Few men’s grooming choices are as controversial or attention-grabbing as the beard. Throughout history, its public image has shifted several times. At some stages, certain beard styles represented distinguished men of power. At others, beards were symbols of the counterculture. These days, depending on who you ask, beards represent a trend and a desire to fit … Continue reading Breaking Beard Stereotypes
For decades, men have dealt with midlife crises in expensive ways. They’ve bought Ferraris, commissioned polarizing tattoos, cheated on their wives with young mistresses and quit their jobs without a game plan. The costs have been literal and figurative.While the midlife crisis isn’t necessarily enjoyable, the good news is there’s a way to endure it … Continue reading The Mustache Is the New Sign of A Midlife Crisis
Most guys have some idea of hair trends. You probably know a little about the undercut, the man bun and the pompadour. You also probably know which one looks good on you and which one makes you look like a trendy fifth grader. But when it comes to facial hair styles, you’re probably less informed. … Continue reading Top Facial Hair Styles for 2017
A beard can enhance your life in a multitude of ways. It can make you look wiser, tougher and cooler than you already are. It can even serve as the aesthetic bridge between boyhood and adulthood. But even better, your beard can make you a great partner. According to recent “beard science” studies conducted by … Continue reading Study Shows Men with Beards Make Better Partners
The world of athletics isn’t necessarily the first place guys look to for examples of professionalism. In the workplace, there’s an unspoken rule that beards are okay if they’re kept neat and clean. However, beards in sports were acceptable regardless of length or style. If facial hair policies in the UFC and MLB are any … Continue reading Why Are Some Sports Banning Beards?
When it comes to beard grooming, the conversation is typically about moisturizing with beard oil and healthy growth. However, this year, beard care has taken a turn for the absurd. The beard isn’t just the preferred facial hair of CrossFit athletes, indie musicians, and actors. It’s an expression of creativity for the everyman. This year, we’ve … Continue reading Beard Christmas Lights Aren’t Exactly The Apocalypse
Every No Shave November, your social media timelines are clogged with guys who are committed to skipping their morning shave for 30 days. While it might seem like just another viral campaign or a byproduct of America’s beard obsession, Movember is so much more than a hashtag.
Summer is officially here! If you’re like most guys, the next couple months will be filled with tons of outdoor activity and vacation. If you’re really lucky, your summer will consist of mostly play and little work. One thing about summer is that we tend to scale back on our normal routines. Our weekends are … Continue reading The Gentleman’s Guide to Summer Skin Care For Men
I think we all remember that hit piece from 2015, made to sully the name of bearded men everywhere. If you don’t, the claims were: “Microbiologist John Golobic, of Quest Diagnostics, swabbed a number of beards searching for bacteria for a study and found that some of the bacteria are the kind of things that you find … Continue reading A Healthy Beard Makes A Healthy Man