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Facial Hair

No Straight Razor Shave for Alpha!

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Alpha's plan was to get a straight razor shave at American Haircuts even though he's a bit scared of them. Aaron Marino of alpha m. discovered that American Haircuts doesn't do straight razor shaves due to not being the best tool for the job.

The Mach3 blades are the preferred method at American Haircuts. They do, however, use straight razors for sideburns and neck. Straight razors for shaving are not legal in the State of Georgia due to spreading diseases. Alpha learns something new every day!


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The Best Sideburns for Your Face Shape -
June 27, 2013
Let’s talk sideburns and how to make them work for your face shape. Face shape plays a major role in determining your best hairstyles, facial hair, and glasses, and is just as important when choosing the right sideburns. Sideburn styles are often selected based on a guy’s personality and what he likes, but going beyond preference by taking your face shape into account can maximize your appearaRead More»
Facial Hair and Face Shapes -
June 25, 2013
Facial hair and whether to wear it or not is a matter of personal preference, like every other aspect of style. Fortunately, today’s social standards are very accepting of facial hair in most arenas, including the workplace, so men are free to express their individuality and sense of style without the restrictions our fathers and grandfathers once had. If you’re like most guys, you choose faciRead More»
Ten Day Stubble is Attractive | Men's Facial Hair  -
May 1, 2013
Subscribe to Alpha M. on YouTube ScienceShot: Heavy Stubble Researchers studied various stages of clean shaven to stubble to beard with people rating images on attractiveness, masculinity, health, and parenting ability. Aaron Marino of alpha m. reveals the results: 10-day stubble rated most attractive. Yes! Having heavy facial hair stubble makes you more attractive. Read More»
Clipper and Grooming Tool Care | Men's Grooming  -
April 9, 2013
Alpha is performing maintenance and upkeep with his grooming tools because they will last years if taken care of. Aaron Marino of alpha m. demonstrates the steps. Supplies needed are a screwdriver, rag, tiny brush, and oil. Both the trimmer and clipper are cleaned then tested. These tools will take care of you for a very long time if you maintenance them every 6 months to a year. Read More»

Grooming the Vanilla Gorilla | Part 4 of 4 Beard to Goatee  -
March 7, 2013
Grooming Lounge For ALL Your Beard Grooming Needs enter code IAMXXLB for 10% off Alpha is just about complete with the *Steve Grooming Odyssey*! Alpha is going to turn that beard into separate goatee with sideburns. Aaron Marino of alpha m. uses the grooming tool to take away the center part on the cheek. Also, Alpha leaves the sideburns but creates an angle for a nice boundary. The sideburns blenRead More»
Grooming the Vanilla Gorilla | Part 3 of 4 Beard Grooming  -
March 6, 2013
Steve is starting to take *grooming shape* with his ears, eyebrows, and nose taken care of. He has one of the most masculine, manly, thick, and busy beards. Aaron Marino of alpha m. attempts different facial hair options. With a beard, make sure the line along the jawline is clean. For the template, follow the jaw bone where it gets soft. Before you attack it with a razor, remove the longer hairs Read More»
Grooming the Vanilla Gorilla | Part 1 of 4 Eyebrows  -
March 4, 2013
We can agree that we have talked about every aspect and facet about men's grooming. Aaron Marino of alpha m. is about to get *real* with men's grooming. Steve is the hairiest dude Alpha knows, and he has agreed to a grooming series. Eyebrows are the 1st of the series which two different techniques are illustrated with scissors and a grooming tool. Define and thin the eyebrow. Read More»
Stop Bleeding with a Styptic Pencil | Shaving Nicks -
January 17, 2013
Styptic Pencil How many times have you nicked yourself shaving? Unless you are prepared, you are going to be walking around with a bloody piece of toilet paper stuck to your face. Aaron Marino of alpha m. talks about how the toilet paper can be prevented. A styptic pencil is made of alum that stops bleeding by constricting capillaries and vessels. Invest in a styptic pencil. This prior planning wRead More»
How to Extend the Life of Your Razor  -
December 4, 2012
This is crazy! Alpha has been experimenting with a 25 cent razor for the past 3-months. It's still sharp as the day it was unwrapped. Aaron Marino of alpha m. has been implementing a little trick on how to preserve the life of your razor. The razor gets dull from water residue and condensation left on the blade that oxidizes and creates divots. When you are done using the razor, rinse it off, get Read More»

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