Friday, July 16, 2010
Fast Cars and Facial Hair
Are you a man who likes facial hair and car races (or a woman who knows a man who likes facial hair and car races)?
If you live in the St. Louis area, you can combine both this weekend, when Wahl, the makers of trimmers and clippers, brings its Let It Grow tour and mobile barbershop to the Gateway International Raceway for a NASCAR doubleheader: the CampingWorld.com 200 tonight and Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250 tomorrow. Guys can come in, sit down, and relax while they get their beards, mustaches and goatees trimmed and cleaned up for free. In addition, they can get trimming tips from the experts.
A recent study from Wahl reports that nationwide, nearly 60 percent of men grow some type of facial hair. Traditionally, women preferred guys who were clean-shaven, but now the majority of women actually want guys with well-groomed hair on their face.
A quick survey of barbers and hair cutting places in my area indicated that a beard trim costs $5-$10, so by taking advantage of the free service you'd end up with a bit of money in your pocket. In case getting a free beard trim isn't enough, though, for every trim performed, WAHL will donate one dollar (up to a maximum of $2,500) to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, a non-profit organization that honors America’s fallen firefighters and assists their surviving families and coworkers.