The Grooming Artist News Roundup: February 2016

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With the Super Bowl and Valentine’s Day falling within a week of one another, you’ve got a lot to plan and prep these next two weeks! We’re coming to the rescue with Food & Wine’s resource of delicious and perfectly presentable Super Bowl foods, as well as a thoughtful guide for what to buy your lady for Valentine’s Day (that doesn’t involve the predictable).

We’ve also rounded up the latest in wet shaving news and techniques, from an intense barber showdown in England to our guide to a good neck shave.

Enjoy!

The (British) equivalent of the Olympics of barbering is heating up – barber Allan Stone of South Shields will go head to head with 14 other shaving professionals in March for the title of North East Best Wet Shaving Barber, and a place in the nationals. (Shields Gazette)

We tackled one of the hardest places to shave – the neck – by breaking it down into bite-sized steps. See part one here and part two here. (The Grooming Artist)

Wet shaving ties you into a long, esteemed tradition with its most famous roots in England. Here’s the history behind the Oldest Barbershop in the World, Truefitt & Hill. (The Grooming Artist)

Good food sets the tone for a party. Here’s Food & Wine’s recipe headquarters for fried, greasy Game Day favorites. (Food & Wine)

Just in time for Valentine’s Day: how to cure bad breath once and for all. (GQ)

Let’s do one better than running to CVS the night before Valentine’s Day to buy your significant other whatever’s left on the shelves. Win her heart and show her you made an effort with these fabulous suggestions for Valentine’s Day gifts. (Esquire)

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Best of the Web: July 4th Edition

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By now you’re probably brushing the grates of your grill and tidying up your backyard in preparation for the festivities happening this weekend. There’s nothing quite like spending a nice summer evening grilling for friends and family while enjoying the patriotic burst and pop of fireworks. Since the 4th of July is only a few days away, today’s Best of the Web is all about how to make your 4th dazzling.

All of us at RoyalShave hope you have a great Independence Day!

1. Just don’t burn yourself – a buyer’s guide to fireworks, because if you’re going to do it, you might as well do it right (Men’s Journal)

2. Celebrating the 4th means gathering with friends and family and usually going to town on high-calorie treats. Indulge without putting a spare tire around your belly with these 11 guilt-free treats. (Delish)

3. …But should you choose to indulge, check out 100 Ways to Top a Burger that’ll make your standby beef + cheese + lettuce combo lower its head in shame. A steak burger with fried onions and steak sauce? Now we’re talking. (Delish)

4. A few more 4th of July recipes we’re fond of, in case you’re looking to try something new. Sesame seed buns, an Italian Sausage burger, and more. (Community Table)

5. No party is complete without festive drinks. Get ideas for drinks both liquor imbued (Rhum Swizzle) and liquor free (a creamy and cooling Horchata Milk Shake). (Food & Wine)

6. Want to look good at the BBQ but don’t want to devote every other minute to checking if your hair is in place? Then the textured crop is for you. (Pomades Blog)

7. Food for thought while you’re chowing down outdoors – here are 6 food groups that provide natural sunscreen. (Greatist)

8. In case you get sunburned, here’s how to fix it, stat. (Greatist)

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