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Movember Must-Have: Layrite's New Concentrated Beard Oil

Listen up, guys! Are you complaining about that seven-day Movember itch yet? Is your beard snowing like a White Christmas? Are you growing stubble too rough for your partner to kiss? Whatever your beard-ache might be, Meaghan Grigoleit, a barber at Old Glory Barber Shop in Venice Beach, California, recommends treating your beard to Layrite’s Concentrated Beard Oil! As a barber, she’s had her share of experiences with different beard oils. “Even if you’ve tried other beard oils,” Meaghan says, “You’ve never experienced a beard oil like this before.” Not only does she swear by this oil for clients, but she’s got her own boyfriend hooked.

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Layrite’s new beard oil is revolutionary. The formula is thicker, easy to apply and doesn’t feel sticky or greasy on your manly beard.  Expertly formulated by barbers, its thicker consistency delivers superb moisturization to hair and skin, leaving your beard feeling softer, healthier and well-groomed.

The thicker formula and tube design also eliminates the annoying droppers and too-tiny caps that make other beard oils messy and hard to dispense. No one has time for messy application, especially if you’re trying to minimize your grooming time. When it comes to beard oil formulations, thicker is better. Layrite breaks it down for you guys:

   • Thicker means it’s easier to apply, making your beard faster to groom and easier to maintain.

5 Jack Black Products Your Guy Will Get Hooked On Using

Ladies, is your significant other a no-fuss guy when it comes to his daily grooming routine? Does he use whatever's available in the cabinet and shower? Does he mindlessly use your luxury shampoo as his body wash? If so, it may be time to switch him to a routine of his own. Jack Black has a great variety of men's products that your guy will not only love, but get hooked to. If you're looking to help your S.O look and feel his best without having to share any of your favorite beauty products, then check out these must-haves from Jack Black.

1. All-Over Wash For Face, Hair and Body: Who doesn't love a product that eliminates extra steps in the morning? This 3-in-1 wash not only smells great, but will leave your guy feeling extremely fresh from head to toe. This moisturizing wash gives a nice, rich lather to deeply cleanse dirt and sweat without drying out skin or hair. Panthenol keeps skin and hair soft while a Certified Organic Olive Fruit Extract gives antioxidant protection. Certified Organic Sea Kelp Extract keeps the skin's moisture content balanced, too. 

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2. Turbo Body Bar Scrubbing Soap: If your guy is active and works out on a daily basis, then he'll love washing down with this body bar. Natural Lava Rock polishes away dead skin while Ginkgo Biloba and Blue Lotus fight post-workout fatigue and stimulate the senses. Murumuru Butter and Shea Butter leave skin hydrated and nourished with each use. The scent is invigorating and light, perfect for waking up in the morning.

Suavecito Takes Grooming to the Next Level

Men's grooming products are hotter than ever, with guys scoping out the market for more than a simple hair gel and shave cream. These days, lots of guys take extra pride in their appearance, even creating Instagram accounts to showcase manly beards and classic, tailored haircuts. The demand for great quality men's grooming products is higher than ever and Suavecito knows it. Their newest products are not only sprucing up their line, but giving guys more options when it comes to their many grooming needs.

The Suavecito Premium Pomade not only comes packaged in an attractive and sleek silver tin, but also takes pomade to the next level. Formulated with a blend of nourishing ingredients like Lanolin Oil, Jojoba Oil, Lavender Oil and Coconut oil, the premium pomade does more than just hold your hair in place. This oil-based pomade gives a natural hold to the hair, but still stays in place and holds like a water-based pomade, while nourishing the hair and making it healthier. It also has a very different scent than the original pomades. The scent of this pomade is clean and light with the natural fragrance of oils giving it a therapeutic quality. A great alternative to Suavecito's other pomades, this creamy pomade doesn't need to be reactivated with water. It's a pliable texture that makes it easy to re-comb and re-style with ease.

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Movember Must-Haves For Guys

Guys, it's officially Movember again! If you're committed to helping raise awareness about men's health issues this month and are proudly wearing a mustache, then we salute you! Raising awareness and educating others is the first step to preventing men's diseases like prostate and testicular cancer. If you're looking for ways to keep your Movember mustache looking good all month long, check out some of our must-haves!

Just like the hair on your head (unless you've gone Bruce Willis on the world) the hair above your lip can have a mind of its own and get unruly. To keep your mustache nicely groomed and in place, pick up a small bottle of Proraso's Mustache Wax. Beeswax and Shea Butter help condition the hair while Eucalyptus oil and Mediterranean Cistus leave your mustache wonderfully aromatic. All it takes is a small amount to keep scraggly hairs from standing up. With minimal effort, your mustache will start to naturally flow in the same direction.

Keep your mustache from growing too long and keep it trimmed with a pair of Mehaz's mustache scissors. Now, before you stand in front of the bathroom mirror and hack away at your hair, use a mustache comb (Layrite has one thats perfect for your pocket). Thoroughly comb down your mustache to see how much growth you need to trim. I highly suggest using a magnified mirror when your trim so you can see better and avoid cutting your mustache too short. That's not the most flattering look, right?

How To Pull Off the Scruffy Hot Guy Look

Every woman appreciates a good-looking scruffy guy, but let’s be honest—sometimes, there’s a fine line between looking scruffy and looking like you just don’t care. Guys, if you want to go a few days without shaving and want to avoid looking a little too grungy, check out our tips for pulling off the perfect scruff look.

Tip #1: Always keep your skin looking good: Avoid walking around with greasy-looking skin this summer and keep that oil under control. Anthony Skincare’s Deep Pore Cleansing Clay is great for normal to oily skin and uses ingredients like Kaolin and Bentonite Clays to absorb oil from the skin. Apricot Kernal Oil and Calendula soften and soothe your skin to protect it from over-drying while Vitamins A, C and E protect against free radicals. Keep your skin further protected with Anthony’s Oil Free Facial Lotion with SPF 30. This lightweight moisturizer will keep your skin looking healthy with Sodium PCA, antioxidants and Silk Amino Acids.

Tip #2: Keep your hair groomed, no matter what the length: Guys are lucky because they can rock unwashed hair a little easier than women, but there’s potential to look a little unkempt if done incorrectly. If you’re experimenting with longer hair, keep it neat with the help of a little product.  Jack Black’s newest Wax Pomade is perfect for taming hair and controlling frizz for the ultimate, I-woke-up-like-this look. Hair will be left with natural-looking shine and flexible hold. There is still much debate over man-buns, but if you do go for it, keep it pulled back neatly and comb any flyaway hairs back.

New from Layrite: Cement

Guys, if you’re currently using one of Layrite’s Grooming products, there’s a new jar in town that you may have to try. While most of you have gotten used to using whatever pomade was recommended in the barber chair, it doesn’t hurt to try something new. Check out what’s new in Layrite and see if you’re using the right pomade for your desired style.

While high shine, high hold pomade can be perfect for some styles, sometimes it’s good to have some options.  Layrite finally has that high hold, matte product everyone’s been asking for. Layrite Cement Hair Clay is high-hold and water-based like the popular pomades except it’s completely matte. This intense matte finish will last all day and is perfect for shaping, thickening and creating dry, messy textured styles with extreme fullness and definition without heavy buildup. Let’s face it, some clay products are just impossible to remove from hair, so Layrite’s Clay is really a game-changer. I thought I would out this product to the test, so I had my own boyfriend try it out and the results were great. His hair looked full but did not appear stiff or sticky like other clays. Even his stubborn salt and pepper hair stayed in place all day long.

   

The best way to use Cement is to work it thoroughly into the palm of your hands until the product is soft. Apply through hair with quick strokes to distribute it evenly. While you can apply it on damp hair, just remember the drier your hair is, the better it will work to hold your hair and keep it looking as matte as possible.

 If you’ve never used any of Layrite’s pomades, here’s a breakdown on what’s available at Planet Beauty:

Layrite Original Pomade: All day hold with a medium shine.

Taking Man-Grooming to a New Level

If you're a guy who enjoys a dapper appearance, it may be time for an upgrade in your grooming routine. Taking time to groom and pamper yourself isn't just for the ladies, anymore. With the growing popularity of barber shops, guys are embracing a new culture of grooming. If you're serious about looking great from head to toe, it may be time to give that dollar bar of soap a rest and try some of Planet Beauty's best skincare products for men.

1. Jack Black Eye Balm Age Minimizing Gel with Vitamins A & E: Even for guys, nothing is worse than someone commenting on how tired or sick you look. If you often look run down or unintentionally disinterested, it may be time to give your eyes a boost. This eye gel reduces puffiness, dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles to make eyes look rejuvenated and awake. Made with Vitamins A, E, C and Beta Carotene, you'll look your best for any occassion. Remember, don't rub your eye cream in. Use your ring finger and gently pat outwards for best results.

2. Kiehl's Facial Fuel Energizing Tonic: You know the fresh feeling you get when you splash cool water on your face after an intense workout? This tonic feels way better than that. Use it after you cleanse and shave and your skin will feel completely invigorated. Ingredients like Caffeine, Bamboo Extract and Vitamins C and E soothe and balance out your skin, leaving it feeling fresh and super clean. Follow with a facial moisturizer for soft, kissable skin.

Gifts for Him

Ladies, are you scrambling for gift ideas for the special man in your life? Have you exhausted him with sports memorabilia and sweaters he only wears once a year? This year, give your guy something he'll use daily. Men's grooming products are always a great choice and you'll get to benefit as well. 

A great fragrance is always a wonderful gift choice. Dolce & Gabbana's The One For Men is such a winning choice this time of the year. This masculine fragrance is a marriage of spiciness and sensuality. Notes of Tobacco, Coriander, Basil, Grapefruit, Ginger, Orange Blossom, Cedar, Cardamom and Ambergris marinate together for the perfect fragrance that is masculine, sexy and sophisticated. Your guy will love the reaction he gets wearing this best-selling eau de toilette. 

If you're with a man who loves keeping his hair nicely groomed, give him the gift of convenience with the Wahl Peanut Clipper/Trimmer. This wonderful 4 inch clipper/trimmer is versatile and perfect for anyone looking to clean up a haircut or trim a beard. The ergonomically design makes it easy to handle and use for all trimming/clipping jobs.

Guys, Are You Ready for Movember?

Listen up, fellas! It's officially the start of Movember which means it's time to raise awareness about men's health issues! If you've never participated in Movember, then let me get you up to speed. Movember is an annual event that encourages men to grow mustaches to raise awareness for cancers that affect primarily males. The goal of Movember is to help change men's attitudes about getting check-ups, asking about family history and pursuing a healthier lifestyle. If you've never sported a 'stache or you just need some help keeping it groomed, Planet Beauty has some great products and tips that will have you looking ready for GQ Magazine.

If you've never grown a mustache, start out by letting your entire face go shave-free. Doing this will allow you to see what kind of potential you have without looking too silly. How you groom your mustache will depend greatly on how much lip fur you're capable of growing. For a smooth transition into growing a mustache, start out with a clean shave first. This will help your hair grow evenly and reduce any potential for ingrown hairs. From The Art of Shaving to Jack Black products, Planet Beauty has a great selection of men's shaving products to choose from. 

The one thing you want to avoid after you grow a mustache is having it look scraggly. You never want to look like the mustache owns you and more importantly, you want it to look as natural as possible. Invest in a good pair of mustache/trimming scissors. Mehaz and Tweezerman have great tools to help keep you looking groomed and professional. If you need a little extra help keeping your mustache in place, Jao Beardscent Balm will do the trick. 

Time for Beards and Football

Sunday, September 6th was World Beard Day and the official start of the NFL season. If you've been contemplating growing a beard or if yours never seems to look quite right, check out our beard-growing tips to get your facial hair on point this football season.

What you'll need:

  • Exfoliating product
  • Shaving product of choice                                                       
  • Moisturizer
  • A solid razor
  • A quality trimmer

In order to get your facial hair to grow properly, I suggest taking a few weeks to get your skin in shape first. Exfoliating your face will help remove dry, flaky skin and stimulate healthy hair growth. Jack Black's Face Buff Energizing Scrub exfoliates gently to remove dead skin and clear pores to allow for a close shave. Ingredients like Vitamin C and Licorice help brighten and keep skin youthful while Menthol cools and eliminates bacteria. If you tend to be prone to ingrown hairs, using a scrub will really help prevent painful bumps and congestion. If you have acne prone skin in general, treat your skin to a cleanser with Salicylic Acid. Making sure your skin is smooth will ease discomfort that comes with growing a beard.

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