Well Groomed

A well-informed grooming routine is the foundation of a take-charge day. A perfectly textured style exudes attention to detail and on pointe facial hair pushes past “stayed at the party too long” and gets a gent into “ready for anything” territory. Shop smart to stay a cut above.


This molding compound delivers the kempt look of a hair gel without the crunch-to-the-touch feel. The product is exceptionally pliable, combining the texture and effect of a wax, paste and cream into one. Spread a dab through palms and fingers, then distribute evenly and quickly through dry hair. $29 for 1.5oz

Jack Black Beard Lube

Slather it on for a shave you can see. The transparent formula makes it easier than ever to sidestep nicks and cuts—especially important for guys with goatees, mustaches or sideburns. Beard Lube binds moisture to the skin, creating a smooth glide. The lightweight lotion penetrates whiskers to soften even the toughest beard and infiltrates below the surface of the skin to get at new hair growth. $17 for 6oz

Tom Ford Noir After Shave Balm

Goodbye razor burn. Tom Ford has a penchant for getting it right for men (and women) and this intensely rich balm is no exception. The product’s formula hydrates and helps soothe dry, just-shaven skin, leaving it feeling smooth, comfortable and lightly scented with the Tom Ford Noir fragrance. $55 for 2.5oz

Clarisonic Alpha Fit Cleansing System

This brush is specially engineered to provide deep sonic facial cleansing for men’s skin that removes oil, sweat and dirt for a closer shave, cleaner beard and smoother skin. Its two speed levels are customizable to specific skin concerns: setting one delivers 60 seconds of daily cleansing for clean-shaven faces and setting two offers 80 seconds of power cleansing for beards or an extra cleansing boost post workout. $219

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