The predominant male attitude on grooming and skincare is that they are optional. At least that’s what we hear from president of Kiehl’s and noted beard-wearer Chris Salgardo.
But imagine if Rob Lowe thought that way. There would be no Rob Lowe.
So in the interest of correcting this gross misunderstanding, Salgardo wrote Manmade, a book with grooming and skincare tips men can and should use right now–and which will keep them looking younger, longer. Perhaps you know a man who could use this in his life?
Salgardo told us all about the book on the phone. The conversation is below.
And if you happen to be in/near Seattle on December 11, meet up with Salgardo in our flagship store to talk about his book and knock back a cold one. The event is called, tantalizingly, Beards and Brew.
Click here for crucial tips on nighttime skin care, how to shave properly and which common grooming & skincare mistakes men should avoid.
To honor a month of men’s health awareness (and experimental facial hair), we’re offering a FREE SHAVE SWAP throughout November in all Nordstrom stores.
Even if you’re trying out a dashing new follicular fashion like one of the gents above, you’ll still need to keep it clean around the edges. (We’re confident the guys at bottom-right are sporting an expertly tapered neck area under there somewhere.)
That’s where our FREE offer comes in handy: Just bring in your current shaving-product container (full, empty or in between) and we’ll replace it with a deluxe-size sample from Jack Black, The Art of Shaving, Kiehl’s or Lab Series—your choice.*
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Can Your ‘Stache Make the Cut? The 2012 Beard Team Nationals nationals starts this Sunday in Las Vegas. If you’re not ready, there’s always next year. Check the World Beard & Moustache Championships official website for details—and refer to the illustrations up top to choose the category you’d like to compete in.
Top, L-R: Natural Moustache | English Moustache | Hungarian Moustache
Dali Moustache | Imperial Moustache
Middle, L-R: Natural Goatee | Fu Manchu | Musketeer | Imperial Partial Beard | Sideburns
Bottom, L-R: Amish Beard | Verdi | Garibaldi | Full Beard Natural
Full Beard with Styled Moustache
[Illustrations courtesy of the World Beard & Moustache Championships website. *In store only. Old shave containers cannot be from participating vendors: Jack Black, The Art of Shaving, Kiehl’s, Lab Series. No purchase necessary, while supplies last.]
Here’s how to get a FREE 2.5 oz. bottle of Kiehl’s ‘White Eagle’ Ultimate Brushless Shave Cream:
Friday and Saturday (June 22 & 23, 2012), bring ANY used or empty shaving cream container (doesn’t matter what brand or where you bought it) to the Men’s Grooming counter at your nearest Nordstrom. That’s it. They’ll recycle your old bottle, and you’ll get an awesome new Kiehl’s bottle to try.
Kiehl’s is one of our favorite men’s grooming brands on the market. They’ve been in business since 1851, so they’ve had over 150 years to perfect their craft—and they still constantly concoct innovative new formulas. This particular shave cream (their most popular) is spiked with menthol and camphor, for an invigorating and super-close shave.
It might even inspire you to try one of the dapper ‘stache styles below, from The Art and Craft of Hairdressing (1958 edition). For more facial-hair inspiration, and incredibly detailed tips on the right mustache for your particular mug, check out this post from The Worker-Dandyist International.