Military Manscaping: The Plucky Warrior

From the Wall Street Journal:

"Emerging amid the camouflage and crewcuts is the latest in combat chic: male soldiers with eyebrows professionally shaped into slender arches."

Read more: About-Face: Soldiers Target Stray Eyebrows in Afghanistan

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October 12, 2011

Hot Deal: Mangroomer Nose and Ear Hair Trimmer

mangroomernosehairtrimmer.jpgWhen you want to make sure you're at the top of your grooming game, you really ought to be checking your nose and ears to make sure you don't look like you're growing a shrub up in there...

And now's the time to get a great deal on the Mangroomer Nose and Ear Hair Trimmer. Regularly $29.99, this essential grooming device is just $11.43, for a savings of 62%!

"Mangroomer's Essential Nose and Ear Hair Trimmer features an innovative, cutting-edge blade design that enables close results without causing ingrown hairs. The trimmer can be used wet or dry and cleans easily by rinsing with water. The Mangroomer trimmer features non-slip rubberized grip for maximum control and comfort, and the protective cap with low-profile design offers privacy and discreet storage."

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Beard Shearing in Amish Country


Five men have been charged in the shearing of an elderly Amish man's beard, with an interesting twist:

"Five members from a sect that was excommunicated by the Amish community were arraigned this morning on charges of kidnapping and aggravated burglary after authorities said they ganged up on an Amish man and chopped off his beard in Ohio, an assault that's considered sacrilegious for the group."

Never mind sacrilegious, it's also just plain wrong...

But it gets even better. Three of the men involved have the last name Mullet. I think it might be safe to say that's the first time that a mullet ever sheared a beard.

Read the rest: Five Ohio men arraigned on charges in beard shearing

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October 10, 2011

Review of Every Man Jack Shave Cream

everymanjackshavecream.jpgI recently got a variety of shaving and grooming products for review from Every Man Jack, and have been throwing them into my daily grooming routine to give them a fair trial. Today's review covers the Every Man Jack Shave Cream and Post-Shave Face Lotion.

The Signature Mint Shave Cream has a fairly thin consistency, more in line with a 'gel' than a cream, and it goes on easily and smoothly. I skipped the brush and bowl with this cream, and just lathered it directly on my face - it only takes a small amount to cover all of my whiskers. The scent is minty, but not overpowering, which is a plus in my book (I don't really care for strongly scented shaving creams).

The Every Man JackShave Cream has a good level of razor slip, letting my favorite razor glide effortlessly over my face and helping me to get a great close shave. It rinses off easily (no greasy residue) and leaves my face feeling moisturized and refreshed. While I'm a fan of thicker shaving creams, I was well satisfied with the results from this shaving cream.

And as a plus, it has no parabens, phthalates, dyes, or sodium lauryl sulfate, which can be an issue for some people's skin or health conditions.

I followed up my shave with the Every Man Jack Post Shave Lotion (also Signature Mint), and was pleasantly surprised at how well it felt on my face. It's also lightly scented with mint, but the scent faded quickly afterward (so it won't clash with any other scents you may use). The formula is light and not greasy at all, which meant that my face felt great for hours afterward (and I never felt the need to go and rinse it off, which sometimes happens with the heavier types of shaving lotions).

If you're looking for a change from your usual shaving creams, I'd recommend giving the Every Man Jack products a chance.

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October 5, 2011

The Inspirational Moustache

inspirationalmoustache.JPGWho doesn't love a book about moustaches? Soon to be released, The Inspirational Moustache is certain to become an instant classic among the facial hair crowd:

"There is an old English proverb that goes "a man without a moustache is like a cup of tea without sugar." In our calorie-conscious age, tea has tended to come sugar-free for many years now, but the moustache is making a comeback! In fashion, in craft and on the upper lips of hipsters everywhere, the moustache--the soup strainer, nose neighbor, lip tickler, face foliage, slipped eyebrow--is back and here to stay. The Inspirational Moustache is a humorous survey of the millennial moustache boom. Edited by Ziggy Hanaor (of Making Stuff fame), it features photographs, illustrations, short, witty texts, a handful of moustache-related craft ideas, a summary of key moustache styles (pencil, handlebar, walrus, Fu Manchu, etc), plus funky visuals of such key cultural moments as Movember (i.e. November: moustache awareness-raising month), finger moustaches and of course the World Beard and Moustache Championships."

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October 4, 2011

Cambridge Seeks PhD Student to Study Mechanics of Shaving


"Cambridge University is seeking a PhD research student to study the mechanics of shaving facial hair.

It has posted details of the position on its website, and the project will be funded by Procter & Gamble through its subsidiary Gillette.

The position, with a limit of a three-year tenure, would be within the university's Department of Engineering.

The website states: "A position exists for a PhD research student to develop a fundamental understanding of the mechanics of shaving of facial hair." - Cambridge News

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Chicago is America's Most Mustache-Friendly City

"Following a two-year analysis of 100 U.S. cities, the American Mustache Institute (AMI) released a new White Paper naming Chicago as "America's Most 'Mustache-Friendly' City."

As a result, Chicago will play host to AMI's annual 'Stache Bash 2011 charitable benefit on Friday, October 28. The event will serve as the Chicagoland kick-off event for Movember, the global moustache-growing charity campaign raising awareness and funds for the Prostate Cancer Foundation and LIVESTRONG, the Lance Armstrong Foundation."

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October 3, 2011

Hot Deal: Philips Norelco Bodygroom Shaver

bodygroom200.jpgThe Philips Norelco Bodygroom Shaver is one of the most loved manscaping accessories around, ranking high up on the Amazon top 100 products in personal care items. And right now, you can grab yourself one for under $30.

The Bodygroom shaver is regularly $39.99, but is on sale for $33.99, and when you 'clip' a $5 coupon on the product page, it brings the price down to $29.99!

"With the Bodygroom, men can trim and shave hair from their chest & abs, underarms, groin area, legs, back and shoulders. Bodygroom features the very latest technology and ergonomic design to offer a convenient, easy and pain-free way to remove and trim body hair. Bodygroom's advanced design allows for it to be used wet or dry and even in the shower. Its hypoallergenic foil protects even the most sensitive skin against nicks, cuts or irritation, and its stainless-steel blades ensure long-lasting performance."

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September 30, 2011

September 29, 2011

Hot Deal: Save 50% on Remington MB-200 Titanium Beard Trimmer

remingtonmb200.jpgNeed to trim off half of your whiskers? Or maybe just cut them back a hair?

Now you can do that while also trimming off half of the retail price on this hot deal: the Remington MB-200 Titanium Mustache and Beard Trimmer!

Regularly $29.99, this handy facial hair tool is now just $14.77, a savings of 51%.

"This groomer uses Titanium coated blades with revolutionary trimming technology so it cuts clean with less pulling. It is rechargeable with an LED charging indicator. It also has an easy to use zoom wheel that adjusts to create 9 length settings and Lube for Life blades that never need oiling."

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