August 31, 2011

Hot Deal: Wahl Beard and Moustache Trimmer

Here's your chance to pick up a battery operated trimmer for that facial hair, on the cheap - the Wahl Mustache & Beard (and nose hair) Trimmer is on sale for just $9.54, a savings of 52% off the regular price of $19.99.

"The Wahl mustache and beard w/ bonus trimmer includes: 5 position guide, 3 standard trimmer guides, beard/mustache comb, storage base, cleaning brush, oil, blade guard, and instructions. The perfect solution to keep your facial hair neatly trimmed."
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August 29, 2011

King of Shaves for Sale

KOSLogo.jpgKing of Shaves began as a small venture, reportedly started for less than £15,000 ($25,000) in the 1990's, and has now grown up into a potential £45 million ($74 million) sale for its founder, Will King.

At least two potential bidders, including Remington and Japanese razor blade supplier Kai Industries, have been interested in purchasing the company.

Read more: King of Shaves smoothes out £45m deal

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August 25, 2011

Cultivating a Moustache is even Pricklier than a Beard


"Once the brand of outliers, beards have become so mainstream that two out of two male J.Crew execs were sporting them on their travels this summer. Beards abound everywhere, from rock festivals to ho-hum cubicles. They've crossed just about every post-pubescent generational and cultural divide.

So what facial hair remains for mavericks to assert that identity instantly? A unibrow looks like neglect. Sideburns can be overlooked. By contrast, you can't miss a mustache. When unaccompanied by a beard, it doesn't grow by mistake.

Cultivating one, however, is even pricklier than a beard."

Read the full article: Mustache grows into own, sheds hipster irony

Image: Ⅿeagan at Flickr

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August 24, 2011

Three Beautiful Straight Razors from Art of Shaving

You probably know about the great grooming supplies available at Art of Shaving, but did you know they have some beautiful straight razors as well? Check out these three sweet straight razors:


These Bocote wood straight razors are handcrafted by Thiers-Issard, a prestigious French razor maker since 1884. The carbon steel blade is hollow ground to deliver a more comfortable shave and the sharpest edge.


Handcrafted by DOVO, a prestigious German razor maker since 1906, the polished carbon steel 5/8" blade on these Cocobolo razors is full hollow ground with a 14 karat gold-plated laser etching on the blade and spine.


This straight razor is also made by Thiers-Issard, with a hollow ground blade and beautiful horn handle.

All of these straight razors (and more!) are available at the Art of Shaving.

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August 23, 2011

No Mo'? Get a Fingerstache

fingerstachetattoos.jpgMaybe you aren't convinced that you should grow a moustache, but there are times when you wish you could flash one. And while a tattooed fingerstache might seem appropriate for that, it is quite a commitment.

The good news is that you don't have to get a permanent fingerstache in order to take advantage of all that a moustache has to offer. For just $8, you can pick up a pack of 19 different fingerstache temporary tattoos:

"Take on a new identity w/ these hilarious mustache temporary tattoos! The set has 19 different styles to choose from so you can switch from a "dandy" to a "villain" in no time. Easy to use, & easy to remove!"

Grab some temporary fingerstache tattoos at

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August 22, 2011

Great Facial Hair: A Guide to the Second Bearded Age



"Fact: There's a period of American history known as the Bearded Age. It started when Abraham Lincoln, having been elected, said to his barber: "Billy, let's give them a chance to grow." The trend stuck. Over the next 50 years, every man (but one) in the Oval Office had some form of facial hair. Public officials aside, we now acknowledge a second Bearded Age. Here's a tip sheet for getting it right."

Read the full article: A Guide to Great Facial Hair

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August 17, 2011

The Expert Weighs in on How to Choose an App

From The Expert.

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Save 20% on Queen Charlotte Shaving Soaps

qcesquire.jpgCalling all wetshavers: Queen Charlotte Soaps is celebrating their one year anniversary, and if you order before August 23rd, you can get 20% off of any of their shaving soaps:

"We make our shaving soap in small batches using tried and true methods that have been used by soap makers for centuries. Our shaving soap is not made from a melt-and-pour base, but rather entirely from scratch and by hand. Each puck of shaving soap weighs 3.5 ounces and is wrapped in food-grade perforated polyolefin film to protect the soap.

Our shaving soap contains tallow and palm oil for a creamy lather, avocado, castor, and olive oil for skin conditioning, cocoa and shea butter for their moisturizing properties, and coconut oil for a rich lather. We add natural glycerin and aloe vera extract for their moisturizing properties, kaolin clay for a slick, comfortable shave, and natural vitamin E for its nourishing antioxidant properties."

To take advantage of the sale, use the discount code "anniversary1".

Check out their selection of shaving soaps here: Queen Charlotte Shaving Soaps

[via reddit via Mantic59's Shaving Journal]

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August 16, 2011

Shaving Tips for Men Video

From Esquire, we have "Possibly the most entertaining guide about standing in front of a mirror known to man":

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August 15, 2011

Beards and Credibility

beardandparrot.jpgHow do you build trust? Maybe with some fashionable facial hair:

"The way you gain people's trust is to earn it over time by repeatedly proving that you deserve it. That, or grow a beard.

A recent study in the Journal of Marketing Communications found that men with beards were deemed more credible than those who were clean-shaven."

Read the article: The Trustworthiness of Beards
Image: kevindooley at Flickr

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Hot Deal: Save $100 on the Braun Series 5 590cc

braunseries5590cc.jpgHere's your chance to pick up a high-tech electric razor from one of the best brands on the market, Braun, and save over $100 at the same time. Right now, the Braun Series 5 590cc is on sale for just $116.23, which is 49% below the regular price of $229.00. You can't beat that with a stick.

"In the quest for a truly thorough shave, new Series 5 from Braun leaves no stone unturned. With a unique Power Comb that lifts and cuts hairs growing flat against the skin that otherwise would be missed. Series 5 provides smoothness as standard. Together with a slim, contour-adapting head that slides effortlessly into hard-to-reach areas and hand-friendly ergonomics for total control all over the face, Series 5 delivers a thorough shave all over the face, with no missed hairs.

Sleek and sophisticated, Series 5 exists to give you a thoroughly smooth shave, with a combination of technical superiority and design excellence. Poised beneath Braun's microscopically thin Smart Foil, a unique Power Comb works in harmony with the hand's natural up-and-down linear movement to trap and cuts hairs that grow flat against the skin."

Get yours: Braun Series 5 590cc

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August 12, 2011

The Dollar Shave Club

ninjablades.jpgFed up with sky-high razor prices? So were these guys, and they did something about it:

"We got tired of spending $15-$20 every time we bought razor blades. We asked ourselves, did we really need all this fancy technology in our shave: a vibrating handle, LED guide-lights, 8-blades, and grip that could steady a 9-iron? The answer was a defiant "No"!

So... we teamed up with one of the world's leading blade manufacturers and created the Ninja Blade. It's got everything you need in a shave: two stainless steel blades, aloe vera lubrication bar, and a pivot head. And guess what. It's more affordable than any other blade available."

Check out the Dollar Shave Club for more info.

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August 11, 2011

From Bald to Mountain Man in 38 Seconds

Trim from Petey Boy on Vimeo.

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Carzor, the Razor that Fits in Your Wallet

What will they think of next?

"It is a card, a mirror and a razor, it can be all the above at the same time.

The blades are stored safely behind the mirror while it's in your pocket, and it's easy to use. This quirky design really meets the needs of man on the go who recognizes there won't always be time to shave in the morning. What does one do, when they turn up to work scraggly faced? Simply whip out this bad boy in the bathroom and remove the offending hairs.

When you detach the razor part of the card, the rest can be used as a mirror, and it will fit snugly in your wallet."


Get yours here: Carzor

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August 10, 2011

Hot Deal: 41% Off Gillette MACH3 Cartridges, 15-Count

MACH3cartridges.jpgAre you a MACH3 user? Then you'll love this hot deal on cartridges for that razor:

Right now, you can pick up a 15 count package of MACH3 cartridges for just $33.79, which is a whopping 41% off of the regular price of $57.24!

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The Beard as a Badge of Piety

What's the connection between a hairy face and a man's faith?

"Go ahead, picture a religious Jew.

Now picture a Muslim cleric.

Now an Amish farmer.

What do they have in common? Beards. And not neatly trimmed beards, but, in the popular stereotype, long, unruly beards, which connote piety, spiritual intensity and a life so hard at study that there is no time for a shave. The scholar, the mystic, the terrorist, the holy man -- they all have beards."

Read the full article: Behold the Mighty Beard, a Badge of Piety and Religious Belonging

Image: stuff_and_nonsense at Flickr

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August 9, 2011

Postmillennial He-Man Beard Epoch

curlybeardman.jpgFrom the New York Times:

"Four years ago, I grew the first full beard of my adult life on a whim. I was 41, and it was neither a fashion statement nor a midlife crisis, but it came at a fortuitous time: the style world just happened to be entering the Postmillennial He-Man Beard Epoch.

Read the full article: What Your Beard Says About You

Image: Jarvist Frost at Flickr

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August 8, 2011

Choosing a Shaving Brush


From Ape to Gentleman:

"Lets talk about shaving brushes for a moment. You may think they're old fashioned or foppish but the truth is using a shaving brush can make a huge difference in the quality of your shave. Unfortunately selecting and using a shaving brush can be a little confusing to the uninitiated. So let's start with trying to make a little sense out of the options.

Read the rest: Mastery of the Shaving Brush: Part 1 - Choosing your Brush

Image: tibchris at Flickr

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Hot Deal: 54% Off Gillette Fusion Proglide Power Cartridges

8packfusionproglidepower.jpgIf you're a fan of Gillette's latest offering, the Fusion Proglide, then you're gonna love this deal.

Right now, you can pick up an 8-pack of cartridges for the Fusion Proglide Power for just $25.46, a savings of 54% over the regular price of $55.29!

"Gillette Fusion Proglide. Gillette's best shave, even if you shave every day. Fusion ProGlide's breakthrough blade technology helps deliver Gillette's most comfortable shave ever in manual and battery powered. Its thinner, finer blades provide significantly less tug and pull and effortless glide. It is Gillette's most advanced Shaving System."
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August 4, 2011

How Does Your Beard Measure Up?


So am I to understand that you've given up on shaving and are in training for the beard championship? Then you'll find this t-shirt from The Beardly to be of use to you.

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August 3, 2011

Straight Razor Self Defense

close-shaves.gifI just came across a reference to what has to be best title ever for a book about straight razors: Close Shaves: The Complete Book of Razor Fighting

"This is the only book ever written on the bloody art of razor fighting. More than 60 photographs demonstrate the easy-to-understand techniques.
  • Carrying and Concealing Razors
  • Fighting Grips
  • Stance and Body Movement
  • Vital Target Areas
  • Basic Attacks
  • How to Win a Razor Fight

It looks like there is only one single copy of this title for sale at Amazon, priced at $79.95. Don't everybody jump at once!

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Robert Duvall's Straight Razor Shave

[Via Grooming Lounge]

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August 2, 2011

August 1, 2011

Hot Deal: Gillette Fusion Power Gamer Razor


Right now, you can pick up the Gillette Fusion Power Gamer Razor for just $7.05 (regularly listed at $18.73) at Amazon. That's a savings of 62%!

  • Gillette Fusion Gamer and Gillette Fusion Power Gamer feature 5-blade Shaving Surface™ technology on the front of the shaving cartridge. The blades are spaced closer together to reduce pressure for a more comfortable shave than Mach3.
  • Gillette Fusion Power Gamer features soothing micro-pulses that help reduce friction and increase razor glide versus Fusion Manual.
  • A Precision Trimmer blade - a single blade built into the back of the cartridge - allows men to easily trim sideburns, shave under the nose and shape facial hair.
  • Gillette Fusion Power, with Gillette's most advanced blade edge technology, delivers Gillette's smoothest blade edge coating, which translates into incredible glide and comfort.
  • Fusion Power Gamer delivers soothing micro-pulses that help reduce friction and increase razor glide versus Fusion Manual. When the power turns on, the razor moves so effortlessly, you'll barely feel the blades.
  • Fusion Power Gamer's handle features an on-board microchip that optimizes the razor's performance.
  • Low-Battery Indicator Light signals when to change the AAA battery.
  • Automatic Shut-off turns off the razor after about eight minutes in case of accidental activation.
  • Fusion Gamer features a white, high gloss handle with bright blue accents. Fusion Power Gamer features a white, high gloss handle with steel blue accents to complement the power cartridge. The copper on/off button is flush with the razor handle to help prevent accidental activation or deactivation, and the Duracell AAA battery is easy to insert and replace. Both razors feature a metallic gunmetal gray elastomer, which surrounds the handles for a more secure grip and better control.
  • The razors are shower-safe, allowing men to shave wherever they prefer.
  • The Flexible Comfort Guard follows the contours of the face to help the 5-Blade Shaving Surface comfortably shave close.
  • An Enhanced Indicator Lubrastrip fades from blue to white, signaling when shave conditions are no longer optimal.

Grab one now: Gillette Fusion Power Gamer, just $7.05

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