October 16, 2006

Splitting Hairs - The documentary about the United States Beard and Moustache Team

splittingHairs.gifLadies and gentlemen, please let me introduce four members of the US Beard and Moustache team - Gary Johnson, Phil Olsen, Bruce Roe, and Gary Hagen. Mere mortals by day. Facial hair powerhouses by night. Learn their story at a cineplex near you.

Splitting Hairs is a documentary film that follows the United States Beard and Moustache Team through Europe as it prepares to take on the dominant Association of German Beard Clubs at the World Beard and Moustache Championships (WBMC).

The project combines elements of "Spellbound" and "Waiting for Guffman" with competitive facial hair cultivation to create an off-kilter story that spans 5 countries and two continents, culminating at the 2005 WBMC in Berlin.

Now if you didn't follow the World Beards (as the kids like to call it), don't worry, I won't spoil it for you. This film is sure to be a nail biter even if you know the outcome. So start that popcorn popping, and melt some butter. Splitting Hairs is currently in post-production and will be out "soon". I can only guess that means they're adding laser bolts and getting Jar Jar just right.

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October 9, 2006

Exclusive American Dragster DVD Offer for BRUT Insiders!

Ron_Car.jpgHey kids - can't get enough of the drag racing? Missed a couple of episodes of the first season of American Dragster? It's your lucky day. Here's your chance to own the complete season one on DVD, courtesy of your friends at Brut.

You’ll get the story behind the scenes of Top Level of Professional NHRA Drag Racing, with the drivers, the crews, the names you know. It’s an in-depth, fast-paced look at the lives of Top Fuel Drivers, Ron Capps, Tony Schumacher and more that shows you what it takes to be a winner in the world’s fastest sport.

OK, I'll admit it. $3 off this DVD is not the greatest deal. And I can speak from past experience that the free sample of Brut Moisturizing After Shave Balm that they send you is a miniscule foil-wrapped 5 milliliters. But hey - maybe drag racing is your thing, and maybe you've been looking to try some Brut. I guess what I'm saying is that I'll report on anything shaving-related. Anything.

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October 2, 2006

September Wrap-Up

Another month come and gone. September's out, hello October.

We finished up our reviews of ZIRH products with one on pre-shave oil, shaving cream, and shaving gel and one on post-shaving products such as toner and moisturizer rated SPF 15. We found ZIRH products to be top-notch. Don't forget you can still get 12% off orders $40 or more by entering coupon code 'ShavingStuff' at checkout.

One of my favorite things this month was being the special guest on the latest edition of the Blogpire podcast. Jay and Russell (another Russell) review all the recent posts from around the Blogpire family of sites, and ShavingStuff was the featured blog. Subscribe on iTunes or download the mp3 directly.

Two new pieces of shaving equipment to report on - the MANGROOMER for shaving your back, and the Caldo shaving brush from Target. Two new shaving sites to report on - LeisureGuy's amazing essays on shaving with safety razors, and SlyBaldGuy with great info for head-shavers.

Celebrity facial hair picks included Ashton Kutcher (shave it!), Matt Leinart (save it), Howie Mandel (go away), and George Lucas (the force is strong with this one).

Coming up in October we'll have our review of MenScience products, our review of BY142 products, and we'll start testing out the shaving kit from Anthony Logistics for Men which we got from our friends over at Details for Men. We'll see some amazing hand-crafted straight-razors from knife-maker Frank Warner. And who knows what else? I guess you'll just have to come back and see.

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September 4, 2006

Free Venus Vibrance Razor (with mail-in rebate)

vibrance.jpgLuck be a lady tonight. Any number of lucky ladies out there can now get a free Venus Vibrance, thanks to this mail-in rebate. Details are pretty simple - buy a Vibrance by the end of the year; mail in the rebate by January 7th, 2007. Just make sure you pay less than $12, which shouldn't be that hard. For example, Amazon's current price is $10.73. Too bad they don't refund you the difference.

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August 31, 2006

August Wrap-Up

Time for the end of August wrap-up. What happened this month, you ask? Well, read on...

We completed the first installment of what's shaping up to be a three-part review of ZIRH products - ZIRH's Scrub and Clean, the lead-up to a great shave. Next up will be ZIRH's pre-shave oil, shaving cream, and shaving gel.

We checked in with Josh Shockley again, of anti-shave fame. Josh is still going strong in the hot summer months. Should get easier now.

A new high-end online shaving supplies site launched - Details for Men. All the top-shelf brands you've come to know and love, in one convenient URL.

The third week in August was "Best of..." week. Five full days of big winners. Missed it? Here's your chance to be a winner. Best Razors. Best Shaving Cream. Best Aftershave. Best Shaving Oil. Best Shaving Online Store.

I attempted to be funny with the Epilation/Depliation post, only to have reality handed to me in the form of the real Depilady.

And finally we profiled celebrities Colin Farrell, Edward James Olmos, and Samuel Snakes-On-A-Motherf***ing-Plane Jackson. Did you rush out and see it? Er.... yeah... neither did I.

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August 28, 2006

Reminder: The 3rd International Shaving Collectibles Meeting

shaveworld.gifAs we mentioned back in July, the third annual International Shaving Collectibles Meeting is coming up - October 21-22 - in West Chester, Ohio. Whether you're a collector, vendor, or just a casual shaving enthusiast, there's something for everyone.

From the recent ShaveWorld.org email:

A few of the highlights of this year’s meeting on October 21-22 are presentations on Straight Razors, the Resurgence of the Vintage Schick Safety Razors, and a new Patent-Finding Feature on the International Organization for Shaving Memorabilia’s Web site. And, of course, there will be beautiful displays, buying and selling, a great deal of “Shaving Collectibles” talk, and more.

All the information you need, including links to the 2004 and 2005 meetings, is at this page. Registration is $75. Bring your wife for an additional $20. "Coffee and sweet rolls will be available in the morning." Mmm... sweet rolls. That's reason enough to go.

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August 24, 2006

The Best Shaving Oil

kosOil.jpgShaving oils are a leap of faith. The first time you oil up your face, you'll swear there's nothing there. But for some, shaving oils are the wave of the future. They're small in size which makes them ideal to travel with. A few drops cover your entire face, so they last forever. Shave for shave they're the best bang for the buck.

Shaving oils are not for everyone. Experience indicates that they're best for lighter beards and heartier skin, but that's an unscientific survey of only a couple people. Also, shaving oils shouldn't be confused with pre-shave oils, which go on before a layer of shaving cream or gel. When using shaving oil, you don't use anythng else.

The two best shaving oils we've tried are the all-natural Pacific Shaving Oil and the mostly natural King of Shaves Formula Alpha Shaving Oil Supercooled Menthol. Both are available online for about six bucks, and King of Shaves has recently become available at local drugstores. You can read the ShavingStuff review of Pacific Shaving Oil here. You can read the review of King of Shaves... oh wait - you can't read the review because the reviewer never wrote one. (You know who you are.) But I have heard back from him that King of Shaves scored very highly, and he used up the whole bottle.

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August 17, 2006

Definition: Epilation and Depilation

Put on your thinking caps. Sharpen your number 2 pencils. And eyes on your own paper. Think you know the meanings of "Epilation" and "Depilation"? I'm going to need definitions and a usage in a sentence. OK, show me what you got.

Epilation - clearly derived from the Mepro term Epilady introduced in the 1980s, means the act of removing the entire hair, including folical, from the skin. As in "Hey, those legs are silky smooth. Did you epilate recently?"

Depilation - clearly derived from the failed Mepro product Depilady introduced in the 1970s, means that act of severing hair above the surface of your skin. As in "Hey, those legs are silky smooth. Did you just depilate?"

Sources: Wikipedia, and some late-night drunken Googling.

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August 15, 2006

"Best of..." Week Next Week

Sadly, we're approaching the end of summer. According to my sources at AskMen.com, you've only got a couple weeks left to wear white pants. While the days don't appear to be getting shorter, mentally you're probably getting ready to hunker down. So take stock and stock up. Whether you're heading back to school or back to work, we've got you covered in the shaving world.

Next week we'll feature five "Best of" posts on topics like best razor, best shaving oil, best online shaving store, and more. Be sure to tune in for our shaving round-up starting this coming Monday. In the meantime, what are you doing on the Internet? Go to the beach!

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August 3, 2006

4 X-Games Participants Profiled at the Schick Shave Lab

If you haven't been over the the Schick Shave Labs recently, now's a great time to go. The X-Games are in full swing, and so is the Schick Quattro Titanium Xperiment. While it's probably too late to win a day with some of the stars, you can still see a goofy little video on these guys, including shots of all of them somewhat unwillingly shaving. (Click on "The XPeriment" on the top right.) My favorite moment was when motorcross racer Adam Jones seems to not know what the term "mojo" means. Is this guy for real, or did Schick just out a phony?

Here's the link to the win-a-day-with-X-games-contestants contest, where you can still get yourself a free Schick Quattro Titanium. Special thanks to ShavingStuff reader Ben for sending this in.

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