There are some places hair just shouldn't grow, and yet it does: out of your nose, around your ears, on your toe knuckles. A grooming expert tells us how to deal.
With the London 2012 Olympic Games around the corner, we predict a wave of Olympics-inspired styles come fall. Our expert barber breaks down the looks to help you get ahead of the game.
With the playoffs in full swing and crazy beards on full display, we take a look at the best facial hairstyles ever rocked in the NBA.
Barbershop results at your own bathroom sink? Absolutely, say these master barbers -- and without spending a lot of time or money in the process.
Maintaining a good-looking beard is more challenging for those with curly hair. But it can be done, to eye-catching effect. Craig the Barber tells you how.
Is there a facial hairstyle that flatters every face? Men's Life Today connects with barbers across the country to find out.
With minor tweaks, these four classic beard styles have stood the test of time. Read on to see which one can revolutionize your face.
Grooming expert Craig Whitely takes the bite out of shaving with these four practical tips to avoid shaving irritation.
Sure you can emulate the facial hairstyle of your favorite player -- like every other fan. If you've really got spirit, you'll take your cues from the team mascot.
You've spent months getting yourself in shape for bathing suit season. Should you take it a step further and shave it all off? We ask the Men's Life Today Girl PanelTM for their thoughts on manscaping.
The summer sun -- not to mention chlorine -- can take a huge toll on your face. Follow these tips to keep your skin soft, smooth and easy-to-shave all summer long.
Dad taught you how to shave, but shaving know-how and technology have come a long way since he learned.
Stop blaming your hair or skin for chronic shaving issues. Chances are, the problem lies with your tools and technique. Thankfully, so does the solution.
Whether they achieved the perfect bare face or rocked a skilfully tended soul patch, these men proved sharp when it came to their razor handiwork. Meet the first winners of the MLT Razor Awards.
They may work their feet to score and block goals, but for luck, some champion soccer men rely on well-groomed facial hair. Check out their stats.
What's cutting-edge in razor technology these days? Check out these hot products to see how they can revolutionize your shave.
Eyebrows gone rogue? Unfurl 'em with a primer on eyebrow grooming for men who want to tame their brows -- without over-grooming.
Want to accentuate the results you’ve achieved in the gym? Here’s how manscaping (shaving and trimming) can show off your newly acquired assets.
Shaving cream and a razor are just a start. To take your personal grooming to the next level, equip your Dopp bag with these tools.
Shaving accomplishes much more than just removing hair from your face. Here, we reveal the surprising benefits that accompany the right cut.
A few swipes of the blade can highlight your best -- and distract from your, well, less than best -- facial features. Here’s how.
Whether your back resembles the Amazon or you just think below-the-belt topiary’s cool, here’s what you need to know before you begin.
Maybe you and Pa never had “the talk.” Or maybe you did, and still your face suffers from razor bumps and irritation. Here’s the shaving primer you never had.
Hint: It's not by waking up and rolling out of bed.
If you’ve spent the last decade sporting the same cut, cut loose and try one of these alternative styles for African-American men.
Your workplace demands a conservative hairstyle. Your leisure time demands that your youth (and locks) flow free. Here's how to have it both ways.
When it comes to next year’s hottest haircut trends, getting out in front means looking backward to the past.
You get just one chance to make a good first impression -- and your haircut needs to be an asset, not a liability. Here are the signals your hair’s sending and why.
Know your mop needs taming but don’t know where to begin? Start here, with our quick guide to men’s hair products -- and how to use them.
Whether you're in the boardroom or at the bar, you should be sending the right message with your cologne. Our experts show you how.
How much does your nose know when it comes to how you should smell? Here’s our scents-ible primer.
If your daily uniform is a white Oxford shirt and navy suit, it's time to take your wardrobe to the next level.
So what if you're wearing Armani underneath? What most people see is the top layer. Our style expert tells you which coats are hot now and how to wear them.
Want clothes that can do double … triple … quadruple duty? You can wear these flexible garments just about anywhere.
When it comes to shades, don’t be a slave to fashion -- let the shape of your mug be your master.
They make it seem so complicated. Expensive. Fussy. We make it simple, because the fact is: It is.
Want to look cool? Hip? Macho? Incorporate these pieces into your wardrobe to crank your look up to 11.
Improve more than your hand-eye coordination while playing video games by taking style cues from these (pixelated) leading men.
I have a phone interview coming up for a job I'd really love to get. What's the best way for me to ace it?
Every year, I make the same resolution about getting in shape. And every year, I get bored by the end of January and start slacking off. How can I make a workout regime interesting enough to stick with?
My colleagues socialize a lot outside of work. Am I obligated to join them? I'd much rather see my non-work friends after hours.
I've noticed a resurgence of bow-tie wearing among guys my age. Should I get one? If so, when am I supposed to wear it?
I always end up getting ingrown hairs and irritation when I shave my neck. Is there a trick to comfortably shaving this area?
Antiperspirant makes my armpits break out, but I've tried going without it and -- believe me -- that's not an option. What can I do?
I had a flat tire last weekend. I tried to be a man and change the tire myself. It didn't go so well. I couldn't figure out how to best jack up the car -- it was almost mission impossible just to pry the jack out of the trunk! -- and a couple of the lug nuts were too tight to loosen. Is roadside assistance the only answer?
Is there anything I can do to make my mind sharper, faster? My gray matter appears to be working fine, but I want to be even faster on my feet. Any exercises I can do to get the mental edge?
Does stretching really help prevent athletic injuries?
I am an awesome video game player. I think I’m ready to take it to the big leagues. How do I get into the tournament circuit?
I saw a movie on Blu-ray for the first time at a friend's house and I was surprised by how much better it looked than DVD. Prices on players now start at around $300. Should I jump into the format?
I get along really well with women, but I'm not interested in dating all of them. How do I remain friendly with the fairer sex without giving them the wrong idea?
I'm graduating from college next year and would love to work abroad for a year or two before I settle down into a career here. How do I find (and land) a job in another country?
I get ingrown hairs. Should I be concerned about shaving my head?
I'm a fairly smart man, but some of my friends really make me feel not so sharp. Why does this happen and what can I do to stay on my game when I'm around them?
I've got some pretty decent muscle, but when it comes to my chest, I've got nothing in the upper pectoral area. How do I give myself some muscle cleavage?
I've never given a speech before in my life -- and now I have to for work. How do I get through it?
My best friend is a girl. I’m in love with her, and it’s killing me. If I tell her, I risk losing the friendship. If I don’t, I risk losing out on an amazing relationship. What should I do?
I've got a little extra cash coming in after college: My dad is giving me $10,000 to start my portfolio. What's the best way to invest it so I can get the greatest return in this treacherous economy?
How often should I change a razor blade? And is there anything else I need to know about keeping a razor in prime shape for a great shave?
My nipples are feeling sensitive. I'm a guy! Is this weird?
I'm a smoker, which is a huge turnoff to a lot of girls. I'm going to quit on my birthday in September but want all the help I can get. What's the latest research?
Lately, my girlfriend's been complaining that I don't call her enough. But I text message her all day long. Is she onto something? Or should I send her a final "c u l8r"?
My 10-year-old car needs about $1,000 in repairs, which is about what the car is worth in running condition. If I get it fixed, am I throwing good money after bad? If I don't fix it, will I be able to sell it?
I told my girlfriend I can get into shape using interactive video games. She's not buying it. Who's right? (Note: A Kinect or Nintendo Wii hangs on your answer.)
I'm an African-American man and am considering shaving my head. What style of facial hair goes best with this look?
I dread the summer because I sweat so much. Is there anything I can do to sweat less?
I hear this year's Olympics will be broadcast in 3-D. Should I take the plunge and buy a 3-D TV?
A friend told me you should start using anti-wrinkle cream years before you see any wrinkles. Is that true?
I've always used disposables in the interest of cost savings. But my girlfriend says a cartridge razor is ultimately more economical. Is she right?
I’ve been using the same antiperspirant since baseball season began, and it’s worked. But recently, I’ve been sweating through my jersey. Is it possible to build up resistance to an antiperspirant?
I have a couple of spots of uneven growth in my beard. What's the best facial hairstyle for me?
My new boss is a golf fanatic, and I can tell I’m going to get roped into playing one of these days. How can I get my game up-to-speed fast?
I feel like daily showers dry out my skin. Is it unhygienic to take a shower every two or three days?
My friend refuses to drink from restaurant glasses; he asks for a straw every time. Is he a germophobe, or should I be following suit?
I'm on a serious budget. Is there anything I can do to make my razor blades last longer?
I'd like to reduce my "friends" on Facebook to people I've actually talked to in the last few years. Is there any way to defriend without offending?
My best friend's girlfriend came on to me. I'm afraid that if I tell him, it'll backfire (he really digs this girl) and I'll lose the friendship. What do I do?
Can I use a regular beard trimmer to groom other parts of my body, or is that a no-no?
I recently came into an inheritance of $30,000. I wasn't planning to buy a house right now, but since mortgage rates are so low, would real estate be the smartest place to put my money?
I participate in a lot of sports and am constantly getting jock itch. Over-the-counter antifungal medicine takes care of it, but is there any way to prevent getting it in the first place?
My girlfriend says I should be using hair conditioner, but I have short hair and have never used it before. Is she right, and if so, why?
What's the best way to maintain a beard and/or mustache if I have coarse, curly facial hair?
This comes from a longstanding argument with my girlfriend, but is it strictly necessary for guys to wash their hands after going "No. 1"? It's not like I'm really touching anything dirty.
I have a great idea for an iPhone app. How do I go about developing it?
I asked my girlfriend to help me shave my back, and she's game. Anything she should know before she does it?
I just bought a new iPhone to replace the one I lost, and the guy who sold it to me offered me an insurance plan. I said no, but now I'm wondering: Should I insure my phone?
I heard that over-washing a garment can decrease its lifespan, so I wash my nice jeans and sweaters every three or four (or 10) times I wear them. At what point is this unhygienic?
I'm addicted to taking long, hot showers in the winter, but someone just told me that it's the worst thing I can do for my skin. Is it true?
During the winter, my skin gets really dry. Is there a special way to shave dry skin?
I know you're supposed to shave with the grain, but I just can't get a close shave that way. Is it possible to get a comfortable shave against the grain?
I never know whether to accept an extended warranty offer. Are they a smart move or a waste of money? Or does it depend on the product?
How does moisturizer work, scientifically speaking? There are so many options; what's the difference?
Lately, my skin has been really dry and scaly. How do I fix it?
I've been told I should use cloud services to store and access my files. What are they, exactly, and how do I pick one? Are there any security concerns or other things I need to know about?
I'd like to launch a blog. How do I get started, and how do I get people to read it? Is it something I can do in my spare time, or do I need to quit my job?
I want to throw a Halloween party this year, but not the same old fake spider webs and "bloody" red punch. How can I make my party stand out?
What should I do when I get a sports injury? Apply ice? Heat? Ice and then heat? I'm totally confused.
Are disposable razors more hygienic than razors with disposable cartridges?
A bunch of my coworkers are doing a juice cleanse. What's with this trend? Are there any real benefits?
I've been using disposable razors all my life. My buddy says I should upgrade to a system razor. What's the difference?
I'm starting to see "green" dry cleaners everywhere. What does that mean? Am I really damaging the earth (or myself) if I dry-clean my shirts the old-fashioned way?
I heard that sunscreens with higher SPFs than 30 don't make a difference. Is that true, or should I be using the highest SPF I can find?
My office has half-day Fridays in the summer, but the past couple of weeks it seemed my boss worked the full day. Should I be staying too?
I'm African-American. Why am I more prone to shaving bumps?
I have a job interview. Do I need to wear a tie? No one seems to wear one anymore.
I want to reach my one-rep max on the bench press. How do I get there?
I'm pretty clueless when it comes to dressing -- but I want to look at least semi-cool. Is there someone in a store I can count on to help me look good?
I keep stuff in my refrigerator for a long time. How can I tell when something's gone bad without getting food poisoning?
I'm going to my girlfriend's parents' house to meet the family. Can you give me some tips on not screwing things up?
Is there any way to get rid of a cowlick? Or any tricks to make it less conspicuous?
I know a lot of guys go sockless in summer, but I assume there are some rules involved. What are they?
The guy in the cube next to me at work has killer body odor. How do I tell him -- without coming off like a jerk?
Does shaving daily cause shaving bumps?
I've been tapped to be my buddy's best man. I want to do right by him, but I'm financially strapped. How do I give a killer bachelor party on the cheap?
I'd like to start my own amateur sports team. How should I go about it?
I've been seeing ads for shoes that will help me build muscle just by walking in them. Sounds too good to be true. Is it?
What are the rules for a wannabe stylish guy when it comes to wearing white before Memorial Day?
I've got some serious shaving bumps. How do I fix them?
Is there any way to prevent the flu when the seasons change?
My accountant charged me $350 to do my taxes this year. How can I organize myself now so I can do it myself next April?
I see this cute girl at my coffee shop all the time. I want to talk to her, but can't think of anything to say that wouldn't be totally cheesy. How do you strike up a conversation with a total stranger?
I think my skin is getting darker from shaving. Why does this happen and how can I prevent it?
My girlfriend just lost her job, and now she wants to move in with me to save rent. I really like her, but I'm not ready to cohabitate. How do I keep her in my life, but not in my house?
I've heard that you shouldn't eat carbs after 4:00 p.m. if you want to lose weight. Is this true?
I excel in a lot of different sports and love to play them all. I don't know if I want to try to go pro. If so, do I have to focus on one, and at what point? I'm a junior in high school.
I always get ingrown hairs. Should I swap my razor for one of those depilatories?
I just got an offer for my dream job from another company. I’ve been at my current job for eight months. Can I take the new job without burning bridges at the old one?
I’ve been invited on a ski trip. I’ve never skied before, and I don’t want to invest in a bunch of clothing and equipment I may never use again if I don’t like it. What’s the minimum I can get away with buying?
Does the number of blades in my razor have anything to do with getting shaving bumps?
I can't afford the jacked-up prices restaurants charge on Valentine's Day. What's a simple yet romantic dinner I can make for my girlfriend at home?
Ever since I left home, my clothes have looked dull and wrinkled. I don't have a ton of extra money to spend on dry cleaners. How can I do my own laundry and keep my clothes looking sharp?
I'm thinking of throwing a Super Bowl party, but half my friends are really into the game while the other half just want to party. How do I please them all?
I've noticed that winter weather conditions dry out my scalp. What can I do to prevent dandruff?
How come the sweat on my hands doesn't smell?
I want to strengthen my core, but I'm just not a yoga or Pilates kind of guy ... and there's no way I can afford a personal trainer. What can I do at home or at the gym that will give me the same benefits?
How long should I wait to shave after getting razor burn?
I've been dating this girl only a couple of months. I like her a lot and want to get her something for the holidays, but I don't want to freak her out. What's a good gift in this situation?
I’ve heard I should never borrow my girlfriend’s razor. Is that true -- and if so, why?
Do I need to worry about my so-called maximum heart rate if I'm reasonably fit?
Does the pre-shave process for body shaving differ from the routine I go through when I blade my face? Also, should I moisturize my body more if I'm going to be shaving it?
After dieting and exercising for two months, I'm starting to notice real results. I know how to get through the holidays -- choose the healthy items on the table, eat sensible portions, etc. -- but it's a lot easier said than done. How do I make myself actually do it?
I recently read a study about how some people in the UK only wash their sheets three times per year. That seems pretty gross, but I’m wondering … how often do I need to wash my sheets to maintain good hygiene? After all, I wouldn’t mind saving money on laundry (and less washing would probably help the environment too!).
I've noticed that women like to check out my smartphone apps, almost like they're trying to figure out if I'm cool, smart or worldly enough. How can I win at this game?
I just throw on my scarf when I go out, but I see some guys who make a cool fashion statement with theirs. How can I look better in mine?
My girlfriend practically passes out whenever I take off my shoes. Is there any way to fix this problem short of wearing my shoes to bed?
I'm African-American, and my hair is frequently brittle and dry. Other than using good products, what can I do to keep my hair from drying out?
It seems that all of my buddies have some kind of talent, whether they're great at sports or play guitar or take amazing photos. Does everybody have some kind of innate skill, and if so, how do I find out what mine is?
I'm a funny guy. (No, really!) How do I get into professional comedy?
I love to blast my tunes. How do I soundproof my space so I don't get complaints from others?
How can I tell which facial hair styles will look good on me?
How do I get the approval of my new girlfriend's friends?
Lately, I've been looking better than my girlfriend. How can I suggest she revert back to the brush, razor and makeup she used when we first met -- without insulting her?
I think I'm into my girlfriend's sister more than my girlfriend. A lot more. I mean, her sister is, like, perfect for me. How do I switch partners without causing World War III (if possible)?
I'm often under a lot of stress at work. How can I prevent the pressure from affecting my performance?
How do I get on a reality-TV dating show? Looks like a great way to get to know some hot ladies!
I'm really good with the ol' axe (that's guitar, for you non-musical types) and I want to form a band. How do I best assemble a real butt-kicking ensemble?
I have sensitive skin -- a lot of redness and itching. How do I take care of it?
I'm going to be the best man at my buddy's wedding. I understand that one of the requirements of the gig is I have to give a speech at the reception. I have no idea about the rules for a wedding toast (are there rules?). Help!
When should I let people "work in" while I'm on a machine? And in a work-in situation, should everyone keep changing the weight and seat settings back for the other person?
When I manscape, I get rid of the trimmings by sweeping them up and tossing them into the sink. Just wondering: Can I simply let the water run in the sink to wash the hair down the drain, or will that eventually clog the drain? Please advise -- I can't afford a plumber!
Sometimes my suntan lotion seeps into my eyes and ... oh, man, the burn! Needless to say, it's not always easy to get to a sink at the beach to wash the stuff out. How do I prevent sunscreen from going into my eyes?
My bandmates and I want to record music (our soon-to-be-major-hit songs). We're rich in talent but not in $$$. What are some basics we need to know in terms of laying down some professional-sounding tracks on the cheap?
I often suffer from facial redness and dryness. (Let’s just file this under the general irritation category.) Is there anything I can do to reduce these maladies?
My one-year review is coming up, and I heard that well-groomed employees are more likely to be promoted. Why is this? Shouldn't my work performance be the only factor?
I'm really getting into NASCAR these days! It's not that I want to be a driver, but I'd like to be able to experience some of the thrill of racing. Any way I can ride a NASCAR car?
I want the best razor. What qualities should I be looking for?
In my neck of the woods, I'm the video game king -- I'd like to turn my awesomeness into a career. Are there any potential jobs for people good at video games? How do I prepare for one?
I’m 24 years old and still have acne. Why is this and when will it stop?
Quite a few muscle guys at my gym have shaven armpits. I'm pretty well cut myself, so I'm considering adopting this look. But I'm wondering, Are shaven armpits itchy and uncomfortable? Could I, and should I, just trim? And how would that feel?
I travel a lot. Sometimes I'm in a place that has hard water; sometimes I'm in a place that has soft water. Does the kind of water I shave with affect the quality of my shave?
I know how to treat my face to get a great shave (hydrate plus to the max). But is there any particular way I should treat my razor to get the best performance from it?
I'm trying to figure out how to best manscape my frontal torso hair. (I say "frontal torso" instead of "chest" because hair grows on my entire front.) Should I completely shave the non-chest areas and trim the rest? And how long should the trimmed hair be? I want to look natural but groomed (and not gnarly).
How does aftershave work, scientifically speaking?
Let's say I need to clean up my 5 o'clock shadow before I leave work for a date or business dinner. Is it OK -- in terms of proper etiquette -- to shave in the men's room at work?
Do you really get a better shave from a manual razor as opposed to an electric? What are the benefits?
Now that the vernal equinox is arriving, is there some kind of grooming equivalent to "spring cleaning"? Maybe some way to give my skin and hair some extra attention?
I recently read a study about how some people in the UK only wash their sheets three times per year. That seems pretty gross, but I’m wondering . . . how often do I need to wash my sheets to maintain good hygiene? After all, I wouldn’t mind saving money on doing laundry (and less washing would probably help the environment too!).
Help! I'm emailing you right now from a restaurant table, where my first -- and last! -- date with this girl is going really, really bad. (She's in the restroom at the moment.) She seems to be having a good enough time, but I'm in hell. How do I get out of this and still come off smelling like a rose? Oh, jeez -- she's coming back!
I trot up lots of stairs every day. What techniques can I use to maximize muscle-building benefits?
I want to improve my on-the-job productivity -- but I think I need to organize my work space. How can I better set up my station to accomplish this? Are there any must-haves (in/out baskets, staplers)? Is there a certain way I need to set up my papers?
I decided not to get a Valentine's Day gift for the girl I've been casually dating, and now she's giving me the cold shoulder. Is she too high-maintenance, or did I mess up? And how do you know when it's appropriate to begin exchanging gifts?
My shaving cream, bar soap, deodorant and cologne all have different scents. How can I make sure they're working well together?
I have a lean bone structure. Does this mean my muscles will also be on the small side? Will I never be able to build bulk that competes with big-boned men?
How do I “break up” with a friend?
I know there are job interview questions that are commonly asked (“Where do you see yourself in five years?”, “What’s your greatest weakness?” and so forth). But how do I ready myself for queries that come way out of left field? I want to be able to score with every answer I give.
I have a unibrow -- two eyebrows that connect in the middle, meeting as one. How do I split the Siamese twins into two self-sufficient brows? And how do I do this without making that area look too obviously manscaped?
I use my MP3 player so often that I’m surprised the earbuds haven’t become permanently attached to my ears. Should I worry about hearing loss? How much music can you listen to before you start going deaf?
I’m reuniting with a bunch of old classmates I haven’t seen in a while. Professionally and socially, how do I make the most of this gathering?
What’s the deal with ingrown hairs? Why do I get them, and more importantly, how do I get rid of them?
There’s a high probability I’m about to be laid off. Is there anything I can do to maximize my severance package?
My company’s holiday party is coming up. Frankly, I’d rather not go. Do I really need to attend? And if so, is there anything special I need to know before I get there?
I just got a pair of nice leather shoes that I love. How can I keep them looking great forever?
My company just gave me a cell phone -- and I’m not happy about it. I don’t want to be expected to check email and be accessible by phone at all hours of the night, on weekends and vacations. How do I set limits or at least find out what kind of limits I’ll be able to set?
What are some up-and-coming industries these days on the job front? I’m rethinking my career plans, and I want one that helps put me ahead of the curve. What should I be prepping for?
I’m trying to stay in shape by participating in cardio activities (running and cycling). The problem is, afterward, not only do I want to eat more, I want to eat stuff that’s bad for me (usually food filled with fat or sugar). This seems counterproductive. How can I avoid this syndrome?
I’ve been invited to a Halloween costume party that will be babe central. I don’t want to dress up as some lame monster -- I want to look cool. What kind of costumes really attract women?
Is there some kind of a rule book on sideburns? I’m thinking of really growing mine out, but I’m wondering how low they should go, how wide, how short the hair, etc. How can I be sure they’re helping me look my best?
I just landed a new job. How can I make my work space look professional, like it belongs to someone who’s worthy of climbing the ladder?
I want to run faster to improve my sports performance, but some of my friends say you're born with a maximum running speed. Is that true, and if not, what can I do to get quicker?
I want to make sure I'm operating at optimum physical performance. Can my doctor help me get there? If so, what kinds of tests should I ask him to perform to make sure my body is perfectly "calibrated?"
My buddy is getting married at the end of the month. I'm the best man, so I have to throw the bachelor party. Thing is, we're not really the type of men who go for typical bachelor party debauchery. What are some modern -- and still fun -- alternatives?
Does how your skin looks reflect what you eat? If so, how will I know if a certain food will be good or bad for my skin?
Is it possible to protect myself from the sun this summer while still keeping my acne under control?