The Grooming Artist News Roundup: December 2015


As we approach the end of the year, we look forward to spending time with family, taking a break, and maybe getting the perfect holiday gift under the Christmas tree. So for this December edition of The Grooming Artist News Roundup, we’ve scoured the web for interesting places to visit, some even from the comfort of your own home (read on for details).

We’ve also included our wet shaving gift guide for luxurious Christmas presents, and news from the beard and moustache front that’s sure to bring a smile to your face.

All of us at RoyalShave appreciate your continued support over the years, and we hope you have a very merry holiday season!

Happy Holidays!

The Stache Shield, a moustache shield, is now fully funded on Kickstarter and we’re not sure if it’s genius or just plain odd. (Details)

Beards are now getting in on the holiday spirit as more and more men deck theirs out in glitter (really). (Today)

Many of us visit theme parks this time of year. This theme park in Wales is powered entirely by solar energy and people. (Mashable)

The Grooming Artist Wet Shaving Holiday Gift Guide is out – encourage your significant other to take notes. (The Grooming Artist)

For new wet shavers and veterans alike, The Manliness Kit’s guide to getting the best out of your shaving brush is a must read. (The Manliness Kit)

In case your schedule doesn’t allow for a holiday break, you can still visit distant sites from the comfort of your home. Google Street view now allows you explore the ruins of Petra, Jordan. (The Verge)


The Grooming Artist’s Wet Shaving Holiday Gift Guide


We are in the full swing of the holidays here at RoyalShave! Since most of us are inundated with family gatherings and other social events this time of year, we’re saving you the extra stress of coming up with the perfect present for the wet shaver in your life with our Wet Shaving Holiday Gift Guide.

From the straight razor novice to the gentleman looking to add a valuable new piece to his collection, we have a carefully selected pick that’ll fit the bill.

Use this gift guide for finding that perfect present, or to fill your own Christmas wish list.



For the Straight Razor Beginner

This Dovo 5/8” Half Hollow Best Quality Straight Razor Shaving Set is a pleasurable way to introduce a young gentleman into the world of wet shaving. The 5/8”-wide, half hollow ground blade is suitable for beginners, while the shave brush, stand, shaving cream, and alum pen complete the wet shave experience.

Your recipient will also learn the fine art of stropping with the included red latigo strop.

SHOP: Dovo 5/8” Half Hollow Best Quality Straight Razor Shaving Set, $180 (on sale now)


For the Safety Razor Connoisseur

Come Christmas, we all enjoy unwrapping a beautifully packaged gift. Save yourself the endless tangles of gift wrap and tape with the Feather Wood Handle Stainless Steel Safety Razor Set, which comes in a charming black box. Feather doesn’t skimp on the details, either – the heavy, stainless steel razor is set in a wood handle for non-slip grip, and the set comes with a safety razor stand all dressed up in black.

This way, the safety razor connoisseur in your life can proudly display his new collectible.

SHOP: Feather Wood Handle Stainless Steel Safety Razor Set, $499.95


For the Collector

When money’s not an issue, the Thiers Issard Silvertip Badger Shaving Brush is the definition of luxury. The thick 26 mm knot, in combination with the brush’s silvertip badger hair, is exceptionally good at holding water, producing rich lather quickly that lifts whiskers and prepares your recipient for a satisfying shave.

SHOP: Thiers Issard Silvertip Badger Shaving Brush – Genuine Horn, in Brown ($320) or Black ($280)


For the Fragrance-Conscious Gentleman

For the dapper man who likes to smell good, old world barber Geo F Trumper excels just as much at fragrance as it does wet shaving implements. Geo F Trumper Cologne is available in bright and simple Extract of Limes, exotic namesake GFT, and warm, rich Sandalwood, a fragrance we highly recommend for cold weather. Whichever fragrance you choose, it is sure to please both the wearer and those who surround him.

SHOP: Geo F Trumper Cologne, $65


For the Skincare Guru

Irritation-free skin is a huge part of the wet shaving experience. Get him a shaving cream that’ll provide a smooth shave while conditioning skin so it’s in peak condition.

Proraso’s Green Tea and Oatmeal Shaving Cream is designed to calm sensitive skin and is formulated without parabens, so it’ll check out in the book of even the most discerning skincare guru.

SHOP: Proraso Shaving Cream, Green Tea and Oatmeal, $9.95


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