Thoughts from a Female Barber in a Man’s World
My journey to becoming a barber was a difficult one. It’s a long story that I plan to write more about and share, but today I’d like to share something that I’m having a lot of mixed feelings about. First, I want to tell you how truly grateful I am to so many of you…Read More
How Often Should I Wash My Beard?
Today I’m going to answer one of the most common questions we get in our barbershop, and that is, “How often should I wash my Beard?” If you ask ten different people, you’ll probably get twelve different answers to that question. You’ll get answers from “every day” to “never”, and everything in between. I’m here…Read More
#22TooMany: A Message To Combat Vets
I’m a vet. I served as an active duty Mechanized Infantryman in the Army and as a Flight Operations Specialist in the Idaho National Guard. Though I served, I never saw combat time and can only begin to imagine the real struggles that combat veterans face. Each day 22 veterans and one active duty service member commit…Read More
Beard Oils and Their Limitations
You know how there are some things you just want to avoid? Things like getting your taxes done. Putting the top and doors back on the Jeep even though there’s frost on the windshield in the morning. Fessing up to dear old dad about what actually happened to those missing sleeping bags (that one took…Read More
Manhood: Beards, Bacon and ???
Beards. They have been a quintessential symbol of masculinity for eons. Since before the Vikings or great philosophers, they’ve been seen as a sign of strength, wisdom and straight-up in(on?)-your-face manhood. With the long-held bald faced fad on the decline, many men are choosing to embrace the fact that they naturally grow facial hair. This…Read More
Doesn’t Your Beard Make You Hot In The Summer?
As a matter of fact, my Beard makes me hot all year long. So says Wendy at least. As summer approaches in the northern hemisphere, the most-asked question I hear regarding my Beard is whether I’m going to shave it off because of the warmer weather. Some people like to retort with something clever like,…Read More
People love labels. They make us feel safe. They allow us a convenient way to place others into categories so we feel as though we know what we’re dealing with. It’s not that surprising, really–it’s a built-in survival mechanism. If Grok the cavemen didn’t have something in place to help make immediate value judgments, he…Read More
Seinfeld Beard Syndrome
One of the classic episodes of Seinfeld is when Jerry decides to have a threesome. He gets everything set up, he’s on the brink of going through with it, and at the last minute he backs out. Why? Because he doesn’t want to be “that guy”. He says if he goes through with it, then…Read More
The Beard Solution – Lining It Out
Every guy that sits in my barber chair for a Beardsmithing is either a veteran beardsman, seasonal beardsman or a newbie to bearding. Every one of them is looking to me for a beard solution, so I thought it would be fun to make a weekly post about some of the issues bearded guys face and…Read More