On Monday, August 3rd 2015 we made history in the District. Beerds & Beers, DC’s first annual Beard & Mustache competition, was held at the Satellite Room in Washington, DC. An amazing group of men and women descended to partake in what turned into one hell of a beard & mustache competition. Here's how it all went down!
I hear it every day: “isn’t your beard hot in the summer?” and “I could never grow a beard in the summer. It is too hot.” Many people ask why I don’t shave my beard when the weather heats up. Or at least trim it way down. My answer is simple: “do you shave your head in the summer?”
Beard balms are a category of beard care products that help condition and tame your beard. As your beard grows, some of those whiskers can take on a mind of their own. In the early stages, your young beard was just happy to be here…and would do whatever you asked of it. Now that your beard is getting a bit older and longer, it might need a little more persuasion to fall in line.
Beard balms are a great way to control unruly beards…unless of course you are going for the unkempt mountain man look. In which case I would not recommend a beard balm.
Twenty-two veterans commit suicide every day. 1 in 10 Americans suffer from depression, with the number of those diagnosed increasing 20% per year. Why?
I’ve personally felt depression’s cold, numbing touch. I've stood at too many funerals resulting from dear friends' suicide. I've seen heroic men win the war abroad but lose the battle at home. Men who were seemingly invincible, who exuded happiness during the absolute chaos of combat, yet felt they could no longer continue once back in the safety of the country they swore to protect. Why?
Life is good. Your beard is growing in great, the holidays are just around the corner, and your boss is being unusually cool. As you stroll through the office in route to recharge your coffee; it hits you…a combination of stale beer, that steak you ate on Saturday, and a splash of your girl’s perfume. What.The.Hell. It’s Tuesday, but your beard smells like the weekend. As a well-groomed gentleman, this is clearly not okay.
Last November we launched a successful Indiegogo fundraising campaign to help us expand our product line. Since then, many people have asked for my thoughts on crowdfunding, and if I had any advice for people looking to launch their own campaign. Well, I definitely do! Crowdfunding can be a great way to launch, or to help grow your business. But in order to be successful, there are some key “best practices” you should be aware of before you start your campaign...
What’s old is new again. Throughout history, barbershops were staples in masculine life. The word “barber” is actually derived from the Latin word barba, which translates into “beard.” In the golden age of ancient Greece, well-trimmed beards were fashionable. In 334 B.C. however, Alexander the Great required his military to be clean-shaven in an attempt to give them an advantage in hand-to-hand combat. This enabled Roman warriors to grasp their enemies by the beard, while safeguarding themselves against this tactic.
You have thought about it. You want to do it. Now its time to finally do it! GROW YOUR BEARD. Most people think "why do I need to read about how to grow a beard? Don't you just stop shaving?" To put it bluntly, yes, you do stop shaving for the most part. But, there are a few aspects some people do not take into account:
A lot of men ask me what they should expect when they first visit their barber for a beard trim. For the uninitiated, this can be a bit intimidating. After all, our beards are our pride and joy! You do not want to risk someone messing that up. I can deal with a bad hair cut, but a bad beard trim? Absolutely not!
But first, a few tips for those new to beards.