Grooming

Fragrance Notes: Lily of the Valley's Fresh, Citrus Smell is Perfect for Summer

Whether you're loitering by the cologne counter or reading our magazine, chances are your eyes glaze over when you hit a list of fragrance notes. The names are more poetic, but the ingredients are as foreign to most guys as whatever's in their mouthwash. This week, we're talking about Lily of the Valley. see more
Grooming

How to Maintain Your Beard, No Matter the Shape or Size

The clean-shaven men out there might think a beard is simply an excuse to avoid not only the razor but also the effort of tending to your facial hair with any regularity. They're only half right. While the hirsute do indeed get to sidestep the blade—or, at least, they should (more on that later)—they definitely aren't skimping on the work of keeping up with a grooming regimen, at least not if they actually want to look good. "The most important thing about any facial hair is the maintenance," explains Brent Pankhurst, who, aside from cutting hair for films and magazines, see more
Grooming

Meet the Former Drug Dealer Turned Barber Extraordinaire

Welcome to Behind the Barber Chair, in which Details grills some of our favorite barbers for insider knowledge you'd usually get only while sitting in the chair. This week we got in touch with Brian Burt, head barber at the newly opened Dover in San Diego, California. He let us in on his not-quite-legal past, his favorite pomade, and why you should never walk into his shop wearing a hat. see more
Celebrity

Bald Man Rants Hilariously Against Hollywood's Villainous Portrayal of the Bald

As the famous (and famously bald) actor Telly Savalas once said, "We're all born bald, baby." But are all bald people born evil? That's certainly the message Hollywood is sending, according to YouTube user DarkAntics (via The Independent), who provided a 17-minute screed in which he takes Tinseltown to task for portraying a vast majority of bad guys as baldies. "Believe me, I expect you to sit there blind to your hair privilege and not have any idea of how this pervasive negative portrayal has affected your bias," he says in the beginning of his half-satirical but totally engrossing see more
Grooming

You Don't Need a 10-Step Grooming Routine for Great Skin

Layers upon layers: Some South Korean men have a tiered skin-care regimen that's calibrated to deliver a youthful, glowing complexion. In Korean, it's called chok chok. It translates roughly to "plump and moist," and it's the nicest thing you can say about someone's face. It's so coveted that many South Koreans, men included, use 10 or more skin-care products each morning and night to achieve it. Guys wash with an oil-based cleanser, followed by a foam. They exfoliate, focusing on the areas that don't get hit with a razor. They prep their skin with a toner, massage in a see more
Health

4 Ways to Look Instantly Better Shirtless

There's a reason every guy out there isn't walking around with washboard abs and an abdominal V. Scoring them takes hard work, time, patience, and then, after that, some more time. But whether your friends are throwing a last-minute beach party, you've managed to lock down a third date, or you've procrastinated on your exercise plans for months on end, sometimes, you just need to get (or at least look) fit fast. Here's how to do it: see more
Grooming

How to Get Surfer Hair, Even if You Don't Hang Ten

Jason Schneidman is one of the top celebrity hairstylists in Hollywood (for proof, see the mops of Bruno Mars, Rob Lowe, and Matt Bomer), has a packed schedule of clients at the Chris McMillan Salon, and was brought on recently by grooming mega-brand Dove Men+Care to serve as one of its resident experts. But when he's not busy making guys look their best, you'll usually find him on a surfboard. We sat down with the SoCal-raised Schneidman for his beach-ready tips for battling the sun, protecting your hair, and the easiest way to get a surfer-cool shag. DETAILS: In see more
Fashion

How to Summerproof Your Beard

When it comes to summer and the hair on your head, there's a couple of ways to keep stylish and cool. One option: lighten up with a low-maintenance buzz. Or, as evidenced and endorsed here, grow out your locks and twirl it into a "man-bun." see more
Grooming

Watch This Man Grow a Massive Beard in a 365-Day Time-Lapse

If you haven't caught on by now, we're really into beards around here. Confident beards, powerful beards, hipster-cop beards—even poop-covered beards! Today in beards, we watch a man, Justin Basl, who grew out his facial hair for a full year, starting June 22, 2014, and chronicled each day via picture and video. At the end of his 365-day journey, he made the three-minute video above, which is a hypnotic timesuck if ever we've seen one. Still, it's definitely worth watching his five o'clock shadow turn into a caveman bush. Basl did this all in preparation for the third annual see more
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Burt Shavitz, Eccentric Cofounder of Burt's Bees, Dies at 80

He was one of a kind. Burt Shavitz, the uncompromising and cantankerous cofounder of the natural-leaning personal-care line Burt's Bees, passed away over the weekend. He was 80 years old. "It is with broken hearts that we must convey the saddest news: Burt Shavitz, our co-founder and namesake, has left for greener fields and wilder woods," the company said in a statement posted to its Facebook page. "We remember him as a bearded, free-spirited Maine man, a beekeeper, a wisecracker, a lover of golden retrievers and his land. Above all, he taught us to never lose sight of our see more
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