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Shaving: Men
Men in the United States shave at least once a day, usually in the morning. If a man has a beard or a mustache, he trims and neatens it either every day or every few days. Many men use after-shave lotion, usually lightly scented, to soothe their skin after shaving.

A well-groomed American man will periodically trim the small hairs than grow in his nostrils so that they do not show, and have his hairdresser or barber do the same for any hair that might grow on his ears. Special grooming devices are available for this purpose.

A well-trimmed beard or mustache is perfectly acceptable today in the world of business, although more commonly found in businesses like entertainment and the arts than in banking or finance.

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