Movember Grooming Tips From Pro Baseball Pitcher, Facial Hair Icon John Axford
STERLING, Ill., Nov. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ – Right now, more than 136,000 Americans are sporting and supporting moustaches for Movember, the global men’s health charity that raises awareness and funds to change the face of men’s health (moustache is the preferred spelling by Movember and its partners). While the moustache is a powerful conversation starter that Movember participants are proud to wear, grooming and styling the Mo (moustache) is often a new-found challenge. According to Wahl, a leading manufacturer of men’s facial hair trimmers and shavers, many men don’t have experience growing or grooming a moustache. For insight, Wahl and Movember turned to Milwaukee Brewers ace closer, John Axford, known for his ninth inning magic as much as his signature Fu Manchu.
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“I’ve spent years cultivating my moustache,” said Axford who is also participating in Movember. “By sharing what I’ve learned, I hope guys will make the most of their Mo and finish the month strong raising funds and awareness for men’s health.”
John Axford’s 3 Movember Grooming Tips:
- Style. There is more than one kind of moustache so be open-minded as you find a style that fits your personality and face. I personally like the Fu Manchu with a little length, but there is also the Handle Bar, the Abrakadabra, the Box Car and more.
- Groom. Keep it clean, guys. Girls and TV cameras favor a neat and trimmed look. Just ask my wife! Regular upkeep with the right tools helps, so I use the Lithium Ion Trimmer from Wahl for precision grooming. And don’t be afraid of moustache wax, it is your friend.
- Be Proud. Facial hair is an expression of your character, and when you sport a Mo for Movember it says you are one worthy guy. Take pride in your participation and don’t forget to ask others to support your cause. In fact, while I’m at it, support mine! You can find my Mo Space page here: http://mobro.co/AxFaceKilla.
According to Movember, Axford’s advice couldn’t come at a better time. More men are participating than ever before.
“We couldn’t be more excited to have John re-growing his famous Mo for Movember this year,” said JJ Owen, Movember Corporate Moustache Manager. “When watching John and his Mo pitch, it’s hard not to draw comparisons to Hall of Fame closer Dennis Eckersley. With his iconic Mo, there’s no one better to give grooming tips to Mo Bros and baseball fans everywhere.”
Headquartered in Sterling, Ill., Wahl Clipper Corporation is an international industry leader in the manufacturing of products for the professional beauty and barber salon trade, consumer personal care and animal grooming. Wahl has been making innovative products for 92 years. For more information about Wahl, visit wahlhomeproducts.com.
About John Axford
In only his second full season, Axford has established himself as one of baseball’s dominant closers and also a fan favorite on the Milwaukee Brewers. This past season, he tied for the NL lead with 46 saves, breaking the team record and helped the Brewers win their first division title since 1982. Axford is active on social media and interacts with his fans on both Twitter and Facebook.
Movember aims to forever change the face of men’s health through the power of the moustache, by raising awareness and funds that will reduce the number of preventable male deaths by cancer. Since inception as a charity event in 2004, over 1.1 million participants have raised over $174 M for the cause, with official Movember campaigns taking place in ten countries. For more information please visit www.movember.com. Movember is a registered 501(c)(3) charity.