It’s back-to-school time in Austin, and that means the town is crawling with students. Most have no time to spare on grooming- preoccupied with school supply shopping, registering for classes, and navigating hallways and campuses . So, Redd’s is doing its part in keeping Austin groomed, by offering a 25% discount off the Scholar Cut for anyone enrolled in classes or 17 and under.

Here are a few tips on keeping your look fresh inspired by the most noted UT Legends.

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 WALTER CRONKITE

The University of Texas 1933

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HOW TO LOOK DAPPER AT THE DROP OF A HAT:

Walter Cronkite knew what it was like to get ready in a hurry. In the pre-internet, pre-24 hour news-cycle age, Americans got all their information about current events from this man. No matter the time, Walter Cronkite had to be camera ready; dapper at the drop of a hat.

Though the world may not wait with baited breath for you to speak, there are times when grooming takes a back-seat to life. In those moments nothing is more helpful than a good dry shampoo. Kevin Murphy hair products makes an amazing shower-in-a-can called FRESH.HAIR, and for every can of FRESH.HAIR sold, a financial contribution will be made to help reduce global carbon emissions. So, do some good for your doo and the environment too.

 NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON

The University of Texas 1983

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HOW TO GROOM FACIAL HAIR IN LIGHT-SECONDS:

When facial hair is properly taken care of it’s like the stars aligning. Neil Degrasse Tyson– astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, and science communicator, understands the vast mysteries of space. He also knows a thing or two about maintaining facial hair. His mind may be lost in the far reaches of the universe, but his hair game is on point.

Clean your facial hair regularly. Each time you shower, shampoo it and rub in a dime-size dollop of moisturizing conditioner. Rinse after 10 seconds. Without conditioner, shampoo can dry your face and overstimulate oil glands.

And keep that wild mustache trim guys! Here’s a great guide:

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 JON HAMM

The University of Texas 1989

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HOW TO LOOK LIKE DON DRAPER WITH EASE:

How does Jon Hamm pull off such effortless scruff?! No one will ever truly know. Perhaps it’s part genes, part grooming, part arrogant charm. If you want to replicate the Don Draper 1950’s, day-drinking scotch, ad-man look there are plenty of products to help you on your way to mastering the stubble.

Boss Man beards has an array of balms, wax and oils to keep that chin rugged yet soft. And for a more detailed guide to stubbification see here: Men’s Grooming: Maintaining Stubble

 MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY

The University of Texas 1993

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HOW TO QUICKLY CHANGE-UP YOUR STYLE FOR ANY OCCASION AND LOOK ALRIGHT, ALRIGHT, ALRIGHT:

Matthew Mcconaughey is a father, husband, actor, and Longhorn. He plays a diversity of rolls in movies and in life. So, if you too like to change it up, from sleek to rugged, messy to clean, relaxed to straight-laced, Kevin Murphy has a variety of products to give you whatever look your heart desires.

FREE.HOLD-medium hold, thickening effect, glossy finish.

GRITTY.BUSINESS-super support and a dry, gritty texture.

UN.DRESSED-A firm elastic paste to create a loose, undone, natural look.

NIGHT.RIDER-a tough hold and a rough matte texture for short or choppy looks

 CORY REDDING

The University of Texas 1999

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HOW TO QUICKLY FRESHEN UP AFTER A RIGOROUS WORKOUT:

This blog wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the owner and founder of Redd’s Barbershop. Cory Redding knows good grooming! Staying fresh is important, especially if you’re a professional football player. Here’s a few tips and products to help you freshen up fast:

-Restore your body’s equilibrium with fluids immediately after your workout.

– Use Lab Series Pro LS All In One Face Treatment ($30, labseries.com)a skin-soothing, anti-redness, shine-reducing balm that will return your skin to its normal state quickly.

-Apply a long-lasting antiperspirant, a new class of underarm odor removers and dampness blockers.

-If you’re sore, use In Transit Muscle Therapy ($33, thisworks.com) an ache-soothing ointment that comes with a roll-on applicator, so you can apply easily to hard-to-reach spots

-If you’re itchy the fastest road to relief starts with an oldie but a goodie: Gold Bond Body Powder ($8.29, goldbond.com)

MAKE AN APPOINTMENT AT REDD’S BARBERSHOP AND LOOK YOUR BEST ON THAT FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL. 25% OFF SCHOLAR CUT FOR ANY ENROLLED STUDENTS AND ANYONE 17 OR UNDER, ALL MONTH!