Check out this funny video from Philips Norelco starring Adam DeVine from Workaholics & Arrested Development. A video crew follows the “Special Unit’s Unit” through the streets of an undefined city making sure guys keep their body hair under control, using the ‘necessary tools’ to combat their public display misconducts via egregious body hair, i.e. a “Happy trail that’s gotten too happy”.
The video is an introduction to the Philips Norelco Click & Style razor, an electric razor designed to manscape a man’s entire body, which can keep one out of trouble and off the ‘Special Unit’s’ radar when walking the streets!
When I’m cleaning my face, I want a system. I don’t want to approach the situation haphazardly, like the parents on MTV’s hit TV show “Teen Mom.”
Let’s be frank — and yes, you “can still be Garth.” Your face skin is essentially your billboard to the world. And what does this billboard promote? The business of You, Incorporated.
If your face looks blotchy, dry, flaky, weird, or any other adjective that would describe a rabid Russian dog, scrounging the public subway system for scraps, you probably don’t want to look like that. You probably don’t want to look like Gorbachev, either.
You, Incorporated is coming off of another great fiscal quarter, but how do you maintain the momentum and feed all the families who depend on your face?
Dudes, it’s spring. For God’s sake, please tend to your personal neck hair situation ASAP.
The one thing all men have in common despite social status, height, favorite NFL team or favorite member of the “A-Team” (Murdock for me) is the fire breathing demon of neck-hair. And what this article postulates is that you are limited by or succeed in spite of your own personal neck hair situation.
A close female friend of mine told me that she uses a guy’s neck hair as a gauge for how much back hair he would potentially have and that she was hitting at an 85% clip.
Another female friend told me that if a guy doesn’t care about his neck hair, which is fully visible, imagine what the “non-visible” hair would look like.
Put simply, if your neck hair is out of control, people automatically assume that your life is out of control. And, it probably is, friend.
Lets look to popular culture for examples, starting with Kourtney Kardashian’s boyfriend on “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” Scott Disick.
You may not like him, but one thing you have to say is that he is impeccably well-groomed and probably has his neck hair removed via laser every couple weeks. And that is why he has a ton of money, a sweet car, and has impregnated a Kardashian that isn’t Khloe.
With each shave, each day, you get an opportunity for reinvention. Looking to rock that soul patch? You have the transformative power and the decision at your fingertips to make it happen.
Want to rock that chinstrap beard that was so prevalent in the last decade? Well, do it dude.
The new Edge Ultimate 6-in-1 Shave Gel can aid your transformation. Think of it as your Sherpa on a journey to a new you.
Dr. Allan Peterkin is a physician, author and professor. He has published 14 books, most recently The Bearded Gentlemen: A Style Guide To Shaving Face, and is currently working with Dove and their new Men+Care Face Range, a full line to help dudes care for their faces.
Recently, I sat very close to Dr. Peterkin as we stroked our beards in a sexually suggestive manner in unison, and asked him the following questions.
BE: “Beardsmith” that you are, what’s the best way to kiss my old lady with passion, yet not drag my stubble or goatee across her skin, to the point where she says it feels “exfoliated” after we’re done?
DR. PETERKIN: Some call that a “snog burn,” snog being the English word for kiss. The best advice I can give you is work on your angle and your approach, and moisturize your face often to keep it as soft as possible!
Your book is called The Bearded Gentleman: A Style Guide to Shaving Face and One Thousand Beards. What is the number one mistake most aspiring “beardsmen” make?
DR. PETERKIN: The number one mistake men make is that they think their grooming work is finished once they’ve grown a beard. Facial hair requires a lot of maintenance; men have to make a commitment to their beards! They need to be trimmed properly and their margins kept clean. Washing and moisturizing also helps to keep the facial hair clean, and to condition it, which is crucial. I like the new Dove Men+Care Face Range, which provides products specifically designed for men and offers a three step solution: cleanse shave, and finish. You can use the Dove Men+Care Face Wash to clean your beard and the Face Lotion to condition or soften it.
DR. PETERKIN: I often think of the term “flavor saver” in relation to the soul patch. I think the soul patch is a fun form of expression, probably most appropriate for younger guys. Facial hair has become more mainstream and acceptable, but I’m not so sure we’re there yet with the soul patch.
An issue some guys have with their blonde hair is that it doesn’t tend to grow in fully. Blonde facial hair can have uneven or patchy growth. Being a blonde myself, I suggest choosing a style after seeing what grows in most, and where, but don’t be too concerned about the color of your hair. Just play to your strengths!
BE: How can I pick up chicks using just my “beardsmanship”?
DR. PETERKIN: That is a tough one and it’s a matter of taste. Women seem to be split – some really like facial hair, others do not like it at all. Toss a coin, and if you’re going to have facial hair, wear it proudly.
BE: What is your stance on guys who have so much chest hair that it naturally flows into the beard area? Should there be a distinct line of demarcation?
DR. PETERKIN: I think it would look better to have a distinct line of demarcation, somewhere between the chin and the Adam’s apple. Men should shave the neck and lower edge of the beard, and leave their chest natural.
BE: In your opinion, either living or dead, who had the most badass facial hair in history?
DR. PETERKIN: I think I would have to say either Santa or Satan. Kidding. By category, I’d choose Salvador Dali’s mustache and Elvis’ sideburns. My favorite religious beard is Moses. I’d say one of my all-time favorites is romantic Composer Giuseppi Verdi’s beard.
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He put the Beefaroni in his hand cart and suddenly said, “Do you have any idea how hard it is to shave with one eye?” Which was weird because we were still in the Beefaroni aisle.
“No, I don’t. I assume it would be difficult. How do you do it?”
“Slowly, to be sure,” he said. “But I also use this badass shit that you should try out. I helped you out with the Mini Ravioli, let me help you with this.”
I didn’t have anywhere to be, so I followed him to another aisle. Plus, it felt cool to be associated with a guy wearing an eye-patch in public.
Going retro is cool and the straight razor is no different. Thanks to the most recent movie installment in the James Bond series, “Skyfall,” straight razors are popular again. There really is no better feeling than a shave from a straight razor.
The Cutthroat Shavette from Bluebeards Revenge is available here and is a steal at just $9.99.
But even they have unwanted hair that grows on a regular basis and needs to be maintained, when they travel or leave home, just like us. The Schick Xtreme 3 Hawaiian Tropic disposable razor was made just for them.
Chicks like things that smell good — this is a fact. So what did the geniuses at Schick do? They made a razor that has the womanly scent of coconut built right in that never diminishes or goes away, unlike a man.
Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Brett Kiesel is known for having the kind of beard that other men envy, unless of course that other man is famed Beardsman Jack Passion.
Kiesel’s beard is so prodigious, it looks like the head of a five year old child is growing on the lower half of his face.
Well, not anymore.
Kiesel shaved his beard for his annual “Shear The Beard” charity event last Thursday night.
Check out the video here, which features several of Kiesel’s Steelers teammates each taking a turn removing the beard, clip by clip.
For more information about his charity, check out dabeard.com
Compared to several of Schick’s other offerings, I wasn’t very impressed with the Xtreme3 Fitstyle Refresh. I found it to be incredibly stiff, like Newt Gingrich at a Wham reunion concert, because it didn’t move with the contours of my face at all.
According to the packaging the razor came in, the Fitstyle Refresh is the “#1 flexible blade disposable razor.” But I wouldn’t agree it all; I don’t even think it’s the #1 disposable razor in its own family, sort of like Emilio Estevez. There is no way it is better than the Schick Xtreme3 (Martin Sheen) or the Schick Hydro 5 Power Select (Charlie Sheen).