Pomade is a male hair styling product that creates a shiny, firm, long lasting hold. Traditionally made from lard, petroleum jelly, beeswax, or lanolin, it makes a thick, waxy substance used to create classic male hairstyles like pompadours or quiffs, and for making specialty male grooming products. Continue reading
Hair Tonic and Old-Fashioned Barbering
In the 1950’s and 60’s, hair tonics were in most men’s bathrooms. Then, styling gels and mousses hit the mainstream, and hair tonics were relegated to a back shelf and eventually disposed of. Today, hair tonics are experiencing a renaissance as traditional barbering and grooming are back in style.
Today, about 33 percent of American men and 55 percent of men worldwide have some kind of facial hair. If an average man stopped trimming his beard, it would grow up to 27.5 feet. So far, the Rapunzel look for men has not gained society’s — or Disney’s — approval.
Men’s hairstyles today illustrates today’s most popular beards. Continue reading