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Smooth it out!

Smooth it out!

Have you ever had a difficult time taming those little hairs in your beard or mustache that are always determined to keep your facial hair from looking its neatest? Many of my clients often struggle with this… Well, here’s a barber trick that I learned a long time ago, that can help you in-between appointments to the barbershop! I [...]

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Summer = (shaves + haircuts) x 2

Summer = (shaves + haircuts) x 2

Does that equation make any sense? Well maybe not to you, but your body understands… You see, during the summer months the human body has to work faster and harder to help the body cool down. This leads to faster cell division due to more efficient blood circulation throughout the body, which, among other things, causes [...]

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Two Shaving Tools. One Face!

Two Shaving Tools. One Face!

An irritation free shave in every area of your face is nothing more than a fantasy for most guys. Why? Because not everyone has an “easy beard”. For most of us, shaving the face is pretty easy to master. But the neck can be a real nuisance! I get an overwhelming number of emails from [...]

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1-ON-1 Grooming Call

1-ON-1 Grooming Call

With the success of my Face Shape Reporting (FSR for short..) service, I saw more and more need to follow this service up with a stand-alone personal 1-ON-1 Call. So many recipients of my FSR realized that once they mastered the best hair and beard-style for their face they wanted more. Emails started pouring in!  Shaving, skincare and [...]

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Tips From A Barber: What To Look For In Your Razor

Tips From A Barber: What To Look For In Your Razor

One thing (of many) that I love about my job is that I get to talk to and share advice with so many of you. A common question I am always asked is, “How can I get a better shave?” For many of us, our beards cover over 50% of our faces, so it’s an [...]

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Never Skip The 3rd Step!

Never Skip The 3rd Step!

For what?…Because it’s an important step to keeping your face looking and feeling good.  It ranks just as high as shaving with shaving cream, and you already know how I feel about that… (see post – Put Something on… Sheesh!) After shaves can be lotions, balms or even a gel.  They are designed to calm, moisturize and [...]

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When The Temperature Is Right…

When The Temperature Is Right…

Has anyone ever explained to you why you should use warm water to shave? In my post – Put something on…sheesh!, I spoke on why it was important to lubricate your face prior to shaving.  But, I also mentioned warm water is one of the musts for a comfortable shave. Warm water is the perfect temperature to get the closest most comfortable shave. [...]

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If Hair Ain’t There, Why Shave It?

If Hair Ain’t There, Why Shave It?

You know, there has been more than a few times that I’ve had guys in my chair or at my events that have complained about shaving irritation in areas where they have no hair… upper cheeks, behind the earlobe, and sometimes two or maybe three inches below the Adam’s apple. With this interesting observation I have come to the realization that many [...]

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Can My Face Truly Handle A Razor??

Can My Face Truly Handle A Razor??

I get asked a lot of questions about grooming. So much so that a lot of what you read on this site is inspired by those very questions. One that I am asked more often than any other is… “Can my face handle a razor?”. Now, most of the time this question is coming from men that [...]

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How Many Blades Do You Really Need?

How Many Blades Do You Really Need?

The short answer?… You only “need“ one! Yes, we live in a shaving environment that promotes faster, smoother shaves with more blades. But, the average man can get away with 1… maybe 2 blades. As long as effort is placed on how to properly prep and shave the beard  (See my: Quick & Classic Shaving [...]

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