Ah, Movember. The charity that makes the men of Australia look like foreign spies. The month-long initiative supports awareness for men’s health — namely prostate cancer and mental health — so be sure to donate and cheer on the men in your life. While he's sporting that cheeky-looking moustache, he'll need to keep the rest of his face clean-shaven and clear, so we spoke to men's grooming expert, skincare guru and owner of Sydney's Mankind, Paul Anderson, to find out his top four tips to the perfect shave. And to make things even more interesting, we've created a gallery of our favourite Hollywood hunks rocking facial hair.
We're mammals, and by nature, that means we all have hair all over our bodies — even on our faces. It can range from soft, barely noticeable downy-textured hair, to thick and dark. Depending on factors like hormones, age, and heredity, facial hair can become more prominent, and while totally normal, there are times when it's just plain unwanted. For those moments when you feel like your facial hair needs a little more control, check out these tips for either making it less noticeable, or removing it altogether. Just keep reading.
When the MasterChef contestants hit NYC on Sunday night, talk on Twitter was less about the contestants' dishes and more about Hayden Quinn's newly-aquired mo! The 24-year-old boy from the Northern beaches swung into a barber's in Harlem to get freshly shaved before he commenced cooking his spiced catfish, but decided to leave a moustache in place. MasterChef judge Matt Preston soon asked viewers to vote on his new look with 8 percent of people saying it was great, 56 percent labelling it a mistake, 17 percent saying he could do no wrong and 19 percent likening him to a porn star! It was less obvious last night as he struggled for service in the canape challange, but on closer inspection it did still seem to be there. Is it time to say buh-bye to the mo for good or do you kinda like it and want it to stay?
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Ladies, gents, possums. The time has come for us all to embrace the mo' in honour of Movember — the month formally known as November that has dedicated its 30 days to raising much needed funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and depression. Money raised in support of Mo Bros — those who grow their facial hair this month — goes directly to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, beyondblue and the Movember Foundation. Last year more than $21 million dollars was raised. So guys, get on board and become a Mo Bro, ladies help to support the guys by not vomiting every time they come near you, and possums, well you can just give two thumbs every time you see a mo' on your travels, K? If you're yet to sign up, it's not too late. And here's a little inspiration: the "best" facial we've spotted this year. Also check out our 12 Mad Mo's gallery if Hulk Hogan is more your thing . . .
When Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens visited the cast of "Memphis" on Broadway late last month, I thought he was just laying off shaving for a few days, but it seems he was gearing up for a full-on rip-off-Ryan-Gosling's-look attempt. He's been spotted out and about on the promo tour for Charlie St. Cloud — which, yes ladies and gents, brings the High School Musical alumni back to Sydney; cue screaming teens (and maybe me. What? Zac got hot. Deal with it) — looking rather pleased with his new facial hair. Are you digging his new look or not?
Normally, the boys don't get a standout mention. There's only so many times you can say "nice use of wax," after all. But I felt that Zac Efron was worthy of a mention. Not only because he's returning to Australian shores next month — cue scream-o-rama — but because he has ze new facial hair zat zou ze above. It doesn't make him look German at all. I just thought I'd mark the occasion by talking in a different accent. Oh, and he's also wearing chipped blue nail polish. Tut-tut. Obvs, Vanessa's kooky talon trends are rubbing off on him. What do you make of the beard and the blue. Rate it? Or totes hate it? Tell me all. Psst. Check out the spray tan. (But that's nothing new.)
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I'm not really a fan of facial hair but if guy like Sexy Becks and Brad Pitt insist on flaunting their beards for the whole world to see, it's only a matter of time before the dude who serves you coffee or the guy you're crushing on at work follows suit. Meaning? It's time for us to get used to the idea. So, if you had to, because we know it's such a drag, which of these two bearded boys would you pick? (Boys you can still vote for the beard you'd most like to grow. Go on.)
As we skip into the second week of November I expect to see lots of excess facial hair sprouting in honour of Movember.
Girls I know pash rash is a pain – and for the other 11 months of the year, you know my feelings about facial hair – but it's all for a good cause so guys, if you’re doing you part for charidee and looking for some inspiration, look no further than these legends who have all done their best to bring back the mo. In all shapes and sizes.
I cannot stand beards. I can’t pinpoint the exact time that my aversion to them started or even begin to explain my reasoning (though I will say that pash rash features high up on my list of concerns), yet still uber hunks persist in aligning themselves with facial hair, and thus go way down in my estimations.
Take David Beckham’s recent overgrown mutton chops that meet in the middle (not a good look); Joaquin Phoenix’s wiry wonder (hot); and don’t even get me started on repeat offender Brad Pitt (words fail me).
Though understandable – nay mandatory – during Movember, for the other eleven months of the year, please, please forget about it boys.
Am I alone in my feeling? Do you happen to like beards?