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  • How To: Get Your Skin Ready for a Car Commercial

    How To: Get Your Skin Ready for a Car Commercial

    When an unexpected opportunity to audition for a car commercial popped up, our correspondent embarked on a quest to tackle his crow’s feet and laugh lines in a hurry.

  • Quarterback (Style) Controversy: Flacco vs. Kaepernick

    Quarterback (Style) Controversy: Flacco vs. Kaepernick

    Which QB’s style is superior? Birchbox Man investigates.

  • The Lumberjack Skincare Regimen

    The Lumberjack Skincare Regimen

    Even the brawniest men among us care about their skin. Here’s the ultimate guide to lumberjack grooming (Note: hatchet shave not recommended at home).

  • Birchbox Man Q&A: Andrew Richdale, GQ Grooming Editor

    Birchbox Man Q&A: Andrew Richdale, GQ Grooming Editor

    We caught up with the grooming sage at GQ to talk about common skincare mistakes, the hilarious marketing of body hair trimmers, and the hippie ingredient that just might be the future of haircare.

  • Pillar of Good Grooming: Cary Grant

    Pillar of Good Grooming: Cary Grant

    There’s good grooming, and then there’s Cary Grant. We take a closer look at how to emulate Hollywood’s greatest leading men.

  • Shower Showdown: Bar Soap vs. Body Wash

    Shower Showdown: Bar Soap vs. Body Wash

    Here we pit the two head-to-head in a wide range of performance categories. To the victor goes that coveted spot on your shower ledge.

  • 4 Tips for Conquering Hat Hair

    4 Tips for Conquering Hat Hair

    Heed these tips from a professional stylist to avoid the static, flatness, and general disarray that results from cold-weather headwear.

  • Great Grooming Moments in Film: Captain Hook

    Great Grooming Moments in Film: Captain Hook

    Here we examine the blundering Mr. Smee’s failed straight razor shave of Captain Hook in Disney’s Peter Pan (1953).

  • Stealth Skincare

    Stealth Skincare

    The last thing a guy wants is shimmery lip balm or moisturizer that results in a reflective forehead, so we’ve come up with the ultimate under-the-radar regimen.

  • The Modern Man’s Guide to Hair Gel

    The Modern Man’s Guide to Hair Gel

    Despite gel’s reputation as a goopy crisping agent for 90’s boy band bouffants, the proper hair gel can be used to achieve styles both cool and contemporary.

  • Why “Organic” Matters For Your Skin and Hair

    Why “Organic” Matters For Your Skin and Hair

    What does "organic" really mean and why should you buy it for your shower ledge? Here we answer some pressing questions about that little green label when it comes to grooming.

  • Taming the Man Brow

    Taming the Man Brow

    Presenting: the ultimate—but incredibly easy—at-home brow care guide for regular guys.

  • Top 10 Reasons to Moisturize

    Top 10 Reasons to Moisturize

    In case you still need some convincing that you should moisturize your face, we’ve compiled ten of the most surprising and compelling arguments—photographic and otherwise.

  • Pillar of Good Grooming: Ulysses S. Grant

    Pillar of Good Grooming: Ulysses S. Grant

    Between the full beard, tousled hair, and military jacket, Ulysses S. Grant could easily pass as a modern-day Brooklyn barfly. Here’s how to groom like the legendary Union general.

  • How To: Conquer Shaving Irritation

    How To: Conquer Shaving Irritation

    Razor bumps, burn, redness, nicks—all these shaving issues tend to get lumped into the catch-all of “irritation.” Justin Virgil, Master Barber at Kiehl's 1851 Spa, is here to help you troubleshoot the shave.