How To Fade Your Hair

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Fades are cool when done correctly, but when they aren’t “faded” they can look more like a bowl cut. Anyone can shave your head, but there is a fine art to a proper fade, one that your friends won’t text your other buddies about when your poorly cut head is turned. Here, that art is explored in step by step fashion. Don’t be the guy waltzing around this summer thinking your “self-fade” looks good; it doesn’t.

  

How To Shave Your Face

Let’s get back to the basics here, fellas. Sure you’re a man; you pay a mortgage, have an unrelenting job and perhaps an equally unrelenting wife. With all that going on who doesn’t forget a few “deets” every once in a while? You’ve been shaving for years but how about a little video refresher course in the art of shaving?

How to Shave Your Face

  

How to plan a romantic weekend

Romantic Weekend.

We’ve got another big “How To” from Bullz-Eye that is definitely worth sharing: how to plan a romantic weekend. Buying gifts for a woman can be tough, but you also don’t want holidays, birthdays, or other special events to become a monotonous string of gifts, no matter how thoughtful. Planning a weekend away shows your significant other that you care enough to plan ahead for her pleasure.

Bullz-Eye has put together a guide for planning a great romantic weekend. Here’s a quick look at some of the tips inside:

Usually, you don’t have to plan ahead for breakfasts when you’re out of town, because most hotels now have free or convenient breakfast, or if you’re at a bed and breakfast, it’s one of the perks that they enjoy serving for guests. But you should figure out where you’re having dinner. Assuming you are doing a Friday night to Sunday morning thing, you might want to make dinner reservations for both nights, or at least for Saturday night. Fridays are sometimes fun to explore and find something together. And it doesn’t have to be fancy to be romantic. When we celebrated our first anniversary, we were living in Nashville at the time, and we went to Memphis for the weekend and stumbled upon Rendezvous, the renowned rib joint. We had some ribs, then walked up and down Beale St. drinking what were basically alcoholic slurpees and listening to great live music. In both the Niagara Falls and Memphis trips, I found really nice restaurants and made reservations ahead of time.

For the full guide, head over to Bullz-Eye’s Get Real Guide for Men.

  

RealFlex: Reebok’s natural movement runner

Reebok has been on a roll lately with recent entries into the sportingwear market like the huge hits of EasyTone and ZigTech shoe lines. While most companies would sit back and enjoy these successes Reebok chose to expand their formidible lines even further with the RealFlex footwear.

The RealFlex technology is inspired by the barefoot/natural/minimalist running movement that is recognized nationally and is becoming the hottest technology in the running world. Our test pair were the RealFlex Run edition that weigh in at 9.2 ounces sporting 76 “sensors” underfoot that give you an incredibly “natural” feel when running.

“Barefoot or natural running makes a lot of sense from a biomechanics standpoint because all the shock absorption happens in your muscles, not your joints,” said Reebok’s Head of Advanced Innovation, Bill McInnis. “The problem is that natural running works best in the natural world, not on man-made surfaces. In creating RealFlex technology, we took everything that works with natural running and made it work in today’s world. Simply put, RealFlex is natural movement perfected.”

  

Bullz-Eye reviews the 2011 Audi Q5

Audi Q5 review.

Bullz-Eye took the Audi Q5 out for some review time recently, testing the crossover up against the rest of its very crowded segment. Audi has one thing going for it above other carmakers though – a history of making high quality sedans. Crossovers are all about providing the handling and finesse of a great sports sedan with the utility and extra space of an SUV. It’s a delicate balance, and one Audi was able to strike perfectly.

Here’s and excerpt from the 2011 Audi Q5 review:

The interior of the 2011 Audi Q5 3.2 quattro Tiptronic is one of the top of its class, serving as a reminder of how well Audi knows her customer. The upscale black leather and sliding rear seats make it obvious that interior quality was a top priority for the Audi design team. Our test model sported three zone climate control, heated 12-way power front seats with driver memory, decorative wood inlays, tilt and telescopic adjusted steering column and privacy glass. Other notable features included the 60/40 split folding rear seats with passthrough adjustment and power tailgate. The dash was smart and efficient with an Audi MMI navigation plus package and included Audi’s parking system plus rearview camera, CD/DVD player, HD radio, color driver information system and HDD navigation with voice control. The stand out for us was the Bang & Olufsen sound system. It was off the charts fantastic and we had to struggle not to crank up every song we liked on the included Sirius radio. The seating was roomy enough for five adults and the ride was quiet and smooth. The panoramic sunroof was enormous and enhanced the lighting in the cabin of the Q5. We also found the cargo space behind the rear seats to be larger than expected with more than enough space for those with an active lifestyle.

For the complete review, be sure to head over to the Bullz-Eye Cars Channel.

  

Sideburns Are Back Because They Never Left

U.S. actor Luke Perry poses during a photocall to promote his television series “Goodnight For Justice” at the annual MIPCOM television programme market in Cannes, southeastern France, October 5, 2010. The international film and programme market for TV, video, cable and satellite (MIPCOM) opens from October 4 to October 8 on the French Riviera. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (FRANCE – Tags: ENTERTAINMENT BUSINESS MEDIA)

Some of you are saying, “Paul, sideburns are dead ever since Luke Perry killed them in the 90’s.” And to you I say no one man is bigger than sideburns, just like no man can take credit for “inventing” them. That’s like saying Tom Selleck “invented” the moustache for his role on Magnum P.I.  And contrary to those of you who grew up in the 80’s and 90’s when Dylan McKay was king, sideburns have been around much longer than the hit show Beverly Hills, 90210. Take a look at this link; and look at side burns through the ages all the way thru the present day.

  

In NBA Playoffs, Beards Abound

Somewhere James Worthy’s beard is smiling. Why? Because modern NBA players have stumbled upon a secret he patented years ago while winning titles in the 80’s. Want to successfully advance through the NBA Playoffs? Then grow a beard; the data came back from the lab and the science can’t be disputed.

More players are rocking full beards than any time in recent memory. In the Mavericks vs. Thunder series the Mavs DeShawn Stevenson’s “Neck Forest” is only rivaled by the Thunder’s James Harden who we covered earlier in the week. On the other side of the bracket, the Bulls double trouble bearded combo of Carlos Boozer and Joakim Noah are outnumbering LeBron’s “mane” two to one but the series is even. No matter who wins either Conference Final, we’re bound to see some serious beard on beard action in the Finals.

  

How to Drive a Stick Shift

Drive a stick.

We’ve already covered the importance of tying a tie in a man’s life. Now it’s time for something even more practical: how to drive a stick shift. As with the tie, driving a stick shift is just one of those things that every guy should know how to do. Imagine the day your friend or father-in-law offers you the keys to his brand new Shelby or asks you to take the wheel of his Porsche. Do you want to have to say no? Worse yet, do you want to be the guy grinding the gears?

I thought not. Thankfully, Bullz-Eye has put together a quick set of tips for learning to drive stick. Of course nothing can substitute for time behind the wheel, so make sure you get some good experience before hitting the streets. Here’s a quick look at the guide:

If you’re an experienced driver, you’ve probably heard the benefits of driving an automobile that has a manual transmission. For starters (no pun intended), cars with stick shifts are generally very fuel efficient, which is obviously a bonus in today’s economy where the gas prices continue to rise. They also have fewer moving parts than automatic transmissions, require less maintenance and are easier to repair, which means they usually have longer longevity and cost cheaper.

Cars with stick shifts also respond better to the driver, which makes them safer (assuming the driver himself is safe). Due to the constant shifting and changing of gears, drivers have to focus more on driving, which means less time for texting, talking on the phone, or doing other dangerous activities that many people with automatic transmissions partake in.

For the actual tips about driving a stick shift, head over the Bullz-Eye Get Real Guide for Men.

  

James Harden’s Beard Keys Thunder Victory

Yesterday, the Oklahoma City Thunder advanced to the Western Conference Finals with a 105-90 victory in game seven over the Memphis Grizzlies. As a key reserve and generally the Thunder’s first player of the bench, James Harden’s beard scored 17 points (most of it via four three pointers he nailed), collected four rebounds, had four steals. And in the process throughout the series, he made it cool to have a beard again. For everything that Brawny paper towels tried to do by replacing the iconic “Brawny Man” and limiting his beard, James Harden’s beard is single handedly reversing the trend.

  

Brad Pitt channels Don Johnson

Brad Pitt at a photocall for “The Tree of Life” at the 64th Cannes Film Festival. (Cannes, France)

Brad Pitt does his best imitation of Don Johnson playing Sonny Crockett from “Miami Vice” as he steps out at the Cannes Film Festival. He has the same slicked-back hairstyle, the all-white suit and even the goatee! Does that mean that all the 80s styles are coming back?

  

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