Posts tagged ‘Hair’

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 3, 2011

I Art You: Human Hair Castles

by Accidental Bear

Amazing use of human hair, but gross. Human hair off the head makes my stomach turn. But this is worth a look.

Artist Agustina Woodgate has built two model castles, each about 4′ high, out of human hair. They’re part of  a series called “I Wanted to Be a Princess” series.

Her “Sandcastle” combines different colors of hair into a clay-colored mess, while her “Tower” uses 3,000 “bricks” of grey and white hair collected from senior citizens to simulate stones. [odditycentral]

Human Hair Castles of the Day


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.)

February 18, 2011

On Display In Portland: The Art Of Beautiful Beards

by Accidental Bear

Times they are changing. In the past to hunt down a grouping of beards you would have to stalk the local Home Depot, truck stops ( get out of the bathroom men), hunting clubs, biker clubs ( HOT) or hippy gatherings ( FYI, Farmers Markets are great for beard watch). Nowadays getting the same street credit as Michelangelo or Picasso, lovely unusual beards are being put on pedestals in museum and fashioned into a wonderful art collection.

by Mike Enders

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by CLAIRE O’NEILL at NPR

A wise woman — I think it was the Millionaire Matchmaker (or maybe it was my sister) — once said that men hide their insecurities behind facial hair. Well, that’s just one theory. Other men see beards as an outlet for creativity. Every few years, such men from around the world congregate and compete at theWorld Beard and Mustache Contest.

Jeremy of Anchorage, Alaska 

Dave MeadJeremy of Anchorage, Alaska 

In 2009, photographer Dave Mead traveled to the competition being held in Anchorage, Alaska. What resulted is a portrait series that has since traveled the globe and is now at Portland’s Land Gallery through February. See more beards, if you’re so inclined, on his site.

January 18, 2011

HAIRY BUSINESS; HAIR TRADE

by Accidental Bear

I wonder how much I could get for a sink pull of pubes? Could they be transplanted onto a twinks chin?

The Hair Trade

18 JAN 2011 09:03 AM

Julia Sherman profiled a wig maker. The basics:

The market for human hair is generally limited to places with impoverished populations willing to sell a two-foot ponytail — the product of two years of growth — for twenty dollars. Dark hair comes primarily from South America, India, and Mongolia. Helene says that the ample selection of hair colors and textures in South America — the result of more than twenty-five generations of intermarriage between Europeans and indigenous people — make it the ideal source region.

January 13, 2011

Pandemic Breaking out at Gyms. Mens Arm Hair Disappearing

by Accidental Bear

Noooo, ( shrieking)! Long hair , short hair, lopsided Flock of Seagull do’s, feathered and permed mens hair go through these massive trends like our female counter parts. I welcome the current fad that has explosion beards all over the face of prepsters, jocks ( my fav), musicians, geeks , on and on. One day this will all pass and Bears will get “their” beard back. I know men shave their legs when on swim teams to glide faster in the water, ok I get that although do not like it, for hairy legs is what make the world go around( well, at least my world). Ok, FOCUS FOCUS, What I am moaning about now is

SHAVED ARM PITS ON MEN

Stop it right now. It creeps me out, makes my skin crawl. Today while noticing ( wink wink) a fine young man doing lat pull downs , his face had a nice 10 day covering of prickly stubble and  he had a set of peachy fuzz covered legs. As my eyes performed foerplay on him from top to bottom,  I noticed his under arms were shaven. Not acceptable. This PANDEMIC has spread at a dangerous rate. Fuzzy wuzzies, with shaved under arms = Tranny ( FYI, I love Trannies). Men please stop this. There is help for you . Talk with a therapist. Leave your under arm hair alone OR go all the way and make an appointment for your sex reassignment surgery. I am going to start a support group called BIONHIN ( Believe it or not hair is natural). Thank you for hearing me out with todays gripe. Now , mover along.