Tuesday, June 21, 2016

DC Is #2 Best City for Men with Beards and Mustaches

From our friends at Wahl Grooming...

Washington, DC Among Most Facial Hair Friendly Cities

Mobile barbershop buzzes through town looking for whisker-worthy specimen to be Wahl Man of DC

Men’s grooming leader Wahl is on a mission to find the best facial hair in the country and research shows Washington, DC is one of the best places to look. As the Official Sponsor of Facial Hair, Wahl is bringing its 30-foot mobile barbershop to the 10 Most Facial Hair Friendly Cities in America and 2nd ranked Washington, DC is up next. The city fell only one spot from its No. 1 ranking last year.

From June 25-26, 2016, Wahl’s Facial Hair Friendly Cities Tour will be at the Giant National BBQ Battle. Master barbers will offer FREE facial hair trims while seeking out the guy with the best scruff to sponsor as Wahl Man of DC. That guy will go on to compete for the ultimate title of Wahl Man of the Year. The tour also supports a good cause. For every facial hair trim performed, Wahl will donate $1 to ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer.

“When you’re in the business of celebrating great facial hair like we are, it helps to have a compass,” said Steven Yde, division vice president for Wahl, the Official Sponsor of Facial Hair. “Identifying the most facial hair friendly cities in America not only supports our mission of finding and promoting great facial hair, but it lets guys know where their anti-clean-shaven lifestyle is most welcome.”

To determine the Most Facial Hair Friendly Cities in America, Wahl partnered with market research leader Opinion Research Corporation. The study included in-depth analysis of the online universe over the past year for beard and mustache positivity. Conversations and searches surrounding facial hair were measured, and the top cities were ranked based on overall interest and positive sentiment.

Searching for Best Facial Hair Specimen:
Dubbed the ‘mane’ event, the Wahl Man of the Year contest gives facial hair enthusiasts the chance to go mano a mano in a facial hair face-off. Wahl will select one guy from each tour stop location and one guy from online entries. These lucky few will be crowned champion of their city and go on to compete for the ultimate in facial hair glory, Wahl Man of the Year title.

The 10 finalists will each win $500 and a Lithium Ion+ Stainless Steel Trimmer. Online voting will help determine who wins the Grand Prize, which includes the coveted title of Wahl Man of the Year, $1,500 and being featured in a national advertisement.

The contest runs through Sept. 25, 2016, and men can enter by visiting Wahl’s Mobile Barbershop, or by uploading a picture to the Wahl Grooming Facebook page. For more information about Wahl’s Facial Hair Friendly Cities Tour, or Wahl Man of the Year Contest, visit OfficialSponsorOfFacialHair.com.

About WAHL Grooming:
A quarter-century ago, Wahl recognized the need for an easier way to keep facial hair well-groomed and created the men’s trimmer category. The Wahl Groomsman was the world's first battery-powered facial hair trimmer, and featured the same high-quality, precision blade technology that had defined the brand since it began in 1919. Today, Wahl offers a complete line of facial hair trimmers that features the latest in power and convenience, continuing the company’s legacy of superior trimming innovation. For more information, please visit WahlGrooming.com.