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Razor Blades: Is Less More? (and other insights into the science of shaving)

Are five and six blade razors nothing more than a money-making device concocted by the big shaving companies? That's the belief of many straight-razor aficionados. But whether you’re a multi-blade shaver or favor a classic straight razor shave, there’s no question that shaving is a gigantic business. According to Forbes, Gillette’s 35 percent profit margin [...]

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Avocado Oil: Superstar Shaving Ingredient

Avocados are a superfood, that's for sure. They contain vitamins C and E and lots of fiber and omega fatty acids. And they're delicious. Spread on sandwiches, smashed into guacamole, even blended into a smoothie (they add a luscious, decadent taste and texture to the average banana and berry smoothie -- trust me). But taste and [...]

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Study Proves: Shaved Head Makes You Look Tougher

Good news for dudes with shorn scalps!A recent study has found that hairless men are deemed stronger and more powerful than their hirsute brethren.Led by Dr. Albert Mannes, a lecturer at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, the study asked volunteers -- college students and adults -- to rate photos of men with bald [...]

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Nifty Ways to Manage Nicks and Cuts

Our good friend Mantic59 is the king of awesome shaving videos. And his shaving site, Sharpoligist is full of interesting facts and tips about traditional wet shaving.Here, he offers 11 -- I love that it's 11 -- tips on managing pesky nicks and cuts.Our Nick Stick is included under "spot treatments."Thanks, Mantic!- Marisa

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Gents: Slick is In

Well, guys, it seems as if the low-maintenance, lumberjack, hipster-hairy look of years past is behind us.Slick is in.Blame it on Don Draper, blame it on Prada's superiorly coifed male models, blame it on the scraggily beards seen from Oakland to Bushwick (they must be itchy), but the clean cut look is officially here.No more [...]

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Dudes, Check Out the "Brocery"

A Manhattan grocery store has created an aisle dedicated to all things man. Yes, Westside Market's "Man Aisle" is a one-stop shop for everything a guy could could possibly need. “It’s your water, alcohol, soaps, shampoos, deodorants, razors," explained Ian Joskowitz, chief operating officer of the market. And when a dude has stocked up on all of his [...]

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"There's only one way to do business"

Ask yourself: How would Abe conduct business?Every once in a while during internal meetings, a former colleague of mine would punctuate a point with "listen, there's only one way to do business." I always liked it. He meant it, and he knew I believed it as well.And I think that's part of the beauty of those seven [...]

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Don't confuse 'close' and 'comfortable' when it comes to shaving.

I know you're not asking for much: a relatively pain-free, close and comfortable shave. STOP. Here's your problem already: like most people, you are probably confusing a “close" shave with a “comfortable" shave. The secret to a close shave is in the hardware and the hardware only: use a decent razor. It doesn’t need to be expensive and [...]

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This Just In: Men Care About Their Appearance

It’s official. Men want to look pretty too. From Elizabeth Holmes, recent Wall Street Journal article (“Dude, pass the exfoliator”) to will Arnett and Jason Bateman's sure-to-be-hilarious upcoming movie Mansome, even the mainstream media is aware of this booming segment within personal care. Sara Moosman, a category management advisor for Cardinal Health recently published some data on [...]

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Shaving - The universal ice breaker?

I'm heading to an event to help educate northeast Whole Foods retailers on all things Pacific Shaving Company. As a result, I needed to check a couple bags on my Virgin America flight this morning from SFO to BOS. One look at my luggage tag with PSC on it got the agent asking about the [...]

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