Rough Stages of Hair Growth

October and November are the months to let it start growing. Get those rough stages over with, both on your hair and face, and give those patchy spots time to fill in in as No Shave November approaches and, subsequently, shows itself. 


The First Third

The first 10 days of November have been a challenge. I pride myself on being well-groomed and this beard month is certainly the opposite. So, I've made a compromise with myself: I will keep a sharp mustache line and that'll be my only facial hair grooming. Still, my face feels extremely Bigfootish (mind you, my … Continue reading The First Third

Maintaining Facial Hair

Yesterday's post, Beard Season Cometh, was about growing your facial hair during the colder months of the year while still working in a professional setting. Today is about how to do it (or how I do it). There are a few options. When I was in Charlotte and going to No Grease Barbershop, I would … Continue reading Maintaining Facial Hair

Beard Season Cometh

Slowly but surely, it's cooling down outside. We've reached that time of year for spiced beers, pumpkiny lattés, and, yes, beards. Now, beards aren't for every corporate setting. Know where you are and what you do before you think about growing one. Airing on the side of caution, I usually have an open discussion with … Continue reading Beard Season Cometh

No Shave November – Beard Maintenance

At the beginning of the month, I posted about keeping a professional appearance during No Shave November.  Now, here we are on the last leg of the month and I'm sure many of us are looking a bit scruffy.  If you can, tough it out.  But, for those (like me, on a work trip) who … Continue reading No Shave November – Beard Maintenance

It’s November… You Know What That Means!

Every year, it comes.  No Shave November.  Folks either love it or hate it.  I am on the fence.  Whereas I love not having to worry about whether or not to shave for work in the morning, I know that, depending on who I am meeting with, a trim might not be the worst thing … Continue reading It’s November… You Know What That Means!

Maintenance in Movember

This past Friday, I posted about Movember and its importance. Well today I want to address the reason so many men do not participate in the symbolic month: It takes away from their clean cut appearance. We are at a point in American corporate history in which it is more acceptable to don a full … Continue reading Maintenance in Movember