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Dave Alexander

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Father's Day Gift Ideas

Friday May 30, 2014

With Father's Day just around the corner, I've got some great ideas for gift giving. What about an heirloom razor set or a deluxe travel set for the dad on the go? Trust me, he doesn't want a tie, socks, or a new string trimmer (okay, maybe he wants on of those), so check out my 10 Favorite Grooming Gifts for Men for some great ideas.

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Buzzing Your Head for Warm Weather

Thursday May 29, 2014

A buzzcut is a simple style that works well for most men and is now generally acceptable for everyone from athletes to executives (and it's a great way to save a little cash on trips to the barber). It's also a fairly easy haircut to give and maintain yourself. As someone who makes a living from cutting men's hair, I don't often give advice on how to cut men's hair at home, but this one makes sense because it's so easy. Reluctantly, I suggest you check out my article on how to give yourself a buzzcut for details.

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Summer Hair Care

Thursday May 29, 2014

When the weather gets warm, many of us are a lot more active. We spend more time outdoors and in the pool. We sweat more, we get sunburned, and all the stuff that comes with summer. This time of year also presents some new challenges when it comes to caring for our hair and scalp. Follow my tips on summer hair and scalp care for men to keep your hear looking healthy and protected from the damages of summer.

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Getting Your Wedding Day Haircut

Wednesday May 28, 2014


Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. It is also on of your most photographed, so it's important to look good for it. Of course, getting a haircut for your wedding day takes a bit more planning than your average haircut, so follow my guidelines for planning your wedding day haircut to ensure you look as good as possible for your big day.

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What Causes Gray Hair

Tuesday May 27, 2014

As many of us get older, we find ourselves having to deal with those pesky gray hairs and, unfortunately, there is no way to prevent them! Sure, you can always us a color to cover your gray hair, but that color will fade and the hair will grow back. You may also wonder what causes gray hair and if there is a way to slow down the graying process. Check out my new article on what causes gray hair for the full story.

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Gifts for Dads & Grads

Wednesday May 21, 2014

With graduations and Father's Day upon us, I've got some great ideas for gift giving. What about an heirloom razor set for the grad just starting out? How about a deluxe travel set for the dad on the go? Check out my 5 Favorite Grooming Gifts for Men.

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Your Mother Wants You to Get a Haircut

Wednesday May 7, 2014

With Mother's Day this weekend, now it the perfect time to maintain the mane. What mother doesn't want to see her son neat and well groomed? I can't think of one. Fortunately those neat, well groomed styles are all the rage today, so you'll still look stylish when you pick up mom to take her to dinner on Mother's Day.  Best thing you can give mom for mothers day is YOU, but show up looking great.

On a slightly more serious note (and one that's a bit off-topic), I lost my mother several years ago and there's not a day that goes by I don't think of her. If you don't see your mom on Mother's Day, call her. You'll be glad you did and so will she.

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Spotlight Haircut - The High and Tight

Wednesday April 30, 2014

The classic High and Tight haircut, commonly worn by United States Marines and Army Rangers, is one of my favorite military style haircuts. While the cut may be a bit extreme for many civilians, I've found for those looking for a highly masculine, low-maintenance haircut, the high and tight is a great option. Find out more about this haircut in my spotlight on the high and tight.

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Pick the Right Hairstyle for Your Lifestyle

Wednesday April 30, 2014

One of the common mistakes men make is choosing a hairstyle that does not fit with their lifestyle -- we often spend more time concerning ourselves with the clothes and shoes, but the haircut makes a big impact on your total look. Your lifestyle and profession can often influence how much time you have to care for your hair and style it to keep it looking great. Need help deciding which hairstyle is right for you, take a look at my article on How to Choose the Right Hairstyle for Your Lifestyle for the scoop!

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Save Your Hair During Pool Season

Tuesday April 29, 2014

It is almost may and pools across the country are starting to open and we'll dive in and cool off.  If you're a frequent swimmer, you've probably had to deal with "swimmer's hair" every pool season.  There's no reason to walk around with a head of green tinted straw just because you love to swim.  My article on How to Avoid Swimmer's Hair in the Pool will give you all you need to know to keep your hair looking great while you enjoy pool season.

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