Generally speaking, there are two categories of women: those who like men with a little scruff, and those who don’t.
Me – well, let’s just say I’m a switch hitter, because truly, I can go both ways. (Side note: are goatees still popular? It’s been a while since I’ve seen a guy sport one.) I mean, there are advantages to both – scruffy guys tend to look more manly, with a devil-may-care attitude; suave guys show that a little personal grooming goes a long way, and, you don’t have to endure beard-burn during an epic make out session.
Now, it’s a tough job but *someone* had to do it: research the internet for “scruffy celebrity hotties”. Can you guess who made the top of the list? Did you know that “Somerhalder” means the incredibly hot one in Latin? Okay I’m just pulling your leg. Or not. Cause he’s incredibly hot, obvi (fanning myself in a dramatic fashion).
Alas, if I have to make a choice, I do prefer a clean-shaven man. I find it sexy, sophisticated and most of all, a sign of impeccable grooming. And I’m not alone: a study, which was published in the journal Behavioral Ecology, queried women from New Zealand and Canada to determine their preferences on men’s facial hair. Over 200 women were presented with pictures of clean-shaven and bearded men. The results showed that women found the clean-shaven men significantly more attractive.
Okay, so I’ve hardly made it fair for men by using Brad Pitt as the poster child for a clean-shaven dude. And, if I’m telling the truth, in a Brad Pitt – Ian Somerhalder showdown, I don’t want to be making a judgement on the level of desirability. Still, I have to give ol’ Brad the edge – and extra points for a kissably soft cheek.
My husband? He’s on Team Suave, thanks to the Braun °CoolTec shaver. The Braun °CoolTec is the world’s first dry shaver that’s engineered to deliver the leading shaving performance you expect from Braun whilst creating a noticeable reduction in the signs of shaving irritation including burning, itching, redness, skin tension and warmth.
In fact, they’ve got it down to a science! The Braun °CoolTec features innovative Thermo-Electric-Cooling (TEC) technology. This technology, usually reserved for the construction of space crafts and satellites, transfers heat away from the shaver head and cools down the skin during the shave, leaving an energizing coolness when the shaver glides around the contours of the face. Features and benefits include:
• °CoolTec’s cutting-edge aluminium cooling bar is integrated into the shaver head and makes contact with the skin during shaving to transport heat away from the skin, actively cooling and calming skin. The result is perfectly relaxed, smooth skin with a feeling of freshness, all at the push of a button and without the need for any additional products like gels or lotions.
• Braun’s advanced SensoBlade delivers the ultimate smooth shave. The specially designed shaving blades target and capture hair growing in different directions, ensuring the perfect closeness that lasts longer.
• °CoolTec’s 3-stage cutting system adapts automatically to facial contours and shaves short and long hairs in every stroke, and features a powerful long hair trimmer for easy to maintain stubble.
• The Automatic Clean & Charge Station cleans Braun °CoolTec easily and efficiently without any fuss. At the simple touch of a button the shaver is hygienically cleaned, charged and lubricated for maximum convenience. Fully charged in an hour, Braun °CoolTec provides up to 45 minutes cordless shaving.
Hmm… I’m thinking “Best Father’s Day Gift EVER!”
Now you could say this review is slightly overdue, but that’s mainly because my husband took a while to get used to the appliance. Like most electric shavers, the user often needs to “get a feel for” the product’s mechanisms and the way it manoeuvres over the face. As such, when my husband first began using the shaver, he found himself frustrated.
“It’s not shaving close enough!” he griped. “I’m not really liking the trimmer,” he complained. See kids? Not every review is picture perfect from start to finish. But then a few weeks went by, he got a feel for the shaver, and now, he is in love with the darned thing.
By far, his favourite feature is the aluminium cooling bar, which cools and calms the skin while shaving. He no longer has to endure the heat of an electric shaver, and has definitely noticed a decrease in skin irritation, burning and redness after he shaves. The husband says, two thumbs up!
Father’s Day is around the corner; why not treat dad to the ultimate shaving experience? The Braun °CoolTec shaver is available with and without the Automatic Clean & Charge Station for the suggested retail price range of 149.99 – 199.99, and is available at drug, specialty and mass merchandise stores across Canada.