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Product Details

  • Paperback: 105 pages
  • Publisher: Jack Passion, LLC; First edition (May 19, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615291597
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615291598
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #197,647 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The guy's got swagger in spades...and that attitude comes through on the pages. That makes the book a fun read - even if your aspirations for facial adornment never move beyond the milk-mustache phase. --LA Times

I recommend every man have two things: A beard and this book. --Phil Olsen, Captain of Beard Team USA

About the Author

Jack Passion is a two-time world beard champion, having taken first prize Natural Full Beard at the 2007 and 2009 World Beard and Moustache Championships. He also stars on IFC's beard competition reality series "Whisker Wars." Learn more at jackpassion.com

More About the Author

Jack Passion is an American musician, author, speaker, and TV personality, most recognized for his award-winning beard. Passion stars in Whisker Wars, a reality show following the world of competitive facial hair, coming this August to IFC.

Now in its second printing, The Facial Hair Handbook offers beard growing and grooming tips for the beard in and on every man, rookie or champion. Part motivational treatise, part how-to manual, the book is hilarious and informative read that makes a great gift.

Customer Reviews

It's a very fun read!
Joe Huddleston
This book has given some really good advice, products, and techniques on growing and keeping your beard looking good.
Joe Russ
Jack Passion is well known in the facial hair community for having one of the best beards around.
Tyler C.

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By J. Lamberson on June 23, 2011
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I enjoyed Jack Passion's Book. I've been letting my beard grow long for about a year now, and decided I should look into caring for this mess 'o hair on my chin! I've just used shampoo and conditioner before - not any more...The Facial Hair Handbook explains that shampoo strips your hair of important oils your body produces and "when used on your face, can and will cause skin irritation." This is just a small offering amongst the many tips in this book.
This handbook is a quick read.(just over 100 pgs). Alot of info is crammed into those pages, and in a funny way. The author doesnt take things too seriously, which was nice. I would recommend this to anyone that is looking into growing and maintaining a beard/mustache. I gave it three stars because I did genuinely like it, although I do wish it was a bit longer.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Matt Yerkes on July 25, 2012
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I don't usually write many reviews but with so many 5 star reviews I feel this can be a little misleading. I bough this book on my Kindle Fire. The book has some good information on growing and maintaining a beard. But, the book is long on general information and short on specifics. The book makes multiple mentions of the website facialhairhandbook.com for further information. I was excited as there is so many different products and lines out there for the bearded folk, I came home and quickly looked up the website hoping it might help navigate this new inquiry. Imagine my surprise when the website is just one BIG ad for this book with no further info. Every link just brings you back to this Amazon webpage.

So, if you want a general guide to growing a good beard with some good chuckles, the book is definitely worth the read. I just found the fact of someone at the forefront of the bearded revolution not standing behind the product with the information promised in the book a little annoying.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Joe Russ on July 21, 2009
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This book has everything you can think of. I have had a beard for about one year. This book has given some really good advice, products, and techniques on growing and keeping your beard looking good. This book is for veterans of the facial hair world as well as all rookies who need a helping hand.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A. Benenson on October 6, 2010
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Imagine "Beards and Mustaches for Dummies" (but without any illustrations), and you'll get the idea.

Long term beard growers (like me) won't get too much out of it, but if you're new to facial hair, it might be handy (although there are several websites that have similar info).

The lack of illustrations isn't really a problem except for the section that describes different styles of staches and chin fuzz.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Merennulli on January 14, 2013
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Jack is pompous and self-absorbed, but he is good at caring for beards. You do have to wade through his odd balance of nods to political correctness and his hyper-masculine philosophy, and that is part of why this is 4 stars instead of 5. The other negative is that it isn't all there - With fewer than 100 pages actually dedicated to facial hair, and even those in large print with wide spacing, there is room to have gone into more detail, particularly about technique.

That said, it is a very concise, introductory level book about facial hair management.
- It has good thoughts on how to start all manner of facial hair, including beards, mustaches, sideburns, and goatees.
- It is a quick read, and that large print and wide spacing makes it easy to reference while you're learning.
- It is written with an understanding that people will not be perfect.
- It integrates intentionally with good health. The only "strange" thing that he advocates in the book is a total abandonment of refined sugar.
- Nearly all common issues that new beard growers tend to ask are addressed.

As someone who already had grown a long beard, I found the maintenance portion very enlightening, and wished I had his book when I started (unfortunately, he was in middle school when I started growing my beard).
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38 of 56 people found the following review helpful By Devin B. Cara on June 5, 2009
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I was down and out, it felt as if my luck was running dry, and everything I liked about the world had left me. Sleepless night after sleepless night I waited for something to come my way. It was then that I decided to quit my job and travel the earth in search of an answer.

I was on my way to the airport for a morning flight to Chi town as it dawned on me: I should get a new look if I were to become a traveler. I had barely made it past the security gate when I found the book that would change my life. I quickly refunded my ticket and went home to read this book.

I marveled at such a novel idea of writing a book about growing a beard, but there it was right in my hands. A surge of energy flowed through me like I had never before experienced. Every page I turned was like a wave knowledge that set my mind at ease and created desire in my heart. I was shelving my shaving supplies and looking more and more like a man everyday.

It's a short read and I found myself reading it over and over again, eventually taking notes as I went. One day I decided to spruce up my resumé and apply for a job I had never quite had the courage to apply to before. No sooner had I walked through the door of the office building was I offered a job that I was proud to tell my friends and family about.

Within a week I had every woman in the office asking if I was married or if I had any brothers. It seemed that every time I consulted this book it gave me the right answer. Sure enough one of those women I eventually became real close to and we began dating. As my beard continued to grow in length, so did the passion in our relationship. I asked for her hand in marriage, and she said yes! To this day I don't think it would have been possible without this book.
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