Scalp MicroPigmentation

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Introduction A few years ago I joked that I was going to have some hair tattooed onto my head – but little did I know that a tattoo, known as Scalp MicroPigmentation, specially created for use on the scalp would become the most viable solution for male pattern baldness. Scalp MicroPigmentation or SMP consists of having your scalp tattooed with tiny dots that resemble the... Read More

Top 10 Beard Care Products

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With the trend for facial hair, be it designer stubble or a serious beard, set to continue we thought it prudent to document our Top 10 Beard Care products. Wearing facial hair or a beard can teeter on the brink of ‘Ape’ if care isn’t taken. Whereas a true gentleman would put a little effort into cleansing, conditioning, styling and maintaining his facial hair... Read More

pH Balanced Skin

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We spend a lot of time and energy pursuing a “balanced” life – In work, finances and family time. But when it comes to men’s grooming, we often overlook a balancing act that’s key to wellness – Balanced skin! Balanced skin is achieved when skin maintains the ideal pH of 5.5. At this slightly acidic pH, the skin is optimised to seal in hydration while protecting us... Read More

Grooming in the Field

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Glastonbury, Latitude, Primavera – these names conjure up nothing but thoughts of new bands, aged musicians of old, late nights and drinking cider in a sunny field. Yes, music festival season is upon us – which means all of the aforementioned, along with some notable changes required to your grooming routine. Gone is the option of a hot shower or bath, a clean sink... Read More

How to Write a Great Best Man’s Speech

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For many men the idea of giving a Best Man’s speech sends them into a cold sweat; the fear of not being engaging enough, funny enough or downright interesting enough, renders the whole situation as one big nightmare. On top of that you’ve got to find an appropriate way of complimenting your close friend and his bride without it sounding all a bit weird. Little wonder so many... Read More

The Truth About Male Waxing

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While male waxing is growing in popularity, it does remain somewhat of a taboo. Well, no longer – Ape to Gentleman are smashing that taboo. Unsightly body hair, should be removed for a variety of reasons – and crucially, if it makes you feel better, go for it. The next step is actually getting it done – which can be a worrisome thought, so we enlisted the help... Read More

Frame x Face Shape

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An age-old problem for many an Ape and Gentleman, choosing the right pair of glasses and or sunglasses to suit ones face shape. With the plethora of options available today, we spoke with Alexis Amor, partner and creative director at Iris Optical, who offers a curated selection of some of the world’s best eyewear, to provide you all with a few tips to make the most of... Read More

12 Scents for Christmas

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There’s nothing quite like Christmas and it’s nearly here again. Perfume is a perfect gift – it’s old, it’s new, it’s always exciting – but make sure you treat yourself first. My personal tip to take the sting out of Christmas shopping is to recommend that you start by buying something great for your own use and amusement. And let’s... Read More

Interview: Michele Probst of Mënaji Cosmetics

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The Introduction Mënaji Skincare for Men, also known as Mënaji Cosmetics – but definitely not as Mënaji Make-Up. Yes, the stigma around men wearing make-up still exists, but why? As more and more Apes and Gentleman opt for a concealer to cover a spot which emerged the morning of a first date, or a shiny forehead – why are we still covering up (excuse the pun) the... Read More

The Shelf: Foot Care

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The Shelf is a men’s grooming series by Ape to Gentleman focusing on skin care; designed to assist with common grooming ailments, achieving certain looks and general best practice. Different from our Top 10 or Three of The Best series, The Shelf offers rounded solutions to a variety of topics – resulting in recommended products for your bathroom shelf. Similar Ape to... Read More