A few weeks back, we told you about Old Spice Swagger Gel, which offers guys the #smellegendary manly scent they want plus high hold and moderate shine for hair that doesn’t try too hard. It’s quickly become my go-to hair styling product, and my hair has never looked better, even after wearing a hat!
Speaking of hats, are you sick of taking off your hat when you get to work and have your hair go flying in all directions? Well celebrity groomer Benjamin Thigpen is here to help, with some tips on how to combat that dreaded “hat hair” and look fresh to death:
- Start with Old Spice Swagger Gel – Simply apply a small amount (no more than nickel size) to your fingertips and rub together before applying to the hat line.
- Keep it Dry – Make sure your hair is completely dry and styled before wearing the hat. Otherwise, your hair will flatten and take the hat’s shape when wet.
- Hat Indentation Quick Fix – Use your fingertips to press and start rubbing the hat line out. Think of your fingertips as an eraser!
- Water Works – In a pinch and without product? Wet your hands with water and flick excess off. Start with a small amount because you can’t unwet your hair. Remember, it’s just a quick touch up!
- Hats Off to Hats – Many guys wear hats on a daily basis, and hats can also be cleverly used as a styling tool. They work great to bring down hair volume, or to help keep Swagger-styled hair in place from home to your destination.
Why should you trust tips from Benjamin Thigpen? If there’s one person who knows a thing or two about hair, it’s him. He’s styled some of Hollywood’s elite, including Marc Jacobs, Bruce Willis, Nate Berkus, Francisco Costa, Nick Swisher, Josh Duhamel, Tony Hale, Jimmi Simpson, Boyd Holbrook, and many more.
If you are ready to take your hair game to the next level, enter our Old Spice “Hats Off to #Smellegendary Hair” Giveaway, where one lucky Guys Gab reader will walk away with not only Swagger Gel, but also Old Spice Pomade, Steel Courage Shampoo, an Old Spice Beanie and a $25 gift card to the popular online hat store Lids, so you can choose the perfect hat.
It couldn’t be easier to enter, simply leave us a comment below telling us why you should win the prize pack. We’ll pick a winner at random on March 28th at 5pm EST. Contest only open to US residents.
– Thank you to Old Spice for sponsoring this giveaway!
Enter To Win $50 In Custom Car Decals From StickerYou
For years, people have been personalizing their cars and trucks with car decals and stickers. In the 90’s, it seemed like everyone was rocking one of those stickers of Calvin peeing on Ford or Chevy symbols, a way to show their brand allegiance.
These days, it seems like I can’t go five miles without seeing a” Salt Life” decal (why couldn’t I have come up with that?!), a Philadelphia Eagles sticker (since I live in Philly), or one of those stick figure family decals. Oh yeah, and those marathon runners and their 26.2 stickers!
Whatever the case, it’s all about personalizing your ride and making it distinctly yours. Me, I prefer to keep things subtle, opting for a subtle little decal on the rear window that gives my car some personality without going over-the-top. That’s just how I roll.
To help you personalize your ride, we’ve partnered with the folks from StickerYou.com to give one lucky reader a $50 promo code which they can use for custom car decals of their very own. If you end up winning, might I suggest something cool like this sushi tire cover? 🙂
To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment below telling us what kind of decal(s) you would get if you win! We’ll pick a winner at random on July 25th at 5pm EST. Contest open to US/Canada residents only.
Enter To Win A $100 Gift Card So You Can Upgrade Your Summer Wardrobe
If you’re looking to update your Summer wardrobe, then you have come to the right place, as we’ve partnered with Nakturnal to give away two $100 gift cards to East Dane.
For those of you unfamiliar with East Dane, the popular men’s fashion e-tailer launched back in 2013 and delivers a thoughtful, straightforward approach to men’s fashion. They serve up heritage brands and new names for men who are more interested in style than trends — those guys who understand that dressing well comes from a combination of confidence and quality construction, and not just a trendy label.
East Dane is your one-stop shop for the best men’s fashion. with a brand roster that includes familiar names like Helmut Lang and Norse Projects, along with up-and-comers like Raen and Saturdays NYC. There are so many great pieces to choose from that it’s easy to fall down the rabbit hole!
So how would I spend a $100 East Dane gift card?
This Polo Ralph Lauren tiger logo tee is a nice alternative to the traditional polo player that we are all used to seeing, and the quality of their shirts are second to none. If you’re looking for a modern/slim fit, buy your normal size. If you want a regular fit, go one size larger.
Since I will be showing some skin, I might as well accessorize with some wrist bling. East Dane has a great selection of mens watches to choose from, like this Emporio Armani watch, which offers a clean yet sophisticated look, without breaking the bank.
Heading to the beach? Then you’ve got to make sure you look the part. Saturdays NYC has killer swim shorts that will help you stand out from the crowd (and get the attention of the ladies), like this unique tropical number.
Come to think of it, I might need to check out their selection of mens bags, as my current bag is looking pretty rough. They’ve got a sweet Filson small duffel bag that is calling my name.
So I’ve picked out a few of my favorite pieces, and now it is your turn to do the same! To enter the giveaway, simply visit East Dane and pick out your favorite item from the store. Then leave a comment below telling us what it is (even better, link to it!) and you could win one of two $100 gift cards!
We will pick two lucky winners at random on July 3rd at 5pm EST. Located outside of the US? International shipping is free for orders of $100 or more, but any potential customs tariffs must be paid for by the winner. These vary greatly from country to country based on the items you purchase.
Enter To Win A Carrier Cor Wi-Fi Thermostat
If you’re looking to make your home a little smarter, it’s time to invest in a smart thermostat. Sure, you probably already have a programmable thermostat that lets you turn down the heat or A/C while you’re at work, which helps to bring down your energy bill each month. But they run on simple schedules and have limited capabilities.
Enter the Carrier Côr Wi-Fi Thermostat. As the name suggests, this smart thermostat can be accessed over Wi-Fi, allowing you to control your home’s heating and cooling from anywhere in the world, as long as your smartphone has an Internet connection. Simply fire up the Côr app and adjust the temperature to your liking.
Just think about that for a second. Have you ever gone away for a long weekend in December and forgot to lower the heat before you left? Or worse yet, you go on vacation in the summer, and in order to save on utilities, you turn off the A/C complete. Sure, you save money on your utilities, but when you get back home, it can take hours for the house to cool down again!
With a smart thermostat like this, those situations are a thing of the past.
The innovative Côr thermostat is designed to combine home comfort with reduced energy use, with homeowners saving an average of 20% on their heating & cooling energy costs. Features like Ideal Away let the thermostat intelligently adapt beyond manual programming for greater efficiency, while still meeting your ideal comfort levels. Energy reports help you see exactly when your energy dollars are being spent so you can modify settings to maximize savings. It even provides you customized energy saving tips. How cool is that?
As you can see, the Côr thermostat is also pretty sharp looking, with a full-color touchscreen display (which features intuitive, on-screen prompts, along with local weather 4-day forecast), a screen off option during sleep mode, and motion sensor that brightens the screen when it senses someone approaching it. The silver bezel gives it a modern look, and it takes very little wall space, measuring at 4″H x 4″W x 1″D.
The Carrier Côr Wi-Fi thermostat retails for $250. For more information on Carrier systems, please visit www.airconditioningsoutheast.com.
As promised, we’re giving away a Carrier Côr Wi-Fi thermostat to one lucky Guys Gab reader, and it couldn’t be easier to enter the giveaway. Simply leave a comment below telling us why you want to win. We’ll pick a winner at random on June 30th at 5pm EST.