Tuesday, October 30, 2007

November 1 - Salt Lake City - Get $100 to Shave

Market research is being done using two different two-blade razors. Participants will be paid $100 for completing the study which involves using both razors (they provide them for free), filling out questionnaires about them, and going in to the center 3 times (downtown Salt Lake City, Utah).

I assume you can shave around your facial hair, rather than have to shave it off; but if you are interested in participating, be sure to ask in advance.

My son and I both have participated in various market research studies before and they can be fun. They don't try to sell you anything: they just need to collect data. Easy money for a little bit of your time.

More info available at this link: Market Research Opportunity

Friday, October 26, 2007

Mustaches of the Nineteenth Century

I just discovered this absolute gem and had to share it with you. Witty, entertaining, and informative, this blog is truly one for all mustache aficionados to check out.

I love the way the author thinks, though being a goddess, it only stands to reason that I would. *Laugh*

If you comment over there, be sure to tell him that 'The Goddess' sent you. *Snork*

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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Making Mustache Magic

Since my last post was about sideburns, I decided to dedicate this one to mustaches. And yes, you guessed it, a silly video is being included for your general amusement:

Video from Youtube user Glossyinc

The following is a list of a few useful and slightly odd articles or websites dedicated to mustaches. Enjoy!

Finding the right mustache for your face, plus trimming tips

USA TODAY article about Celebrity 'Staches

Mustache Renaissance - Types of 'Staches

World Beard and Mustache Championships

Mustache May

Have a great mustache you want to show off?

Send me a photo of it, and I will post it on the Dani: Greek Goddess of Men's Facial Hair™ website (in the photo section) and I will publicly thank you for your generous submission by posting it in a blog here; along with any mustache or facial hair related quotes, anecdotes, words of wisdom, etc you would like to share. (*I reserve to right to accept or deny any photo and quotes for use. This is a pg - pg-13 site, peeps)

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Thursday, October 18, 2007

Sideburns: The Under Dog of Facial Hair

Today's blog post is a tribute to the underdog of facial hair: sideburns. So much attention is given to mustaches and beards, that sideburns go largely unnoticed. While part of a great beard, they also are a stand-alone facial hair type. Then again, maybe I am wrong about calling them an underdog:

"Tony Travis sings about sideburns in Paul Frees' 1959 movie The Beatniks. Song by Eddie Brandt & Paul Frees. Featured in episode 415 of Mystery Science Theater 3000."

Video and information by Youtube user InventingSituations

One of the most famous (or infamous) types of sideburns is known as 'mutton chops', though personally, I like this version much better.

Below are a few interesting or otherwise entertaining links honoring sideburns.

The Origins of 'Sideburns': Ambrose Burnside

Six Perfect Sideburns in Five Minutes

Bad Fads:Sideburns

The Flaming Sideburns: A Musical Group

So, love them or hate them, as long as there is men's facial hair, sideburns will always be around.

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Monday, October 15, 2007

Picking the Right Facial Hair Style for You

Photo by Chance Agrella

Perhaps you have recently been convinced to try facial hair, or perhaps you feel your current style is lacking something. Picking the right style for your face and sense of style is an important step in growing and keeping facial hair. With so many great options available, the task can seem daunting, to say the least.

The biggest factors in making your decision may be:

1-What styles are best for your face shape and features
2-What is your personal style
3-How much time you want to put into the maintenance of your facial hair

So, without any further ado, here are some links to some great resources for determining your face shape and what styles will look best on you. The rest is up to you.

This extensive article from HairBoutique.Com explains the various men’s face shapes and has celebrity photos as illustrations of them. Hair cut advice is given, as is some facial hair style advice.

A two-page (due to adverstising) short article from HairFinder.Com has great illustrations and explanations of the most common and popular facial hair styles. Front and side views are shown.

Ezine.Com has an article which offers tips for choosing your style based upon flaws you wish to cover such as scarring and acne; and camouflaging features such as a dominant nose.

My former fiancée couldn’t decide which of several styles he wanted, so he grew a Van Dyck, then added a full beard which went up to his sideburns. From there he whittled it down to a trimmed beard, and then went back to the Van Dyck. Experimenting with the different styles helped him to pick from amongst several possibilities. He looked really great with all of them, so it was really just a matter of which he preferred and was the easiest for him personally to maintain.

If you are unsure as to which facial hair style you want to have, you can always do something similar which will allow you to grow and try out the styles you are choosing from. The input of others as you go through this process may help you decide as well.

More facial hair information, links, and a photo gallery (which you may submit YOUR pics to) are available on the Dani Greek Goddess of Men’s Facial Hair ™ Website.

What have you found to be most helpful in the facial hair style decision-making process?

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Friday, October 12, 2007

Fake Facial Hair

Photo © Tomo.Yun www.yunphoto.net/en/

So coveted is the sexiness and masculinity exuded by facial hair, that a new rage in Japan is fake facial hair. This article explains the trend, and has some great pictures and links.

What do YOU think about fake facial hair?

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The Dreaded "DYE IT"

Photo by Chance Agrella
Yeah, Yeah, I have once again subjected you to another of my cheesy word plays. *LAUGH* My point with this particular one is that just as many dread 'diets', there are many men around me who fuss and fret over the 'dye it' option for the gray sprouting in their facial hair.

Some even opt to shave it all off rather than face the gray or use dye. *GASP*

Now, personally, I have yet to see a man with facial hair that has a little or a lot of gray in it that is NOT downright sexy; but its your face . . . and I understand not wanting to 'go gray' before your time.

In talking to some of these gentlemen, I was informed that their experiences with facial hair dye kits has not been positive. For those with fast-growing facial hair, the dye process must be repeated every 2-3 days, and they just don't have the kind of time and patience to deal with it.

So, first, I would like to get YOUR input as to what dye or coloring products work best (easy to do and long lasting).

Secondly, I am posting some links here to a few facial hair dye products, tip, and tricks. Please give your feedback about your experiences with these, as well.

Just for Men Facial Hair Dye Info

Get a FREE box of Just for Men Facial Hair Dye HERE

How to Color Facial Hair

Will dye make my facial hair appear denser/thicker?

Color your facial hair the way the professionals do

Hypoallergenic beard dye

Clairol Men's Choice Product line

Grecian 5 products

A variety of facial hair dye kits from Amazon.com

A 'dye-free' coloring tip from GeorgeCaroll.com:
"Coloring the beard...
In some cases coloring the beard may be appropriate to cover gray spots or a lighter shade to keep the color uniformed. Beard hair is very resistant to hair dye especially as it grays. Adding color without using hair dye can be done by using a eye brow pencil applied with a make-up brush. The advantage is that it can be removed with shampoo and applied only when you want to cover gray or darken the edge to accent its shape."

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Thursday, October 11, 2007

Grow a Beard: Its Biblical

Photo by Timothy Stiffler-Dean
Author A.J. Jacobs wrote about his experiment with living biblically for a year. In this video clip, he speaks about many aspects of his year, including his experience with his 'biblical beard'. His wife also contributes her feelings and input in this interview.

The only thing I would suggest if you are going to grow a beard for biblical reasons is to find a biblical allowance (loophole) for shampooing, conditioning, and combing your beard to keep it soft and sexy for your significant other.

A.J. Jacobs' book is titled "The Year of Living Biblically" and may be purchased from multiple sources.

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Got That 'Mustache Feeling'?

As I was perusing Youtube,I came across this hysterical clip from 'The Tick' and had to include it here.

The Tick Wakes Up with a Mustache Video from Youtube user Brandonros.

So, tell me, Gents: Have YOU got that 'Mustache Feeling'?

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The Art of Shaving/Shaping Facial Hair

The following video clip shows great tips for how to easily and skillfully shave and shape facial hair. I found this informative, interesting, and entertaining.

I hope you enjoy it, as well.

King of Shaves Guide to the Perfect Shave by KnowledgeVideo

What tips have you discovered/created for getting the best shave/facial hair shaping?

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Shave and a Haircut . . . Yeah Baby!

I have been told by many gentlemen that there is nothing sexier than a woman cutting their hair and shaving their face (or giving them a trim).

I think anyone seeing the following would have to agree:

video from Youtube user Outdigo

Fess up Gents: When it comes to your facial hair, what can a woman do that YOU find sexy?

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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Yes, It Really is Bigger in Texas

Photo by Chance Agrella
Well, its not facial hair, but it is certainly a men's hair story worth blogging about. Texan Wes Pemberton should soon be a member of Guinness's Book of World Records. Why, you may ask? For the world's longest LEG HAIR. But, don't take my word for it. Check THIS out.

Now, I wouldn't advocate any of you sexy gentlemen trying to beat that record; however, if you would like to try to set a record for longest face rubbin ever given to a Greek Goddess, well, you certainly have my blessing.

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Monday, October 8, 2007

Soften Up, Guys!

Photo by Robert Knight
It is no secret that I am crazy about men's facial hair and I enjoy it being lightly rubbed against my face and neck. I don't find it to be scratchy, abrasive, or rough at all. Many women complain about that, and also about getting 'raw' around their mouth from kissing a man with facial hair.

Well, admittedly if you indulge in a nice long makeout session, whether the man has facial hair or not, you can still end up a little pink and tender around your mouth area. However, I have not found men's facial hair to be the culprit: rather it all depends on the style of kissing you are indulging in. A man with scruff, which is the roughest form of all facial hair, can get in some pretty sweet kissing and not leave a woman's sensitive mouth area sore.

It's all in the technique. Practice, practice, practice.  *grin*

I also know some gentlemen who feel their facial hair is 'too rough' and say they would grow and keep it if it were softer.

Not one to pass up a good challenge, and always on the lookout for ways to convert the world to the pleasures and sexiness of men with facial hair, I present to you now a few tips on how to soften up that facial hair. (so no more excuses . . .get it growing, gents!)

1- Shampoo and Conditioner. That's right. When you are washing your hair, use a tiny amount of shampoo AND conditioner on your facial hair, too. One friend with a very sexy and purportedly ultra soft full beard (he has yet to face rub me . . .sheesh . . .what is wrong with this picture?) swears by Pert Plus. I would try whatever shampoo and conditioner you already use and see how that works after a couple of weeks. If the results are not what you hoped for, then I would experiment with other products.

2- Length. Yup, the length of your facial hair can play an important part in how soft it feels to the touch. Some hair is more coarse and will need to be a tad longer in order to feel soft. It may only take a fraction of an inch (or centimeter) to make a difference. Play around with the length to determine the look and feel you like best.

3-Grooming. The angle of the trim can affect the feel of your facial hair. Remember to keep your facial hair regularly combed, as well. Both of these issues can add to or take away from the softness of your facial hair.

How your facial hair feels against your rough manly hand may be very different from how it feels up close and personal against a woman's skin, so be sure to have a lovely lady of your choice help you find the right level of softness for your facial hair.

I'm always ready, willing, and able to help out, too.

What things have you done to make your facial hair softer or less 'irritating' to women?

Dani: Greek Goddess of Men's Facial Hair™ BLOG Begins!

Photo by Chance Agrella
Yes, Babes and Babettes, the moment has arrived: Dani, Greek Goddess of Men's Facial Hair™ now has a BLOG in addition to a website!

WELCOME ONE AND ALL! I hope to get a lot of feedback from y'all about the latest men's facial hair news, styles, products, grooming tips, contests, clubs, and more.

Check out the website for lots of great info and subscribe to this blog to keep up on all the newest posts. Thanks, and stay tuned!

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