Dec 11 2013

A fantastic end to a very stachely year

Original: Mustaches for Kids - Ottawa

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A big thank you to all who grew for M4K and contributed to its success. We’ve raised $24,000 for Make-a-Wish EO and its going to go a long way to enriching the lives of the Make-a-Wish children. We had a lot of money still trickling in after the finale on Friday which really added a lot to the bottom line. It was a really great year.

A few thank yous: Trevor Kealey and Mike Hollingworth (co-organizers and co-founders), Paul Townsend (di and co-founder), John Kealey (photographer), Craig McCallion (videographer), Melissa Cowell (tshirt and poster design), Capital Printers (t-shirt production). Thanks for helping out.

A big thanks to the Kivuto team. Together they raised close to $5,000 including a top-up from the company. Looking forward to having them back next year.

And what about the Stache Bash? Well, it was ridiculous but as always – it was a blast. Great costumes, good fun, lots of laughs.

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Dec 9 2013

Original: The Jacksonville Beardsmith Society

Hello Beardsmith’s . We’ve got the club back together. I apologize for the delay on the update here. We meet on the 3rd Thursday of every month from 6-9. We’ve been meeting up at Underbelly downtown. Our next meeting will be on December 19th. All are welcome to attend. If you need grooming or product advice, come on down. Maybe you want to style you’re mustache. Come chat with Devon and Sam Holcombe. They know a thing or two about mustaches. Ladies, we’ve got something for you as well. Come chat with Laura Griffis. She’s not only representing us but also The Whiskerinas’ North Florida Femmes. At this months meeting, we will be doing a small gift exchange. Bring a gift, get a gift. Nothing to expensive but make it fun. We hope to see you all on the 19th and thanks for the support.

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Nov 28 2013

Stache Bash 2013

Original: Mustaches for Kids - Ottawa

With a triumphant 9th inning effort by the growers, M4K made some huge strides just in the final week.  And we still have another day to go.

I want to give a big shout out to the team at Kivuto for pulling together with a big team effort. High-fives to the boys team bv02 – if you look close enough you might see one of your M4K organizers there. And if you see any of the leaderboard guys, give them a pat on the back and say “Thanks for being awesome.”

Stache Bash

Two words: dress to impress. And be prepared for a good time.

We will be Stacheing it up at the  Legion in Westboro at 389 Richmond on Friday, November 29.  Plan to be there at 7:30pm. The festivities will start promptly at 8pm. More information can be found on the site.

Prizes

We have some great prizes this year: the top fundraiser  will walk away with two Westjet tickets to anywhere they fly; a couple pairs of hockey tickets; a signed Bergeron Bruins jersey; and then some Oakley sunglasses and golf balls to some select growers.

Pledging and Dropping off money

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Nov 14 2013

In Memoriam: Big Joy

Original: The World Beard and Moustache Championships®

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Big Joy died on November 12 of complications following a recent surgery.

Joy served as hostess at the World Beard and Moustache Championships in Carson City in 2003 and at the National Beard and Moustache Championships in Las Vegas in 2012. Before she died, she had already committed to hostess the 2014 World Beard and Moustache Championships in Portland.

She was Beard Team USA’s biggest fan.

At the Vegas Nationals Elsa Laube from Switzerland said, “They call her ‘Big Joy’ because of the size of her heart.”

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Nov 7 2013

M4K 2k13

Original: Mustaches for Kids: Vancouver Chapter

We’re gearing up again for another year of mustache growin’ good times! Who’s in?!

Our Clean Shave Day kickoff is happening on Thursday, November 14th at the Railway Club (Dunsmuir and Seymour). C’mon down… and bring a friend! You know, the guy with permanent 5 o’clock shadow who loves helping kids… yeah, him!

Elem_SeymourThis year once again we’ll be raising funds for the wonderful kids at Admiral Seymour Elementary in the DTES. Two years ago a teacher at the school wrote an open letter to the people of Vancouver and it really struck a collective nerve (possibly near our upper lips) so we quickly mobilized our mustaches and set to raise funds to help out these kids in need.

It was a very satisfying experience to see the money raised go to such a worthwhile cause. By the time we connected with the school, they’d received a lot of clothing and food donations so what they suggested for our money was that it go towards a series of parent workshops and training:

I wanted to let you know that the mindfulness parent workshops you so generously raised funds for are finally in motion and the first one wa...

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Oct 31 2013

The Beards Get What the Beards Take

Original: Build-A-Beard

Congrats to YOUR Boston Red Sox. World Champs!

The beards are strong with them, and they will be strong with the beards.

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Oct 21 2013

A mustache is an amazing, amazing thing

Original: Mustaches for Kids - Ottawa

Every year I am absolutely floored by the impact our efforts have on the families we help.

If you haven’t had the opportunity to talk to a parent of a family helped by Make a Wish, you need to watch this.

But what about YOUR mustache? Why is your mustache amazing? Because it granted these 3 wishes…

Braden’s Wish

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Braden is a 9-year-old boy from Ottawa that enjoys swimming, watching movies and playing video games. He suffers for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, but he doesn’t let this keep him down! He is known for being quite the conversationalist and loves to talk. Braden was set on either going to Hawaii to see volcanoes, or a home theatre. He quickly decided that he wanted to have a home theatre, so the team at Make-A-Wish got right to work! Braden’s basement was transformed into a full-functioning theatre with comfy chairs, a projector, movie posters, and even a vintage popcorn machine! On wish reveal day, Braden’s father carried him down to the basement and he was shocked! “I think I am going to faint right now!” said Braden.

Jackson’s Wish

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Oct 21 2013

Week 2 Checkpoint

Original: Mustaches for Kids Raleigh, NC

The Week 3 checkpoint was this past Monday and the Week 4 checkpoint is fast approaching. Most of our ‘staches are coming along quite nicely now. My ‘stache is still getting funny looks though. Hopefully everyone is talking up their ‘stache and getting some decent donations for NC Children’s Hospital.

Make sure that you shave the non-stache portion of your face. Take a picture and email it to me if you can’t make the check-ins.

Send your family and friends to the website so that they can follow your progress…or should I say ‘stache-gress.

Remember our efforts are spread by word of ‘stache. So spread the word.

The new donation site makes it easier than ever to donate! So what are you waiting for?

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Oct 15 2013

Mustaches for Kids 2013 Kickoff

Original: Mustaches for Kids - Ottawa

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Need a motto? Here it is: Grow a Mustache and raise some cash for kids. It’s kind of like getting pledges to run a marathon. Without the exertion, cramping, or dehydration.

We’re getting ready to kick-off this year’s campaign of Mustaches for Kids. I may have said this before, but this year is going to be awesome. There’s a lot of buzz – a lot of buzz. We have a lot of amazing prizes already lined up, a new venue for Stache Bash, amazing tshirts/posters and great new mustache parlay, parables, and portmanteaus.

Above all else, you are making a difference. Last year we raised $21,500. This puts the grand tally just under $150,000. That’s amazeballs. I’m going to send out the stories of our wish kids in about a week or so – something you can share with your supporters.

If you join M4K this year, we promise to never use the word amazeballs again.

What are the dates? November 1st until November 29. Get ready.

From,

Brett & Trevor
Your M4K Organizers

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Oct 14 2013

Stacheumentary!

Original: Mustaches for Kids Raleigh, NC


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Oct 9 2013

Week 1 Checkpoint

Original: Mustaches for Kids Raleigh, NC

The Clean Shave Day was this past Monday and the first checkpoint is fast approaching.  If you are anything like me you are not very far along in your growing efforts.  My ‘stache is getting funny looks and even funnier comments.  It is also getting some decent donations for NC Children’s Hospital.

If you weren’t able to make it to the  Clean Shave Day make sure that you shave the non-stache portion of your face, then take a picture and email it to me.

Send your family and friends to the website so that they can follow your progress…or should I say ‘stache-gress.

Remember our efforts are spread by word of ‘stache.  So spread the word.

The new donation site makes it easier than ever to donate, so remember to refer people to it!

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Sep 20 2013

Reason 37,391 To Love The Red Sox

Original: Build-A-Beard

As if more reasons were needed to love America's most facial follicle friendly major sports team... the Boston Red Sox hosted its "Dollar Beard Night" promotion during Wednesday's game against the Orioles. The team offered $1 tickets to fans who showed up wearing a beard, real or fake. MAJOR hat-tip to my hometown bearded brethren of the Boston Beard Bureau for making the trek and making themselves heard, as always.

 

What a team (both of them)... they just keep killing it, we dont even dare not to mention the home team's lovely #getbeard promotion... god DAMN I love that team. GO SOX!

That is all, happy Friday.

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Sep 17 2013

Beardvertising

Original: Build-A-Beard

Yeah... We are not in show business, sort of, but here's some advice to TV and ad execs. Put an awesome beard front and center, and they will watch... Build it (a beard) and they will come.
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Kudos Seth, that red beard is just amazing.

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Aug 22 2013

For Some, Even Facial Hair Doesn't Help

Original: Build-A-Beard

New York Jets 'quarterback' Mark Sanchez clearly didn't learn the lesson about being aware of his surroundings on the field... you of course remember the Butt Fumble against (YOUR) New England Patriots, oh that was great... this time it was on the sidelines, when Jets guard Willie Colon sneaked up behind Sanchez and slapped his ass, only slightly less hard than Sanchez slapped (retired) Jet Brandon Moore... with his FACE.

Anyway... the thing is, Sanchez was sporting a pretty bitchin handlebar stache, maybe that's what attracted his teammates so much to slap his ass, but then again... there are some people, a few sad souls, whom facial hair just doesn't help. You be the judge, click on his (ass) face for video... if you dare.

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Jul 5 2013

How Mustaches & Design Come Together

Original: Atlanta Mustache

nsFacial hair is an important aspect to a professional look. As Designers, we must be accountable for the way we present ourselves. A clean looking face is necessary and we must be aware of what the perception of us really is. Remember that perception really is reality. That applies to our clients as well. If they perceive us to be clean shaven detail oriented individuals, our chances of being hired are that much higher.  A mustache doesn’t mean you aren’t detail oriented or clean shaven. It must be done the right way however. So read on for some tips on how to make them look professional.

The key to a clean looking mustache is the amount and shape of it. Remember that wearing a mustache means your face must be shaved elsewhere. That means no beard should be present. A mustache should be clean and light. After all, you need to make a good impression to any potential new client. Less is definitely more in the case. A thick mustache is not only unappealing, but it also gives off the impression that you don’t care. If you put yourself in the shoes of a potential client, would you hire somebody who doesn’t care about their appearance to design something for you?

The next important aspect of a mustache is the shape. You want to choose something that goes with your face and overall look. Something that is stylish but professional at the...

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