Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Not only is this a notable achievement, but unless my eyes and the photo lie, Shawn Goldsmith is growing some decent scruff – which makes him blogable, too!
Think I could get the Boy Scouts of America organization to create a ‘facial hair’ badge?
In September, Coleman Carter of Amarillo, Texas also earned all 121 merit badges.
Congratulations to each of these stellar young men, and all young men who participate so diligently in the Boy Scouts of America program.
For more information about the Boy Scouts of America program, please see the official website at: http://www.scouting.org/
Boy Scout Earns All 121 Merit Badges
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Column – Jon Mark Beilue: Scout blows it out
Wednesday, September 24, 2008.
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Pictures of Men’s Facial Hair Styles
Directory of Men’s Facial Hair Articles
Directory of Beard Care Articles
Monday, December 29, 2008
If you would like to get your own Greek Goddess of Men’s Facial Hair widget, go to:
This is what it looks like:
Sunday, December 28, 2008
I will not shave my beard until Metallica comes out with a new album
Dan Germain – My Beard and What it Means
The Happy Guy - How to Grow a Beard
The Food in My Beard
(Actually a food review blog that is interesting and has great photos)
Stuff in My Beard
Not to be confused with the food review blog (the food in my beard), this blog is all about facial hair. Fun and interesting stuff with great photos.
Family-friendly beard website
Saturday, December 27, 2008
While this is not a comprehensive list of every contest held around the globe, this list should give you a great starting point. If you plan on entering, are already participating in a contest or know about a contest not on this list, please let us know in the comment section.
Please note that some contest websites may be shut down for the holidays and will be updating contest information after the new year, or as the start time for the contest approaches.
Greek Goddess of Men's Facial Hair (Website) - Contest Links
Listing of various contest sites
All About Beards – Contests from Beards.org
World Beard and Mustache Championships
Upcoming Contest: May 23, 2009 in Anchorage, Alaska
Whiskerino – Updating in 2009
May hold new contest – read about prior one on site
150 Days of Growth Beard Contest – Wilsonville, Oregon
Enter by January 1 – Contest Ends on May 30, 2009
Iowa State Fair Beard Growing Contest
Information should update later
Richfield, Ohio Brothers of the Brush Beard Growing Contest
Enter by January 1, 2009
Friday, December 26, 2008
From his message to me about this new product:
"It was primarily designed for men to shave the back of their own neck and upper back. We have branded it The Swerve. We just launched in Novemeber and I am very happy with our progress thus far. . . We also got a mention on www.shavingstuff.com . . . theawesomer will be doing a story on us . . . For more info on our product go to www.theswerve.com "
My teen is testing out the product and we'll get back to you soon with the review. In the meanwhile, be sure to check out the links and let me know what you think.
Hope to see you there soon!
Thursday, November 20, 2008
This photo essay from FoxNews features photos of various celebrities with and without facial hair. I think most look better with facial hair - what do YOU think?
Hugh Jackman was named People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive. The cover photo shows him sporting scruff. While he is attractive with or without facial hair, I think he looks better with facial hair. Perhaps it is the facial hair that helped earn him the title, eh?
Monday, November 3, 2008
This post, with photos, is all about the 20 Manliest Mustaches and Beards from Facial Hair History.
Its a great read and the pictures are really interesting.
Which one is YOUR favorite? I am going to be a total chick here and vote for Selleck's 'Stache, with Sam Elliot's 'Stache coming in as a close second.
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Movember is all about growing a mustache to show your support of Prostate Cancer awareness and research to find a cure. One commenter on another site asked what ribbon men get for Movember, since women get a pink ribbon for the Breast Cancer cause. Another commenter replied the mustache was their ribbon.
I am not going to grow my mustache for the cause (sorry guys), but I will support the cause in other ways.
This blog post from Nico at AlfajOr.com gives some interesting information about Movember - and is the source of the 'ribbon' comment.
Want to know more about Movember and how to participate? Go to the official Movember site and select your country to register. Through the site you can find groups and events in your area, learn about contests, and donate to the cause.
Learn all about shaving (tips and tricks for a better shave)
Learn how to shave like your grandpa (getting a close shave with style - and cheaply, too!)
Rather get an old-fashioned barbershop shave? Use the Art of Manliness Barbershop Locator
Learn how to make your own shaving brush
Want to know more about shaving brushes and the grades of hair used in them?
No badgers were killed to make your brush
Learn how to make a razor and shaving brush stand with a hanger
Learn how to put together your own world-class Dopp kit
Let us all know in the comment section your experience with any of the above tips – and if you have pictures you want to share related to the tips, I would be happy to post them for you!
Thursday, October 23, 2008
I was contacted by a marketing coordinator for Atom.com. They are running a contest with Edge Shave Gel and wanted to be sure my readers got the opportunity to enter.
If you have a mustache, you are already a quarter of the way to winning the Edge Gel 'Stache Mash contest.
To enter or get more information, please go to the Atom contest website. Please note that the contest ends October 29, 2008.
If you enter, please be sure to let us know so we can keep an eye out for your entry in the finals and vote for you!
From the Official Rules (Paragraph 8):
"Public Voting Process: The top (5) Eligible Videos will be featured at Website between 9:00AM PT on November 10, 2008 and 6:00PM PT on November 24, 2008 (“Voting Period”). During the Voting Period, individuals who are at least 18 years of age will be invited to visit the Website and to register and select their favorite Video from among the top five (5). Limit one (1) vote per person during the Voting Period. Votes received from any person or email address in excess of the stated limitation will be void"
Good Luck to all who enter! (But I hope a Greek Goddess reader wins!)
Monday, September 1, 2008
I think his mustache is very sexy.
What do you think about his mustache? Is it magical? Is it a chick-magnet? Is it gross?
Monday, August 25, 2008
Top 6 Men’s Shave Gels and Creams
As always, I welcome your feedback and your reviews. Want me to find reviews for a (men’s facial hair related) product you have heard about? Send me a note and I will track down information and reviews to post here.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
More information about the American Mustache Institute may be found on their website:
The American Mustache Institute
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Click on the blank spaces to get the clue for that word.
Click on solve to have the answer filled in - click on check puzzle to have your answers checked.
If you have entered an incorrect answer, delete the incorrect answer in the popup box, and then simply enter the correct answer, or enter the appropriate number of 'spaces'. This will blank out the answer in the puzzle.
Men's Facial Hair Interactive Crossword
I was hoping this would be a fun new feature for this blog, but unless I can find a way to make it display correctly here, it won't be.
Friday, August 8, 2008
To read the ad and view the pictures, CLICK HERE.
I stumbled across this review of a new product for men with goatees:
GoateeSaver Ensures Your Goatee Looks as Good as a Goatee is Ever Going to Look, Which is to Say Not That Good
The GoateeSaver website has a ton of information about the adjustable grooming product, including an informative video demo. The GoateeSaver is offered at the website for $19.99.
What do YOU think about the GoateeSaver?
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
The article did not use a photo of him sporting said beard, but I found one elsewhere:
Sting's Beard - Photo
In the photo, the beard looks a little ragged, but other than that, I thought it looked good on him.
For many women, what his wife said is very true, gentlemen.
Friday, August 1, 2008
In Beijing, Chinese officials have created booklets with rules for grooming, dress, and conduct during the Olympics for its citizens. One of the rules is that every male must shave every day. They are not to be in public unshaven.
China re-educates pyjama rebels by Jane Macartney
Multiple reports have come out about members of Hamas who captured a Fatah operative and shaved off his mustache as part of their torture and humiliation process.
Fight between Hamas-Fatah spreads to upper lips in mustache war by Khaled Abu Toameh
In the United States, Stephen Colbert has suggested that Republican presidential candidate Senator John McCain grow a mustache because "mustache equals success".
Stephen Colbert Urges John McCain to Grow a Mustache by TheInDecider
And, over on a mustang forum, a civilian employee of the DoD complained that because someone drew a mustache on a photo of Senator Barack Obama, the entire company had to sit through special training.
It seems mustaches are creating news everywhere they go. lol.
If you apply for and/or land the gig as an extra for them, please let us know! We would love to know about your experience. Please be sure to submit a pic of you and your winning facial hair, too!
Thursday, July 31, 2008
I have always loved the milk mustache ads. This is one of the few ways respectable ladies can sport a 'stache - and be cool at the same time.
The latest milk mustache celeb is a lady - Country singer Trisha Yearwood.
Many other famous ladies have sported the milk mustache, as well.
Even my fantasy man, BATMAN has proved he really can be more sexy by sporting a 'stache - of the milk persuasion.
View more milk mustache images HERE.
I wonder who among my friends won the pool for how long it would take me to find a way to tie Batman in with this blog? lol.
The milk mustache ads are not where the campaign for milk stops. To find out more about the drink milk campaign, click HERE.
More milk resources HERE.
Did you know that Vitamins A and B-12 along with Biotin help hair growth? If you want to improve your facial hair, these nutrients in the proper amounts can help, and all of these nutrients are found in milk.
Mustache on a Stick [sorry, this one sold out]
Mustache Light Switch Plate
Mustache Pendant on a Chain
Mustache Cat Toy with Catnip
Mustache Man Mug (leftie)
Killed in a Dream Mustache T-Shirt
Timothy Grows His (Strawberry Ice-cream) Mustache Painting
Small Mustache Pin
Felt Mustache Kit (3 'staches)
Can you believe these are only a FEW of the mustache-related items on ETSY?
To see more
Go to ETSY and SEARCH in "All items" for "Mustache".
NOTE: There is an advantage to posting such a list as this one. The Greek Goddess has a birthday coming up in 3 days! LOL
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
The ode to the 'fallen beard' is very well-written and amusing. I hope you will go check it out.
What things do you think show 'manliness' in a man?
Saturday, July 19, 2008
For all the details, check out this post titled "Easter Eggs in Facebook Chat" by Jesse.
Sunday, July 13, 2008
I had the opportunity a couple of weeks ago to write a "How to" for eHow. The topic: How to Grow Facial Hair Faster. It has now published on the site and is available to the public.
In it, I listed every means I know of and could find that legitimately may help with facial hair growth. Please check it out and let me know what you think. If you try any of the tips, please report back about your results.
eHow article by Dani: How to Grow Facial Hair Faster
Happy Facial Hair Growing!
Thursday, July 10, 2008
The stories are entertaining, and the photos are awe-inspiring.
Thank you Clark - you darling man, for spoiling me so!
What do YOU think of the photos?
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
It only took one use to sell my teen on the new Schick Quattro Titanium Trimmer. He tried out all of the features and had a great time doing so. He loves new gadgets, so the fun, gadget aspect of the trimmer was a sure winner.
He has tried many different razors, including electric ones, and he told me that he got a better shave from the Schick Quattro Titanium Trimmer than he has ever had. I felt his face, and I can testify his statement is true. He got a very close shave that left his face feeling baby smooth.
One thing he really loves is that he can now get areas of his face and jaw line he had problems with before. No more missed patches of hair.
This trimmer took grooming to a whole new level for my teen. He used the features not only to shave, but to trim and shape his sideburns, too.
The Schick Quattro Titanium Trimmer has a nice solid feel, with a perfect-sized non-slip grip. It has a little bit of weight to it, while still being light-weight, which is nice.
My teen loves this product so much he is going to recommend it to his dad, and all of his friends.
I have never seen my son so excited about shaving except when his first facial hair grew in. I think he is going to have a lot of fun growing in, shaping, trimming, and shaving off various facial hair styles over the course of the coming months.
Fantastic product, and thank you Schick for the freebie! You’ve made my teen and his mama very happy.
If you want to get your own FREE Schick Quattro Titanium Trimmer, CLICK HERE.
Sunday, July 6, 2008
I got my free Schick Quattro Titanium Trimmer! Have you gotten yours?
My teen will be using it this coming week, and giving me his feedback to share with y’all. Lemme tell ya, this thing is a beauty! I almost wish I had a beard so I could play with this thing! It seriously looks like a fun new gadget!
It has special features so it can shave, edge, and trim your glorious facial hair. The trimmer is adjustable. It is really hot looking, and the battery is included. I had better stop now, or I will ruin my teen’s review!
Anyway, if you have not gotten your FREE trimmer, be sure to get one. This thing really does look promising (and fun to use).
Check out the details about how to get your own FREE Schick Quattro Titanium Trimmer HERE.
Sorry about the poor quality of my photo of the trimmer. If you want to see a better image, click here. It's the deep red/middle tab.
PS. I think the Schick Rep personally sent out mine – there was a hand-written note from him. Thanks, A!
I don’t think y’all will get personally mailed free trimmers – some things are reserved for the Goddess, ya know. Lol. ;-)
Monday, June 30, 2008
An interesting study was done that has results that support what I have claimed for a long time. In an article titled “Women Prefer Men with Stubble for Love, Sex, and Marriage” by Roger Dobson, some interesting details about the study are revealed.
Faces of men with various stages of facial hair growth were shown to women who were then asked to rate them in terms of their perceived masculinity, potential as a long term partner, and social maturity, among other things.
The men who got the highest ratings were those who had light stubble. Clean-shaven men got the lowest ratings. The study was conducted with Brits, and the researchers plan to expand the study to include other countries as well.
I wonder how I can participate? Bearded men will definitely get higher marks with me than stubbly men, which leaves me wondering if in America I would be the exception or the rule?
So, as I have always said, men with facial hair are ultra sexy and desirable – and this study from England just proved it!
Friday, June 27, 2008
Yesterday I was contacted by a Schick representative who had an offer for me and my readers.
Get a FREE Schick Quattro Titanium Trimmer in the mail by visiting www.trimflixx.com and making your own "video clip". Its really more like a game you play where you click on a few options and watch the results as a "video clip". It only takes a minute or so to do. Once you are done, click on 'SAVE' and look for the checkbox that says "Throw in a free razor". Be sure to click the checkbox if you want your free Schick Quattro Titanium Trimmer.
If you play, be sure to post here that you did, along with your reaction to the game and the offer. Once you get the trimmer, be sure to let us know what you think. I, and others here would love to read your feedback. I will be getting a trimmer shortly, and I will also be posting a review about it.
No, I won't be reviewing how it works on my beard (*laugh*) - I have a teenaged shaver in my home who will be using it on his beard.
Here is how the Schick Rep described the Quattro Titanium Trimmer:
"[It] is unlike any other razor on the market. It's a pretty slick gadget, and as someone with complicated facial hair and a love of gadgetry - it is much appreciated (not to mention super-useful). It has a four blade razor and an edging blade on one end, and a trimmer on the other. It's kind of brilliant."
Now, go get busy making funny video clips and ordering your free trimmers!
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
If the video does not display, try this LINK.
See? I am not the only one who feels inspired by men's facial hair! ;-)
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Two friends forwarded on a link to me to this interesting and entertaining short video clip from the History Channel regarding Alaska men and their beards.
I think I need to attend the Mr Fur Face Competition in Anchorage - and fall in love . ;-)
NOTE: I want to give a special thanks to Janice and Clark for thinking of me and sending me the link to this great video! Y'all are the best!
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
So, I am putting the request out to you: What do you think is the best salon/barbershop in Salt Lake City for getting facial hair dyed, and why?
Please give as many details as you can.
Thanks so much!!!!!
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Saturday, May 17, 2008
I have subscribed to Google on YouTube, and their latest videos are about a new social networking program they are launching. It would basically allow any site to be a "social networking" site.
I can see some pros and cons with using it. Those who enjoy the Greek Goddess website and blog could network with other men's facial hair aficionados - getting inside info on contests, clubs, new products, etc. Single men and women who enjoy the site may find love or a date who enjoys a man's facial hair - no getting told to shave!
The downside would be concerns related to Google tracking.
I won't bore you with all the technical videos, but if you are interested, more info is here:
Google Friend Connect - Part 1 (11:41)*the volume is really low
Google Friend Connect - Part 2 (18:14)
Google Friend Connect - Part 3 (12:12)
Google Friend Connect - Part 4 (15:50)
Here are my questions for you:
If I installed Google Friend Connect on the Greek Goddess Website, would you use it? Why or Why Not?
What would you consider to be your top three concerns regarding social networking sites/features?
If you don't want to reply in the comment section, you can use the email contact method in the sidebar.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Which one looks most like yours?
Which one do you like best on Mario?
I try to keep my Greekness under control, so I don't have a mustache currently, however, I do find myself really liking the "Burt Reynolds" mustache on Mario.
Friday, April 18, 2008
The link to the instructions and PDF patterns is HERE
If you enjoy crafting, be sure to check out the other great ideas at the link.
I see a Greek Goddess product line coming on . . .*laugh*
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
I found several sites with information and pictures. If you like the look of them, you can beat the Christmas Rush and order or start creating one now. The links are below the video.
Below is the short video clip showing someone wearing one. Enjoy!
Beard Cap Revisited by Doobybrain
Knitted Santa Motorcycle Helmet from Craftzine
The Bearded Cap by Vik Prjonsdottir from Kitsune Noir
Buy a Beard Cap from Scandanavian Grace
Monday, April 14, 2008
Though commonly called a 'goatee', the facial hair that is below the mouth and includes a mustache is not a goatee, but technically a 'Van Dyke'. The common misuage of the name has made the term 'Goatee' an accepted name for the Van Dyke style, though hair professionals and other familiar with both styles and terms tend to differentiate between the two.
If you are asking for help with shaving or styling it may be important to keep the difference in mind.
I personally prefer the look of a Van Dyke over that of a Goatee, however, I have seen some men who were able to pull it off.
With that in mind, here are some quick links to info about Goatees and Van Dykes.
How to Grow a Goatee (with pics of a Van Dyke)
Goatee Style (blog)
Goatee Gallery (pics of Van Dykes)
Printable Van Dyke Beard
The Goatee by Wikipedia (with a picture of a goatee and a Van Dyke)
Facial Hair Types Chart
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Need a little inspiration? Try these photos of different sideburns styles
Want some sideburns trimming tips? Try this video from ExpertVillage:
If the video no longer works, try this link to the site.
Monday, March 24, 2008
When I used to watch television, I would tune into the local news broadcast that featured Mitch English. As I was perusing YouTube for interesting facial hair videos, I found this little gem featuring Mitch English - who has now moved onto bigger and better things.
See Mitch Shave Off His Goatee as an Anniversary Gift for His Wife:
Mitch English by Wikipedia
Mitch English - DailyBuzz Profile
QUESTION: For what reason(s) or under what circumstances would YOU shave off your facial hair?
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
While I was looking for how-to videos on YouTube, I came across this how-to video clip from VideoJug. Even though in the example it uses a woman's legs, it should also be applicable to a man's face.
What do YOU think? Have you ever shaved with olive oil? If you have, or if you decide to try this, please post about your experience in the comments section. Thanks!
Saturday, March 8, 2008
I found a video online from itnsource that shows highlights from the World Beard and Mustache Championships held in Carson City, Nevada in 2003. I have embedded it below so you can see some of the amazing facial hair that has been grown. Its quite fascinating.
From my website, I have included the section below with links and more information regarding facial hair clubs and contests:
Beard and Mustache Team USA Website with photos, contest info, and more regarding the USA Beard and Mustache Team
Beard Team USA Blog Self-appointed team captain, Phil Olsen's blog regarding team news and beard contest info.
German Beard World Championship (2006) Article from Spiegel International about the event and results, with photos.
Partial Beards Freestyle Finalists Article with Photos from the Deseret Morning News, Sept 20, 2007. The competition was part of the World Beard and Mustache Championships.
Wackiest Facial Hair on the Planet June 2007 article about the World Beard and Mustache Championship. Photo included. A lot of interesting facts.
What experience(s) do YOU have with facial hair contests and clubs?
Sunday, March 2, 2008
Schick is sponsoring a contest offering $25,000 for a winning video depicting how you trim, edge, and shave with either their Schick Quattro Titanium or their Schick Quattro Titanium Trimmer.
The basic scoop is in their YouTube Video Below:
If you enter the contest, please be sure to leave comments here with either a link to your video or something that will lead us to YOUR video entry so we can see it and vote for you!
Good luck and happy trimming, edging, and shaving!
Thursday, February 21, 2008
When I first saw this video all I could think about was the number of men who actually 'play' like this in the bathroom. Tell me true, gentlemen, how many of you have done this in some form (like with shaving cream, as you are shaving, etc)?
By the way, you can buy a kit that allows you to see how various facial hair types would look. I couldn't find the one I once saw online, but I did find a site that sells various fake facial hair sets for those who want to play. If I find the original site I was thinking of, I will update this post with a link to it.
Video from Youtube user thewinekone