Tulsa man awarded for best facial hair
BY BRAVETTA HASSELL World Scene Writer
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
11/13/12 at 5:11 AM
If you missed Oktoberfest, unfortunately, you missed Chuck Williams and his cool fuzzy mug on their way to win Wahl Home Products'
"man of Tulsa" award for best facial hair in Tulsa, becoming a semifinalist in Wahl's Man of The Year contest, which included a tour of the country in search of the man with the best goatee, mustache or beard.
Williams said what sets his facial hair apart from everyone else's is its design.
Williams told Wahl he looks like a cat.
He's been growing his beard since he was 12.
As cooler weather has descended upon Tulsa and many may be thinking about growing out their facial hair to keep in some of that warmth and, by the way, step a rung up in handsomeness, Wahl's Master Barber Ben Phillips offers some grooming tips.
See what you have to work with: Rookies will want to start out with a beard. Not only can a beard be shaped to fit just about any face, but the process of growing out your whiskers will help identify where you might have sparse growth and where your face is missing whole patches. You wouldn't want to attempt a horseshoe mustache if your whiskers couldn't form the entire shape.
Pick a style right for your face: The key to a well-groomed look is understanding what style best suits your face. Facial shape and features determine what will work best. For example, if you have a round face, choose a style that can give you a more angular jaw, like a chinstrap. Longer faces should try a style that breaks up the face, like a thin mustache. And strong, angular faces should consider curvier styles, like a circle beard. Finally, keep things in proportion to your features. Larger features can pull off styles like a walrus or chevron mustache. Similarly, men with smaller features should avoid the oversized mustaches and beards and try short, trimmer styles.
Start with the help of a pro: Not sure what style would look best on you? Visit a professional barber; they can work with you to achieve a great style. Also, this first step at establishing a style can make maintenance easier as you can trim within the lines already set.
Use the right tools: Maintenance is key. When considering an electric trimmer, be sure to purchase one that has the power, precision, design and run-time to easily maintain your facial hair style. Wahl offers specific tools for each trimming style including the Lithium Ion grooming kit, the first tools to harness the powerful second generation of Lithium Ion battery technology.
After seeing "Skyfall" this weekend, you feel more motivated to look downright dapper while doing everyday things, don't you? You might not be taking down bad guys or rescuing M from a melee, but who says you can't look sharp anyway? Check out Travers Mahan in south Tulsa, which carries an array of options by Samuelsohn to achieve the "Bond look." Suits start at $1,400.
Bits 'n' Pieces
"You better not shout, you better not cry, you better not pout (we're) telling you why" Tulsa Promenade's Santa Claus arrives in Tulsa on Saturday with as much fanfare as one might think a sleigh and reindeer would cause. He flies in on a helicopter at 2 p.m. Saturday at the north entrance near El Chico before leading a parade featuring area groups and mascots and concluding with him taking his place for pictures in Center Court.
Claus is available 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 5:30 p.m. on Sundays.
Every child who visits Santa will receive a gift.
For more information, call 918-627-9282.
Bravetta Hassell 918-581-8316
Chuck Williams won Wahl Home Products' "man of Tulsa" award for best facial hair in Tulsa. Williams is a semifinalist in Wahl's Man of the Year contest. Courtesy
Achieve the "Bond look" with a variety of suits by Samuelsohn available at Travers Mahan. Mohair-look Barberis Super 130s suit, $1,295; www.samuelsohn.com. Courtesy