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A close, comfortable shave requires a lot of moisture. What better place to get wet than in the shower!
A close, comfortable shave requires a lot of moisture. What better place to get wet than in the shower!


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New video showcasing current and upcoming products. — with Shave Well Shower Mirror.
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Designer Marco van Leeuwen has released a new shaver that lets you shave with two fingers. Is it another step closer to the perfect shave?

"The Embrace electric shaver is unlike any you’ve seen before. The ergonomic design positions itself in the users hand to create tactile feedback and enhanced pressure sensitivity, decreasing the overall negative impact repeated shaving has on the skin. An adjustable sensor also measures the smoothness of the area so the perfect shave is achieved each time."

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Alpha-Mom answers questions about the art of shaving your legs:

"For starters, my razor of choice is a MacGuyvered hybrid: I use a Gillette Venus HANDLE, but not the blades. I use my husband’s Gillette Mach 3 blades. (They’re compatible, yes.) Why? Well, I like the Venus handle design — it’s definitely been made with the whole leg-and-armpit-shaving angles in mind, as opposed to the stick-straight styles of Olde. I rarely nick myself with the curvier handle, even though I always assumed that was more of the fault of the blades, or my shaving technique."

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3. Knowing the direction your face hairs grow in is the most important first step in achieving a close and comfortable shave. Shaving with, across and against the grain refers to shaving with, across and opposite to the direction of hair growth. Mark Of A Gentleman has developed a simple way to map your face that will provide an invaluable reference for achieving the perfect shave.

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Mapping your face:

1. Stand in front of a mirror and take a good look at the direction your face hairs grow in.
2. Draw short lines with arrows on the face above to represent the direction of hair growth, as you see them in the mirror. Remember when you are shaving and looking at this picture you should see a mirror image. - see sample below
3. Make a photocopy of this page and keep the original for reference. Keep the copy with you when you are shaving for the first few times until you get a good feel for which direction to guide your razor.
4. Enjoy a close and comfortable shave.
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Is Carrie Underwood Going To Stop Shaving During The NHL Playoffs?
From WQYK 99.5

We all know that Carrie Underwood is very supportive of her husband, Mike Fisher. But she is actually not looking forward to a tradition that comes along with NHL players during playoff times. She is dreading the playoff beard. It is a tradition ranging back to the 80s, that involves the players not shaving until their team is knocked out of the playoffs or wins the Stanley Cup, and it looks like Carrie might be taking part in the tradition.

Carrie told People Magazine that she is “not looking forward to the playoff beard.” So before Mike started she told him that he needs to shave close because even though “he always looks good with a little stubble, but it’s probably going to get out of hand soon.“

And what is Carrie doing to get in on the tradition? “I’m going to stop shaving, too,” she said. “Just kidding!” With all her upcoming album promotion and fall tour, who knows what could happen.

Even though she might not be at every game, she still makes an it a priority to see her husband play. And when she can’t watch, she has “to listen listen to the games [on the radio], and that’s horrible. But I’ve…gotta cheer him on even if I’m just listening.“
With playoffs and her new album, Blown Away being released on May 1st, Carrie is one busy lady. Find out more about her upcoming tour, here.

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Rough times for Toyota workers
Posted by: 3AW Radio | 16 April, 2012 - 12:46 PM

DERRYN HINCH: I want to talk about shaving mirrors. It’s a strange way to start a program and a weird choice of subjects when you’ve got a beard.

But it is serious because of the unemployment rate and the growing number of redundancies being forced on long-time workers in a lot of industries. Especially in the car-making business and the spin-off companies despite the hundreds of millions of dollars being showered on Ford and General Motors by the Government in recent months.

Shaving mirrors. Increasingly, a lot of men are staring at them in the morning and wondering, if they’ll be shaving and getting dressed and going off to work in their old job for much longer. Look at Toyota. Look at the Herald Sun headline this morning: ‘Toyota workers give the sack today’.

Toyota bosses are sacking 350 workers today and tomorrow, with staff tapped on the shoulder individually.

For the past three months hundreds of those auto industry workers have looked in the shaving mirror and wondered if they’d get the tap on the shoulder and the pink slip today. It must have been an awful 13 weeks for them and their families.

Possibly no job, a mortgage still to service -- and the news on Friday that the ANZ was increasing interest rates.

Some of these men, in their late forties and fifties, who have known no other job will have been looking into that mirror and thinking: ‘ If it’s me… what can I do?’

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Blade runners
Tweaking the whiskers of the shaving world’s giants
Mar 31st 2012 | SAN FRANCISCO | from the print edition

Cutting hedge
VENTURE capitalists (VCs) are obsessed with cutting-edge technologies. But the humble razor blade has never been one of them—until now. Dollar Shave Club, a fledgling firm that wants to change the way folk buy shaving gear, has just raised over $1m of seed funding from some of Silicon Valley’s best-known VCs, including Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Andreessen Horowitz.

The financiers are working themselves into a lather because personal grooming is a huge business. Euromonitor, a market-research firm, reckons global sales of mens’ shaving products hit $15 billion in 2010. Throw in other toiletries and that soars to $29 billion. The industry is dominated by Gillette, which is owned by Procter & Gamble, and Energizer Holdings, which owns the Wilkinson Sword and Schick brands. But sharp entrepreneurs are hoping to nick customers from them with two tactics.

One involves cutting out distributors and retailers to keep prices low. Dollar Shave Club charges users who sign up via its website a monthly fee, ranging from $3 for its “Humble Twin” razor with five cartridge refills to $9 for its six-blade “Executive” model with three refills. The razors, which are made in China and South Korea, are mailed to customers by the firm. Aileen Lee, a partner at Kleiner Perkins, says e-commerce has now matured to a point where specialty online retailers with excellent supply chains can mint money from such targeted offerings.

Shaving start-ups are also hoping to carve out a niche via savvy brand-building. This is not a new technique: decades back America’s Burma-Shave touted its brushless shaving cream with witty ditties such as: “No lady likes to dance or dine accompanied by a porcupine.” Its messages had to be plastered on roadside billboards. Dollar Shave Club uses the information superhighway instead to reach a mass market quickly and cheaply. Michael Dubin, the firm’s boss, is already the star of an online video that boasts that his firm’s razors are “F***ing great”. The ad, which mocks big firms for adding useless features to razors as an excuse to raise prices, has received almost 4m hits on YouTube.

Mr Dubin’s firm isn’t the only digital David battling the shaving Goliaths. RazWar, a Belgian company backed by angel investors, has spent the past couple of years building an online community of subscribers who dislike paying through the nose for something they use on their chins. “We are providing shaving as a service in the same way firms are providing software as a service these days,” says David Hachez, the firm’s co-founder.

Kleiner Perkins and other investors are betting that shaving start-ups may blossom into far bigger personal-grooming brands. But, to put it bluntly, their chances of success look slim. Some people throw away razor blades after a day; others make them last a year. So monthly deliveries will not make sense for everyone. And some industry veterans question the notion that men hate shopping for razors. “In my experience guys don’t have a problem going to buy blades,” says Todd Greene of HeadBlade, which sells razors for shaving heads.

Rather than focusing on the mass market, where margins can be, er, razor-thin, Zafirro, another American start-up, is promoting pricey products with long-lasting sapphire blades. A limited edition razor, with a handle made from super-durable iridium moulded at a factory that also makes rocket parts, is on offer for $100,000—just the thing for the bearded billionaire who cannot get a date. Hayden Hamilton, Zafirro’s boss, says it is looking for angel funding. Stubble, stubble, toil and—bubble?

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A Clean Shave for a Good Cause: The hair was falling to strike a blow against childhood cancer Saturday at Jillians

The clippers were humming and the hair was flying at Jillians on Saturday as several hundred people gathered at the Vista nightspot for St. Baldrick’s annual head-shaving event.

“Last year, I got a haircut and cut off a good 14 to 15 inches,” said Chris Sabet, from Columbia’s Quadsquad. Sabet was one of 12 from the roller derby team planning to take the plunge and get the ultimate in buzz cuts. “It was short but it wasn’t this short,” she said rubbing her smooth head and smiling.

The Midlands event, now in its sixth year, raises funds as part of an international effort. That effort, which fights children’s cancer, touts itself as the world’s largest volunteer-driven fundraising program.

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Shaving tips and tricks

It’s an uncomfortable fact of life for many men: the daily routine of shaving. At best, it’s a minor inconvenience. At worst, it can leave your skin irritated and even bloodied. So how do you make this necessary evil more bearable? Here are some simple tips that can make your shave easy and painless.

Preparing To Shave
Begin by washing your face with a facial cleanser or scrub. This helps get rid of dead skin cells and literally wakes up your face, tightening the skin. Then wet your skin again with warm or hot water. The water swells the hair shaft, making the hair easier to shave, and spares your skin from cuts. Next, lather your face with a shaving cream or gel. You don’t need an inch thick of foam on your face; just apply enough to thoroughly cover the skin. Most name brand shaving creams and gels will do the trick, but it’s a good idea to find one with Aloe Vera or moisturizers to protect against razor rashes or burns and keep your skin hydrated after the shave.

Before you put blade to skin, make sure you’re using a new razor. Dull razors can pull at the hairs in your face and are more likely to cause cuts. You also won’t get a very close shave. Also choose a razor with at least two blades. Some also have lubricating strips that help the razor slide easily over your face and prevent cuts. Avoid disposable razors. They’re designed for convenience and cost, not to give you the best possible shave. Begin by shaving your cheeks and neck. Save your “goatee” area for last. The hairs in this part of your face are the thickest, and need the most time for the shaving cream to soften them. Use short strokes when shaving and rinse the blade often under hot running water to keep your razor clean. Simply shaking the blade in a pool of water collected in the sink isn’t as effective or hygienic. Shave with the grain for the most comfortable shave. Then shave against the grain for the closest shave – but only if your skin can handle it. For those with sensitive skin, shaving against the grain can cause redness, razor burns, and ingrown hairs. Try to keep your skin taut by either pulling on your skin with your other hand, or making facial expressions to pull your skin tight. You may look ridiculous, but it’s worth it for the closest shave.

After Shaving
Now that your face is baby smooth again, rinse the remaining shaving cream off your face (don’t forget behind the ears!) with cold water. This is a change for many shavers, but rinsing with cold water rather than hot helps close your pores and reduces razor burn. Dry your face with a towel. Now apply a moisturizer to soothe and protect your face. Avoid creams or lotions with oil. Some after-shaves that contain alcohol will give you a cool sensation that feels refreshing, but can actually dry your skin.

Now your face looks great. The rest is up to you!

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Head Shaving for a Cure:

Bar Raises Money for Childhood Cancer Research
By Britagne Elliott

AUSTIN (KXAN) - Fado Irish Pub is teaming up with St. Baldrick's Foundation to shave heads for childhood cancer research.

The local bar will host an event today that includes head shaving for the cause, live music, and Irish dancers.

Since the fundraiser's start in 2000, more than 190,000 people have had their heads shaved at almost 5,000 St. Baldrick's events worldwide.

This year's Austin event has already raised almost $63,000 and over 90 people have signd up to have their head shaved.

For more information and to register for the head shaving, visit the St. Baldrick's website.

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