Title:
HAIR LINE GROOMING KIT AND METHOD THEREFOR
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A facial hair trimming guide has a plurality of templates. At least one of the plurality of templates has at least one straight cutting edge, an inner curved cutting edge, and an outer curved cutting edge.



Inventors:
Kingery, Michel (Las Vegas, NV, US)
Application Number:
13/408558
Publication Date:
09/20/2012
Filing Date:
02/29/2012
Assignee:
KINGERY MICHEL
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A45D27/42
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Primary Examiner:
ELGART, VANITHA M
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
WEISS & MOY, P.C. (PHOENIX, AZ, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. A facial hair trimming guide comprising: at least one template, the template having at least one straight cutting edge, an inner curved cutting edge, and an outer curved cutting edge.

2. A facial hair trimming guide in accordance with claim 1, further comprising an obtuse angle cutting edge.

3. A facial hair trimming guide in accordance with claim 1, further comprising a second inner rounded cutting edge.

4. A facial hair trimming guide in accordance with claim 4, wherein the second inner rounded cutting edge has a smaller arc than the first inner rounded cutting edge.

5. A facial hair trimming guide in accordance with claim 1, further comprising at least one cut-out formed in the at least one template.

6. A facial hair trimming guide in accordance with claim 1, wherein the at least one straight cutting edge as a rounded end tip.

7. A facial hair trimming guide comprising: a plurality of templates, wherein a first template having at least one straight cutting edge, an inner curved cutting edge, and an outer curved cutting edge.

8. A facial hair trimming guide in accordance with claim 7, wherein a second template has an obtuse angle cutting edge, an outer curved cutting edge, and a straight cutting edge.

9. A facial hair trimming guide in accordance with claim 8, wherein a third template has a plurality of straight cutting edges and an inner rounded cutting edge.

10. A facial hair trimming guide in accordance with claim 9, further comprising at least one cut-out formed in a body section of the third template.

11. A facial hair trimming guide in accordance with claim 9, wherein the at least one straight cutting edge of the third template has a rounded corner.

12. A facial hair trimming guide in accordance with claim 8, wherein the outer curved cutting edge of the first template has a smaller arc than the outer curved cutting edge of the first template.

12. A facial hair trimming guide in accordance with claim 9, further comprising a container for storing the first, second, and third templates.



13. A facial hair trimming guide in accordance with claim 8, further comprising a container for storing the first and second cutting templates.

13. A facial hair trimming guide comprising: a plurality of templates, wherein at least one of the plurality of templates have at least one straight cutting edge, an inner curved cutting edge, and an outer curved cutting edge.



14. A facial hair trimming guide in accordance with claim 13, wherein at least one of the plurality of templates has an obtuse angle cutting edge, an outer curved cutting edge, and a straight cutting edge.

15. A facial hair trimming guide in accordance with claim 14, wherein at least one of the plurality of templates has a plurality of straight cutting edges and an inner rounded cutting edge.

16. A facial hair trimming guide in accordance with claim 15, further comprising at least one cut-out formed in a body section of one of the plurality of templates.

17. A facial hair trimming guide in accordance with claim 13, further comprising a container for storing the plurality of templates.

Description:

RELATED APPLICATIONS

The present application claims the benefit to and is related herewith to U.S. Provisional Application entitled, “Hair Line Grooming Kit and Method Therefor”, filed Mar. 14, 2011, and having U.S. Ser. No. 61/452,545, in the name of Michael Kingery, and which is incorporated herein by reference in its entirety.

FIELD OF THE INVENTION

This invention relates to grooming kits, and more specifically, to a shaving kit for the shaving of hair above the neck, such as a beard, side-burns, mustache, and the like giving the aforementioned hair lines any desired straight or curved appearance.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

Facial hair and head hair shaving is a regular, often daily chore for many adult males. When shaving, many men like to form various hair line curves according to their individual desire. However, achieving consistent, neat, and stylish results trimming facial hair and sideburns is a daily challenge for many individuals. To meet this challenge, numerous devices have been developed to assist amateurs and professionals alike in trimming and shaving hair on the head, neck, and face.

Among these devices are guides for trimming sideburns that protect a portion of the sideburn from the razor, as well as shields, which are hung from the ear, from straps worn on the head, or from the arms of spectacle frames to protect a measured length of sideburn. While these devices may work, these devices are limited to the number of different hair line curves that may be formed. Further, these devices are not intended to guide the trimming of hair on the remainder of the face.

Therefore, a need existed to provide a device and method to overcome the above problem.

SUMMARY

A facial hair trimming guide has at least one template. The template has least one straight cutting edge, an inner curved cutting edge, and an outer curved cutting edge.

A facial hair trimming guide has at least one template. The template has least one straight cutting edge, an inner curved cutting edge, and an outer curved cutting edge.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is a front view of one embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 2 is a front view of one template of the embodiment shown in FIG. 1;

FIG. 3 is a front view of another template of the embodiment shown in FIG. 1;

FIG. 4 is a front view of another template of the embodiment shown in FIG. 1;

FIG. 5 is a front view of another embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 6 is a front view of another embodiment of the present invention; and

FIG. 7 shows a front view of one template of the embodiment shown in FIG. 1 being used.

Common reference numerals are used throughout the drawings and detailed description to indicate like elements.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

Referring now to FIG. 1, one embodiment of a hair line grooming device 10 is shown. In the present embodiment, the hair line grooming device 10 has a plurality of different templates 12A-12C. Each of the templates 12A-12C may allow one to form a plurality of different hair line curves according to their individual desire as well as to form other grooming features.

The grooming device 10 may have a plurality of different templates 12A-12C. The different templates 12A-12C may be held in a single container 14. Having all of the different templates 12A-12C in a single container 14 provides for easy access to the different templates 12A-12C.

The different templates 12A-12C may be formed out of a hard but flexible material. A hard but flexible material may allow the different templates 12A-12C to bend when pressure is applied so that the templates 12A-12C conforms to the shape of the face of a user. However, the different templates 12A-12C are sturdy enough so that when pressure is applied, the different templates 12A-12C will not be permanently bent so as to deform the shape of the different templates 12A-12C. The different templates 12A-12C may be formed of a hardened plastic, aluminum, a flexible stainless steel, or the like. The listing of the above is given as an example and should not be seen in a limiting manner.

Referring now to FIGS. 1 and 2, a first template 12A is shown. The first template 12A is of a size to allow one to hold the first template 12A while using the first template 12A to form different hair line curves. The first template 12A has a body section 16A. The body section 16A may provide an area for the user to hold the first template 12A. The body section 16A may have a plurality of different edges 18A-18D. While four different edges 18A-18D are shown, it should not be seen in a limiting manner.

In accordance with one embodiment, the edge 18A may be an inner rounded cutting edge. The inner rounded cutting edge 18A may be used to groom a user's facial hair to have an inner rounded shape. Thus, for example, the inner rounded cutting edges 18A may be used to form an inner rounded hairline shape from a sideburn area all the way down to a chin area of the user as shown in FIG. 7. The above is given as an example. The inner rounded cutting edges 18A may be used to form an inner rounded hairline shape in any area desired by the user.

In the embodiment shown in FIGS. 1 and 2, the edge 18B may be an outer rounded cutting edge 18B. The outer rounded cutting edge 18B may be used to groom a user's facial hair to have an outer rounded curve shape. For example, the outer rounded cutting edge 18B may be used to groom a user's mustache such as the upper and lower areas of the mustache. The above is given as an example. The outer rounded cutting edge 18B may be used in any area where an outer rounded curve shape is desired.

In the embodiment shown in FIGS. 1 and 2, the edge 18C may be an approximately straight cutting edge 18C. The approximately straight cutting edge 18C may be used to groom a user's facial hair to have approximately straight edges. For example, the approximately straight cutting edge 18C may be used to groom a user's a sideburn area or any other areas where an approximately straight edge may be desired.

In the embodiment shown in FIGS. 1 and 2, the edge 18D may be an approximately straight cutting edge having a rounded corner 18D. The approximately straight cutting edge having a rounded corner 18C may be used to groom a user's facial hair to have approximately straight edges with rounded corners such as the end of a mustache. The above is given as an example. The approximately straight cutting edge having a rounded corner 18D may be used in any area where this hairline shape is desired.

Referring now to FIGS. 1 and 3, a second template 12B is shown. The second template 12B is of a size to allow one to hold the second template 12B while using the second template 12B to form different hair line curves. The second template 12B has a body section 16B. The body section 16B may provide an area for the user to hold the second template 12B. The body section 16B may have a plurality of different edges 20A-20D. While four different edges 20A-20D are shown, it should not be seen in a limiting manner.

In accordance with one embodiment, the edge 20A may be an angle cutting edge 20A. In the present embodiment, the edge 20A is an obtuse angle cutting edge 20A. The obtuse angle cutting edge 20A may be used to groom a user's facial hair to have an approximately straight but angled shape. Thus, for example, the obtuse angle cutting edge 20A may be used to form a straight obtuse angled hairline shape from a sideburn area all the way down to a chin area of the user as shown in FIG. 7. The above is given as an example. The obtuse angle cutting edge 20A may be used in any area desired by the user.

In the embodiment shown in FIGS. 1 and 3, the edge 20B may be an outer rounded cutting edge 20B. The outer rounded cutting edge 20B is similar to the outer rounded cutting edge 18B shown in FIGS. 1 and 2. However, the outer rounded cutting edge 20B has a greater arc. The outer rounded cutting edge 20B may be used to groom a user's facial hair to have an outer rounded curve shape. For example, the outer rounded cutting edge 20B may be used to groom a user's mustache such as the upper and lower areas of the mustache. The above is given as an example. The outer rounded cutting edge 20B may be used in any area where an outer rounded curve shape is desired.

In the embodiment shown in FIGS. 1 and 3, the edge 20C may be an approximately straight cutting edge 20C. The approximately straight cutting edge 20C is similar to the approximately straight cutting edge 18C shown in FIGS. 1 and 2. The approximately straight cutting edge 20C may be used to groom a user's facial hair to have approximately straight edges. For example, the approximately straight cutting edge 20C may be used to groom a user's a sideburn area or any other areas where an approximately straight edge may be desired.

In the embodiment shown in FIGS. 1 and 3, the edge 20D may be an approximately straight cutting edge having a rounded corner 20D. The approximately straight cutting edge having a rounded corner 18D is similar to the approximately straight cutting edge having a rounded corner 18D shown in FIGS. 1 and 2. However, the approximately straight cutting edge having a rounded corner 20D has a wider arc than the straight cutting edge having a rounded corner 18D. The approximately straight cutting edge having a rounded corner 20D may be used to groom a user's facial hair to have approximately straight edges with rounded corners such as the end of a mustache. The above is given as an example. The approximately straight cutting edge having a rounded corner 20D may be used in any area where this hairline shape is desired.

Referring now to FIGS. 1 and 4, a third template 12C is shown. The third template 12C is of a size to allow one to hold the third template 12C while using the third template 12C to form different hair line curves. The third template 12C has a body section 16C. The body section 16C may provide an area for the user to hold the third template 12C. The body section 16C may have a plurality of different edges 22A-22D. While four different edges 22A-22D are shown, it should not be seen in a limiting manner.

In accordance with one embodiment, the edge 22A may be an inner rounded cutting edge 22A. The inner rounded cutting edge 22A is similar to the inner rounded cutting edge 18A shown in FIGS. 1 and 2. The inner rounded cutting edge 22A may be used to groom a user's facial hair to have an inner rounded shape. Thus, for example, the inner rounded cutting edges 22A may be used to form an inner rounded hairline shape from a sideburn area all the way down to a chin area of the user. The above is given as an example. The inner rounded cutting edges 22A may be used to form an inner rounded hairline shape in any area desired by the user.

In the embodiment shown in FIGS. 1 and 4, the edges 22B-22D may be approximately straight cutting edges 22B-22D. The approximately straight cutting edges 22B-22D is similar to the approximately straight cutting edge 18C shown in FIGS. 1 and 2. The approximately straight cutting edges 22B-22D may be used to groom a user's facial hair to have approximately straight edges as previously disclosed.

In the embodiment shown in FIGS. 1 and 4, the body section 16C of the third template 12C may have one or more cutouts 24. The cutouts 24 may come in different shapes and sizes. In general, the cutouts 24 may be circular or oval in shape. However, other shapes and designs may be used without departing from the spirit and scope of the present invention. The cutouts 24 may be used to groom and form different patterns. For example, the cutouts may be used to groom an area below a user's lip and above the chin area. The above is given as an example. The cutouts 24 may be used in any area where the pattern of the cutout 24 is desired.

The grooming device 10 is a hand held-men's facial grooming device. It may be used as a guide while shaving to shape beards, mustaches, goatees and even sideburns into a myriad of styles. The grooming device 10 may be utilized with any shaver, electric or manual, to form clean beard and mustache lines with perfect symmetry. The ability to shape nearly any facial hair style by simply turning, flipping, or bending the templates 12A-12C make the grooming device 10 versatile and easy to use. The grooming device 10 allows for targeted shaving. Straight or curved grooming lines are as simple as turning or slightly bending the templates 12A-12C, allowing the user to create and easily maintain nearly any beard, mustache, goatee, or sideburn style. The templates 12A-12C allow for very close shaving to the guide giving the user hassle free and extremely clean grooming line.

Referring to FIGS. 5 and 6, another embodiment of the present invention is shown. In this embodiment, the grooming device 10 is formed of a single template 12E. The template 12E may be formed of a hard but flexible material that may allow the template 12E to bend when pressure is applied so that the template 12E conforms to the shape of the face of a user. However, the template 12E is sturdy enough so that when pressure is applied, the template 12E will not be permanently bent so as to deform the shape of the template 12E. The templates 12E may be formed of a hardened plastic, aluminum, a flexible stainless steel, or the like. The listing of the above is given as an example and should not be seen in a limiting manner.

The template 12E is of a size to allow one to hold the template 12E while using the template 12E to form different hair line curves. The template 12E has a body section 16E. The body section 16E may provide an area for the user to hold the template 12E. The body section 16E may have a plurality of different edges 26A-26E. While five different edges 26A-26E are shown, it should not be seen in a limiting manner.

In accordance with one embodiment, the edge 26A may be an inner rounded cutting edge. The inner rounded cutting edge 26A may be used to groom a user's facial hair to have an inner rounded shape. Thus, for example, the inner rounded cutting edges 26A may be used to form an inner rounded hairline shape from a sideburn area all the way down to a chin area of the user as shown in FIG. 7. The above is given as an example. The inner rounded cutting edges 26A may be used to form an inner rounded hairline shape in any area desired by the user.

In the embodiment shown in FIGS. 5 and 6, the edge 26B may be an approximately straight cutting edge 26B. The approximately straight cutting edge 26B is similar to the approximately straight cutting edge 18C shown in FIGS. 1 and 2. The approximately straight cutting edges 26B may be used to groom a user's facial hair to have approximately straight edges as previously disclosed.

In the embodiment shown in FIGS. 5 and 6, the edge 26C may be an approximately straight cutting edge having an outer curved end 26C. The approximately straight cutting edge having an outer curved end 26C may be used to groom a user's facial hair to have an approximately straight line with a rounded end. Thus, for example, the approximately straight cutting edge having an outer curved end 26C may be used to groom a user's facial hair from a sideburn area all the way down to a chin area of the user as shown in FIG. 7. The above is given as an example. The approximately straight cutting edge having an outer curved end 26C may be used to form an inner rounded hairline shape in any area desired by the user.

In accordance with one embodiment, the edge 26D may be an obtuse angle cutting edge 26D. The obtuse angle cutting edge 26D may be used to groom a user's facial hair to have an approximately straight but angled shape. Thus, for example, the obtuse angle cutting edge 26D may be used to form a straight obtuse angled hairline shape from a sideburn area all the way down to a chin area of the user. The above is given as an example. The obtuse angle cutting edge 26D may be used in any area desired by the user.

In accordance with one embodiment, the edge 26E may be an inner rounded cutting edge 26E having rounded end tips 27. The inner rounded cutting edge 26E may be used to groom a user's facial hair to have an inner rounded shape.

In the embodiment shown in FIG. 7, the body section 16E may have one or more cutouts 24. The cutouts 24 may come in different shapes and sizes. In general, the cutouts 24 may be circular or oval in shape. However, other shapes and designs may be used without departing from the spirit and scope of the present invention. The cutouts 24 may be used to groom and form different patterns. For example, the cutouts may be used to groom an area below a user's lip and above the chin area. The above is given as an example. The cutouts 24 may be used in any area where the pattern of the cutout 24 is desired.

This disclosure provides exemplary embodiments of the present invention. The scope of the present invention is not limited by these exemplary embodiments. Numerous variations, whether explicitly provided for by the specification or implied by the specification, such as variations in structure, dimension, type of material and manufacturing process may be implemented by one of skill in the art in view of this disclosure.