Interview: Zeus Beard

Zeus Grooming Company

Known for a carefully curated, all-natural range of products and a commitment to never using harmful chemicals nor conducting animal testing, Zeus Beard has quickly become popular with beard enthusiasts since its debut in 2014. Growing a beard can be itchy and downright uncomfortable, so Zeus products aim to make managing your beard simple and enjoyable. We love how they respect grooming as a craft and keep their ingredients list simple – it’s grooming as nature intended.

Read on for our exclusive interview with Zeus Beard, including the answer the often-asked question of how the company got its unique name!

Where are you located?

We are located in Newport Beach, CA.

When and why did you start this business?

We launched Zeus Beard last year to help the bearded gentleman. We had heard a lot of complaints about the difficulties of growing and maintaining a beard.  So we decided to come up with a solution.

How did you come up with the name of your company?

We wanted our beard brand to replicate a strong man in everything he does, from growing his beard to how he makes a living to being the leader of his family. The complaints we heard from beard growers helped us understand that growing a beard is a full commitment. You have to be beard strong – stick it out through the itchy pain of growing a beard.

We found it interesting that many men in powerful positions have beards, such as Abraham Lincoln, Hercules, and of course, the Greek god Zeus. This is how we came up with the name Zeus!

What differentiates Zeus from other beard grooming companies?

Zeus is geared towards a whole different target market. The Zeus man is a strong, independent individual who enjoys the active lifestyle. He embraces his manhood and the common interests he shares with other men, especially his bearded brothers.  In addition to all things bearded, he participates in outdoor activities (surfing, camping, and hiking) and sports. He is a purveyor of current events, artisanal craftsmanship, finely crafted cars, vintage motorcycles, good food, and good spirits. He is a passionate lover of life and living.

What do you believe makes a quality product?

When it comes to developing a product, we believe in listening to our customers first. They are the ones using the product, so we are always attentive to their needs and concerns. We also believe in extensive research and development to make sure the final product performs to our standards.

What advice do you have for aspiring entrepreneurs?

When you have a dream, sit on it for a while; chew on it, and then go for it. You can do anything you put your mind to. You are the only person who limits what you can do in this life.

Where can readers find out more about your company?

Facebook: Zeus Men

Instagram: @zeusbeard

Twitter: @zeusbeardco

Blog: Zeus Beard Blog

Shop for Zeus products at RoyalShave.

Zeus beard care prestige kit

Zeus Grooming

Zeus Grooming

Zeus Men

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Video: The Royal Shave

There’s nothing quite like getting the Royal Shave with an experienced barber – we should know, we named our company after it! Whether you’re considering a professional wet shave for the first time or are a veteran of the barber’s chair, we think you’ll enjoy this video of a full straight razor shave at Geo. F. Trumper barbershop in London.

In the video, the master barber also offers excellent tips on how to shave effectively with a straight razor.

For our full range of Geo. F. Trumper grooming products, visit RoyalShave. You’ll find all the essentials for a safe and pleasurable straight razor shave!

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Inspired Style: Chris Pratt

Chris Pratt for GQ Photoshoot

As we close out the year, we find it fitting to make Chris Pratt the last Inspired Style feature of 2014. No celebrity has made such a formidable style transformation as Pratt this year, going from schlubby Andy Dwyer in Parks and Recreation to dashing lead in summer’s megahit, Guardians of the Galaxy. GQ has noticed as well, naming Pratt one of its Men of the Year. These photos from Pratt’s GQ photoshoot are testament to the power of a little men’s grooming.

His style trajectory has closely followed that of his career, with his basic t-shirts and fuzzy mop of hair being replaced by designer suits a la SAND Copenhagen, a cropped quiff hairstyle, and just the right amount of stubble (though he sports a clean-shaven face in these photos).

Chris Pratt for GQ

To get Chris Pratt’s hair:

According to Primermagazine.com, to get Chris Pratt’s hair ask your barber for a textured, laid-back cut that’s short on the sides and slightly longer at the top. To style, just use a little bit of wax to push the top over and to keep it there (we like Blind Barber Hair Wax 60 Proof). Unlike pomade, wax adds hold without shine, which is what you want for this low-maintenance look.

To get Chris Pratt’s leading man facial stubble:

Shave with your desired straight razor (we like Dovo 5/8 Half Hollow Carbon Steel Straight Razor) or safety razor (we like Edwin Jagger DE89811 Chrome Plated Octagonal Safety Razor). Remember to use a moisturizing shaving cream like Proraso Menthol and Eucalyptus Shaving Cream to keep your skin smooth.

Let your facial hair grow out until you achieve a bit of scruff.

See more great men’s grooming products for Chris Pratt’s look at RoyalShave.com.

Chris Pratt Photoshoot

Chris Pratt PhotoshootImages via GQ

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What is Beard Oil and How Do I Use It?

Beards are certainly a marker of style and sophistication nowadays, showing a man’s attention to grooming and good looks. The rise of the popularity of beards has spurred a number of boutique items to pop up, including beard oil.

Even if you’re a bearded lad who’s already armed with a tortoiseshell comb and stainless steel moustache trimming scissors, beard oil will round out your routine with vital moisture and shine.

Read on as we demystify the elusive beard oil.

What is beard oil?

Beard oil is a blend of extracts and essential oils that moisturizes your beard and the skin underneath. Typically you’ll find all-natural ingredients like jojoba oil and argan oil, both of which have been used for centuries for their excellent emollient properties. Top that emollience with fragrant essential oils like cedar and lavender and you’ve got a conditioner that doubles as a cologne or an aftershave.

Skin Benefits:

When you sport a beard, the skin underneath often gets red, dry, and flaky. That’s because beards wick moisture away from the skin. Beard oil hydrates skin to prevent beardruff (beard dandruff), which most gents would like to avoid.

Beard Benefits:

Beard oil penetrates the hair follicle with moisture, keeping hair healthy as it grows. It also acts as a styling product, taming flyaways and keeping your beard soft, tangle-free, and smooth.

How do I use beard oil?

Put a few drops into your palm and massage into skin and beard. It’s best to apply beard oil right after you wash your face since your pores are open and can more readily absorb the oil.

Using beard oil is especially important in the winter, when it’s cold and dry.

Not just for beards?

That’s right – you can use beard oil even if you don’t have a beard. Gents who prefer sporting a few days’ stubble benefit just as much from a beard oil’s moisture and shine.

A few of our beard oil picks:

Prospect Co. Burroughs Beard Oil Flask, TheStache.com

Prospect Co. Burroughs Beard Oil Flask, TheStache.com

Zeus Verbena Lime Beard Oil

Zeus Verbena Lime Beard Oil, TheStache.com

Brooklyn Grooming Company Commando Classic Beard Oil

Brooklyn Grooming Company Commando Classic Beard Oil, TheStache.com

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