretty sweet sale on shaving and grooming gear, called "12 Days of Savings". The first 11 days are posted already, and the sale only runs through tomorrow, so get moving!

Today's deal is: On The Eleventh Day Of Savings, Mens Direct Gave to Me... 35% Off Full Product Line: The Gentlemens Refinery. Use coupon code GR2362 to save on the full line of Gentlemens Refinery products!

And there's a bunch of other great deals going on right now, so be sure to check out the 12 Days of Savings.

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December 2, 2010

Have you ever been accused of having 'Man-Flu'?

"Have you ever accused or been accused of having 'Man-Flu'? New research from Pfizer reveals the term adopted to ridicule men when they are sick could actually be having a negative impact, which is just not cricket!

This research shows these attitudes could mean that serious health conditions such as heart disease or diabetes are being left undetected -- and therefore untreated, like the poor fellow Wilbert in this clip.

[via ManMOT]

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Shave Your Friends Promo from Raz War

razwar_santa.jpgWe just found out about another hot deal on shaving gifts, this time from Raz War. It's the "Shave Your Friends (not Santa Claus) Under the Christmas Tree" promotion.

Use the code "SANTACLAUS" on and save 15% on the gifts you purchase for your friends. (Offer valid until 6 December 2010 for purchase on; not cumulative)

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December 1, 2010

Hot Deal: Philips Norelco 7340 Men's Shaving System

7340.jpgRight now, you can pick up the Men's Philips Norelco 7340 Shaving System at a great price!

Regularly $59.99, this electric razor is on sale for just $39.00, a savings of 35%!

The fully washable Philips Norelco 7340XL Men's Shaving System showcases the unique Philips Norelco Precision Cutting System, which combines slots to cut long hairs and holes to trim even the shortest stubble, resulting in a clean, uniform shave. The Patented Reflex Action System combines with Individually Floating Heads to easily navigate the curves of your face and neck, while Super Lift & Cut Technology allows this shaver to achieve a below the skin cut. An eight-hour full charge means that you can enjoy up to 10 days of cordless shaving.

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Introducing Facebeard: The Social Network for the Bearded

facebeard.jpgWith the entire world signing up for Facebook these days, what's a guy gotta do to really connect with his peers? Well, it depends if you've got a beard...

If so, then Facebeard is the place to be.

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