If you grew up in the 1950s when the electric shaver was a relatively new technology, a fringe lifestyle choice, how would you feel about how electrics have evolved?
Because to me, the new Braun Series 5 Electric Shaver had everything I look for; it is the net result of 60-plus years of electric shaving “growth” and adaptation.
To find out, I sat down with a 62-year-old man and we went at each other, point/counterpoint style.
62-Year-Old Man Point:
I tried a standard head-on razor early in my shaving career. My beard is thin (I’ll never be confused with my ape-like college roommate affectionately known as “Brillo-Man”) and my skin, baby soft – in a word, sensitive. My dad had a razor like that, and who doesn’t want to imitate his dad? I found his type of shaving experience painful at best. Put simply, I was scared thanks to a painful experience years ago.
34-Year-Old Man Counterpoint:
The new Braun Series 5 Hi Tech 5090cc men’s shaver with “Intelligent Clean and Charge Station” is a far cry from the brutish “Dark Ages” era of shaving in the ’50s.
I opened the packaging and found a sleek head-on razor. I fired it up immediately and it sounded sophisticated – like the hum of a BMW. When I brought it to the underside of my chin, it was outstanding. The head can be moved 10 degrees in either direction for ease of reaching those hard spots. It was effective and not difficult to manipulate. Nothing to be afraid of, sir.
62-Year-Old Man Point:
I liked how easy it was to disassemble the Braun to clean. Popping the head off for cleaning was simple and it all snapped right back into place after. I was impressed because, back in my prime, you couldn’t take an electric apart to clean it.
34-Year-Old Man Counterpoint:
I told you you’d like it, you baby gorilla!
Moustache Season Kicks Off With Clean Shaves All Over the World
The Movember Foundation, a global organization committed to changing the face of men’s health, is getting ready to officially kick off the 2014 “Movember” campaign with tomorrow’s “Shave the Date” promotion. The idea is for men (and women with wicked chin-scratch) to shave clean and start growing a moustache, and only a moustache, for 30 days. Movember moustaches spark conversations and raise funds for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health.
Men and women can join the global movement by signing up at Movember.com. Men will start November 1 — also known as Shave the Date: Movember 1st – clean-shaven and grow only the moustache for 30 days, getting friends, family and colleagues to donate to their moustache-growing efforts.
Here’s a list of local “Shave the Date” events that you and your moustache can check out on your last day together, as a team, for the next 30 days.
If you’re in LA, check out the Movember and Co. barbershop seen above.
Movember is the leading global charity committed to changing the face of men’s health by sparking conversations though the growth of moustaches throughout the month of November.
The Movember Foundation exists to bring attention to health issues men face; specifically to reduce mortality from prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men’s suicide. And, to have fun while doing it.
But why? Lots of reasons, all men’s health specific:
- The average life expectancy for men in the United States is almost five years less than women.
- One in two men will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.
- 12.1% of men 18 years and over are in fair or poor health.
- Men are 24% less likely than women to have visited a doctor within the past year.
Movember (the month formerly known as November) is used to spark conversation about and raise funds for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health problems. Movember is entering its 11th year as a charity and has raised $550 million during that time frame.
So how does it work?
1. Sign up and become a “Mo Bro” at Movember.com. Must begin the 1st of Movemeber with a clean shaven face.
2. Grow and groom a moustache for the entire month. No beards, no goatees.
4. Use the moustache to create conversations and funds about men’s health.
5. Have fun.
What’s more masculine than a moustache? Nothing. And, what is more fun than a “Moustache Ride?” Uh, nothing duh.
Movember starts this Saturday.
On a first date with a hot babe, whether you’re five or 85, you’ve got to use everything in your arsenal to seal the deal.
Axe and Philips Norelco have your back, so you can “make love, not war.”
57% of women said “Sexy Stubble” is the most popular look, followed by clean-shaven at 31%. Philips Norelco and AXE have teamed up to create a line of awesome shaving and grooming tools.
The first component of the survival kit is the AXE Smooth Things Over Face Wash. Even if you are the smoothest man in the world, with a can of smoothness on the ready, AXE will help you prep your skin with the unique Peace fragrance.
Number two (“Who does number two WORK FOR?!) is the AXE Smooth Things Over Shave Gel, made for a clean shave or for tidying up below your neck area.
Numero tres is the AXE Philips Norelco Shave & Groom kit. AXE & Norelco will double team your face like Dennis Rodman and Jean-Claude Van Damme. All in the name of cutting every hair on your body smoove off.
Number four like Brett Favre and his “Weinergate” scandal, lets you trim your stubble perfectly with up to 20 settings. You can go from Tank Abbott to a Scott Disick in five milliseconds.
Axe and Philips Norelco have done all they can to set you up for the most sexually progressive night of your life. But getting laid is your job – and we’re rooting for you.
Are you a straight-up “Beardsman?” Think you can hang with the Jack Passion’s of the beard-iverse? Well let me hip you to a facial hair PED that is employed on the court of the game called “Real Life.”
The oils come in a flask to look super #BA when you’re applying product in public. Can You Handlebar is made for the man (generally, but the lady cashier at the “Save-U-Less” with the wicked chin-scratch is welcome, too) who maintains a one-of-a-kind look, whether he’s sporting a Tom Selleck, Wyatt Earp, or Kimbo Slice. Like this dude:
Can You Handlebar oil is made from Vitamin E, coconut oil, local bees wax (local to Michigan), and comes in three rugged scents–Wisdom, Initiative, and Temperance. All products are made by hand.
Visit the website at www.canyouhandlebar.com. Let’s reclaim the public beardspace from the hipsters.