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Interview with Artisan Soap Maker Douglas Smythe

Hey aPennyShaved! Perrin here. I’ve got an awesome guest for you today: Douglas Smythe, an artisan soap maker from I’ve known Douglass from way back when his blog was his main business. Since then, he’s branched out considerably and now has an amazing line of shaving

How to Use a Shaving Brush Without Hurting Yourself

By contributor Eric Carrell When you think about it, guys have been using shaving brushes for a few hundred years. There is probably a good reason for this, right? Definitely. The invention of canned shaving cream is incredibly useful, we aren’t denying that, but you certainly don’t

How to Find a Great Barber & Why it’s Important

By contributor Eric Carrell I can’t begin to tell you how many times I’ve found a barber that I liked, got attached to them, just to have them pick up and move to a different location, never to be seen again. I’ve had to basically resort to

Advanced Grooming: Getting the Details Right

By contributor Eric Carrell We talk a lot about shaving around here, almost exclusively. However, learning to shave properly isn’t the end game. There are many different details that you have to consider when you’re looking to be well groomed. That’s right; we’re talking about nose hair,

How to Shave in the Shower (if you must…)

By contributor Noah Gorz A man should his shave, but a real man shouldn’t be late for work, either. He doesn’t cut corners, but he’s efficient and doesn’t care who knows. That’s why a real man knows how to shave in the shower. Nobody is here to

The Art of Manscaping: A Guide to Body Grooming for Men

By contributor Cam Decker Body hair is weird. Most people come from a veritable grab bag of genetic backgrounds and, depending on which part of the body we’re talking about, hair grows in at different speeds, thicknesses, colors, and textures.  While of course body hair is a

Beard Grooming Tips for Beginners

I’ve made quite a few friends in the industry in the past year or so, and when they ask me to write stuff for their blogs, about 50% of the time, they ask me to write a beard grooming guide for beginners. So, I figured it was

How to Dress for Your Facial Hair

When we talk about facial hair, we always like to make the point that facial hair is part of a context, your overall style (more on this in our blog post on beard grooming tips for beginners). Part of that, of course, is trying to decide which

Goatee Styles Guide: Choosing the Best Goat for Your Grill

Ah, the goatee—the easiest facial hair style to screw up. If you do a beard wrong, it can make you look creepy. If you do your hair wrong, you can look totally unkempt. But a goatee can be much, much worse. If you choose the wrong goatee

The 11 Most Famous Handlebar Mustaches of All Time

The handlebar mustache is one of the classiest and most sophisticated facial hair styles of all time – provided, of course, you’ve got the right temperament and/or were born in the right time. While we may all like to throw on some mustache wax and tweak the