Mini Gallery of Bald Celebrities: Taye Diggs, Vin Diesel, and more.

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In conjunction with out super awesome HeadBlade giveaway, we want to post up a few photos of cool celebrities that have chosen to cut it all off.
Mini Gallery of Bald Celebrities:
LL Cool J
Vin Diesel
Tyrese and Terrell Owens
Chris Daughtry
Billy Zane
Neyo
Taye Diggs
Joey Lawrence
a little more Vin Diesel

But the HeadBlade giveaway isn’t just for those who prefer a bald head, it’s also for those who like to keep their face hairs freshly shaved…. be sure to enter!

Simple Revolutionary Shaving: The HeadBlade Giveaway

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Not too long ago, we did a post on Fresh Cuts and Stylings that featured a variety of hairstyles for every type of guy. A day or so after that article went up we received a few emails from guys praising the article, but wanting us to show a little more love to the men that prefer to be hairless up top. Well,  before we could cater to your concerns the kind folks at HeadBlade came to us and would like to present The Urban Gentleman readers with a chance to win some of their great products.
Taking simplistic functionality to fun and award-winning levels HeadBlade razors are designed to give those desiring a smooth dome the best results…
HeadBlade’s pride and joy, the Limited Edition gun metal S4 Shadow

Who says a straight razor is always best, the human head is round right? So why shouldn’t there be a razor designed to match the contour of the human head.  HeadBlade’s clever razor seamlessly hooks around your middle finger, creating a secure grip while you shave. Did I mention it has wheels? Yes actual mini wheels, that will make on-head shaving navigation a breeze, while seriously decreasing your chances of any accidents– just one smooth ride (i.e no nicks and bumps).

Guys you know you love your gadgets, the HeadBlade razor is sort of like a toy with a purpose, a purpose that focuses on you looking good. But their products aren’t just for hairless urban gents, they also have the FaceBlade which makes shaving your facial hair easy.

A ton of bald celebrities use HeadBlade– ranging from MMA fighters to retired NBA stars, some choose to go hairless while the rest would rather have no hair their some hair. Check out the celebs who enjoy HeadBlade products Here.

If you need more details on how their products work, get schooled in a little  HeadBlade 101 at headblade.com. You can buy their products at Amazon,  Headblade, or at your local drugstore.

Alrighty, lets get down to the good stuff, we will be giving away 5 items:
1 Executive S4 Shadow Kit
The new Executive S4 Shadow Kit is the most prestigious kit HeadBlade has to offer. It includes a padded TravelShell, Limited Edition gun metal S4 Shadow, TripleBlade replacement kit, Groomster (manicure kit),  and 2 oz. Travel Kit, which includes the famous HeadSlick shave cream, HeadShed exfoliator, HeadLube Glossy, and HeadLube Matte. Try to win this top of the line kit below, or buy it for $116.
1 Combo Travel Kit
The Combo kit is the best introductory kit for those looking to dive into the world of HeadBlade.  It comes complete with the new FaceBlade, HeadBlade Sport, and the most popular creams in convenient travel sized 2 oz. bottles: HeadSlick shave cream, HeadShed exfoliator, HeadLube Glossy, and HeadLube Matte moisturizing lotion.
1 FaceBlade Travel Kit
The FaceBlade Travel Kit is designed for the non-headshaver and contains all the essentials for a non-headshaver to be part of the HeadBlade family. The FaceBlade travel razor is designed for the face or legs, or anywhere else (other than your head) you shave. The travel kit includes a nice TravelShell and a line up of creams: the wildly famous HeadSlick shave cream, HeadShed exfoliator, HeadLube Glossy, and HeadLube Matte. The creams come in convenient travel ready 2 oz. bottles and a nice zippered travel bag.

1 HeadBlade Sport (with the 2oz samples in the zipper travel pouch)

1 FaceBlade (with the 2oz samples in the zipper travel pouch)

You guys know the drill…

1. Leave your name and email address

2. Answer the question: Do you want to be considered for a headblade product, a faceblade product, or both?

If you want to have a higher chance of winnings you can also:

– Subscribe to The Urban Gent (look on right column)
Fan us on facebook
– Tweet about the contest (then tell us you did via “comments”)
–  Follow us on blogger

The more ways you enter the more chances you have to win. So I suggest atleast commenting on this post then choose any of the other entry ways.

Contest ends next Friday.

Fun Fact: HeadBlade Classic is actually a part of the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art– for its design. Just another reason why you should enter to win.

Fresh Cuts & Styling: Gallery of Hair Inspiration for Men. Celebrity Men Hairstyles.

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It's the Holidays and many of you will be doing alot of mingling, whether it's at your company's holiday party or at your family's Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa dinner. As always, we here at the Urban Gentleman endorse looking your best at these functions and of course looking your best starts with grooming. Yeah, let's put the clothes and shoes aside for a second, and get to the core. We've already written many articles on basic grooming, skincare, moisturizers, manscaping, chap-stick/lip balms, even the best soaps for men, but we don't have too many that focus on hair.

Shampoos, conditioners, and styling gels will come at a later date, besides we've reviewed many of those items in the past. Today, we'll focus on styles.

So here's a collection of men's hair styles, many of them great, some creative, some okay. I know every guy has a different hair texture, but these days with the massive amounts of styling tools and products, most of the hair looks below can be achieved on almost any hair type: curly, straight, or wavy.

 

Usher Raymond

 

I figured we'd start with the classic line-up and waves. I know many men love this style and put in serious work to get those perfect sea-sick waves. What's the trick again guys? Always brush from back to front, right? with a boar bristle brush.

 

Usher Raymond

 

Usher's Raymond's hair and overall grooming is always immaculate– thanks to his now ex-wife and stylist Tameka Foster Raymond. It's always nice to have a woman around that can help keep you well styled and groomed.

 

I'm a huge fan of Zac Efron's hair, his hairstylist/barber continually updates his look. He's like the male version of Rihanna. His latest hairstyles, all featured here, are my favorite. Above he sports the classic short cut, combed over and back, with a side part. This hairstyle embodies the Conservative Dapper trend , you'll instantly look like a character from Mad Men.

 

Zac Efron
 
 
Zac Efron

This is a looser longer version of the hairstyles above. Also very handsome especially with a little 5'oclock shadow.

 

In this photo, Zac's hair is also cut short with a side part. But the part is less obvious and the hair is cut in more layers on top, then swept backwards. Also, one of my favorites.

 

I'm not a fan of the swept-over/"mop-top" hairstyle on most guys, unless it's on someone 17 or younger. Zac sported these when he was in his teens, through-out high school musical, and once (from what I can remember) this year, I hope he's done with this look.

 

John Cho
 

The slightly spiky hair is a staple for most celebrities these days. It's pretty easy to style and maintain without having to go to the barbershop or hair salon. Cut it shorter on the sides, longer in the middle, then use your favorite product to create fun messy spikes. When you're done it's suppose to look like "neat messy bed-hair"– if that makes any sense.
 

 

John Cho

 

I think I'm just a sucker for classic men's hairstyles because, like Zac, I think John's hair looks the best like this.

 

John Cho
 
John Cho

 

For ease of browsing the rest of the hair gallery will be divided by background/ethnicity and (somewhat) hairtype.


1. Men of color/African-American: Curly/wavy hair textures
2. Asian/Pacific-Islander/Indian: Straight/wavy hair textures
3. European-American/Caucasian/Latino: Straight/curly hair textures


Men of Color/"African-American"

 


Andre' Benjamin

Not everyone is a fan of this 50s/60s hair-do, but I adore it. Why? Well because it flows along with his preppy southern-boy Benjamin Bixby look- it gives him character. The girl version of him or of this hairstyle would have to be Janelle Monae, she also sports a reto hair style (an afro-curly pompadour to be exact).


Andre' Benjamin

No this isn't a conk, lol, which for those who don't know is a hairstyle worn from 1920s-1960s where American men of color would straighten their hair and style it into a pompadour (examples: Nat King Cole, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, James Brown). To get this hairstyle Andre' probably uses a texturizer, moisturizing conditioner, or styling product that makes the extreme curls in Black-American hair looser, creating a wavier hair-texture. Definitely, don't try this at home, go to a salon or barber when first trying to achieve the look.


Andre' Benjamin
Everyone shouldn't attempt to wear this hairstyle. It's take a certain attitude, personality-type, and overall style to successfully pull it off.


Will Smith
You can't go wrong with a mini shaped-up fro and dark taper.


Will Smith


Will Smith


Kanye West

His 808s and Heartbreak look, further boosted the trend of ambiguous faux-hawks. It's hard to walk out the house and not see atleast one person with a faux-hawk, I'm sure its that way in every part of the world.


Kanye West

Afro-mullet. 4 words= not a good look. I felt what Kanye was doing– his girlfriend was bald, and his label mate, Rihanna, has fashionable hairstyles, but I just wasn't a fan of this look of his. Maybe the mullet can safely return in about 5 years, who knows…
 


Kanye West

Artistic expressions through hair has always been a trend in the Black-American community– with men and women. Though distracting, I thought this cut of his was kind of cool. I mean, why not do it? Now of course, this is excessive for the average guy, I most likely would not recommend this to someone unless they had a distinct personality, but as an artist this is just another non-harmful way to express yourself.


Kanye West (side view)


Kanye West (back view)


Kanye West with artistic swirls cut into his hair.

This design was only on Kanye's left side.

John Legend keeps his hair is small twists. If you want this look it's best to go to a salon. Depending on your hair-texture you can get a similar curly look with a texturizer or a conditioner that brings out the natural curls in American of Color/African-American hair.


John Legend


As you can see John's hair is usually the same,
he only makes changes to the thickness of his beard.


Ludacris.
Very-low afro-fade, with strategically cut side-burns.

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Asian/Pacific-Islander/Indian


Actor Daniel Henney (from X-Men Origins Wolverine)

I honestly can't get enough of this guy, he's so hot (sorry guys, lol), and his hair is always perfect. He's definitely a good source of hair inspiration for men with a similar hair type.


Daniel Henney


Daniel Henney

I love his hair here. Simple, elegant, and extremely healthy. Doesn't his hair look extraordinarily healthy, he should be endorsed by a men's hair care line.


Actor James Kyson Lee (from Heroes)

The faux-hawk is still a fashionable hair-style of choice, it just doesn't have the impact that it once did since every other fashion forward guy wears one.
 


Daniel Dae Kim (from tv show LOST)
I often find that a person's hair looks best when they work with the natural texture of their hair.


Daniel Dae Kim


Aziz Ansari

Do you guys ever watch him on NBC's Parks & Recreation? . He's hilarious, and makes the show in my opinion. If he wasn't on it I most likely would not watch it. (I randomly discovered the show one day on Hulu when I needed something extra to watch– and just like Community it grows on you.)


Aziz Ansari

I'm a fan of his simple low-cut. It's low-maintenance (depending on how fast your hair grows) and stylish.


Aziz Ansari



Kal Penn


Kal Penn sports a very subtle faux-hawk.

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European American/Caucasian/Latino


Ed Westwick

Zachary Quinto

A perfectly styled short and straight hair cut, that forms a small pompadour. His eyebrows seem to be shaped as well. If you have bushy eyebrows try to keep them tame and neatly trimmed.


Robert Pattison

So this is vampire hair I suppose, nah I'm kiddin. He does however resemble Wolverine, lol, hmmm? I really do like his hair though– all-over messy bed-hair combed back a little. Actually, maybe I don't like this…. I like the hair I'm just not sure if this is the best cut & style for his face though. (sigh) Okay, I do like it on him, but it just looks better from afar it appears overly done up-close.


Robert Pattison
It's as if the style above just fell.


Johnny Depp

I'm not a fan of this hairstyle, for some reason, it often time comes off as creepy or strange. However, people like Johnny Depp can get away with it.


Russell Brand
Keeps his hair long with loose natural curls.


Jonathan Bennett


Matt Damon with his usual tapered/crew cut.

Soccer/Futbol player Ronaldo Cristiano reminds me of David Beckham when it comes to his hair, he's had an assortment of hairstyles over the years. Here he wears a slightly curly faux-hawk.


Ryan Seacrest is probably one of the originators of the spiked hair trend.


Taylor Lautner


David Beckham
He's had every hairstyle in the book from short crew cuts
to mohawks to faux hawks, as pictured above.

Even if you aren't going to a family gathering or holiday party, these photos can help inspire a new-look for 2010. Have you been rocking your hair the same way for the past few years? If so, it's time to switch it up. Find your favorite hairstyle above, print this page out, and hang it on your mirror or wall just so that the idea of the new cut can properly sink in (maybe ask a few friends how they think the hairstyle would look on you), then when the time is right, take it to your barber and try it out.

 

Celebrity Grooming Must-Haves: Xotics Sweet Jamila and Shave Therapy

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Hand made products the leave the hair and skin smooth and moisturized. Used by celebrities like Diddy, Usher, Ne-Yo, Nelly, and Dwayne Wade. The shave therapy soothes skin after shaving and can easily be used as a total body shaving creme.

Noted benefits of Sweet Jamila:
– Adds moisture and strength to hair (perfect as a leave in condition.)
– Helps against breakage and give hair body & manageability.
– Rich in vitamins A, D, and E, and omega-six that tones the skin.
– Reduces fine lines and wrinkles.
– Soothes dry, abused skin and protects against moisture loss.
– Works as an antioxidant and natural sunscreen.

Purchase both products at janellebeauty (they are now sold out).

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