AUSTIN MEN ARE NOTORIOUS FOR WORKING HARD, PLAYING HARD—AND LOOKING GOOD WHILE DOING BOTH. WE ROUNDED UP THE BEST LOCALLY-SOURCED PRODUCTS THAT KEEP LOCAL GUYS LOOKING COIFFED AND OH-SO-COOL.
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In a town filled with magnificent beards, the humble mustache sometimes gets short shrift. Woodsman Mustache Wax and Beard Oil celebrate the full follicle potential. Woodsman has enough oomph to sculpt the most fanciful of curls, to soften the driest beard, but without using oils better left on the canvas. All-natural conditioners make sure your better half won't bristle. And since that masterpiece is right under the nose, it throws in a trio of scents fit for a lumberjack.
Eric Bandholz, 31, a graphic artist in Spokane, Wash., who writes about beards on his blog (http://www.beardbrand.com) uses Woodsman mustache wax and beard oil…
Phil Olsen, founder and captain of Beard Team USA (which competes in the annual World Beard and Mustache Competition), recently took the time to explain their appeal. "A good oil keeps the beard soft, shiny, and smooth," he says, "and, of course, the beardsman as an object of admiring attention." But beyond superficial appeal, beard oils are important for maintaining the health of your whiskers.
Why it's cool: The man known as Jeremiah Newton, who also sports an impressive face full of hair, started Bearded Bastard to help soften the burliest of beards and tame the unruliest of mustaches.
Products include the Woodsman mustache wax, Woodsman beard oil, and a natural shave oil, but the new Austin-based company is developing many new man-inspired oils and tonics, which will be available soon.