Posts tagged ‘Facial hair’

September 3, 2011

Bluebeards Original: Products for the Bearded Man & Butt Pirates

by Accidental Bear

 

Pride in ones beard can possibly have a life all its own. Run you and yourself a bath, choose some soothing music, Tom Waits perhaps, and have an intimate evening with Bluebeard products and your chin. Internet porn not needed. Mike Enders

Bluebeards Original is dedicated to saving beards.

The cultivation of facial hair is the celebration of a unique spirit, and finally, there is a dedicated line of products to match.  Bluebeards Original supports the bearded man who wants to buck the convention of the daily shave, whether for a weekend or a lifetime.

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Bluebeards Original was founded in 2004 by two kitchen apothecaries in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Their  goal: to ease “beard itch” and provide natural, effective products that clean and tame even the wildest of beards.   The award-winning Beard Saver and Beard Wash continue to be manufactured in Pennsylvania, and are 99%+ natural. 

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August 23, 2011

Switzerland’s Alpine Beard Festival 2011 Kicks Off In Chur

by Accidental Bear

via www.huffingtonpost.com

The wild and mangy whiskers of some 60 European hopefuls went on display over the weekend as the 2011 Alpine Beard Festival kicked off in Chur, Switzerland. As the Daily Mail is reporting, the event — now in its 26th year — drew hairy locals as well as some contestants from neighboring Germany and Austria. The event rivals the World Beard and Moustache Championships in Trondheim, Norway. MORE PICS

August 16, 2011

Results of the 1st Los Angeles Beard and Mustache Championships [Updated]

by Accidental Bear

 

“You know competition’s tough when Abraham Lincoln comes in third place.”

1st LA Beard and Mustache Championship

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August 14, 2011

Video: The Introduction to Beard Growth & Maintenance Course

by Accidental Bear

“Growing a beard is key to your success.”


Directors: Tom Bettany & Nick Graalman
Camera: Nick Graalman
Editors: Tom Bettany & Nick Graalamn
Writers: Tom Bettany, Joel McMillan, Joshua Fielder & Michael Bidstrup

Copyright The Beards 2011

August 4, 2011

Seattle Muslim Man Sues Employer for Beard Firing

by Accidental Bear

SEATTLE (AP) – A Seattle-area Muslim is suing his former employer, claiming he was fired as a security guard for refusing to shave his beard, which he wears for religious reasons. Abdulkadir Omar filed his federal lawsuit July 15 in California. He plans to speak publicly about it Thursday along with representatives from the Seattle chapter of the Council for American-Islamic Relations.

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August 3, 2011

What is Your Spirit Animal? Whisker Wars Coming Soon: Aug 5th (VIDEO)

by Accidental Bear

A docu-comedy set in the world of competitive facial hair growing. Following a group of men as they travel the country in search of top honors in a host of competitions, from the National Beard and Mustache Championship in Bend, OR to the World Competition in Norway. With Germany the reigning champion, over 80 local U.S. chapters attempt to come together to form Beard Team USA. Series personalities include Jack Passion (Calif.), a world beard champion and author of “Facial Hair Handbook;” Myk O’Connor (Brooklyn, NY), a member of the Gotham City Beardsmen Alliance; and Bryan Nelson and Allen Demling, of the Austin Facial Hair Club.

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Whisker Wars coming soon to IFC! Visit http://www.ifc.com/whisker-wars for more information.

July 30, 2011

Beard News: Fake Bearded Robbery, World’s Best Beard, Stroke that Beard Art, Duke Grizzly Andrew…

by Accidental Bear

Woman dresses as man, draws on beard in robbery COTTONDALE, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a woman who dressed like a man and drew a beard on her face has robbed an Alabama bank. Police say the suspect robbed the Cottondale branch of the Bank of Tuscaloosa and she may have been involved in another bank heist earlier this month. Witnesses told officers she had a “drawn on” beard when she entered the bank. Police say she told tellers she had a bomb and demanded money after placing a device on a counter. She took an undisclosed amount of money and then fled the scene. The FBI and local police are investigating.  

Grizzly Andrew: Duke grows grand old beard during 12-day wilderness trek For a man who enjoys a pampered  jetset lifestyle, Prince Andrew seems remarkably comfortable in the wild. In fact, with his Grizzly Adams beard he looks quite the backwoodsman during a boys’ own canoeing expedition in Canada. While aides at home negotiated some choppy waters by revealing he was stepping down from his controversial post as a UK trade ambassador, Andrew was tackling the rapids of the Horton River inside the Arctic Circle. 

 

Another American champion returns home… the man with the world’s bestWorld champ: Burke Kenny poses after winning first place in the full beard with styled moustache category
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The world of international facial hair contests is a highly competitive one with participants taking it all very seriously. So Burke Kenny, of Olympia in Washington state, is rightly proud of winning the coveted title of world’s best ‘full beard with styled moustache.’ The 26-year-old has just returned from the World Beard and Moustache Championships in Trondheim, Norway.

ART: Yes, Stroke the beard of Garrett Bobby Ferguson

 

                                                                                                                                          

 

 

 

July 28, 2011

What Your Beard Says About You

by Accidental Bear

Sometimes my beard says, homeless hottie or I just ate a glazed doughnut. AB

Beards: Rugged? Trendy? Or Unreliable?

FOUR years ago, I grew the first full beard of my adult life on a whim. I was 41, and it was neither a fashion statement nor a midlife crisis, but it came at a fortuitous time: the style world just happened to be entering the Postmillennial He-Man Beard Epoch.

It was the dawn of an era, when dewy actors like Ryan Gosling and Jake Gyllenhaal started showing up on red carpets sporting cheek-fringe that seemed to boast, “My cover-boy looks can shine even through this tangle”; when it became obligatory to show up at Brooklyn warehouse parties with the shaggy jowls of an 1890s beaver trapper; when the Unabomber chin mane became unexpectedly chic on fashion runways.

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July 20, 2011

Beard News: Brian Wilson’s beard gets its own Topps card

by Accidental Bear

(via network.yardbarker.com)

Brian Wilson. Giants closer. Guy dressed like a freak at an awards show. He’s got a few tattoos and some funky hair. And he throws a ball pretty hard. Oh yeah, he also has a beard. Wow, imagine that. A person wears a long beard. Never seen that before.

I really don’t understand why people make a big deal of Brian Wilson and his beard, but they do. And people love it. So much so, that Wilson’s beard got its own card in a Topps baseball set.

The cards are an Allen & Ginter baseball set based on tobacco cards from the 1880s. They have a few special categories, one of which is the Fabulous Face Flocculence. There are 10 cards in the group, all of which depict a classic facial hair style. Number 10 on the list is Brian Wilson’s beard, pictured at right.

Pictured below are eight of the other nine cards. They are in order: The Lincoln, The Ironing Board, The Bib, The Darwin, The Neckbeard, The Goat-Patch, Burnside’s Sideburns, Thunderchops, and The Closer. Unfortunately we couldn’t lock down a pic of No. 3, The Conscientious Objector.

Fabulous Face Flocculence Pictures 

 

        

June 27, 2011

The Facial Hair Handbook by 2 Time Beard Champion Winner :Its a Contest this Time Around

by Accidental Bear

Its a contest this time around.  Submit your most creative, crazy, but SFW submissions. It can your own beard or the beard of a friend.  I’ll pick my favorite and you’ll get this book and some other goodies. 

Contest ends July 5th.
that gives you a good week to come up with something.

It should have been seen as a sign that a man can shave every day of his life and his beard will keep growing back. Over the past few years, we’ve seen facial hair sprouting up on faces everywhere. Men want to experiment with their facial gardens, but it’s not always just as easy as putting the razor to rest…

Beard Grooming

The Facial Hair Handbook is a hilarious and informative guide to all aspects of facial hair, for men of all ages and all faces. From making the decision to wear facial hair, to the best way to take it off, all men can finally be stylish and care for their appearance while staying true to who they are: Men.

The guy’s got swagger in spades…and that attitude comes through on the pages. That makes the book a fun read – even if your aspirations for facial adornment never move beyond the milk-mustache phase.
LA Times

Author Jack Passion is a two-time world beard champion and stars on IFC’s Whisker Wars, coming this August.

Available Wherever Books Are Sold!

The Facial Hair Handbook Contest

May 2, 2011

Beard Dying Tips via Beards.org

by Accidental Bear

Whether you are a Radical Fairy type and trying to attract a new mate by dying your beard and pubes the same shade of purple or turning salt and pepper via age and stress you might have considered coloring your facial hair. It is a better open for your mid-life crisis than putting a red sports car in your drive way that you cannot afford. While visiting beards.org I found this helpful article. Take a gander of my findings.

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Kevin’s beard coloring experience

I started coloring my beard at the age of thirty-two. I was getting stressed over having a graying beard.

While shopping in the shaving aisle, I came across a beard-coloring product called Just for Men. I was amazed at the selection of colors and the promise of covering my graying beard. I knew I had to try it.

The hardest part of coloring my beard, was finding the right shade. Just for Men comes in everything from blonde to black. Having dark brown hair, I chose the dark brown shade. After I completed the coloring and my beard dried, I was shocked at how dark the color was.

My first reaction was that my beard looked fake. Most beards are not a solid color. Mine has blonde, red, brown, and even some black. After the coloring, my beard was all dark brown. My sister even commented on how stupid it looked. After three weeks, the color was almost all washed out and the gray was back. READ FULL ARTICLE AT BEARDS.ORG

April 29, 2011

Q & A with Nick Burns Co-author of The Bearded Gentleman: The Style Guide to Shaving

by Accidental Bear

I have never had such an informative, enjoyable and dare I say smart conversation about facial hair. My usual conversations goes something like this, ” Uhh, you got something in your beard.”… ” Thanks!” Nick Burns co-author of The Bearded Gentlemen: The Style Guide to Shaving is loaded with helpful information to care for and tame that overgrown bush on your face or perhaps just your upper lip. His extensive back round as a journalist,  has covered skin care, fashion, and health for leading magazines and newspapers including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, GQ, Details, Elle Accessories, Out, and Zink, and he pens the popular men’s style blog, HommeGrooming.com., makes him over qualified for me to ask him about how to best trim my unruly nose hairs (But I ask anyhow). Nick’s writing is witty and sharp as well as his answers to my questions I brainstormed for him.

Q & A:

Interview by Mike Enders

Accidental Bear:  How is it that you and Allan Peterkin came together to produce this much needed book together?

Nick Burns: Allan wrote a book called 1000 Beards: A Cultural History of Facial Hair and I interviewed him for a piece I wrote for the New York Times about the return of the mustache–a bunch of hipsters in Williamsburg started sprouting whiskers above their lips in 2008. We worked together on a few other articles after that and when his publisher asked him to write the follow up to 1000 Beards, he asked me to help out.

A B:  I would love to call you King of whiskers. What has been the fire under you that make you want to write about the topic?

Nick: I think “King of Whiskers” is too lofty of a title for little old me. Maybe Prince of Whiskers? Well, when your name contains “Nick” and “Burns”, writing about shaving is kind of like your birthright… sort of like being born into the royal family.

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April 21, 2011

Watch a Teaser for Whisker Wars, the Competitive Beard-Grooming Show

by Accidental Bear

Watch a Teaser for Whisker Wars, the Competitive Beard-Grooming Show.
Much, much more hairy details to come!!!

February 26, 2011

BEARDED: Mark Jan Krayenhoff van de Leur (via Dressed for Dinner)

by Accidental Bear

Good stuff

BEARDED: Mark Jan Krayenhoff van de Leur You might say that Mark Jan Krayenhoff van de Leur pioneered a beard movement that is stronger than ever before. At the age of 12, a young Mark itched for the opportunity to grow facial hair, but it wasn’t until a post-pubescent 18 that everything came together. Mark is a leader and not a follower, but such esteem and notoriety has its setbacks – for example, with a beard 12 inches off the chin, there is no longer a reason to wear a bow tie or fo … Read More

via Dressed for Dinner

 

February 18, 2011

WTF App Of The Week: Beard Tracker

by Accidental Bear

Ha Ha, really? Gruff, Scruff, Grind….why not. I have held off on getting an iphone and still using my old-skool basic phone. I think this keeps me safe from hours of nonsense spent on things like Angry Birds ( isn’t that what the kids are playing ?) and Beard Tracker apps. But because of peer pressure, I will have to cave soon! FYI, the term CULT OF MAC scares me.

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via www.cultofmac.com

Men! Pay attention!

BeardTracker! Yes, BeardTracker! Rrrrrrrrr.

Track your beard! Monitor and assess its growth in chronological photographic form! BeardTracker will automatically display an alert to remind you to take a photo of your beard every day. And will show a timelapse animation of your beard’s growth from “clean-shaven” to “Gimli the dwarf.”

It has buttons called “New beard” and “Edit beard.” Beard tracking has never been so cool.

Can also be used by moustache wearers. Not to be confused with BreadTracker or BearTracker.

BeardTracker is free. Grow a beard now, so you can play with it.

(Seriously, though, this looks like a lot of fun, and you could use it for monitoring changes in anything over time. Doesn’t have to be beards.)