December 14, 2010

Why is Bert so Grumpy?

image002.jpgWell, according to the company Parissa:

"While the rest of Sesame Street was out enjoying sunny days sweeping the clouds away, he was at home fussing with his fuzzy unibrow. Don't let this happen to you - say hello to Parissa and bye bye to that bushy Bert Brow.

Parissa Men's Brow Groomer is as easy as A-B-C. The strips are simply warmed in your hands, applied to desired area and zipped off, leaving skin clean, sexy and smooth. With no heating or spreading messy wax, there is no fuss and no muss. The Brow Groomer also includes Azulene oil wipes for after waxing to prevent ingrown hairs and soothe skin instantly.

Helping you look like a real man... not a Muppet."

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November 24, 2010

Hot Deal: Mangroomer Do-It-Yourself Electric Back Hair Shaver

mangroomerad.JPGIs it time for you to figure out how to manscape your own back? If so, this hot deal on the Mangroomer Do-It-Yourself Electric Back Hair Shaver might help you decide.

Right now, the Mangroomer is only $18.91, down from the regular price of $39.99, for a savings of 53%!

"The Mangroomer Do-It-Yourself Electric Back Shaver is absolutely the best way to get rid of unwanted back hair. This one-of-a-kind device features a large 1.5-inch blade that enables you to shave larger areas of your back with ease. The Mangroomer's cutting-edge blade design delivers extremely close and smooth results without the potential of ingrown hairs that are commonly caused by straight edge and foil shavers. And with the unique patent-pending design, the Mangroomer opens to a staggering 135-degrees so you can reach all areas of your back from different angles with ease."
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November 15, 2010

Out with Metrosexual, in with the 4D Man


"We've read about the urban playboy, the new lad, the soft lad, the metropolitan and the Spurmo (Single Proud Unmarried Man Over Thirty). There was also the himbo, the mIMbo (male instant-messaging boy) and the notion of "mandom" - a kind of girl power for men who use hair gel.

Whether you considered yourself to be more of a "retrosexual" than an "übersexual" (the latter featuring in a 2005 report by advertising agency JWT ominously entitled The Future of Men), or even a "pomosexual", we were apparently living through a "menaissance" in which we indulged in "manscaping" (ie, shaving and washing). Even straight-as-a-die A-types could enjoy an unashamed "bromance", which in everyday language is known as a friendship.

So far, so marketing. But what maketh a man in the mirror of the media today?

Check out the rest of the article: From Lad to 4D man: The ever-changing face of modern masculinity

Image: Steve Punter at Flickr

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September 16, 2010

Moob Jobs and Male Makeup

Salon has a great piece from Steve Almond about the rise in sales for male vanity products, from men's breast reduction surgery to male grooming products:

Moob jobs are selling like hotcakes. According to one Ontario-based plastic surgeon, "I went from doing one to two a year to last year between 200 and 300 cases. My colleagues are seeing the same thing. It's one of the most rapidly increasing areas of surgery for men."

Is Dandyism the new macho? Read the rest: Is Don Draper to blame for the male makeup boom?

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September 1, 2010

Don't Get Waxed, Get Sugared!

sugared.jpgThere's a trend toward manscaping these days, with a lot of men looking into how they can remove the hair from their back and chest, most often through waxing. But waxing isn't the only option.

There's sugaring.

"it's reportedly been around since ancient Egyptian times, when women removed hair to look virginal. The paste is made from sugar, water and lemon and is rolled into a ball, which the technician (a.k.a. sugarer) rolls over the area where the hair is to be removed and flips it up sharply to remove the hair.

So why sugar instead of wax? I'll tell you why. For starters, it's much less painful than waxing."

Read the rest of the article: The Newest Oldest Form of Hair Removal

Image: kaibara87 at Flickr

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August 30, 2010

The Male Grooming Feature Film (Call for Participants)

men's grooming aids.jpgFrom the folks over at Ape to Gentleman:

"It was only a matter of time before the world of male grooming was thrust under media spotlight and an acclaimed documentary film director and Academy Award nominee is giving our US readers (apologies to the rest) the chance to be the start of a definitive documentary on male grooming.

They are looking for men who take grooming to an entirely new level,men who are obsessed with the care of their skin, their hair, their nails, their eyebrows and their body hair.

We're not talking about the man who is partial to the occasional use of moisturiser, we're talking men who have more products than most women and cannot leave the house without looking immaculate.

This may be a bit much for most gents, but if you are interested in being part of this comprehensive documentary on the changing world of male grooming, send a brief email about you, your contact number and a picture to:"

Image: gailf548 at Flickr

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August 27, 2010

Manscaping the Unibrow

unibrow.jpgFrom the Telegraph: Male grooming: banishing the unibrow

"When Beckham started wearing rosary beads, Top Man put them on their shelves. Thierry Henry pulled his socks up over his knees and within weeks, the Sunday league was awash with woollen suspender-wearers. Cesc Fàbregas, Fernando Torres and Joe Hart decide to have their eyebrows shaped and suddenly British men are plucking, waxing and threading like centrefolds. Wayne Rooney shaved his head and... best to leave it there.

The eyebrows, however, are something of a phenomenon."

What's your preferred method for eyebrow 'scaping?

Image: Andrew 鐘 at Flickr

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August 23, 2010

The Male Brazilian: Going Bare Down There

hotwax.jpgFrom Salon, the real-life adventure of having a male Brazilian wax (ouch!):

"Spa professionals had assured me that waxing isn't that painful. But men's hair is coarser and thicker than women's, and the follicles deeper, which accounts for the spa legend that men make more noise than women when waxed. What got me, though, was the contrast between Janea's dainty, tender application of the wax and the brute force with which she ripped it off. She threw my leg over her little shoulder, like a sports therapist, and began raining baby powder down on the target areas. The pain was almost unbearable. "Why am I doing this?" I thought, staring at the elaborate, cherub-accented ceiling. Meanwhile, Janea modestly described the emboldening effects her Brazilians and personal advice have had on clients like Vanessa Williams, Naomi Campbell and Gwyneth Paltrow, but also on men like sometime actor and former pro ball player Rick Fox and, yes, Christopher Hitchens."

Read the full article: Why I got the male Brazilian wax

Image: Clearly Ambiguous at Flickr

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August 20, 2010

Intro to the GuyBrow

Looking to clean up the 'other' hair on your face? Get an introduction to the GuyBrow:

"It takes some, but not a ton of, skill to get a pair that are clean and neat without looking like a cast member from the Jersey Shore."

Read the rest of the article: Well Groomed: The GuyBrow

Or if you want more tips on grooming the eyebrows:

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August 9, 2010

Shaving the Man Boobs

cheney.jpgIt might seem farfetched, but perhaps a man boob razor really ought to be produced.

According to this site, former VP Dick Cheney said:

"I'm here today, speaking at this luncheon, to tell you that there is a whole other market for you guys. You've got your razors for men and women and facial hair and leg hair and armpits. Have you ever developed or marketed a razor, electric or blade, just for man boobs?"

Whaddya think?

Image: Belltown Messenger at Flickr

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