The Grooming Artist News Roundup: August 2016


The big news today at the beginning of August is Unilever’s decision to purchase Dollar Shave Club for a whopping $1 billion – quite a chunk of cash considering the company is technically still not yet profitable. (According to Unilever CEO Paul Polman, Dollar Shave Club is, however, “inherently profitable.”)

In other wet shaving news, The Sharpologist lists the 6 products he can’t live without, and we survey our straight razors and DE razors for those standouts customers love time and time again.

We’ve also included articles on the betterment of yourself as a gentleman – specifically, how to dress with finesse and how to be situationally aware à la Jason Bourne.

Enjoy this month’s roundup!

Unilever just bought Dollar Shave Club for $1 billion, signaling Unilever’s entry into the men’s shaving market. (Business Insider)

The Olympics beckon! Here are the top Team USA athletes to watch once Rio 2016 kicks off. (GQ)

Mantic 59 over at The Sharpologist is one of the most trusted authorities in wet shaving, and has tested hundreds of products. These are the 6 wet shaving products he can’t do without. (The Sharpologist)

We narrowed down our top 5 safety razors and top 3 straight razors, as used and reviewed by customers. A great place to start if you’re looking for another piece to add to your collection, or are new to wet shaving! (The Grooming Artist)

Keep this one handy through the end of summer: the 7 most effective ways to treat your sunburn. (GQ)

If you’re a follower of the Jason Bourne movies, you know that Bourne has a superhuman ability to observe his surroundings and make assessments. But this isn’t just movie magic – you can learn Bourne’s situational awareness with this guide. (The Art of Manliness)

Gentleman’s Gazette interviewed Bernhard Roetzel, author of Gentleman: A Timeless Guide to Fashion and Bespoke Menswear. There’s much great advice to take to heart, including the basics of dressing and acting like a gentleman. (Gentleman’s Gazette)


The Grooming Artist News Roundup: January 2016


The first week back from the holidays can be rough, but we guarantee these stories will give you a nice little distraction. We start off the New Year with controversy in the shaving industry, with Gillette suing Dollar Shave Club over infringing on a patent. There’s also a bit of sadness in the industry as well, as we’ve lost one of modern wet shaving’s pioneers.

If you’re looking to clean up your facial hair for 2016, we’ve got two guides that’ll keep your face and neck looking revitalized. And in case your New Year’s resolution is to hit the gym more, we’ve got advice on that, too.


Watch 100 years of male vs. female fashion in a little over 2 minutes. (Details)

Trouble in the shaving industry: Gillette is suing Dollar Shave Club, alleging the startup infringed on a Gilette razor patent. (The Washington Post)

Every winter, beards hit their stride as men seek in them that hybrid of warmth and style. But no need to give in to the trend if you’re clean-shaven – in fact, it may be better for your skin when it’s nippy outside. Here’s why. (GQ)

Different ways of shaving your face for the business world. (Sharpologist)

The first part of our guide to shaving your neck, one of the most troublesome spots for wet shavers. (The Grooming Artist)

If your New Year’s resolution involves losing weight, here’s how to actually stick to a gym routine. (GQ)

R.I.P. Charles Roberts, one of the pioneers of modern wet shaving. (Sharpologist)


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