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World Record Head Shaving

Monday April 14, 2014

It has been quite the crazy week, but if you haven't hat the chance to read Kendra Aarhaus' blog post, I'm happy to announce I now hold the Guinness World Record for shaving the most heads on one hour. I was able to break the record on behalf of the St. Baldrick's Foundation for kids' cancer research live on the Today Show on NBC last Wednesday. It was my favorite day in recent memory. If you'd like to see more (including me getting my own head shaved), take a look at my "behind the scenes" video on YouTube.

Photo by Christian Higgins

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World Record Head Shave Event!

Wednesday April 2, 2014

I'm VERY excited to announce that I have been invited by the St. Baldrick's Foundation to travel to New York City on the morning of Wednesday, April 9th to attempt to break the Guinness World Record for shaving the most heads in one hour (the current record is 72) as part of the Today Show's 'Spring Breakers Week' on NBC. The event will be televised LIVE. If you are in the New York area and want to join us and get shaved on national television (and help us raise awareness for kids' cancer research, click the following link to sign up: http://www.stbaldricks.org/events/GuinnessShaveOff. This is going to be so much fun as we get Bald in the Big Apple!

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Treating Scalp Sunburn

Monday March 31, 2014

Ouch! I've been spending a lot more time outside lately and, this past weekend, got a little sunburn on my scalp (I'm a tad thin at the crown, so the sun gets to it pretty easily). Of course, I should have put on some sunscreen or a hat, but the damage is done. If you ever find yourself in my situation, follow my tips on how to treat scalp sunburn to help ease the pain.

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How to Shave Properly

Saturday March 29, 2014

Nearly every time I give a client a shave in my barber salon, the guy almost always says something like, "I wish I could give myself a shave like this at home." In reality, it is quite simple to get a barbershop quality shave every morning in the privacy of your own bathroom. Simply follow my three proven steps for how shave your face properly and learn to shave like a pro.

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Getting a Better Men's Haircut

Friday March 28, 2014

If you've ever received a bad men's haircut, you know how frustrating and embarrassing it can be. A bad haircut for men is sometimes the fault of the barber or stylist doing the work, but the blame often lies with the client. Having unrealistic expectations, poor communication, or an unfriendly disposition can lead to a bad experience. The following are my "insiders tips" on getting a better men's haircut to maximize your salon visit.

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Pick the Right Men's Haircut for Spring & Summer

Thursday March 27, 2014

With the arrival of warmer weather, many men take the opportunity to change up their haircut a little bit, often opting for something shorter and easier to maintain. The weather is warmer (downright hot in some places) and many of us are more active, so going with a cooler haircut that is better suited to an active lifestyle is a good idea. How do you how to pick the right men's haircut for spring and summer? Click the link to find out.

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Spotlight Haircut - The Classic Taper

Thursday March 20, 2014

The Classic Taper Haircut is the quintessential man's haircut. It is easy to maintain, short, masculine and absolutely never goes out of style. If I had to choose one haircut that is completely appropriate of almost all men, of all ages and lifestyles, this would be the cut. Check out my article onthe classic tapered haircut for a few variations on this classic style.

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Streamlining Your Gym Grooming Routine

Wednesday March 19, 2014

I recently started working out in the gym during the day, so I've put some thought into streamlining my gym routine and paring down my products to save time grooming in the gym and save space in my gym bag. While my gym grooming ritual will never be more effective than what I can do at home, click the link above for my times on maximizing your gym grooming ritual.

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Spring 2014 Haircuts

Wednesday March 19, 2014

Spring is officially here tomorrow. This time of year, many of us turn to a little shorter, easier-to-care-for style. I know I'm getting my haircut today into something a little cooler. Fortunately, the men's hair trend for 2014 (aggressively short back and sides with a longer top) is a great option for men who want something a little shorter, but who still want enough left for some styling options.

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Expensive Haircuts are Not Necessarily Better

Friday February 28, 2014

A few days ago, I had the pleasure of fixing a very expensive haircut a new client had received in a salon.  The haircut was terrible (and he paid $80 for it).  The problem is that he thought going to a high end salon for his short haircut would make it better.  That's not always the case.

I'm a firm believer that price, or years of experience, are never good criteria for selecting a haircutter -- especially if your haircut is a short, clippered cut. Most salons see short men's haircuts as something they can "fit in" while somebody's color is processing. Conversely, a lot of old barbers have lost their creativity and are just buzzing off hair.  How do you decide where to go? Browse my articles on how to choose either a barber or stylist and how to find a new barber or stylist for some great tips on locating the right person for the job of making you look great, regardless of price.

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