What is No-Shave November?

by Nicholas Karnaze November 08, 2016 1 Comment

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Things tend to get pretty hairy each November. From playoffs to colder weather, there are a lot of reasons men tend to grow their facial hair more this time of year. Two major drivers for furrier faces in November are Movember and No-Shave November. Last time we dove into the specifics of November, so today we take a deeper look at No-Shave November (and yes, it is more than just a cutesy name to justify your facial hair to your boss).

Hairy History

While the exact origin of the term No-Shave November is almost impossible to pinpoint, the philanthropic No-Shave November we know today sprouted in 2009. That’s when members of the Chicagoland Hill family decided to use it as a means to raise money for charity and cancer awareness after their father passed away from colon cancer two years prior.

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How it works

The idea is simple. During the month of November, stop shaving. Put your razor down — -be it for your face, legs (that’s right, women too!), or both — and donate the money you save from this modified grooming routine to charities working toward the elimination of cancer. No-Shave November itself is a family run, web-based 501(c)3 organization and to date, they have raised over $2 million dollars.

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Grow Smart

First time grower? You might encounter a few *bumps* along the way. Not to worry, we have your back. Here are some beard growing tips for you. And in case your new stubble starts to itch, here are some ways to stop your beard from itching.

Now get growing!


*stubble & ‘stache is not affiliated with the Matthew Hill Foundation, Inc. We just like facial hair and good people doing good work. After all, life is a team sport and we came to play.


stubble & 'stache was founded by a former Marine Corps Special Operations Combat Veteran in memory of his fallen comrade. We donate a percentage of profits to organizations supporting those men and women suffering from the mental wounds sustained in combat.


Nicholas Karnaze
Nicholas Karnaze


Warfighter turned entrepreneur. Founder, stubble & 'stache. Grooming expert. Skincare nerd. Marine Corps combat veteran.

1 Response

Patrick Lenhoff
Patrick Lenhoff

November 21, 2016

No-Shave November it’s going well so far. Hopefully, there are many others willing to donate the money as well. No itches, no problems.

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