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Growing beard popularity shaves P&G sales
Yahoo! News ^ | January 24, 2014 | John Biers

Posted on 01/26/2014 4:48:05 AM PST by PJ-Comix

New York (AFP) - Procter & Gamble Friday revealed its latest challenge to earnings glory. This time it's a facial issue.

The US consumer giant, fresh off a recent corner office shakeup and already facing a battle for market share in shampoo, said second-quarter earnings were marred by the growing preference of men for moustaches and beards, which hit sales in its "grooming" segment.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: beards
But the company said that increasingly popular body-shaving by men had the potential to offset the loss of the facial-hair business.

How very metrosexual. Anyway, Rick Harrison of Pawn Stars says all one needs are simple two-sided single edged razors.

1 posted on 01/26/2014 4:48:05 AM PST by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix

I did the beard thing when I was younger and ditched it. These days I keep things trimmed to a perpetual 3 day growth so I’m ready to shave on short notice. I hate electric razors.

The mustache I’ve had since I was 7 and I’m not getting rid of it.


2 posted on 01/26/2014 4:53:32 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: PJ-Comix

Sorry, but any man that shaves their body should immediately turn in their man card.


3 posted on 01/26/2014 4:54:00 AM PST by Fzob (Jesus + anything = nothing, Jesus + nothing = everything)
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To: PJ-Comix

The bigger they are, the harder they fall, unless they get into filling Obama’s pockets with skimming from their lobbyist driven bailout. Think about it, Biden called him “clean and articulate” All we need now are P&G commercials and Tide logos embroidered on his jackets.

P&G has long been the largest employer in Cincinnati. I left there in 1971 after graduating from high school and have never wanted to go back.


4 posted on 01/26/2014 4:56:14 AM PST by mazda77
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To: PJ-Comix

I like these ads.

DollarShaveClub.com - Our Blades Are F***ing Great

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUG9qYTJMsI


5 posted on 01/26/2014 4:58:08 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: PJ-Comix

And lets not forget One Wipe Charlie, buttwipes for men.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FOae1V1-Xg


6 posted on 01/26/2014 5:02:16 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: PJ-Comix
Never could stand a beard on myself.

Had a mustache when we lived in Minnesota until one cold, cold day I broke it when I wiped my nose.

Used to use shaving cream from a can until I got a shaving mug and brush one Christmas. Haven't had an ingrown hair since.

7 posted on 01/26/2014 5:04:06 AM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys-Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat-But they know what's best for you.)
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To: PJ-Comix

I love it when companies do not meet Wall Street expectations and come up with these excuses.

Who among us could get away with doing the same in our lives?


8 posted on 01/26/2014 5:08:14 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: PJ-Comix

But the company said that increasingly popular body-shaving by men had the potential to offset the loss of the facial-hair business

...but do they not manufacture an electric razor which can be set to allow a perpetual one or two day growth of beard, which for some reason seems to be all the rage among fashionable men...huge market potential...


9 posted on 01/26/2014 5:12:45 AM PST by IrishBrigade
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To: PJ-Comix
If I didn't live in Florida where 8 months a year it's hot and humid...

I'd grow a beard simply because the cost of razors are ridiculous...

10 posted on 01/26/2014 5:16:33 AM PST by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: cripplecreek

That ad is hilarious, thanks !


11 posted on 01/26/2014 5:16:43 AM PST by onona (The entitlement army doesnÂ’t vote for candidates, they vote for gravy.)
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To: PJ-Comix

12 posted on 01/26/2014 5:17:28 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I headed up a mkt group once...I’m not amazed at the P&G “reason” ... People in mkt come up with all kinds if brainstorms. But if people “believe” this one, then the Brooklyn Bridge needs another “For Sale” sign.


13 posted on 01/26/2014 5:18:49 AM PST by ThePatriotsFlag ("There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: mazda77

> they are, the harder they fall, unless they get into filling Obama’s pockets with skimming from their lobbyist driven bailout. Think about it, Biden called him “clean and articulate” All we need now are P&G commercials and Tide logos embroidered

As in making it mandatory to shave? Heck he did it with healthcare and we didn’t think it would pass.


14 posted on 01/26/2014 5:19:31 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: cripplecreek

That is a fantastic ad!


15 posted on 01/26/2014 5:31:58 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: PJ-Comix

I like my beard... I let it grow in the winter to keep the wind and cold off my face and I keep it short and neat the rest of the year to look younger.

And it helps with my weak chin.


16 posted on 01/26/2014 5:34:32 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Fzob

I agree. It even bothers me when my wife wants to trim my eyebrows and nose hairs. Masculinity has been dumbed down by man hating feminists and liberals, and the homosexual influence in the media and advertising.


17 posted on 01/26/2014 5:41:44 AM PST by Freestate316 (Know what you believe and why you believe it.)
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18 posted on 01/26/2014 5:50:24 AM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: PJ-Comix

So where’s the picture of Mooch?


19 posted on 01/26/2014 5:57:43 AM PST by NewHampshireDuo
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To: PJ-Comix

“... second-quarter earnings were marred by the growing preference of men for moustaches and beards....”

Obviously caused by Global Warming...which has caused the recent Global Cooling...which has increased men’s desire to grow beards in order to stay warm.


20 posted on 01/26/2014 6:04:59 AM PST by moovova
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To: PJ-Comix

Given current trends, all they need do is create a razor that shaves only about one-third of the beard hair, leaving behind a nice five o’clock shadow that lasts all day.


21 posted on 01/26/2014 6:11:40 AM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Freestate316
I agree. It even bothers me when my wife wants to trim my eyebrows and nose hairs

Just wait until your ear hairs starts growing like weeds, if they haven't already.

22 posted on 01/26/2014 6:24:21 AM PST by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: Graybeard58

That’s what my hair did. Retired and moved south (from the top of my head to my ears).


23 posted on 01/26/2014 6:32:22 AM PST by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: N. Theknow

My son also likes the brush and mug best.


24 posted on 01/26/2014 6:40:22 AM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheelbarrow)
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To: PJ-Comix

The title is deceptive. They exceeded Wall Street expectations.

Rick Harrison and others are right. I bought a 1954 Gillette double edged razor, 100 Wilkinson blades (20 cents each), and a nice badger brush and mug set (Christmas present). It works great and costs very much less. Canned shave cream is evil. It’s too thick.


25 posted on 01/26/2014 6:49:42 AM PST by FXRP
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To: cripplecreek

Now that was....interesting.


26 posted on 01/26/2014 6:54:34 AM PST by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: Popman

Double sided razor run about 10 cents each on Amazon. The drawback is the razor that uses them runs $20-30...but with Gillette selling blades at $3+ each, it doesn’t take long to pay for the razor.

They do not give as close a shave as the multiple blade shaving heads, but they come close - better than an electric razor. I use a bar of hand soap to lather up. Swipe once with the grain, lather again and once against the grain.


27 posted on 01/26/2014 6:57:22 AM PST by Mr Rogers (Liberals are like locusts...)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

I think someone’s already invented that...a trimmer.


28 posted on 01/26/2014 7:00:04 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: FXRP
. I bought a 1954 Gillette double edged razor, 100 Wilkinson blades (20 cents each), and a nice badger brush and mug set (Christmas present). It works great and costs very much less. Canned shave cream is evil. It's too thick.

Safety razors? We dun need no stikin' safety razors.

You're almost there. A good Dovo straight razor and strop is cheaper than many electric razors and offers a much better shave. Turns a morning chore into a focused Zen like experience. Tranquility with a hint of danger. When you start the day with a cutthroat razor everyone else is just a pajama boy.

Manly Art of Using a Straight Razor

29 posted on 01/26/2014 7:12:56 AM PST by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: Mr Rogers
Double sided razor run about 10 cents each on Amazon. The drawback is the razor that uses them runs $20-30

Funny.. you posted this...I went out about a month ago to find double sided razors blades and the razor...

I was bound and determined to find a set and forget about buying the expensive disposables..

I found the blades in several stores...inexpensive, but not one store sold the actual razor...

I never thought of checking Amazon... thanks for the tip...

30 posted on 01/26/2014 7:13:20 AM PST by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: PJ-Comix

It is because the stinking pack of blades costs a small fortune.


31 posted on 01/26/2014 7:13:50 AM PST by RetiredArmy (I am proud to be a Christian and follower of my Lord Jesus Christ. Time is short for U to know Him!)
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To: cripplecreek

“The mustache I’ve had since I was 7 and I’m not getting rid of it.”

Yep. Mustache at 14 and beard at 17. (stopped shaving when they handed me a high school diploma) Do shave the neck though.

34 years just flew by.


32 posted on 01/26/2014 7:14:51 AM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Popman

Estate sales, tag sales, garage sales. Can even find all-gold alloy or gold-plated ones. Very smooth!


33 posted on 01/26/2014 7:15:49 AM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Fzob

I like when my husband manscapes for the beach. He does natural body building and it makes his muscles really stand out. He keeps the manly chest hair, but just cleans the rest up a bit. Nothing wrong with it.


34 posted on 01/26/2014 7:22:35 AM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Covenantor
Personally, I'll just continue to shave with my razor sharp ax.

The main problem is that I sometimes forget to bring it in after chopping the wood.

35 posted on 01/26/2014 7:23:32 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: PJ-Comix
The famous Eric Dolphy picture:

My version of the famous Eric Dolphy picture:

Yes, the beard is real. Circa 1998 or so.

36 posted on 01/26/2014 7:31:49 AM PST by real saxophonist
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To: Covenantor

“A good Dovo straight razor and strop is cheaper than many electric razors and offers a much better shave.”

I’m old enough that my dominant hand shakes a bit. I like a close shave, but bleeding is not a personal objective. I have a couple of spots where I use the two hand 1911A1 grip.


37 posted on 01/26/2014 7:37:56 AM PST by FXRP
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To: Red in Blue PA

I can’t believe the missed opportunity here to blame Duck Dyansty .


38 posted on 01/26/2014 8:16:35 AM PST by waredbird
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To: PJ-Comix

I have had a goatee for years, but I shave the rest of my face. I can’t stand the unshaven stubble look. I would not grow a full beard again because it would be too gray.


39 posted on 01/26/2014 8:20:15 AM PST by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: Jane Long
I think someone’s already invented that...a trimmer.

Black and Decker, if I'm not mistaken.

40 posted on 01/26/2014 8:45:24 AM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: PJ-Comix

"Take it off.....take it all off."

41 posted on 01/26/2014 8:48:31 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: PJ-Comix
I bought all 99 of 'em. Should last me for a year or two.

http://www.zafirro.com/products/Zafirro-Iridium.html

42 posted on 01/26/2014 10:08:01 AM PST by Moltke (Sapere aude!)
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To: Moltke

Boy, this is an educational thread, since I am an old white single lady. Seriously, can anyone here help me understand why on earth any normal male would want to eliminate the hair on his chest????? Whenever I see ads that show a hairless male chest, I want to gag. It is so unnatural.


43 posted on 01/26/2014 12:22:05 PM PST by Gumdrop
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To: Gumdrop

It’s not unnatural for the men in my family. My father, brother, husband and sons are all without chest hair.

That said, I must admit that I like it that way (on hubby; I have no opinion about Daddy or the boys).

Regards,


44 posted on 01/26/2014 12:28:50 PM PST by VermiciousKnid (Sic narro nos totus!)
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To: VermiciousKnid

I was not criticizing a lack of chest hair so much as ad that show men using “NoNo” or other hair removing products in order to have shiny chests.

Hairless chests are normal in some, just as some families have bald-headed babies and others have infants with tons of hair.

I am all for the natural look for men.


45 posted on 01/26/2014 1:29:04 PM PST by Gumdrop
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To: VermiciousKnid

I was not criticizing a lack of chest hair so much as ad that show men using “NoNo” or other hair removing products in order to have shiny chests.

Hairless chests are normal in some, just as some families have bald-headed babies and others have infants with tons of hair.

I am all for the natural look for men.


46 posted on 01/26/2014 1:32:32 PM PST by Gumdrop
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To: Gumdrop

No problem, Gumdrop!

Regards,


47 posted on 01/26/2014 4:04:03 PM PST by VermiciousKnid (Sic narro nos totus!)
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To: Mr Rogers
This technique really works and I love the guys delivery. He's the "inventor" of this technique.

This shows how to sharpen multi-blade razor blade cartridges after they have exhausted their normal usefulness... the inventor of this technique, Terry Pundiak of Easton, PA , has been using the same cartridge for over 20 months, continuing having close, smooth shaves with no facial nicks.

Just so we're clear, I am not Terry Pundiak of Easton, PA. If I did this demonstration I would have worn a new, white cotton t-shirt.

48 posted on 01/28/2014 6:38:54 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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