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  • Making a Comeback: Bay Rum

    Making a Comeback: Bay Rum

    That fragrance most people associate with Dad’s aftershave is made up of just two things: bay leaves and rum. This vintage scent is back in a big way.

  • Pillar of Good Grooming: Marcello Mastroianni

    Pillar of Good Grooming: Marcello Mastroianni

    These five steps will help you nail the look so you can confidently walk out the door and into your own dolce vita.

  • How To: Massage Your Face Like a Barber

    How To: Massage Your Face Like a Barber

    There’s nothing quite like the vigorous temple and cheek massage you get from your barber before he starts in with the hot lather and straight razor. Here’s how to bring the same magic to your at-home prep.

  • Why Your Beard Needs a Good Elixir

    Why Your Beard Needs a Good Elixir

    After a few weeks of growing out your scruff, you’re likely to experience a touch of beard itch. The solution? A gentle, conditioning beard oil.

  • The Power Broker’s Grooming Routine

    The Power Broker’s Grooming Routine

    Presenting: The ultimate regimen for the Gordon Gekkos and Jack Donaghys of the world.

  • How To: Make a Barbershop Hot Towel at Home

    How To: Make a Barbershop Hot Towel at Home

    If you want the closeness and comfort of a barbershop shave at home, you have to learn to prepare a hot towel properly.

  • 7 Secrets to Styling Thin Hair

    7 Secrets to Styling Thin Hair

    We tapped Garrett Bryant, senior stylist at Arté Salon in New York, for a master class in contrarian hair care. Prepare to forget everything you thought you knew about taking care of thinning hair.

  • A Classic British Cut Throat Shave With Mr. Natty

    A Classic British Cut Throat Shave With Mr. Natty

    Our favorite English barber took a break from his own floating barbershop on the canals of London to join Birchbox Man at Tommy Guns Salon in Brooklyn.

  • Mr. Natty’s Guide to Mustache Wax

    Mr. Natty’s Guide to Mustache Wax

    Proud owner of his own hefty handlebar, Mr. Natty knows a thing or two about mustache styling tricks.

  • A “Just for Men” Movember

    A “Just for Men” Movember

    Our correspondent explains how a simple packaged mustache dye helped him live up to the mantle of his own father’s facial hair.

  • Shine Control 101

    Shine Control 101

    Here’s an easy guide to keeping oil and shine in check with the best mattifying gear on the market.

  • My Movember Secret Weapon: VitaBeard

    My Movember Secret Weapon: VitaBeard

    We all want to one-up the other guy’s ‘stache with a twizzler that’s thicker and fuller, right? To gain an edge this month, I turned to VitaBeard.

  • The All-Heritage Shave

    The All-Heritage Shave

    Here's how to bring old-school authenticity to your shaving routine and sink ledge.

  • Barbershop Visit: Lefty’s, San Diego

    Barbershop Visit: Lefty’s, San Diego

    In this installment, BB Man correspondent Kevin Carranza dropped into Lefty’s in San Diego for a Bud Light and a “Samuel Beckett.”

  • Ingredient Decoder: Shea Butter

    Ingredient Decoder: Shea Butter

    In recent years, shea butter has been adopted by the western world—so much so that the ingredient has become practically synonymous with moisturizer.