Parissa – Home Waxing

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Body hair has always been a point of contention in the men’s grooming arena – is it okay for a man to reveal his hairy back on the beach, should he wax his chest? One thing we can all agree on, waxing your hair feet is acceptable. Maybe you’re a sportsman, a swimmer or cyclist perhaps – and benefit from a hairless torso. Vanity or function, there’s no right or... Read More

retaW JB Fragrance Liquid for Sneakers

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After a sock-less summer many of us will be lamenting the demise of our once box-fresh trainers, with many pairs no doubt relegated from hallways to the back of wardrobes, never to see the light of day again. However there is hope of a second life for some pairs with the application of retaW’s Fragrance Liquid for Sneakers, an anti-bacterial mist with a subtle spiced mint aroma.... Read More

Three of the Best: Toothpastes

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By now, I trust you’re well aware of the benefits of correct oral care – something we’ve all had instilled in us since childhood. The connection between oral health and overall health is a close one – your mouth, full of bacteria can be easily controlled by the body’s immune system, twice-daily brushing and flossing. It’s worth reinforcing now, that you... Read More

The Shelf: Holiday Essentials

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When a gentleman travels there are certain boxes which must be ticked when it comes to the packing of grooming products; ease of use, small in size, essential. Clothing a-side, and mandatory grooming products such as a toothbrush, here are three recommendations that we had to share. All three are new to the men’s grooming world, and cover off a multitude of sins. Triumph &... Read More

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