‘Staches for a Cause: All You Need to Know About No-Shave November

no-shave novemberNo-Shave November started as an act of remembrance. In November 2007, after a battle against colon cancer – the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. – Matt Hill of Chicago left behind eight devoted children who dedicated themselves to raising cancer awareness. What started as a basement-borne endeavor that collected $2,000 in 2009 has evolved into a national charity that raised one million dollars in 2014. No-Shave November makes a difference in the lives of the afflicted and their families, and you can help.

The Premise

Participants refrain from shaving in November and donate the money saved to cancer research. Donations range from the cost of a few razors to the price of a salon visit, or from a few dollars to around $100. Donations benefit American Cancer Society, Prevent Cancer Foundation, Fight Colorectal Cancer and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

How to Help

  1. Create a profile at No-Shave November. Visitors can donate through your page and you or your team will earn a slot on the site’s leaderboard to track your progress.
  1. Share your No-Shave profile on social media and embolden your friends, family and colleagues to get involved.
  1. Put down that razor and let that ‘stache grow, baby!

How to Do It With Style

Mustaches start with light beards. It’s easier to shape a mustache from a canvas of hair than shave around your desired style each day. Nurture hair growth with adequate rest, nutrition and skin care. After you get a healthy layer of stubble, choose a style.

The Gunslinger

Whether you’re a neo-Westerner who fanboys over Trejo and Tarantino, or a classicist to whom no one but Eastwood, Elliot and Wayne can do the genre justice, the gunslinger is for you.

The Basterd

Lieutenant Aldo Raine didn’t come down from the Smoky Mountains, cross 5,000 miles of water and jump out of an air-o-plane to sport a baby face – he rocked an Errol Flynn-esque pencil mustache. Brad Pitt’s role in “Inglourious Basterds” rekindled the love affair with the pencil-thin ‘stache, and you have a few styles to choose from.

The Cloon

Everybody loves George Clooney, and when he grows out his mustache a la “The Monuments Men,” the world collectively swoons. The style is called the chevron, made famous by a P.I. you may know who goes by Magnum.

Being a part of No-Shave November is a great way to give back and help fight cancer. Sadly, many lives are greatly affected and turned upside down by this relentless disease. If you or someone you know is suffering from hair loss due to medical reasons Van Scoy Hair Clinics are here to help get you through this difficult time. To schedule a free consultation call us at (419) 289-6665 or to contact us via email click here.



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