May 31, 2011

Straight Razor Shave at American Classic Barbershop

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May 31, 2011

Hot Deal: Wahl Deluxe Chrome Pro Clipper & Trimmer

wahlclipper.JPGIf you're a guy who likes to touch up your own hair and beard, then you might want to pick up a Wahl 79524-1001 Deluxe Chrome Pro Multi-Cut Clipper & Trimmer to add to your grooming toolkit. Right now, it's only $34.97, which is a 44% savings over the regular price of $62.95.

"The Wahl Deluxe Chrome Pro 27-Piece Complete Haircut Kit has all the tools you need to make haircutting at home easier than ever. Perfect for total body grooming, this haircut kit is used by a wide variety of people for their haircutting needs, including professional cyclists, swimmers, and other athletes to trim body hair."
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May 27, 2011

Hot Deal: $10 Off at Art of Shaving


From now until June 12, take $10 off of any purchase at Art of Shaving!

The minimum purchase to take advantage of this offer is only $10 (before shipping costs), so you don't have to spend a lot to save 10 bucks.

Check it out here: Art of Shaving Deal

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May 26, 2011

Hot Deal: 48% Off on Panasonic ES8109S Vortex Wet/Dry Shaver

PanasonicES8109S.JPGRight now, the Panasonic ES8109S Vortex Wet/Dry Shaver with Nano Technology and HydraClean System is almost half price!

Regularly $179.99, this electric razor is just $93.95, a savings of 48%!

"The Panasonic ES8109S Vortex Arc 3 Wet/Dry Shaver with Nanotech Blades and HydraClean uses a pivoting head, a linear motor, and other new technologies to give you an outstandingly close and comfortable shave. The ES8109S's linear motor achieves an astounding 13,000 revolutions per minute. Even the thickest beards are no match for this shaver, and you'll experience a frictionless shave with less pulling and irritation."
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May 26, 2011

Great Moustaches from MLB

PavanoMo.jpgFrom Bleacher Report:

"While many players have succeeded in leaving their mark and cementing their legendary status, still others made their mark on the game in other ways--through their appearance.

In terms of facial hair, there have been many styles sported by ballplayers through the generations, earning nicknames for some, and ridicule for others."

Check out all 50 of the Greatest Mustaches in MLB History

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May 25, 2011

Photo Contest: How Do You Get Your Edge?

edgeshavepromo.JPGEdge Shave Gel is giving away $100 gift cards every week, and a chance to win a $1500 gift card package, simply for uploading your photos:

"Life is always throwing new challenges at you. Edge® Shave Gel helps get you prepared for the start of each day. From surfing the North Shore to nailing that presentation you've been working on, show us what motivates you or helps you get your edge to get a chance to win great prizes."

Enter the Edge contest here: Faces of Edge

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May 24, 2011

Pacific Shaving Company Turns Budweiser Campaign on its Head

Inspired by Budweiser's "Grow One, Save a Million" campaign which asks guys to save water by not shaving, Pacific Shaving Company is asking beer drinkers across America to help save an additional one million gallons of water by drinking two fewer beers a week between now and World Environment Day (June 5).

In 2009, the leading global brewer sold more than 10 billion gallons of beer, of which water is a key ingredient. Pacific Shaving's just-formed Clean Cut, Clean Living initiative encourages consumers to get involved and save roughly 24 ounces of water each week by simply having a couple less cold ones.

Pacific Shaving understands that most of us need to shave every day. But the happy hour beer is optional. Consumers can visit Pacific Shaving's Facebook page to make the pledge and share the program with Facebook friends. For every pledge made between now and June 5th, the company will plant a tree. So let's each do our part to minimize the approximately 27 million gallons of water used each day in the brewing process by passing on the casual beer between now and World Environment Day.

When it comes to shaving, you can also do your part in conserving water by shaving at the sink and turning the faucet off. When it comes to the environment, Pacific Shaving Company is proud of the fact its line of natural, safe and eco-friendly shaving essentials is manufactured in the USA and uses minimal packaging. The company also works with Trees for the Future to plant a tree for every purchase.

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May 23, 2011

Turkish Politics, by the Moustache

turkeyflagcat.jpgDoes your moustache broadcast your political affiliation? Evidently it does in Turkey:

"Leaning back into a maroon barber's chair, its dark leather cracked with age, Onur Karadogan flips through a dusty catalogue of moustache styles.

"An Islamist will ask for this one," he said, pointing to a neatly trimmed, almond-shaped example, bringing two fingers together to illustrate the two millimeters of space that the Koran deems must exist between the end of the upper lip and the beginning of the whiskers.

"These ones," he said, upon reaching a brittle page covered in images of dark-haired men with thick, walrus-style moustache of the Marx variety, "are more for the leftists."

In his 16 years of experience as a barber, Karadogan has become an expert at shaping these bushy declarations. Men don't wear their politics on their sleeve here, they write them across their upper lip."

I wonder what facial hair political classifications we could make here in the U.S.?

Read the rest: Turkey: The politics of facial hair

Image: laszlo-photo at Flickr

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Stray Hairs = Stray Thoughts

beardmanart.jpgThere's science, and then there's weird science.

"There is a similarity between unwanted intrusive thoughts and unwanted intrusive facial hair.

Recent research from the All-Bulgaria Agricultural College (Organic) in the former Wandsworth, proves conclusively that the two phenomena are not merely similar, but fundamentally interconnected. And interestingly, the causal sequence can operate in either direction.

An increase in hair production on the end of one's nose or ear can produce an automatic negative cognition. Equally, a negative automatic thought can produce an immediate increase in hair growth on the outer surface at the tip of the nose or on the pinna."

Check it out: What is this I don't even (facial hair edition)

Image: knottyboy at Flickr

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May 20, 2011

Grow a Beer(d), Save Water

Budweiser wants you to "Grow one. Save a million." A beard, that is, and the million is gallons of water.


Head over to the Budweiser Facebook page to find out more. (And ask them who uses 5 gallons of water per shave!)

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May 19, 2011

Hot Deal: 43% off Mangroomer Electric Back Hair Shaver

mangroomerback.JPGJust in time for shirts vs skins ball games, summer BBQs, and sunbathing, the Mangroomer Do-It-Yourself Electric Back Hair Shaver is on sale for a whopping 43% off of the regular price: $22.72!

Less than 23 bucks for one of the hottest grooming gadgets around... You can't beat that with a stick, as they say.

The coolest thing about the Mangroomer is, it helps even the least coordinated guy to take care of the hair back there, without bribing someone to do it for him:

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.

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May 18, 2011

Review: Kid Glove Hydrating Gel Aftershave

One of my pet peeves about shaving products is the number of choices that are overly oily. I don't care to have anything greasy feeling on my skin right after I shower and shave, so I'm always on the lookout for oil-free options. My most recent find is Sharps Kid's Glove Hydrating Gel.

"This light and oil-free gel is fully loaded with botanicals and anti-oxidants to combat the enemies: razor burn, dryness, sun damage and environmental pollutants. Dries invisible so even the most observant skin care cops won't know your secret. Not oily. Not heavy. Just enough fight."

The first time I used this product, I was pretty much hooked - it only takes a small amount, it goes on and spreads easily, and my face was left feeling as clean as it was when I got out of the shower. So if you're looking for an oil-free after shave product, you'll want to check out Sharps Kid's Glove Hydrating Gel.

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May 16, 2011

14 Steps to a Perfect Straight Razor Shave (Video)

The 14 steps to a perfect straight razor shave, with Donnie Hawley, Hawlewood's Barbershop, Costa Mesa / Long Beach, Los Angeles, CA

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May 13, 2011

Take the Fusion ProGlide Challenge with a Free Razor

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Share your thoughts on the ProGlide with Gillette on Twitter (hashtag #ProGlideChallenge) or Facebook!

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May 12, 2011

Tattooed Head Stubble for Baldness?

Hair loss got you down? Maybe you just need some new ink...

Hat tip to Grooming Guru

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May 11, 2011

Save $55 on Ultimate Shaving Gadget: Braun Pulsonic Series 7

It's no secret that we love the Braun Pulsonic Series 7 as our choice for electric shaving - in fact, we call it the "Ultimate Shaving Gadget"!

And right now, you can pick one up for $55 less than the regular price, a savings of 20%! Not bad for an electric razor which gets an average rating of four and a half stars on Amazon:

  • 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.

Check out the great price on this Braun Series 7- 790cc Pulsonic Shaver.

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Handmade Moustache Wax Action Pack from Man's Face Stuff


Need to get a handle on that mo'? Perhaps all you need is a little styling help, so check out the Moustache Wax Action Pack:

"Man's Face Stuff is a hand-crafted moustache wax manufacturer from Portland, Oregon. We specialize in making quality, weather-resistant, and uniquely wonderful-smelling wax for your, or your loved one's, facial hair. And it's not just for moustaches! We have customers that use a very light application of wax on their full beards, to keep down stray hairs, and of course, to smell amazing."

Check out the Man's Face Stuff Moustache Wax Action Pack at Etsy.

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May 9, 2011

Beware the Glabermaniac

I came across a new term yesterday: Glabermania, an uncontrollable craving for hair removal. And I'm wondering if some of us suffer from a partial addiction...

"Glabermania is also known as shaving addiction, but is not the only disorder associated with razors. The obsession may be so compulsive that a glabermaniac may regularly remove all hair from their body. They may also have the desire to shave continually, resulting in multi-day or weekly episodes of full body shaving."

Read more about glabermania at WikiBin.
Image: @cdharrison at Flickr

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The GUYDE Report, from Made Man


Ever wonder if your daily habits are in line with those of other men? Check out the GUYDE Report, from Made Man:

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May 6, 2011

A quirky love story about mustaches: Mr. Stache

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May 5, 2011

Get a Taste of the Straight from Whipped Dog

If you've ever wanted to begin learning how to shave with a straight razor, then you've probably spent a good amount of time looking at all of the different options there are for razors, and you might be salivating over the thought of a beautiful blade (with an equally high price tag).

But does it make sense to spend a chunk of change on a new top-end straight razor (that may still need to be honed before shaving, which is something difficult for beginners to do), when you can pick up a quality used razor that's been honed to shave-readiness, for a lot less money?

You might consider the second option, and take a look at what's offered at Whipped Dog:

"The prices are very low, while the quality of the straight razor shaving edge is very high. As sold, the straight razors are cleaned, but not buffed and polished as is sometimes done. This keeps the price down, and maintains the vintage look and feel of the blade."

I've tried brand new straight razors that haven't been honed to shave-ready sharpness (not knowing any better!), and it's a really frustrating feeling. So if I was going to go out and purchase my first one, or a gift for someone, I would be looking through the selection of blades at For around $40, which includes shipping, you can have a razor ready to meet your face.

And then, once you feel like you're ready to commit to shaving with the straight every day, go ahead and start looking at those one-of-a-kind razors...

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May 4, 2011

Take 30% Off Excalibeard, the Trimmer that Shaved Conan

In honor of Conan, Remington is offering a limited-time discount on "Excalibeard", the Professional Beard & Goatee Groomer. Use promo code COCO for 30% off on the website!

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May 3, 2011

Facial Hair Trend We're Afraid Of: Monkeytail Beards

monkeytail beardIf you've been hiding under a rock lately, chances are that you've been missing out on the hottest facial hair trend that nobody's heard of: the monkeytail beard.

"When we started, we didn't realize we were making a website about men who take pictures of themselves in the bathroom...but behold, It's not easy to be a trendsetter, and simply put, the world isn't ready for the Monkeytail."

Visit the Official Home of the Monkeytail Beard.

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May 2, 2011

Threading: Coming to a Beard Near You


"I've had a beard for many years and have always found the issue of beard maintenance to be a prickly one (pun intended). Maintaining the beard, for me, has often involved questions of whether and how often to get out the trimmer or the scissors (or the weedwhacker) and, always, what to do about that hair on the cheek?

This hair grows above what I like to call the "beard proper" and I feel it sometimes keeps me out of polite company with folks who find me a bit too woolly."

Read the rest: Beard threading works for burly guy
Image: chrisdlugosz at Flickr

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Hockey + Whiskers = Beard-a-Thon


Hockey fans in the US are invited to join in the tradition of growing their very own playoff beards for the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and raise money for charities across the country.

This year Remington joins forces with the 2011 Beard-A-Thon®, with the goal of raising $1 million dollars from among the thirteen NHL clubs participating.

"Get started and grow one for the team! To participate in the Beard-A-Thon simply log onto, choose your favorite NHL team, and invite family, friends and business associates to pledge their playoff beards. By receiving pledges, participants promise not to shave until their team wins the Stanley Cup® or is eliminated from the playoffs. Fans who are unwilling or unable to grow playoffs beards can pledge their favorite player, other local celebrities, or build their own beard with the "Build-a-Beard" web application.

Entering your beard into the Beard-A-Thon will also give you the chance to win prizes and special offers from Remington including beard-of-the-week prizes, exclusive promotions and access to free product samples."

Teams participating this year are the Buffalo Sabres, Detroit Redwings, Philadelphia Flyers, Buffalo Sabres Boston Bruins, Washington Capitals, San Jose Sharks, Los Angeles Kings, Nashville Predators, New York Rangers, Phoenix Coyotes, Tampa Bay Lightning and Chicago Blackhawks. To receive updates on Beard-A-Thon special offers, check out the Remington Hair Care & Grooming Facebook Page.

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