Head Shaving

May 12, 2011

Tattooed Head Stubble for Baldness?

Hair loss got you down? Maybe you just need some new ink...

Hat tip to Grooming Guru

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February 10, 2011

The Head Shaving Helmet

Believe it or not:

What do you think? Real or fake?

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October 25, 2010

Bald is Hot, They Say.

Thinking of taking the plunge and shaving the rest of your head? From the Wall Street Journal:

"Bald is hot. Jason Statham, Guy Ritchie's burly leading man, is shorn. So are Bruce Willis, surfer god Kelly Slater and famous footballer Thierry Henry. Contrary to the ego-shrinking stereotype of baldness, the minimalist look gives these gents mettle.

A man's shaved head--whether it's to-the-skin or with slight stubble--can suggest a sigh-inspiring combination of intellectual depth and machismo."

Read the rest of the article here: The Shorn Identity

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September 24, 2010

Head Shaving Faceoff: Fusion Proglide with JB Smoove

Fusion Proglide, by Gillette

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September 17, 2010

iPhone App Lets You Try Out the Shaved Head Look

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"Ever wonder what you would look like without hair? ShaveMyHead by HeadBlade® lets you shave anyone's head... right from your phone! Take a picture, then choose from a library of shaved heads at your fingertips. Whether you're thinking about sporting a newly cropped look, or just want to prank mom with a chrome dome, ShaveMyHead is your app!

Perfect for guys who are considering shaving, but want to 'test' the look first. Great tool to show people they look BETTER with a shaved head. Party favorite! Take an 'innocent' photo of a friend and have some fun!"

Download the ShaveMyHead iPhone App from HeadBlade.

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August 18, 2009

Balderize Your Favorite Celebrity

spring cleaning.jpgEver wonder how you would look with a shaved head? Now you can check out a big list of celebrities who've been "balderized" and see what you think of them.

The pictures may (or may not) move you to shave your head, but no matter what your decision is, who can resist a picture of George Bush, Bill Clinton, Nicole Kidman, Paris Hilton, or Sarah Palin with a slick smooth dome?

Head over to Balderazzi for the full Monty.

Image: Vik Nanda at Flickr

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August 13, 2009

Is Bald Hot?

BaldHead.jpgIn this article in the San Jose Mercury News, "Bye, bye hair: Being bald is hot", the author says that being bald is "a symbol of modern style".

"According to statistics from Conair, about 22 million men ages 22 to 65 shave their heads regularly. And men's fashion pundits approve -- mainly."

That's a lot of head shaving going on! What I'm wondering is the reason for shaving your head, if you do. Please take a moment to answer the poll question and leave a comment.

Image: FaceMePLS at Flickr

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March 20, 2009

Get a HeadBlade and Smooth that Dome

Maybe your hairline is receding, or maybe you're a cage fighter, or maybe you just need a new spring look. Whatever the reason, if you're going to be scraping your skull with a razor on a regular basis, you're going to need a tool that works its wonders without taking forever to get the job done.

Although there are some other head shavers out there, one of the most recommended head shaving tools is the HeadBlade.

Take a look at MMA fighter Frank Trigg using the HeadBlade:

If you need a new method of shaving your head, give a look to the HeadBlade. Also recommended is the Headslick Shave Cream...

And hey - if you want a chance to win some cool stuff from West Coast Shaving, sign up for our mailing list before April 1st!

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February 26, 2009

St. Baldrick's: Brave a Shave and Raise Money for Childhood Cancer Research

"In 1999, Tim Kenny challenged friends, John Bender and Enda McDonnell to find a way to give back to society. These three reinsurance executives turned their industry's St. Patrick's Day party into a benefit for kids with cancer. What could they do to really turn the heads - and the wallets - of their colleagues?

John suggested shaving Enda's head since kids typically lose their hair during cancer treatment. "People will gladly pay to see you bald, Enda!" Never one to miss an opportunity, Enda replied, "I will if you will," and St. Baldrick's was born.

The three planned to raise "$17,000 on the 17th," recruiting 17 colleagues to raise $1,000 each to be shorn. Instead, the first St. Baldrick's event, held on March 17, 2000, raised over $104,000!

St. Baldrick's is now the world's biggest volunteer-driven fundraising program for childhood cancer! In the nine years since its inception, events have been held in 18 countries and 48 states, shaving more than 72,000 heads, and raising over $50 million toward research for a cure for childhood cancer.

To find an event near you, and to sign up as a shaver or a shavee, see the St. Baldrick's site.

Go ahead. Brave a shave. It's for a great cause.

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November 21, 2008

The Shaving Stuff 2008 Holiday Gift Guide

holiday_guide.jpgThe holiday season is upon us once again, and it's time for all of you to start stimulating the economy. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to spend your way out of this economic crisis, one gift at at time! OK, maybe not the soundest advice, but there will be some people you still want to buy for, and some who will still be expecting a gift. Aside from the electric razors we've tried to keep most things below $50 on this year's holiday gift guide.

Shaving Cream
Here's a list of tried-and-true winners as well as a couple choice brands we shaved with over the last year worthy of their company. Any of these shaving products will elevate your shave to new levels of comfort, closeness, and class.
The Art of Shaving - $38
Sharp's - $45
Billy Jealousy - $50
MENSGROOM - $52
MenScience - $55
ZIRH - $59
Baxter of California - $60
Ritual - $79
Peter Thomas Roth - $100
Gentlemen's Refinery - $199
John Allan's - $245

Still not seeing it? Surf on over to the Details for Men gift kit page and see what strikes your fancy.

Cartridge Razors
I'm still loving the powered razors. A little vibration goes a long way toward a smooth and comfortable shave. The Gillette Fusion may trump Schick on number of blades, but the Quattro's now got this kick-ass trimmer for keeping your whiskers or sideburns in line.
Gillette Fusion Power - $10.99
Schick Quattro Titanium Trimmer - $12.49

On the other ends of the spectra, we recommend the environmentally conscience Recycline razor, and the experimental Rolling Razor.
Recycline Preserve Triple Razor - $7.49
Rolling Razor - $14.95

Electric Razors
Same group as last year, only the Braun Pulsonic has been rebranded the Series 7. Still the top of the line traditional electric razor in my book. If rotary is your game, choose between either the wet/dry lubricant-dispensing Moisture Shaving System, or the more classic arcitec.
Braun Series 7 - $227
Philips Norelco Moisture Shaving System - $129
Philips Norelco arcitec - $219

Pubic Shaving
The BodyGroom is still going strong, now with a professional edition with "high-performance trimmer attachment", as well as another set of hysterical videos worthy of a Webby. And if completely bare is where you're headed, there's still no beating the Cleancut - the #1 choice in the porn industry.
Philips Norelco Bodygroom - $49.99
Seiko Cleancut - $67

Head Shaving
Just like you wouldn't shave downstairs without the proper equipment, you don't want to shave the roof without the proper tools. Get the gear designed for your noggin.
Headblade - $10.99
Remington Short Cut Clipper - $28.49
Sharps Mission: Control Bald Head Balm SPF 15 - $24

Nose Shaving
As you get older, your hair follicles move from the top of your head to your nose and ears. It's a scientifically proven fact. Look it up. I just finished the Wikipedia page on it. These tools will help you combat the forsaken follicle foliage.
Groom Mate Platinum XL Nose and Ear Hair Trimmer - $18.88
Philips Norelco Nose and Ear Trimmer - $12.99

Back Shaving
A year later and I still don't want to talk about it. If you know a guy who needs one of these, just do him a favor - buy it for him, and give it to him while no one else is in the room.
MANGROOMER - $39.95

Shaving Accessories
Nicks and cuts come at exactly the wrong time. Your dopp kit needs a Nick Stick for fast healing after a particularly brutal shave. And while I still haven't made peace with the goatee, I have to admire the ingenuity which went into the Goatee Saver. Somebody's got to get us out of this economic mess.
The Nick Stick - $5.95
The Goatee Saver - $19.99

Books
Leisureguy continues to update his tome and put my work to shame. Get the straight dope on old-school shaving techniques and all the current soaps, oils, and creams that go with them.
Leisureguy's Guide to Gourmet Shaving: Shaving Made Enjoyable, Second Edition - $11.65
Sharp Practice: The Real Man's Guide to Shaving - $4.89
The Great American Bathroom Book - $20

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September 24, 2008

BalderaZZi - Imagined Head-Shaving Fun With Photoshop

Angelina-Jolie-shaved.jpgWhat do you do if you've got some mad Photoshop skillz and a little too much free time? Yeah, yeah, yeah, I mean after you've put Jessica Biel's head on a naked body. For the tenth time. Well, if you're into the chrome dome, you imagine your favorite celebrities bald. And then you imagine lots of other celebrities bald.

I believe that seeing how good it looks on most cases, can be a big help for thous [sic] of you who consider shaving their head. As the owner of BaldlyGo.com, a site where I present head shaving as a solution for baldness, I noticed that some visitors actually decide to shave their head simply by seeing the virtual head-shaving gallery that I host there, without even using it's [sic] free service of virtual head-shaving.

So, if you're thing is imagining bald celebrities - from Amy Adams to Zac Efron - then have we got the site for you. Check out BalderaZZi and marvel at one man's obsession with the perfectly shaven head.

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November 12, 2007

The Shaving Stuff 2007 Holiday Gift Guide

holiday_guide.jpgThe holiday season is fast approaching and you've got a list with a bunch of question marks on it. What to get for that special man in your life? Well look no further than the 2007 ShavingStuff Holiday Gift Guide. We've got all he'll need, from creams to razors, books, toys, and more. And even a little something for the ladies.

Shaving Cream
Sure, we all start shaving with foamy supermarket shaving cream. But eventually we aspire to the finer things in life. The brands below offer a superior shave which is close, comfortable, and sublime. A gift set is the perfect way to sample new products, as well as introduce someone to the world of better shaving.
Gentlemen's Refinery - $199
Billy Jealousy - $50
The Art of Shaving - $38
ZIRH - $59
MenScience - $55
Baxter of California - $60
Still not seeing it? Surf on over to the Details for Men gift kit page and see what strikes your fancy.

Cartridge Razors
Once again power reigns supreme. If you're not shaving with an electrified version of a multi-blade razor, it's time to step into the new millennium. Power makes all the difference.
Gillette Fusion Power - $10.99
Schick Quattro Power - $11.99
Gillette M3Power - $15
The Art of Shaving's Chrome Gillette Fusion Power with Spotlight - $150

Electric Razors
There were a couple of new products released this year from the leaders in electric razor technology. If you want the top of the line traditional electric razor, go for the Pulsonic. If you're interested in a wet/dry electric shave, go for the Moisture Shaving System.
Braun Pulsonic - $215
Philips Norelco Moisture Shaving System - $149

Pubic Shaving
Don't even think about shaving downstairs without the proper equipment. Give yourself an extra optical inch with the BodyGroom, or go completely bare with the Cleancut, still the #1 choice in the porn industry.
Philips Norelco Bodygroom - $34.99
no!no! - $250
Seiko Cleancut - $75

Head Shaving
Just like you wouldn't shave downstairs without the proper equipment, you don't want to shave the roof without the proper tools. Get the gear designed for your noggin.
Headblade - $10.99
Sharps Mission: Control Bald Head Balm SPF 15 - $24

Back Shaving
Yeah, I don't want to talk about it either. If you know a guy who needs one of these, just do him a favor and buy it for him. And give it to him while no one else is in the room.
MANGROOMER - $39.95

Books
Want to learn proper shaving technique but afraid to ask? Finally, a couple of books which teach you how to shave.
Leisure Guy's Guide to Gourmet Shaving: Shaving Made Enjoyable - $11.95
Sharp Practice: The Real Man's Guide to Shaving by Anders Larsen - £6.50

Toys
Nothing beats a little fun in the tub or a soft foam book. Teach your little squirt how to shave like his papa.
Shaving in the Tub from Alex Toys - $6.79
My Shaving Kit foam book from Innovative Kids - $3.32.

Looking for more amazing gift ideas? Check out our extensive set of holiday shopping guides on electronics, fashion, cooking, and more.

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June 13, 2007

Review of Bold For Men

boldForMen.jpgTime for another one of these things we call reviews. For the past month or so we've been shaving with Bold For Men, a maverick in the shaving world. How so? With Bold For Men, you don't use any water. Aside from shaving oils, the only other product I've used which didn't call for a base of wet skin was Kiehl's. But while Kiehl's is a drier paste, Bold For Men is a more liquidy gel. Smells vaguely like banana.

Background
Applying Bold For Men couldn't be easier. After a shower just smooth some over your beard. That's it. No pre-shave oil. No warm water. Just squeeze and apply. Obviously Bold For Men wins the no-mess award hands down. If you're annoyed by splashes of water running down your chest and all over your sink, you've just met your savior.

The Shave
Shaving with Bold For Men is no different than other shaving creams. Wait 30 seconds for Bold to sink in, then get your blade hot and wet, stroke, and rinse often. The shave is pretty darn good too. My only complaint with the shave was that Bold For Men wasn't the best at lifting up finicky hairs. You know those hairs that seem to grow parallel instead of perpendicular. (Oh, did I just bust out the geometry?)

I have to admit that I was pretty nervous about using Bold For Men the first time. No water seemed like a recipe for disaster. Also, I've seen a few too many videos on YouTube of bad shaving behavior. But my fears we unfounded. Nicks and cuts were rare, and again, the shave was pretty darn good.

Caveats
There is something in Bold For Men that gives me pause. Immediately after applying Bold my lips felt a little numb. I've had that before with several products - Brave Soldier, Pacific Shaving Oil - and the tingling did go away quickly. Might be me since I seem to have sensitive lips. (My wife agrees.)

Also, sensitive skin - like under the eyes and below the ears - got a little red from Bold For Men. I'm talking about the areas just beyond where you shave, but areas where shaving cream typically ends up as you spread it over your face. The redness went away quickly, so I wasn't concerned, but if you've got especially delicate skin, you might steer clear.

Get Some
Bold For Men is $20. Free shipping between now and July 15th. Also recommended for head shaving.

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March 9, 2007

Celebrity Facial Hair Friday - Kevin Federline

kFedAndBritney.jpgThe saga continues!!! A couple weeks ago the country watched in shock and glee as Britney Spears shaved her head. Since then she's checked into rehab and called herself the antichrist, sparking endless speculation about her mental health. And now she's getting support from a most unlikely person - ex hubby K Fed.

That's right. In a show of solidarity, Kevin Federline has also shaved his head. I guess he's trying to distract us with his own crazy antics. It's like "Oh look, K Fed shaved his head. He's crazy! Britney who?" Or maybe it's more like "Well K Fed did it too, so it can't be that nuts. Maybe I should shave my head."

Here's one thing I think is particularly funny about this story. Despite K Fed's attempt at media deflection, his story is mostly being covered by such news sources as The Himalayan Times and the Miami Poetry Review. There's definitely something poetic about all this. Two star-crossed lovers...

So I've been writing this Celebrity Facial Hair column now for about a year, and Kevin Federline has the dubious distinction of being the first repeat profile. Back in November we featured K Fed when he was in the news for Britney and his divorce. Now the two are talking about getting back together. And who knows, maybe headshaving will become the new trend. Life certainly does has a funny way of working itself out.

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