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A World Record Set by About.comís Menís Hair Expert

Monday April 21, 2014

Our Men's Hair Expert here at About.com, Dave Alexander now hold the Guinness World Record for shaving the most heads in one hour. It wasn't something he did just for a title. He†took on the challenge†live on the Today Show for kids' cancer research, on behalf of the St. Baldrick's Foundation. Read more about it in his post.

20% off a Local Beauty & Spa Deal at Groupon

Thursday April 17, 2014

You can find some amazing deals on Groupon. Save even more with an extra 20% off a local beauty & spa deal by entering code SPA20 at checkout (buy direct). Code expires tomorrow 4/18/14. While it varies from location to location, you can often find waxing, threading, electrolysis or laser hair removal offers.

How to Shave Off a Beard

Monday March 31, 2014
It might sound simple. But you actually could end up red and irritated. Dave Alexander, our Men's Hair Expert shares with us four tips on doing it right-- from choosing the best time to aftercare of the skin.

4 Tips to Correctly Shave Off a Beard

Image: Liv Friis- Larsen / I Stock Photo

Celebrity Slips: See Who Didnít Shave

Monday March 31, 2014

Celebrities are watched constantly and scrutinized for every move they make. Even so, they slip up so to speak even in the grooming department sometimes. Some forget to shave while other female celebs show up on purpose with body hair at an even for some kind of statement.

Who do you think this is pictured here? Find out who this underarm belongs to and see more hairy celebrities.

Female Celebrities with Hairy Legs and Underarms

Photo Tony Kyriacou/Rex Features

Eyebrow Hair Removal

Friday March 28, 2014

More than just getting rid of eyebrow hair, the right ones need to be left to properly frame the eyes. We also need to take into consideration the gentle skin in the eye area and the amount of control if deciding to tackle a do-it-yourself.

See more about the options depending on your skin type, pain threshold, including the speed of each method and how long it generally will last.

How to Remove Eyebrow Hair for Shaping and Grooming

Image: Steve Mason / Getty Images

Coupon and Discount Codes for Tria and Silkín

Sunday March 23, 2014

Get some free products including a $25 gift card with a Tria 4X purchase, or a free skincare product with any Tria device.

Silk'n also has many of its devices on sale. Plus they have a coupon code for 15% off sitewide.

See Current Discount & Coupon Codes for Home IPL and Laser Devices

Trends in Bikini Waxing

Saturday March 22, 2014

With spring already here (even though it may not feel like it) there comes more hair removal. A lot of that entails bikini waxing of some sort or another.

We asked Noemi Grupenmager (pictured above), founder and CEO of Uni K Wax Centers: What trends do you foresee in bikini waxing for this spring?

"Over 80% of customers I see have a bikini wax service and the trend I am seeing is more customers going for a full Brazilian bikini (full front and back) rather than just a bikini or deep bikini line wax. I also find that America is a country that loves to maintain high levels of hygiene, whether it is to be beach ready or show off the latest in sexy fashion styles/bathing suits, etc.

Hair removal is very much a trend that has been growing significantly over the last ten years and ever since I introduced the Brazilian bikini wax 21 years ago, I have seen Brazilian bikini's grow globally to the point where full body waxing is as normal of a routine as having a pedicure or manicure done."

We share more in common than working in the hair removal world. Naomi in Spanish is Noemi.

More on Bikini Waxes:

Photo Courtesy Uni K Wax Centers

Eyebrow Sugaring: Why You Might Want to Make the Switch

Friday March 21, 2014

Tweezing has been a go-to for eyebrow shaping for I don't know how many decades. Waxing is also extremely popular as almost every salon and spa offers it. Every year it seems more women are having the string taken to their brows with threading.

Sugaring, although more expensive and not available at many salons or spas is another wonderful way to shape brows. Learn about how this method works, the two different types, why you might want to switch over (or at least try it) and tips for finding a professional or giving it a shot at home.

Why You Should Try Sugaring for Eyebrow Shaping

Image Milos Luzanin / IStock Photo

Keep Your Razors Out of the Bathroom

Tuesday March 18, 2014

For convenience, it's really easy to keep your razor in the bathroom because that's most likely where you shave. The moisture from the steam and any water that may hit on the razor corrodes away its life, making it dull before its time. That makes you either have to use it longer than you should or put in a new blade.

Along with cleaning the razor and drying it after each use, another way to prolong its life is to keep it totally out of the bathroom. Not just the shower. An easy solution is to use the suction cup holders that come with the razor and keep it in your linen closet or somewhere else unseen to grab on your way to the shower. It might be strange at first, but once you get in the habit, you'll remember.

Read about more ways to save money on razors: How to Extend Your Razor Blade's Life

How to Make Your Own Body Scrubs

Friday February 28, 2014

My skin would be a mess if I didn't exfoliate it. But beyond keeping it looking healthy and glowing, exfoliating has another purpose. When done regularly, it helps to ward off ingrown hairs and razor bumps by getting rid of dead skin cells so hair doesn't get trapped allowing them to point up.

Going for a body scrub at a spa can be a wonderfully relaxing experience, although it can cost an arm and a leg. I had an amazing body treatment at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort Spa (read review).

Picking up a scrub is much less expensive, but you always can't pronounce everything in the bottle. To really save and know exactly what you're putting on your skin, make your own. They're pretty easy (and fun) to whip up. Our Beauty Expert, Julyne Derrick shares some Homemade Body Scrub Recipes.

Photo Jennifer Cheung / Getty Images
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