Whether you’re gearing up for Movember, preparing to be Gandalf for Halloween, or just testing the limits of your own physiology, it pays to know how to grow a beard in a hurry. Two-time World Beard and Mustache Champion Jack Passion knows how to do this better than anyone. We tapped him for some tips on growing a healthy beard as quickly as possible.
Amid the excitement of Movember, it’s easy to forget that our significant others are sacrificing in support of the cause too. After all, they’re cheering us on even as our upper lips leave painful redness and irritation in their bristly wake. If a gentleman’s mustache deserves the best care and attention, so does the delicate skin of the lady he's lucky enough to smooch.
Movember is all about the solidarity of growing ‘staches as a team. But beneath the surface of all the camaraderie runs an unmistakable vein of cutthroat competition. 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.
Proud owner of his own hefty handlebar, Mr. Natty knows a thing or two about mustache styling tricks. Here our favorite English barber uses his signature Twizzle Wax to demonstrate the technique behind a natural look, a classic handlebar, and what he calls "The Ace Fighter Pilot."
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. Watch as he explains the difference between American and British straight razor shaves and breaks down, once and for all, the true definition of “bing bong.”
When it comes to winter scruff, just letting it “do its thing” for three months is a surefire way to wind up looking like a freight-hopping ragamuffin. Here’s what you need to know to grow it right, care for it lovingly, and (eventually) shave it with respect.