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How to Pamper Yourself and What to Expect


How to Pamper Yourself and What to Expect

You have a half day, no chores, no work, just you, and time for yourself. What do you do? If you're like me you either smoke pipe tobacco, drink a beer, play video games, or all three at once. That may be down time, but that's not pampering yourself.

Pampering yourself requires doting on yourself. Last week, Rocky and I set out to do just that. We met up with Monica DeLuna of Salon Boutique Academy in Addison, Texas and we each got intense skin treatment called facials.

Just like you go to get your teeth deep cleaned by a dentist, going for a facial will get your skin to a place it should be that normal daily care can't quite take it.

Our facials involved a steam blast, to prep the skin both cleansing and forcing sweat to bring extra oils to the surface of the skin and prep the beard. After that we received a high-frequency combing of the facial hair. This is a light electric charge that creates a soft tingling feeling both killing bacteria and promoting growth.


Immediately after the skin was prepped with a hot towel and a massage then removing any residue with sponges and dry towels. Then an anti-oxidant scrub was applied to the skin and left to sit under a hot towel. It's also fun because it's green and you can pretend to be Shrek.

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The towels were removed then more hot steam, massages, and relaxation. I know facials aren't usually considered a male event, but I promise as soon as you walk out you'll be scheduling your next appointment. Just check out these after photos below, I don't think my skin has ever looked or felt so soft! Don't forget, facials are just like most service industry jobs, you should tip at least 15%!


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How to Find and Pick a Barber


How to Find and Pick a Barber

Good barbers are hard to come by, and finding one that works well with your preferences, hair type, and style can be a daunting task. If you're like most guys, you bounce around from barber to barber, or even just stopping by a major chain satisfied with, "just okay." Here are a few steps to help you narrow down your search.

1) Search Online

And not just google, or yelp, but MULTIPLE places cross-checking their ratings across several platforms (this helps weed out biased pay-to-play type services like yelp). Use these search results to narrow down to a few barbers.

2) Look at their Porfolio

Do they have their own website? Facebook? Instagram? Twitter? Find them and check out the type of work they are posting and see if it aligns with your desired style. A lot of high-quality barbers, while able to do a lot across the board, focus on a particular niche of styling hair and beards.

3) Ask Your Friends

See if your friends have any recommendations or been to any of your potential barbers and get their opinions. Trusted recommendations are always a great place to start, or to settle a tie.



4) Try Them Out

While it may be disappointing when your hair or beard isn't cut/styled how you like, it does grow back, so get out there. You will never know until you try! Once you find a rockstar barber, make sure to reocommend them to a friend! These are men and women working hard to provide high quality service!

Soon, we will be doing barber spotlights, know a good barber that should be featured? Shoot us an email to