Men’s Grooming Tips – Facial Hair

Facial Hair has become increasingly popular during the past few years. In this article I will outline some of the most popular styles and what to avoid.

Firstly I’d like to de-myth a common misconception. Most men think that shaving more often will make your facial hair grow faster. This is not the case! Your hair is not ‘alive’ and cutting it will not have any effect on your hair follicles. It is generally just the case that as you get older your hair will grow faster and thicker.


The mustache is a timeless look with lots of variation. Generally a thick mustache though it will not look good on a man aged between 18 and 35. It will make you look too serious and strict. However if you are older a mustache can be a good look to hid thinning lips. When trimming your mustache follow the natural line of your mouth.


Again a full beard will not be a good look for a younger man. It will make you look much older than you actually are. However in recent times the short beard has become increasingly popular. Its ‘rough and tough’ look is very masculine and will look good on any younger man.

The shorter beard is also a good option if you work in a professional environment. If you keep it well trimmed then it can still be a tidy, neat professional look.


A beard or mustache can be quite maintenance intensive, so an alternative facial hair style is sideburns. This is becoming an increasingly popular look. It is a very personal thing, so experiment with different lengths -down to the ear, or even longer than that. In general men with triangular chins look better with pointed sideburns, and men with square chins should square off the sideburns.

How Hair Transplants Work

A hair transplant, as the name suggests, involves taking hair from one region of the scalp where hair is in abundance and replanting it in another area where growth is sparse. However, it is not individual hairs which are relocated but small groupings of 1-4 hairs called “follicular units”.

To determine the number of follicular units to be transplanted, the doctor measures the bald/thinning area and transplants about 35 follicular units into each square cm. The greater the contrast between the scalp color and hair color the more grafts are needed. Doctors may recommend that patients have one grafting session then wait about a year before deciding if they would like more. Healing time is about 7 days.

Surgeons generally limit the number of grafts per session to somewhere between 1200 and 2500 grafts, depending on how many are needed by the individual patient (the average cost is around 4 to 6 USD per follicular unit or graft). There is some debate between those who favour larger sessions, with up to 3,000 grafts, and staggered restoration where the number of grafts per session is low but the number of sessions is higher. There are arguments for both sides but keep in mind that your body needs time to heal and it may be unwise to demand more grafts per session than the doctor recommends.

The doctor will first make sure that the hair is trimmed short in the donor area then use a local anesthesia both there and in the recipient area. Most doctors prepare the recipient sites with customized blades that match each follicular unit, these blades ranging in size from 0.75mm to 1.3mm (no one is punching holes anymore, unless it is to do a scalp biopsy). A team of technicians will dissect the donor strip using either microscopes or high definition cameras and monitors. Next, the follicles from the donor strip are inserted into the recipient site. Most doctors use a trichophytic closure technique that virtually eliminates scarring (it actually allow hair to grow through the donor scar).

The entire process is complex and not without bodily stress. There is a limit to the anesthetic that can be injected into your system as well as the number of grafts that can be cut. The procedure is also demanding for the physician; while cutting the graft the doctor will keep injecting saline solution into your scalp so that proper skin strength is maintained. He or she also has to be very careful when replanting the hair to make sure it grows in the right direction.

SEO in Sales: The New Information Revolution

While it should come as no surprise that the internet’s impact on today’s market has greatly impacted many people’s sales approaches and expectations; there are many who are starting to learn about a new SEO sales trend that is truly taking over today’s sales market. From a sales approach, the internet is one of the most important tools you can use, especially if you are able to understand and utilize SEO strategies to your advantage. SEO, or Search Engine Optimization, involves using the advanced sales engine technologies of today to start reaching potential customers in an entirely new manner.

Search engines are used every day by potential clients and buyers who are trying to find the right products or services to use. When you think about it, when you are looking to find a new place to get your hair cut, you are going to likely turn to a search engine and type in “hair salon” and the name of your city to start your search. The search engine, whether you are using Google, Yahoo, MSN, or anything in between, will help you zero in on companies who are hair salons and who are located in your city. Instantly you will get access to the pages and information of hair salons in your city of interest. From here you can research your different options until you find one that meets your needs.

It is easy to see how customers looking to buy can use these search engines to find results, but what many people don’t know is that it is just important for the people looking to sell their products or services to have an idea of how these search engines work. As the seller, you need to have a better idea of how to ‘optimize’ the content you are putting on the web. The basics of search engine optimization involves creating content that features important keywords relating to your business, market and the area of the country you are providing your services in. When you have content that is optimized, it will be picked up by search engines and help potential customers find your page better.

If you are selling car insurance in Atlanta, you will want to make sure that you have created content on your web page and in different areas of the web that includes the words “car insurance” and “Atlanta” so that when people are looking to buy insurance and turn to Google to start their search, they will be lead right to your page. Keep in mind that while the process of using SEO in sales has helped numerous individuals get the sales success they have always wanted; it doesn’t mean that you can just create content that doesn’t make sense and that is simply filled with your desired keywords. Search engines are advanced and will weed this information out. Fortunately, with the help of the right SEO professional you can learn the best ways to optimize your content and to start bringing in the right type of customers with very little effort at all.