May 26, 2010

Hot Deal: Save $100 on Philips Norelco 1059X Arcitec Electric Shaver

philipsarcitec.jpgI just found this amazing deal at Amazon on the Philips Norelco 1059X Arcitec Men's Electric Shaver - it's $100 off! That makes it half price, only $99.99!

"Philips Norelco Arcitec offers new flex & pivot technology, a more aerodynamic design, and an advanced tube trimmer.

The unique flex & pivot technology delivers an exceptionally close shave. Three individually flexing shaving heads are connected by a ball joint system making them swivel, rotate, and pivot with a full range of motion. The maneuverability allows Arcitec to adjust to the contours of your face ensuring optimum skin contact and a closer shave -- even on the neck. The new Arcitec Shaver is designed to push the boundaries of shaving and to conquer those hard to shave areas."

Snap one up quick, as this deal will not last long!

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April 9, 2010

Hot Deal: 60% Off Panasonic Vortex Nano

panasonicvortexnano.jpgGrab a Panasonic ES8228S Men's Linear Vortex Nano Arc Foil Shaving System for 60% off the regular price! Regularly $249.99, now only $99.99.

"Panasonic's wet/dry rechargeable shaver features the fastest linear motor and consistently provides a smooth, powerful shave at 13,000 strokes per minute. The arc outer foil shaves like a rotary blade head while the adjustable pivoting head moves with the contours of your face. It reaches hair growing in any direction, with less irritation to the neck and along the jawline. Extremely sharp blades, finely crafted with nanotechnology, provide a super-close, clean shave every time. The digital LCD panel indicates when it's time to recharge and clean. Just rinse under running water. Runs on one included lithium-ion battery for up to two weeks of cordless shaving on a single charge (charging stand included)."
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January 28, 2010

Wahl Man of the Year Facial Hair Face-Off Finalists Announced

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"Forty-two finalists sporting the most jaw-dropping beards, mustaches and goatees in America stand at the foot of the facial hair pedestal waiting to be crowned Wahl Man of the Year."

Last year, Wahl Trimmers sent a mobile barbershop around the country to "celebrate facial hair" and find contestants for the Man of the Year Facial Hair Face-Off. The contest attracted thousands of submissions, and the entries have now been narrowed down to the 42 finalists. For the top three winners, a 42" flat-screen HDTV is the prize, and the other 39 finalists will receive an MP4 player for their entries.

Voting for the Wahl Man of the Year began on January 18, and will end on Monday, February 8 at 5 p.m. CST. Be sure to head over there and vote for your favorite at Wahl Nation.

Wahl Clippers has been around for 91 years now, and they're still putting out new and innovative razors and trimmers, like the Lithium-Ion Trimmer, "the most powerful WAHL solution available."

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November 19, 2009

Hot Deal: Philips Norelco 1050CC arcitec Shaving System

philipsnorelco1050CC.jpgIf you're looking for a great deal on a super shaving system, you might want to take a look at the Philips Norelco 1050CC arcitec system:

  • Flex and Pivot Action: Three independently flexing rotary heads with a 360 degree range of motion to shave perfectly close, even on the neck
  • Jet Clean system automatically cleans shaver
  • Triple Track shaving heads offer 50% more shaving surface for a faster and closer shave
  • Dual stainless steel blade system gently lifts hair to cut it comfortably below skin level, for an ultra close shave

The unique flex & pivot technology delivers an exceptionally close shave. Three individually flexing shaving heads are connected by a ball joint system making them swivel, rotate, and pivot with a full range of motion. The maneuverability allows arcitec to adjust to the contours of your face ensuring optimum skin contact and a closer shave -- even on the neck. The new arcitec Shaver is designed to push the boundaries of shaving and to conquer those hard to shave areas.

Cutting edge innovation doesn't stop with the shaver. The arcitec 1050CC comes with a Jet Clean system, to keep it clean between shaves -- it automatically detects which cleaning program the shaver needs: economy, normal or intensive, and it has active drying to have your shaver ready to go in no time. Beyond cleaning, now you can recharge your shaver while you store it, with the Power Pod travel case that plugs into the wall and protects your investment!

The Philips Norelco 1050CC arcitec is normally priced at $209.99, but right now, it's only $183.99, saving you $26.00. Pick up a NT9110 Precision Nose and Ear Trimmer from Philips at the same time - it's only $12.99!

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November 3, 2009

One Shaving Device for Life: Braun Continuum Concept

continuum01.jpgWhat if you could have just one electric shaving device for all of your shaving needs, one that handles multiple heads?

The Braun Continuum Shaving System could be that device. It was developed as a concept project at Bergishe Universit├Ąt Wuppertal, sponsored by Braun.

"It's got a ball and socket connection so it can follow the contours of the face and body. The LCD screen on the side recognizes which head is attached, and displays this information along with battery life along the side."

The Continuum System isn't for sale (yet), but it could be a serious contender in the ultimate shaving gadget niche.

[via YankoDesign]

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October 20, 2009

Cool Gadget: Wind-up Electric Shaver

freedomdynamo_electric_razor.jpgHeaded out beyond the edge of the pavement? No power? Batteries too expensive?

You can still get an electric shave with this really cool gadget: Freedom Dynamo Electric Shaver.

"The Freedom Dynamo Electric Shaver provides true liberty through its Wind 'N Go lever, avoiding any need to use actual electricity. One minute of winding, and you've got yourself enough power for a full shave! It also comes with three individual heads that properly flex and rotate to provide a close and precise performance. "

You can find the Freedom Dynamo at ThinkGeek - makes a great gift for the outdoors guy who loves to keep it smooth, even off-grid.

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September 28, 2009

Grooming Very Important in Climbing Corporate Ladder, say HR Professionals

Corporate droid.jpgAppearance is everything - whether on the job or when job hunting - according to the results of a recent survey, commissioned by Gillette and conducted by Harris Interactive®, on the topic of grooming among male job candidates and male employees1. The survey of HR Professionals reveals that a well-groomed guy is more likely to stand out and climb the corporate ladder faster.

Grooming for Job Seekers:


  • Nearly two-thirds (66%) of HR professionals believe that a candidate's physical appearance is very important or important in distinguishing them from other job candidates.

  • When meeting a job candidate for the first time, more HR professionals agree that being well-groomed (90%) is important or very important in making a good first impression than the firmness of a candidate's handshake (59%) or how he smells (72%).

  • Other factors that the vast majority of HR professionals are likely to deem important or very important in making a good first impression include being appropriately dressed (94%) and the amount of eye contact made (93%).

  • More than 9 in 10 (92%) HR professionals agree that a candidate who takes the time to be well-groomed exudes confidence.

  • Nearly 9 in 10 (87%) HR professionals agree that the more well-groomed the job candidate, the better impression they get of him.

  • More than 8 in 10 (81%) HR professionals agree that they take special note of job candidates who are well-groomed.

  • A majority of HR professionals (52%) believe that being clean-shaven is an extremely important or important aspect of personal grooming in making a good first impression when meeting a job candidate for the first time.

  • Other aspects of grooming--besides a clean shave--that are also extremely important or important to most HR professionals, include the absence of body odor (91%) and hair that is well-cut and styled (60%).

  • One in four (25%) HR professionals believe facial stubble is one of the biggest red flags when meeting a job candidate for the first time.

  • Other red flags, according to a majority of HR professionals, include body odor or sweat stains (93%) and wrinkled, ill-fitting, or inappropriate clothing (73%).

  • The top three aspects of physical appearance that men often neglect, according to HR professionals, are their fingernails (59%), clothing (27%), and shaving/body odor (23%).

  • If a candidate comes to a job interview unkempt, 71% of HR professionals conclude that he is unprofessional and more than half (55%) conclude that he is not seriously interested in the position.

Grooming on the Job:


  • More than 8 in 10 HR professionals (84%) agree that well-groomed male employees climb the corporate ladder faster than those who are not well-groomed.

  • More than 6 in 10 HR professionals (61%) believe that an employee who is well-groomed is more likely to have better rapport with his superiors than those who are not well-groomed.

  • Two-thirds of HR professionals (66%) conclude that an employee is not professional if he regularly comes to work looking unkempt.

  • More than half of HR professionals (58%) say that their workplace incorporates personal grooming into their employment policies and procedures, however HR professionals still report that nearly 1 in 5 employees (18%), on average, are not well-groomed.


What has been your experience with grooming and success?

Image: txd on Flickr

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September 7, 2009

Hot Deals: Shaving Stuff at 50% Off

Panasonic ES4026NC Pro Curve.jpgThere's some hot deals on shaving gear right now at Amazon: up to 50% off!

Manscape much? Get a Replacement Trimmer/Shaver Foil for your Philips Norelco Bodygroom for only $13.22, regularly $24.00.

Looking for an affordable wet/dry electric razor? Try the Panasonic ES4026NC Pro Curve Rechargeable Double Blade Wet/Dry Shaver for just $23.95, regularly $49.99.

Need a little power for your cartridge razor? Grab the Gillette Fusion Power for only $6.39, regularly $13.45.

How do you smell? Spice it up with the Perry Ellis M set, which includes a Spray, Aftershave Gel, Deodorant Stick, and Eau De Toilette Spray for the low price of $40.67, selling regularly for $70.00.

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August 31, 2009

Review of Philips Norelco Stubble Trimmer

half shaved.jpgFor those of us who eschew the clean shaved look in favor of a goatee, soul patch, or five o'clock shadow, a great trimmer is essential. Philips Norelco's new Stubble Trimmer falls in that category - a great trimmer at a great price - under $40!

If you're into the stubble look, the 'groomed' stubble look, the Stubble Trimmer is powerful and precise, making quick work of your whiskers.

Stubble Trimmer.jpgInstead of those clip-on guides to trim for different lengths, the Stubble Trimmer has an integrated guide. Simply twist the red ring in the middle to raise or lower the guide into one of nine settings for trimming down to as little as .04 inch. This works way better than any other trimming guide that I've used.

The Stubble Trimmer's blades are "Sharper Than Titanium" and don't need oiling. The guide can be removed for detailing or free-form trimming, and the internal battery gets you 35 minutes of cordless shaving.

I really liked the Stubble Trimmer - it felt solid, not cheaply made, and the blades made quick work of my whiskers. The trimmer really made a difference in trimming my sideburns as well - fast and easy.

If you're looking for a great tool for rocking the five o'clock shadow, the Philips Norelco Stubble Trimmer is a champ!

Image: ansik at Flickr

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August 12, 2009

Philips Stubble Trimmer: Keep That Five O'Clock Shadow Perfect Everyday

stubbletrimmer.jpgIt seems that the five o'clock shadow, a la Don Johnson from Miami Vice, is back in vogue, and Philips Norelco has stepped up to the plate with a tool to keep that stubble looking great everyday.

The new Stubble Trimmer is designed to be able to trim to nine different lengths, down to as short as .04 inches, so you can have your own unique look and keep it that way.

"The specially designed flexing comb hugs the contours of your face while the length-setting lock gives you nine stubble length options, as short as 0.04 inch (1mm). Philips Norelco's Steelwave Technology ensures that facial hair is channeled into the blade for the exact look you had in mind. Plus the self-sharpening, no-oil-needed blades are Sharper Than Titanium* to ensure a precise trim every time. Take off the flexing stubble comb and the trimmer doubles as a precision detailer to create the perfect line. Get the perfect stubble look--effortlessly."

I used to have the stubble look, but I just shaved with a beard trimmer (no guide) and let it grow for several days before trimming again. Which meant that every few days, I was mostly clean shaved - I would have loved a device like this then.

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