Thursday, April 06 2017 07:30

When You Rock a Beard, Sometimes You Need to Show it Who's Boss

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Over the years, one thing that I've become known for in certain circles is facial hair. There's a spot on my chin that just never seems to be shaved, and if asked to describe it, I'd generally note that it's an 8½-inch goatee. Many people have called it a "beard," and that's valid as well - but it is something that's taken on a life of it's own. Personally, I think it should be longer - and at times, I've asked my wife if she secretly trims its length while I'm sleeping. As most who've seen it up close can attest to, its length and girth is decent (perhaps even impressive to some), but it's been fairly unruly, and that's completely my fault. Truth be told, I let my beard sorta do its own thing for awhile, and until I started using The Perfecter: Beard Boss Stubble and Detail Kit by Remington (available at Walmart & Walmart.com), I hadn't properly groomed my goat for a few years. Much like the well-manicured and shaped hedges that adorn the landscape here at Rock Father HQ, it was time to show similar attention to the shrubbery that adorns my face. I had to show my beard who's boss, and in the process I've grown fond of a tool that I'd now call "essential."

I'm the guy on the left.

While the goat beard is ever-present (I've had some variation of chin hair for most of the time since around 1995), it wasn't always this long. Back in my "corporate" shirt-and-tie era, it had more girth, but was kept short and close to the face... with a Remington trimmer. And sans a few rare times where I went fully-shaved or humorously shaved (handlebar mustache!), that thing has been there.

I'll show that goat beard who's boss!

The one thing that's particularly bugged my better half in recent years has been that the goat has been scraggly. Hairs shoot off in multiple directions... it's too long... just not right. With my Beard Boss, I can use the Precision Metal Comb (an adjustable metal comb that locks in the exact length) or one of the five clip-on combs to help shape things right. 


The Beard Boss is also 100% waterproof, so I can easily rinse those unruly hairs.


And perhaps my favorite feature is among the most old-school: a Premium T-Blade for ultra-close trimming and shaping my chin and sideburns. I've also been playing around with different overall stubble lengths on my cheeks, but I still dig having those clean-shaven, which really helps to make my nice, pointy beard look like the inverted hat of a gnome.

If my face is the stage, then my goat beard is the star. It's a little shorter now, and by shaping and thinning it, I also lost a little of the gray.


Want to develop your own signature style, or help a man in your life to develop their own? Grab The Perfecter: Beard Boss Stubble and Detail Kit by Remington at your local Walmart, or online at Walmart.com.

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade as Publisher of The Rock Father Magazine, he joined Adventure Publishing Group as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider—a destination for all things pop culture. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 25 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

James and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, WGN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, BusinessWire, Babble, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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