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).
Seventy nine percent of males still use holiday gifts they received in the past (seven years ago) according to a new survey from Braun, a leader in German engineering and high quality design since 1950. Looking for holiday shopping/grooming insight for upcoming articles?
The Braun holiday survey also revealed:
· Most (51 percent) men surveyed shave five to seven times per week
· Fifty-eight percent of men have received an electric shaver as a gift in the past
· Most (34 percent) men expect an electric shaver to last only three to four years
- Sixty-seven percent of respondents believe a smooth shave is likely to be the most popular facial hair style seven years from now, followed by the moustache (16 percent), goatee (16) and mutton chops (1 percent)
· Seventy-two percent of consumers are shopping for two to five men this holiday season
- Forty-three percent of respondents believe their father is the hardest male to shop for during the holidays, followed by friends (30 percent), brothers (19 percent) and grandfathers (8 percent)
To address the need for longer lasting gifts for males this holiday season, Braun offers Series 7. While most shavers last only a few years, Braun Series 7 is engineered to last seven, with dedicated teams of engineers and scientists putting Series 7 through more than 50 quality tests to simulate a five minute shave, seven days a week, for seven years. At the touch of a button, Braun’s Clean & Renewä innovation cleans, charges, lubricates and dries the shaver to maintain optimal cutting performance, while its features, including the Personalization Modes and OptiFoil™, help men to achieve Braun’s closest shave ever.
What’s better than e-mail, e-dating or Eazy-E? eShave’s line of skincare/shaving products!
Recently, eShave’s line of After Shave Soothers won Best Post Shave Lotion by Men’s Health magazine in their 2012 Grooming Awards. It marked the third year in a row that eShave was recognized by Men’s Health, previously winning Best Pre Shave Lotion last year.
Need a disposable razor for that endless holiday trip to visit your in-laws out of state? Check out the Schick Xtreme Eco 3.
The Schick Xtreme 3 Eco is a temporary/disposable razor, but it works with the effectiveness and feel of any full-time blade. Made from recycled plastic hangers and available in a four pack via packaging of 100% post-consumer recycled paper, the Xtreme 3 is light and straightforward.
When I was a kid, it was easy to locate a barbershop thanks to the telltale barber’s pole located on the outside of each establishment. And I always wanted to crack that barber pole open and see what it felt like, it’s texture, assuming that its taste was not that far off from a peppermint.
Most barber poles are gone now, but the sentiment, style and quality of a bygone era is thankfully still maintained by the gents at Proraso
I really like the old school appearance and feel of Proraso. Don’t let the canister fool you – it isn’t the bland, “Brand X” canister you can get at any store for $5 dollars. This is like your grandfathers shaving cream: bold, full-bodied, and undaunted by the fact that it’s a legit, old school shaving cream in a time of gels and other gimmicks.
When Giants closer Brian Wilson went down with a torn right beard, Sergio Rome stepped up and became the team’s closer.
Not only did he fulfill the role of closer, but he also brought a badass beard to the table.
Whose beard is better- Rome’s or Wilson?
In the heart of the current political season, and in the interest of full disclosure, I must say that I have always been pro-Gillette throughout my personal shaving career.
It started way back in the mid-nineties, when I fell in love with the Gillette Mach 3 right out of Harvard Law. Three blades at the time was revolutionary (not as progressive, but certainly more moderate than the Schick Hydro 5 Power Select and it’s five blade setup) and I used it faithfully for years.
That being said, I was totally unaware and fully surprised when I recently received the Gillette ProGlide Styler for review. So rest assured, this review comes to you as the result of a fully non-partisan effort.
I’m not going to screw around here, guys. The Schick Hydro 5 Power Select razor was the best razor I have ever used. I could seriously just end the review right there.
For me, the most sensitive area is where my mustache would be if I could grow one (if I were a man), i.e. the area right below my nose, above my upper lip. I anticipate this will be a painful exercise literally every time because it has been for about 15 years- the only way to numb the pain was to load up on high quality shaving cream (or whiskey) and have at it.
But with the Hydro 5, I glided over that area with absolutely no problem, and almost no friction- I couldn’t believe how well it worked. The combination of slight vibration of the razor with the ridiculous amount of “blade-age” left me with mouth agape in amazement.
Just days before competing in the London 2012 Olympic Games, USA Track and Field athletes Justin Gatlin, Monteo Mitchell and Darvis “Doc” Patton, enjoyed services in the Gillette Lounge at the P&G Family Home.
Additionally, Mike Dodd, silver medalist from the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games, took a break from coaching Team USA’s Sean Rosenthal and Jake Gibb to get a shave and head massage. American sprinter Justin Gatlin got his beard tightened at the Gillette Lounge in the P&G Family Home just days before he competes in the 100m sprint. Darvis “Doc” Patton received a scalp massage at the Gillette Lounge in the P&G Family Home.
In the late 90′s and early 2000′s it was considered cool for guys who were “follically challenged” to shave their heads with a razor ( “Bic it down”) and then grow out a patch of their chin hair to resemble Jay Buhner, one of the best sluggers in MLB at that time. Chicks hated it (like they basically do with everything) but dudes loved it because it made them feel “tough”.
I hadn’t seen this look for a solid 7-8 years until I was at the grocery store two days ago. I was waiting in line at the register and a guy pulled up (better than pulling out- ZING) behind me and he was rocking the “Buhner”. The items in his shopping cart weren’t very “Buhner-esque” because there was no red meat or beer.
Has anyone seen a person in their neighborhood with this look? Or did it go out like Zubaz?