March 3, 2010

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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February 26, 2010

Stache Passions: Social Networking for Mo Lovers

moustachepassion.jpgThere's a network for just about everything under the sun these days, and facial hair is no exception. If you're a moustache lover, either on yourself or on a partner, you need to check out Stache Passions:

"A 100% free social networking & online dating site specifically for singles with a passion for the Stache. Style is a difficult thing to pin down, but there is no doubt among Stache Passions members that there is nothing finer than a good stache. Browse the Mustache Groups to find members by their preferred type of stache, whether it be Dali, Walrus or Pencil. Meet other Stache lovers by experience level... Newbie, Expert or the ever popular Stache Groupie. Stache Passions provides an open environment where mustache wearers can revel in the sitewide love bestowed upon them by a community of stache afficianados. Sign up now to enjoy free Stache chat, message boards & email."

A Stache Chat? Hmm. I wonder what that's all about?

Image: JOE M500 at Flickr

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February 17, 2010

World's Greatest Shave 2010: The $16K Moustache


"The Leukaemia Foundation World's Greatest Shave is one of Australia's biggest fundraising events.

Money raised is used by the Leukaemia Foundation to fund free services to support patients and families living with leukaemias, lymphomas, myeloma and related blood disorders. It also funds blood cancer research to find better treatments and cures."

Check out Alan Webster's page: He's pledging his 32 year old moustache, and has already raised over $16,000!

The World's Greatest Shave takes place on the 11-13th of March 2010.

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February 10, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: The difference between Mr. and Sir


Check out the rest of the bearded fun over at The Beardly.

And have a read: Wet shaving can cure the common cold!

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February 8, 2010

Hairy Maine and Moostache: The Female Pogonophile

moustache namesFrom the Maine Campus:

"Though she doesn't love all hairy faces (she detests a poorly-grown mustache), Hackenmiller readily admits her weakness for men who embrace the inevitable growth of all things beard, and would encourage any man she meets to give their facial hair a shot.

"If it looks gross, persevere," she said. "Perseverance is key. I've learned through interviews that it's really hard to start one off. It's frustrating at first. It's like training. I hear the first two weeks are always bad, and then you get the glorious, luscious beard."

Check out the rest of this beard lover's musings on facial hair at Hairy Maine and Moostache.

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December 31, 2009

Start Planning Now: Beard Team USA National Beard and Moustache Championships

Beard Team USA at Portage Glacier Tour.jpgStill unsure about your New Year's Resolutions?

How about this? Resolve to grow the best darn beard (or moustache) and compete in the Beard Team USA National Beard and Moustache Championship?

The first ever Beard Team USA National Beard and Moustache Championships is happening on Saturday, June 5, 2010, in Bend, Oregon.

"Here are the categories:

1. Best moustache. Beards are allowed in this category but the contestants will be judged on their moustaches only;
2. Best partial beard. Includes goatees, van dykes, sideburns, musketeers, etc.;
3. Best full beard. Styling aids are permitted;
4. Freestyle. Anything goes. Anything. Be creative.

Like membership in BTUSA,the competition is open to everyone. There are no annoying qualifying events, application forms, or gender tests."

For the full scoop, see the Beard Team USA website.

Image: spookyamd at Flickr

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December 28, 2009

More Moustache Fun

day 06.jpgJust in case you haven't had enough information about moustaches lately:

"Today, only ironic hipsters and women who have given up wear moustaches. The lip hair has become a laughable fashion statement. However, the Brillo Pad lip has a long and storied past dating back to prehistoric times. There are still groups who celebrate the moustache without irony. Documentaries and books are being devoted to the subject and world competitions glorify those who sport them. While most men are too busy mocking the moustaches, has been busy collecting fascinating trivia facts about them."

Read the rest: Moustaches: 5 Things You Didn't Know

Want even more? Check out Sweet 'Stache: 50 Badass Mustaches and the Faces Who Sport Them

Image: westerndave at Flickr

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December 24, 2009

Great Beards in Horror History

whiskerino day 71.jpgFrom Dread Central:

"You know what really makes a man? A beard. Beards have been featured in films throughout the history of cinema, some great, some good, and some not so great or good. But over the years a few beards have stood the test of time and deserve a little attention."

Check out the Top Ten Greatest Beards in Horror History

Image: westerndave at Flickr

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November 17, 2009

Mantic59's 5000 Subscriber Celebration: Four Contests

If you're not familiar with Mantic59, you must be living under a rock.

He's been rocking out the shaving videos over at YouTube for quite some time, and in honor of reaching 5000 subscribers there, he's celebrating with four contests.

For the full details, see the 5000 Subscriber Contest over at Mantic59.

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November 13, 2009

Wet Shaving Resource: Mug and Brush

badger brush.jpgIt's really cool to see so many sites devoted to the art and tools of shaving on the web, and I just found another one to share with you.

This one's called Mug and Brush:

"In the process of learning these techniques, I'm finding that shaving is no longer a chore, but something that I look forward to. There's something very manly about the smells, the act of making your own lather and even the sound of a double edge safety razor as it glides over your face.

This site is a collection of what I've learned about classic wet shaving - the use of a brush, the proper razor & blade, the pre-shave and post-shave rituals, and anything else I can think of that belongs here."

What other good shaving sites should we know about?

Image: scottfeldstein at Flickr

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