Grooming Artist News Roundup: February 2017

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Welcome to February!

With Valentine’s Day less than two weeks away, we’re sharing ideas for beautifully crafted, thoughtful presents for your significant other that don’t come from the mall or the neighborhood drug store. If you’re in a long term relationship and really want to impress her, we’ve included an article featuring the most romantic hotels in the world. From Marrakesh, Morocco to Shima, Japan, these hotels are destinations in and of themselves.

In wet shaving news, the Sharpologist talks about the allure of luxury razors and explains what you’re getting for the money. And we interview Barbershops of America author and photographer Rob Hammer about why it was important for him to document traditional barbershops across America. Hammer captures these community watering holes – and their barbers – in a way that honors this slowly disappearing institution.

We hope you have a lovely Valentine’s Day!

Sharpologist does a roundup of 11 high end, luxury razors. (Sharpologist)

We interview Barbershops of America author Rob Hammer about documenting the disappearance of traditional barbershops around the country. (Grooming Artist)

Five vintage wet shaving products you should be using today. (Grooming Artist)

Stumped about what to get her for Valentine’s Day? Ask Men has a long list of non-cliché ideas that will exceed her expectations. (Ask Men)

If you’re looking to really splurge this Valentine’s Day (or to go big for the next one), these destination hotels are some of the most romantic in the world. (MR PORTER Journal)

Chances are you’ll be watching the big game this Sunday. This year, skip the vats of queso and pizza pockets and instead enjoy the elegant fare suggested by Food & Wine, like a beet slider with goat cheese. (Food & Wine)

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The Grooming Artist News Roundup: February 2016

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With the Super Bowl and Valentine’s Day falling within a week of one another, you’ve got a lot to plan and prep these next two weeks! We’re coming to the rescue with Food & Wine’s resource of delicious and perfectly presentable Super Bowl foods, as well as a thoughtful guide for what to buy your lady for Valentine’s Day (that doesn’t involve the predictable).

We’ve also rounded up the latest in wet shaving news and techniques, from an intense barber showdown in England to our guide to a good neck shave.

Enjoy!

The (British) equivalent of the Olympics of barbering is heating up – barber Allan Stone of South Shields will go head to head with 14 other shaving professionals in March for the title of North East Best Wet Shaving Barber, and a place in the nationals. (Shields Gazette)

We tackled one of the hardest places to shave – the neck – by breaking it down into bite-sized steps. See part one here and part two here. (The Grooming Artist)

Wet shaving ties you into a long, esteemed tradition with its most famous roots in England. Here’s the history behind the Oldest Barbershop in the World, Truefitt & Hill. (The Grooming Artist)

Good food sets the tone for a party. Here’s Food & Wine’s recipe headquarters for fried, greasy Game Day favorites. (Food & Wine)

Just in time for Valentine’s Day: how to cure bad breath once and for all. (GQ)

Let’s do one better than running to CVS the night before Valentine’s Day to buy your significant other whatever’s left on the shelves. Win her heart and show her you made an effort with these fabulous suggestions for Valentine’s Day gifts. (Esquire)

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