Celebrity Facial Hair

October 1, 2010

Celebrity Facial Hair: Do They Look Better With or Without It?

celebrityhair.jpgSometimes I give a hearty thanks that I'm not a celebrity - otherwise, my facial hair might be fodder for blog posts, slideshows, and second-guessing by fans and critics.

At CBS New York:

"Celebrity guys are always switching up their facial hair - so who looks great with a bit of scruff and who needs to shave it off?"

Check out the full article: Facial Hair: Better With or Without?

Image: david_shankbone at Flickr

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August 19, 2010

Shaving Joaquin Phoenix

shavelicense.jpgFrom Esquire:

"So now we all know why Joaquin grew that beard, gobbled down all those Quaaludes, and acted all crazy on Letterman: method acting! Maybe, but only time -- and more trailers for the new documentary I'm Still Here -- will tell. What we do know is that it's high time Mr. Phoenix tamed those chin-locks. It is high summer, after all, and no one needs an overcoat on his face. Take it from a beardo who just took things down to his skin for the first time in a very long time in order to beat the heat. But shaving it off isn't that simple, so Joaquin might want to study up before the premiere, and so might you."

Read the rest of the article: 5 Quick Steps to Shaving the Joaquin Phoenix Beard

Image: thinboyfatter at Flickr

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August 16, 2010

The Manliest of Manhunts

mark image one.jpgA survey by the makers of The Bluebeards Revenge, a new shaving product said to help reduce stubble growth by 40 per cent, found the following attributes would make the most attractive man:

"Britain's manliest man would have George Clooney's silvery hair, the piercing eyes of Gerard Butler, the nose of Brad Pitt, the strong jawline of Jason Statham and the body of Daniel Craig."

"The manhunt is open to any British male over the age of 18 who resembles the photofit and is willing to take on the challenge of a lifetime."

Read the rest of the article over at Express: The perfect man in the manliest of manhunts

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June 17, 2009

Moustaches are Sinister?

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"Money is a factor in dictating tastes. David Beckham, for example, was sponsored by Gillette for several years - he couldn't be seen with a moustache. The trend for clean-shaven stars continues: Tiger Woods, Thierry Henry and Roger Federer - three of the most successful and influential sportsmen on the planet - have all received a healthy financial boost from Gillette. It's the best a man can get; having a moustache, therefore, is the opposite of the best a man can get. It's man at his worst.
The moustache is sinister."

Read the rest of the post "A Short History Of Barack Obama's Moustache" at Anorak.

Image: celticblade at Flickr

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June 5, 2009

Celebrity Facial Hair Friday: Whiskers in the White House?

ObamaMoustache.jpgFrom the Daily Mail:

"A usually clean-shaven Barack Obama appeared to be growing a moustache as he delivered his much-anticipated message to the Muslim world from Cairo University.

Although faint, the U.S. president had a thin shadow above his upper lip, perhaps following in the footsteps of some of his close associates such as Attorney General Eric Holder and top advisor David Axelrod, who are both long-time stache aficionados.

But if Obama decides to turn that upper-lip warmer into a full-blown handlebar, he would become the first U.S. president since 1913 to have facial hair of any sort."

What do you think about a whiskered President?

Image: Fuzzy Gerdes at Flickr

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February 27, 2009

Celebrity Facial Hair Friday - Mickey Rourke


Mickey Rourke, 56, came back from near obscurity to a near-Oscar award, but ended up without the coveted Best Actor award, thanks to "Milk" star Sean Penn.

His outfit and facial hair definitely turns heads, but leaves us wondering, "Just what the heck do you call that? A sorta goatee? A kinda Van Dyke? A 'stache and patch?

The star of "The Wrestler" is probably best known for his role in "9 1/2 Weeks", though he's got over 60 movies to his credit. John Wilson, organizer of the Razzie Awards, which honor the worst films in Hollywood, said Mickey Rourke is "the likeliest one to go back to where he disappeared to."

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February 20, 2009

Celebrity Facial Hair Friday - Mel Gibson: Swashbuckler Style or Colonel Sanders?


When I first saw the pictures of Mel Gibson's new 'do, I thought to myself, "That can't be real." Who wears a mustache and goatee these days? Evidently he thinks it's stylish enough. Perhaps he's growing it out for a new film. Maybe he's just too cool to care.

How many other men could pull this off? I mean without having everyone around you cracking up.

What do you think? Is Mel on the cutting edge of facial hair with this Three Musketeers styling? If you want to check out the style without committing, grab yourself a fake and give it a trial run...

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February 13, 2009

Celebrity Facial Hair Friday: George Parros

p1_parros.jpg The Anaheim Ducks right wing George Parros wears one of the most famous mustaches on the ice right now, and seeing as he just signed a 3-year, $2.6 million extension with the team, chances are we'll be seeing a lot more of that 'duster'.

His whiskers are so popular, the Ducks team store sells fake mustaches in honor of him, donating the proceeds to charity. Recently seen sporting the 'stache have been Snoop Dog and actor Michael Rosenbaum, and Parros had this to say about his personal style:

"It's very robust and manly."

I have to agree with that.

When asked about his grooming regimen, he didn't offer up much in the way of grooming tips, simply saying, "I trim it every couple weeks. That's about it. Mine grows pretty wild."

Parros also grows his hair out until it's long enough to cut and donate to "Locks of Love", which donates wigs to children who have lost their hair due to medical conditions or treatments.

You gotta wonder if there's a need for a "Mustaches of Love" program...

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February 6, 2009

Sam Elliott: Best Cowboy Moustache Ever


I've never grown a moustache. If I ever did, it would have to be a classic cowboy moustache like Sam Elliott's. Of course, I don't have the deep voice or the 10 gallon hat that he's got, but I sometimes wonder if I could have the soup-strainer moustache without cracking myself up in the mirror.

I've worn a goatee for years, and I spent lots of time trimming it to keep it out of my mouth and out of my food. I don't know how he does it.

Does he have a personal moustache attendant? Electric trimmer or scissors?

Moustache comb or brush?

Does he use moustache wax?

I really think we need to know these kind of things. I wonder if he reads Shaving Stuff? How can we get some answers from him? Anybody know his agent?

Well, even if you don't have the time or the patience to grow a cowboy moustache, you can always pick up the 'Man Moustache' and keep it in your glove compartment for the days when you need a little something extra.

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November 14, 2008

Celebrity Facial Hair Friday - Thomas Beatie

beatie.jpgIf you scoff at The National Enquirer at the checkout lane of your local supermarket, you're not alone. But it turns out they were right about John Edwards having an affair months before he admitted to it. And they were right about a man being pregnant. And that man, Thomas Beatie, who gave birth to a happy healthy daughter, is pregnant again.

Now, you all probably know this story already. Thomas Beatie was actually born Susan Beatie, underwent a sex change operation, but kept some key parts of his female anatomy. He/she is one of those people who touch off heated debates on all that is wrong or all that is right with today's society.

Here's my take on it: I believe in the Republican mantra that government should stay out of our life. I believe in the Democrat mantra that a person should have rights over their own body. And I understand that this won't sit will with a lot of people.

Personally, I only wish that Thomas could grow a thicker beard.

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October 10, 2008

Celebrity Facial Hair Friday - Axl Rose

axl-rose.jpgI kind of didn't want to tell you who this picture was and make you guess, but that's hard to do when you need a title for your blog post. So, ladies and gentlemen, the man on the right is Axl Rose, lead singer of Guns 'N Roses, who last released a studio album 17 years ago.

Wow. I'm old. And so is Axl. He looks like he belongs on The Surreal Life next to Vanilla Ice.

But G'NR fans need wait only a few weeks longer. The long anticipated album Chinese Democracy will supposedly be released November 23rd, barring Mr. Perfectionist's interference.

Here's my recommendation for Mr. Rose. Hire a PR team which includes a stylist and shave off that god-awful goatee. Hire a trainer to get you back into shape when you looked so heroin chic. And did I mention shave? Cause seriously Sweet Child o' Mine, you look more Welcome to the Jungle than Paradise City.

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October 3, 2008

Celebrity Facial Hair Friday - Wolf Blitzer

blitzer.wolf.jpgWe're weeks away from the presidential election, right smack in the middle of prime-time debate season, and who are you going to trust to bring you to the most comprehensive news reporting and analysis? What, you're going to listen to that beady-eyed Jim Lehrer on PBS? What's he hiding behind those baby blacks? Oh, you're thinking of going "Fair and Balanced", my friends? Well, good luck with that. Nope, it's time to turn to the most tricked out, high-tech war room on the 24/7 news-gathering planet. I'm talking of course about Wolf Blitzer and The Situation Room.

Who else is man enough to stand in front of towering mouth-watering flat-screen TVs? Who else fits up to eight talking heads in a single shot. And who else brings you up-to-the-minute average-joe opinions with their dial-a-reaction handhelds placed in a demographically diverse group of debate watchers. Was that clockwise or counter-clockwise for agree?

Do you trust him? Of course you do. The man is a wolf. And he's got the facial hair to prove it. A full circle of distinguishing silver surrounds that conviction. I will listen to whatever you have to say. Just follow it up with a sweeping graphic and a distracting ticker.

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September 19, 2008

Celebrity Facial Hair Friday - Bill Melendez

BillMelendez.jpgWho? That's what I said at first. Actually, first I said, "Whoa, old-timer! The saloon ain't servin' whiskey no more." Then I said "who". And then I said nice 'stache!

You may not know Bill Melendez. I certainly hadn't heard of him. But I have heard him, and chances are you have too. Bill Melendez was the animator for the Peanuts cartoon specials like "A Charlie Brown Christmas" and "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown". And, he was the voice of Snoopy! And Woodstock! I wonder if he was the voice of the parents too. WAH wah WAH WAH WAH! You can check out clips of his work on YouTube.

Bill Melendez passed away earlier this month, we're sorry to say. That's why we're honoring the man and his old-school mustache by choosing him as this Friday's Celebrity Facial Hair pick. So long Bill. Thanks for the good grief.

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September 12, 2008

Celebrity Facial Hair Friday - Kanye West

kanyewest.jpgI respect the man who speaks his mind and takes action. That's why today's Celebrity Facial Hair Friday pick is rapper and recent jailbird Kanye West. Seems Mr. West and his road manager Don Crowley were waiting for a plane at LAX when some poop-arazzi showed up with cameras rolling. Kanye and Crowley went all Russell Crowe and Sean Penn on them. That's right. They took care of business. And frankly, I don't blame them. Couple of pushy tabloid photographers get up in your grill, you best be ready to deal. Anyway, Kanye and his manager ended up in jail for a couple hours, and George Bush took a break from his 9/11 ceremonies to reaffirm his love of black people.

Oh yeah. And Kanye's sporting a killer mustache. Don't mess with my man.

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