Guys are always the hardest people to shop for and dads are no exception. No matter how “not-picky” they claim to be, everyone knows this is never the case. This Father’s Day avoid the gift card cop-out by checking out these ten gift ideas, one of which your dad is sure to love. (If none of these work, a bottle of Jack or a 6-pack are a great way to make it up to him!)
Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb
Spicebomb, the male counterpart to the brand’s successful femme fatale fragrance, Flowerbomb, is strategically scented to transform a guy into a powerful, intense, and daring man. In packaging designed to look like a grenade, this fragrance is the perfect gift for a tough guy dad.
If you equate the term "beauty product" with a basic bar of soap, you’re in desperate need of our help. Most men don’t care enough to put together a daily beauty regimen, but those who do tend to not only have the smoothest skin but also the smoothest game. Nothing’s sexier than a well-groomed dude with his beauty act together. To use a rather cliched but completely applicable expression, your face is your moneymaker and you have to take care of it if you expect to receive any dividends. Keeping that in mind, there are a few basic products every guy should be using on an almost daily basis to enhance his natural allure. Whether you’re a total beauty novice or weekly exfoliator check out our beauty products guide for four items you need in your life.
It is no secret that the unforgiving harsh winter air can leave our skin disastrously dry and dull. Microdermabrasion is a process that uses coarse particles to slough away dead skin cells exposing a fresh radiant layer of skin and stimulating cell renewal in the process. Resulting benefits include more supple skin, smoothing of fine lines, and can even reduce acne. Occasionally visiting a dermatologist for a professional version of this process is a great way to keep your epidermis in tip-top shape. However, incorporating an at home version into your beauty routine is ideal for glowing skin – and a limited budget! Here are a few product suggestions, based on Total Beauty’s expert consumer research that will carefully improve your complexion this season, all under $60!!
With winter a mere month away, it's time to admit to summer's departure, lay the bronzing powder to rest, and break out the defensive gear. Frizzy hair, dry skin, and chapped lips are a few of the unsightly casualties in the battle against cold weather. Luckily there’s an arsenal of products on the market to help us defend ourselves against Mother Nature and send her packing into spring.
Frizzy Hair- Dry, brittle hair is nearly unavoidable during winter- even for those of us with locks normally on the oily side. Dreads, tangles and fly-aways can be tamed with Aveda’s Light Elements Smoothing Fluid. Made from organic lavender and jojoba oils, this serum restores softness and shine to your winter ravaged mane.
As a guy skincare may not be at the top of your priority list, but that does not mean it is any less important for us than for the girls. Admittedly, up until recently, I was doing little more than washing my face in the shower to care for it, and then I discovered Kiehls. With a variety of products to choose from there is something for every man, whether you want a simple moisturizer or a bevy of products to create your own personal skincare regiment.
Kieh’s, a company that has been thriving since 1851, is known for their vitamin rich, affordable goods such as their Facial Fuel line. A tube of the oil-free moisturizer is said to give your dull, tired skin an invigorated look while protecting it from environmental stress. A 2.5 ounce tube will run you $21, and a 4.2 ounce tube will run you $30, not bad!
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755 North Fairfax
“A style destination” is what co-owner Chris Bair had in mind when he opened Public Service, a men’s store in West Hollywood. Chris, who also owns the attached Shorty’s Barber Shop, wanted to provide his clients with a one-stop shop where men could find what they need to look their best “from head to toe.”