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MOVEMBER: Getting a Mo Bro shave at the Gillette “The Best A Mo Can Get” barbershop

By Gerald Lynch on November 16th, 2012

16 days into Movember 2012, and taches up and down the land are starting to look like Basil Brush’s tail. Mo maintenance ain’t easy but, for a prostate cancer bashing worthy cause, men up and down the land are persevering, battling through the bedtime rebukes of their partners and the back-of-the-bus jibes from school kids.

Thankfully, Gillette have spotted that a few of us might need a hand keeping our facial fluff looking respectable, and have opened up their “The Best A Mo Can Get” pop-up babershop at 10 Newburgh Street, just off of London’s uber-trendy Carnaby Street. Offering free trims for all Mo Bros that pass through its doors, Brandish took our most hairily-blessed Mo Bro Perrie down to have his impressive lip-wear touched up.

With pro barbers on hand to offer tips and tricks for the best Mo maintenance,  as well as complimentary drinks and luxury hot towel shaving experiences, Perrie’s mouser went from droopy to Dali-worthy in minutes.

With the shop decked out like a 1940s members club, complete with leather furnishings and games rooms, the barbers used Gillette’s Fusion ProGlider Styler, a 3-in-1 styling tool “based on performance driven design”, to get the job done.

Offering a precision edging blade, it let the team trim the loose waves of Perrie’s lip locks, with an ergonomic grip that prevents the line from slipping when perfecting the “Craig David Chin Strap”. Sporting blades said to be thinner than a surgeon’s scalpel,  the Fusion ProGlider Styler gives the closest shave this side of a cut-throat, according to Gillette’s expert grooming team.

Blasting out choice cuts from Curtis Mayfield’s Superfly album while the bantering barbers slashed away at errant stubble, The Best A Mo Can Get barbershop has real attitude, and is definitely worth a visit from any Mo Bros struggling to keep their facial manes in check.

Gillette will be doing their part to fight prostate cancer during the Movember campaign in other ways too, aiming to donate £100,000 to the cause through sales of their Movember stamped products.

Gillette’s The Best A Mo Can Get barbershop is open to all members of the public, with a special late-night opening planned for November 22nd. There will also be a number of events including intimate DJ sets, cocktail nights and whiskey tasting sessions across the month. Check www.facebook.com/GilletteUK for more details.

 



Grooming

Time to groom and be all the man you can!

By jsmith on June 26th, 2009

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Older than Berlusconi this Italian native is safe to keep around your daughters but definitely not as fun. What Proraso lacks at a party it more than makes up for in a quality shave, originating from Florence and over 80 years old this shaving cream has been giving Italians glowing skin and a smooth visage for generations. The ingredients of Proraso are a closely gurded secret, however it is known to contain coconut, lanolin and euclyptus oil- this last one you can smell and feel tightening your skin whilst being soft enough for even the sensitive of us. This shaving cream can be used with both a brush or your hand and a cut throat or regular razor, though I would recommend using a brush as it makes the cream go much further and the lather much more lathery.

I was given a pot of Proraso shaving cream 4 months ago and I can honestly say this stuff is far and above the best shaving aid you can buy. It surpasses all the highstreet brands and costs no where near the price: £5 for a 150ml pot which will last you at least a year, this plus it means you’re no longer funding adverts that make having a shave look like changing the carburettor in your muscle car.

Get some Proraso from Murdock London and be all the man you can!



Grooming

More proof men are becoming metrosexuals: The JAW line defining shaving cream from Ulltra Man

By admin on March 27th, 2009

ultra man.jpgKiss and Make Up‘s Zara on jaw defining shaving cream:

If 2008 was the year that mancake rose to power, 2009 has solidified the metrosexuals place in society. We’ve featured the rise of Ab Gel and manscara, well now there’s another potion available for the looks obsessed male. It’s a shaving cream that promises to define the jaw as well as help you whisk away stray hairs.

It’s called the Jaw Line Defining 3 in One Shaving Cream, and is designed to be used with the dry shaving method.

The idea is that the cream helps to tighten and tone the jowl area, by including the ingredient Glaucine to stimulate elasticity. It also contains glycerine and Shea butter to help the razor slide across the skin and is paraben free.

It costs £20 from Mankind, and will be desired by preening males everywhere.



Grooming, Lifestyle & Gadgets, Scent & Aftershave

AskMen.com Gives Us “Shaving Tips From Moroccan Street Shavers”

By Will Reid on December 9th, 2008

271083256_403c0ee266.jpgAskMen.com has recently proved to be a good source of interesting and insightful fashion features (at least once you’ve clicked through such literary gems as “Is a 3-some really worth it?” and an “Is Britney actually Hot?” poll.) A look at their Fashion section resulted in me reading a great article by P.A Parfond, the site’s weekly fashion correspondent, entitled “Shaving Tips From Moroccan Street Shavers.”

The feature is a look at the tips of three different barbers from within Morocco and Parfond reveals that the reason Moroccan barbers are the best shaver in the world is because “Moroccan street shavers hold the secrets to the perfect shave, no matter who the recipient…for them, shaving is an ancient art, one bound by rules and techniques that men growing up in the West are rarely introduced to.”

Check out the different tips by following this link.



Grooming

Precision shaving for the very anal

By admin on October 8th, 2008

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From our beatuy site Kiss and Make Up:
There’s nothing worse than a slightly uneven goatee. If you’re going to go to all that trouble you have to get it right, and if that involves a shaver/ ruler combo , well, why not? It was been designed by James McAdam as a helpful tool for the ‘common man’ and could be good way to encourage men to keep their facial hair in shape. I think I’d find it pretty funny if I saw a guy using this, so everyone wins!

Right, no jokes about Beppe from Eastenders, George Michael or Craig David. Oh go on then.




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