Some of us may be a little too old to have Justin Bieber fever, but I think we can all appreciate good old-fashioned school girl-style crushes. Perhaps it was New Kids on the Block, Nsync, or David Cassidy that got your heart all aflutter back in the day. Whatever the case, I think we can also all appreciate a good haircut phenomenon when we see one. Justin's side-swept style has been sweeping the nation (well, the world) for some time now, so to see the secrets of his signature look revealed, just read on.
Back in the day I worked in a salon, and I noticed a few techniques, services, and scents the guys seemed to gravitate toward. Stacey Parks, the spa director of Spa Claremont in Berkeley, CA, confirmed what I believed to be true. Generally speaking, when it comes to spa treatments, whether it be at home or at the spa, guys tend to like everything with a little extra spice. So to add some excitement to your man's Valentine's Day, just keep reading.
According to Roland Lauster of Berlin's Technical University, the treatment could be possible in about five years' time, and the process would likely involve some sort of implantation. Earlier this week, it was announced that a German man was apparently cured of HIV after a stem cell transplant. And while his case may be rare, and opinions vary on the process, it will be interesting to see what types of advancements could occur as a result of stem cell research, not just for hair loss but for a variety of other conditions.
British grooming brand Molton Brown is known for its range of aromatic body care, and its mens' Black Pepper scent is among its most popular — so much so that women started snapping it up for themselves. Recently, Molton Brown introduced a sister scent for women, Paradisiac Pink Pepperpod. Like its predecessor, it has a little kick of spice, along with a bit of ginger and patchouli. The overall effect is softer than Black Pepper, with the slightest whisper of sweetness to warm things up.
Even though it's intended for women, that doesn't mean it's stereotypically girly. And here's the kicker: When my gentleman friend smelled it, he liked it so much that he took the shower gel home with him. Yep, he is man enough to use pink shower gel. Lesson learned: pepper, when done right, knows no gender.
Then why not soften him up with this MCMC Fragrances Dude No. 1 All-Natural Beard Oil ($65)? He'll be much less scruffy, and even better, he'll be redolent of coriander (or cilantro, depending on what people in your area call it), peppercorn, and cedarwood. It sounds kind of like some sort of fancy sachet from Pier 1, but in an undeniably sexy kind of way.
I really like the idea, and it would really be nice if Mr. Bella could get some of his beloved guyliner in a stick that wasn't way too small for big dudes' hands. The line also supports emerging artists and features original work on its packaging, which sounds cool, and Natalia has committed to using her studio space to "mentor gay teens lacking acceptance and support." If the brand becomes available online or gets wider distribution, will you be interested in buying some products that aren't "just for girls"?