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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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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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Sometimes You Just Gotta Take A Break

Sometimes You Just Gotta Take A Break

So, you have to shave everyday because your boss can spot stubble a mile away. But, in doing so your face hurts, DAILY, and you just can’t wait for the weekend so you can give our face a rest. Try this tip to maximize the weekend break! Shave your face Thursday night, right before you go to bed*.  As you sleep, your [...]

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STARTING THE NEW YEAR OFF RIGHT!

STARTING THE NEW YEAR OFF RIGHT!

Now that all the New Year’s Resolutions ‘hoopla’ has passed, I now feel it’s safe to offer up a few suggestions that won’t get passed over as an assumed new diet or workout routine. So here’s a shortlist of what I think you all should try in 2016! 1. Get a barber shave– Hey, women pamper themselves ALL THE TIME. So what’s wrong [...]

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Should I Give Magic Shave a Try?

Should I Give Magic Shave a Try?

Is Magic Shave good for shaving? – Marcus in Indianapolis, IN Depilatories, including Magic Shave and a host of others, have been around for a long time.  I have consulted with men that have experienced success as well as nightmares with their use.  I myself have tried my share many years back with mixed results. The main concerns [...]

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The Final Word on Shave Creams vs. Shave Gels

The Final Word on Shave Creams vs. Shave Gels

As the men’s grooming industry continues to grow, so do our choices in products. And, in my opinion – while that is a good thing – sometimes it can also be overwhelming! Even beyond all the brands to choose between there are also different types of products that do the exact same thing. How is a [...]

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How To Shave Acne-Prone Skin

How To Shave Acne-Prone Skin

Let’s face it (no pun intended!)… acne adds a problematic layer on top of many of life’s activities: family holiday photos, first dates, even shaving. While scientists are still busy working on a complete cure there are several ways to help prevent future breakouts and navigate your shave through current ones. Trust me, even I have [...]

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Barber-Approved Products You Can Share With Her

Barber-Approved Products You Can Share With Her

Anyone who shares a bathroom with a woman knows the struggle…you end up with limited space for your products and the majority of the budget seems to go to her products. What’s a guy to do? I am often asked this question by readers and clients and there is one simple solution: share! Okay, I [...]

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Is There A Best Time To Shave To Maximize Results?

Is There A Best Time To Shave To Maximize Results?

    This is a question I hear all the time with good reason. A proper shave isn’t a quick process and if you can stretch out the time between them that is a big bonus. And You know, there really isn’t a definitive answer to this question.  But, I can definitely point out a few advantages [...]

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