Sunday, November 29, 2009

Movember Drawing to a Close

For those who haven't been following it, Movember is drawing to a close. Our team has raised nearly €3,500 for The Irish Cancer Society / Action Prostate Cancer fund, €200 of that from friends of mine.

I admit growing a mustache doesn't seem like much, when I ran a marathon I actually had to do something rather than just letting nature take its course, and you all donated more than €1000! Nonetheless, I found it much more annoying. I subsequently ran two more marathons, whereas I will never be growing a mustache again!

So it is nearly your last chance to donate.

Many thanks to if you have done so already. Here are the before and after pictures:-

What do you think? On top of looking like a wierdo, it adds about 10 years to me! I'll be glad when this is over.


Monday, November 23, 2009

Horay for the Mo!

Well, it is now at the stage that two people have said it suits me. It looks like a proper mustache, see what you think:-

Just to re-iterate, this is what I'm aiming for:-

Remember folks, this isn't just for me to make a fool out of myself it is for charity, so please donate now (or the mo gets it)

Monday, November 09, 2009

Mustach Update - The Ominous Shadow!

I am now at the ominous shadow stage. Is that a mustache or have you got a medical condition? Really, unless I have just the right lighting conditions, and you are uncomfortably close, it just looks like I got some cappuccino froth on my lip!

Tomorrow it gets its first exposure to customers, myself and another xCoiffure team mate and my boss have an all day meeting. The boss already has a beard, so it'll be a facial hair overdose for the folks in London. I hope they don't mind, it being for a good cause and all!

If you haven't already done so, please donate!

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

The Tache Blog

As previously mentioned, on various other channels (facebook, twitter), I'm growing a mustache for The Irish Cancer Society in November.

This is all part of the Movember charity website, and was actually Stephen Collin's idea, I just joined his team.

Frankly, I'm not even sure I can grow a mustache, I tried to grow a beard about 20 years ago and it was a disaster, it took ages to get beyond the fluff stage, and I have ugly bald patches on my cheeks! But I'll give the mustache a shot.

This picture shows what I looked like, relatively clean shaven, on Monday, and my bit of photoshop (actually pixlr) of what I might look like in 4 weeks!

(OK, the eyebrow additions are just my little joke!)

I need money! - so DONATE NOW - even a little will help the mustache grow, and if I get a decent pot together you can all vote for which mustache style I should aim for. Come on... it is for a good cause!

Come back here for regular updates, or listen in on facebook, I'll mostly use facebook, and some occasional blog posts (which also appear as notes in facebook), I don't think my facial hair grows at sufficient rate to merit twitter updates!

Coming up... some customer reactions, my next face to face meeting is next Tuesday!