Grooming Artist News Roundup: June 2017

If ever there were a barometer of the resurgence and boom of classic shaving, these past couple of weeks have been it. The Observer, Men’s Journal, and even women’s health site Organic Authority have published articles about the many benefits of wet shaving. Men get an ultra close face shave, while women are able to get smoother legs with more time in between shaves.

On the topic of body grooming, Fashionbeans offers advice on different methods of hair removal on the rest of your body. Whether you wax or shave, it’s important to look like you’ve put in some effort.

Jon Wogoman of The Bald Nation also stopped by this past month to teach readers how to do a complete head shave using a safety razor. If you’ve already mastered the face shave, this is a challenge that will take your skills to the next level.

And finally, we put together a comprehensive Father’s Day gift guide with items that are nowhere close to the fallback tie. Since every dad is different, we broke down the gift guide into personality types for that personal touch.

Enjoy!

Safety razors aren’t just for men. In this article, the writer makes an argument for women to use safety razors to shave legs. (Organic Authority)

A classic barber on the resurgence and benefits of wet shaving. (Observer)

Men’s Journal also makes a case for making the switch to wet shaving. (Men’s Journal)

It’s beach season. Fashionbeans offers a guide to tidying up the rest of your body. (Fashionbeans)

A short history of shaving mugs and their place in barbershop culture. (Berk History Center)

Jon Wogoman teaches you how to shave your head with a safety razor: Part 1 and Part 2. (Grooming Artist)

Our Father’s Day gift guide for dads of all personalities. (Grooming Artist)

Having a lull while on holiday? Catch these old Hollywood films, favorites of MR PORTER’s Style Council. (MR PORTER)

2017 Grooming Artist Father’s Day Gift Guide

We owe a lot to our fathers. For many of us, they were the ones who showed us how to use a safety razor for the first time. They also stood by us during our less than palatable adolescent stages. So this year, let’s not buy him another tie for Father’s Day, shall we? Instead, let’s hone in on something he’ll love and actually use.

Read on for our Father’s Day gift suggestions for dad based on his interests.

The Golfer

Picnic at Ascot Golf Trunk Organizer, $45.99

If dad’s idea of the perfect day involves teeing it up on the green, the Picnic at Ascot Golf Trunk Organizer will have him doing it more carefree than ever. The Golf Trunk Organizer handles all the little bits and pieces involved with a round of golf, providing storage for shoes, spikes, gloves, balls, tees, and a towel. This way, he can focus on tackling the back nine rather than a golf ball gone rogue.

The Stylish Fitness Buff

Chronos, $99

There are plenty of fitness tracking watches out there. But let’s be honest – most of them are not that attractive for the fashionable crowd, or at least don’t disguise as an actual watch well. For the dad who likes to get his 10,000 steps in and track his daily fitness in style, we highly recommend  Chronos. It’s a smart disc that attaches to the back of any watch, effectively turning it into a smartwatch. So dad won’t have to give up his beloved Montblanc to track his fitness.

Chronos syncs with a smartphone app to also control music, notifications, and alerts using vibrations and LED.

The Globetrotter

G-Ro Luggage, $449

Whether dad takes regular business trips or enjoys jetsetting around the world, his face will light up when he receives the G-Ro Carry-On. Designed for the modern commuter, the carry-on innovates with saucer-sized, indestructible wheels that keep the bag streamlined on the outside. A four-stage telescopic handle is the longest in the industry, providing shock absorption that powers over uneven surfaces.

The inside is cavernous and comes with an optional charging station so dad can stay connected on the go.

The Sailor

Mizzen + Mane Dress Shirts, $125

Dad’s cabin cruiser is his second home, and he’ll frequently take it for a spin after work. But problems arise when his office button-up can’t stand the sweat and movement from nautical adventuring. Mizzen + Mane dress shirts are made from performance fabrics – polyester and spandex – to wick sweat quickly. And four-way stretch means he can helm the ship without being restricted by stiff clothing.

These shirts are also brilliant for the boardroom: no more embarrassing wet spots during presentations. If you’re really looking to treat dad, also pick up a few of their casual pieces, which range from henleys to short sleeves.

The Grooming Artist

RoyalShave Merkur 34C Chrome Safety Razor Set, $124.95

For your old man, shaving is a ritual he treasures each and every morning. Gift him beautifully made wet shaving products to add to his collection with the RoyalShave Merkur 34C Chrome Safety Razor Set. The set features Merkur’s classic 34C HD Safety Razor. Midweight construction applies just enough pressure for effortless passes, and the stubby handle enhances maneuverability. Two-piece construction allows dad to easily change blades and clean the razor.

RoyalShave Lemon Sandalwood Soap, a brush stand, a first grade badger brush, and a pack of Merkur blades make this gift set shave ready.

The Cook

Bison Airlighter, $79.95

As any dad who loves to grill knows, getting the coal lit is the most unappealing part of the BBQ process. Lighter fluid and newspaper don’t work well, and chimney starters are messy. Enter the Bison Airlighter, a precise way to get a grill, fireplace, or campfire started. The Bison Airlighter is a lighter and fan that ignites coal in 10 seconds – so your old man can get to the fun part faster.

The Handyman

InstruMMents 01 Dimensioning Instrument, $149

Dad may say he has all the tools he needs, but that won’t be the case once he lays his eyes upon the InstruMMents 01 Dimensioning Instrument. This sleek app-connected pen has a wheel on the end; roll the wheel across any surface (straight, curved, or contoured) and it’ll calculate the dimensions in any unit you need. The app then logs the info and allows you to access it anywhere as well as share it on the go.

In other words, InstruMMents 01 beats the tape measure at its own game.

The Sartorialist

Moore & Giles Fine Leather Eyeglass Case, $135

Dad always leaves the house looking like he just stepped out of a GQ fashion editorial, and he wore bespoke before it was cool. Instead of taking the risk of purchasing a piece he’ll never wear, opt for something that’ll care for what he already owns. The Moore & Giles Fine Leather Eyeglass Case comes in beautiful Titan Milled leather, and the suede interior is available in 5 colorways, so there’s sure to be one that suits his tastes.

This simple eyeglass case will hold his glasses in style.

Father’s Day Giveaway 2016 – We’re Loving Your Entries!

We hope you had a wonderful Father’s Day and spent some quality time with pops! To cap off this yearly tradition of pampering dad for all the hard work he does, we’re awarding three prizes in our Father’s Day Giveaway – a wet shaving set (worth over $250!), a $50 RoyalShave Gift Card, and a $25 RoyalShave gift card. Today is the last day to enter, so don’t delay!

Simply share with us one of the many photos you took this Father’s Day – or a throwback photo you hold dear.

You can enter on Facebook, Instagram, or both, with each photo counting as one entry. See the full giveaway details here.

This is always one of our favorite giveaways every year, so we wanted to share a couple photos below. Whether they’re funny or touching, they show just how important dads are in our lives. As poet Pam Brown once said, “Dads are most ordinary men / Turned by love / Into heroes, adventurers, / Storytellers, / And singers of song.”

Mare.reis

(Via Instagram user @Mare.Reis )

Caption: My dad singing “I loved Her First” on my wedding day. Truly a moment we will remember forever.

rmv5000

(Via Instagram user @rmv5000)

Caption: My dad drove all the way to see my son compete in Special Olympics this weekend for state competition. He is always there for my special needs son and for the last decade has helped take my son to his many therapy appointments throughout the state.

mrbatman111

(Via Instagram user @mrbatman111)

One of my fave photos with my dad!

Denise TRAN cASTILLO

(Via Facebook user Denise Tran Castillo)

Caption: A glimpse back a few months ago of this candid shot of our, then, family of 4, walking towards our baby reveal photo shoot. The image captures a proud father, a humble husband and a blessed man.

DGmomx

(Via Instagram user @dgmomx)

Caption: Grandpop meeting my little man for the first time.

mfilzen7

(Via Instagram user @mfilzen7)

Caption: My dad does not dance…but he chose to dance with me on my wedding day!

b_to_the_w

(Via Instagram user @b_to_the_w)

 Caption: This photo is meaningful to me because it is the day my dad graduated from the police academy.

jbswanson911

(Via Instagram user @jbswanson911)

I lost my Dad almost 25 years ago, so when I got married I sort of “adopted” my father-in-law as my Dad because we connected. This night he asked me to dance with him at a family wedding and I felt like I was floating across the floor with my father once again! When the dance was done, he leaned over and said, “Take care of my boy for me!” And he gave me a little hug….I felt so accepted into my new family by an awesome gentleman I get to call “Dad!”

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The Grooming Artist News Roundup: Father’s Day 2016

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Welcome to a special edition of the Grooming Artist Roundup! Today we’re celebrating fathers by giving you all the tips and ideas you need to plan a memorable Father’s Day! From simple yet hearty recipes to inexpensive crafts that little ones would delight to make, we’ve covered all the bases.

For those of you planning a trip out to dad’s favorite restaurant, we’ve even included some tips for dad on how to not only dress for the occasion, but make a grand entrance.

We hope all of you have an amazing Father’s Day!

If you’re still stumped for gifts, GQ is here to help! Check out their list of the 7 best shaving products for dad. (GQ)

Sometimes, simplicity evokes the greatest happiness. In honor of Father’s Day, chef Michael White, head chef at some of New York’s finest restaurants, has created a crowd-pleasing recipe for juicy rib eye steak served with oven-roasted potatoes. FYI: This recipe produces more than enough servings, in case pops goes back for seconds. (Today)

Unplug and spend some quality time with dad by doing one of these fun activities. (BHG)

Planning a trip to a fancy restaurant for Father’s Day? Then have dad read up on how to select the perfect dress socks to match his suit, and how to look distinguished in an ascot tie. (Gentleman’s Gazette)

Great Father’s Day presents don’t have to involve money. Look through this inspirational gallery of simple crafts and round up the little ones to present the ultimate heartfelt gift to dad. (Parents)

…But in case dad is looking for a shiny new toy, enter the RoyalShave Father’s Day Giveaway for an impressive array of wet shaving essentials. (Grooming Artist)

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