The Grooming Artist News Roundup: May 2016


Happy Monday, and welcome to the May edition of the Grooming Artist News Roundup! We’ve got a lot to catch you up on, from the first 3D-printed safety razor to wet shaving for ladies (it can lead to a better complexion). Since Cinco de Mayo is coming up in just a couple of days, we’ve included recipes for 5 cocktails to whip in celebration of the holiday (and in honor of St. Germain creator Robert J. Cooper).

Finally, we’re rounding out the mix with surefire brisket recipes, because come Memorial Day, the invites to BBQs and family gatherings will necessitate some finger-lickin’ good summer staples.


This 3D-printed razor is made entirely out of titanium and will last you a lifetime, if it can get the funding for production. (Design Boom)

It was a sad day when Robert J. Cooper, creator of elderflower liqueur St. Germain, passed away. Here, 5 cocktails to drink in his honor. (Men’s Journal)

BBQ season means you should probably have a solid recipe on standby. Try these 4 recipes for perfect brisket, every time. (Men’s Journal)

Tom Ford is perhaps best known for his fashion chops, but he also has women’s makeup and men’s skincare to his credit. This June, he will be adding to his men’s line, launching a facial scrub, shave oil, and brow gelcomb. Will you be giving these a whirl? (D’Marge)

Wet shaving – for the ladies, too? Dubai-based blogger Huda Kattan argues that shaving your face exfoliates and creates a smoother surface for makeup application. (SELF)

We pick the top 5 Instagrams you should be following now for all things wet shaving. (Grooming Artist)


The Grooming Artist News Roundup: February 2016


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.


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)


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)


The Grooming Artist News Roundup: November 2015


Happy November! This month always tends to be jam-packed with events (Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Movember) as well as holiday movie releases.

We’re bringing you into this first week of November with our round up of everything you need to know. Take a quick breather from your busy social calendar and enjoy these stories!

The Art of Manliness visits Brass Tacks Barbershop and talks to the barbers about barbering, barbershop culture, and favorite haircuts. (The Art of Manliness)

10 moustache styles to inspire your Movember facial hair. (Men’s Fitness)

Brilliant yet tragic: A glimpse of rare, intimate photos of James Dean from Dennis Stock’s new photography book. (Esquire)

T minus one day until SPECTRE comes out. Where does your favorite Bond villain rank in Esquire’s list of best villains? (Esquire)

An often neglected topic when it comes to picking out your suits: How do you choose the right fabric? GQ covers style statement, fit, and warmth in this quick guide. (GQ)

This Thanksgiving you’ll be surrounded by friends, family, and far more food than any one person should eat. Here are 7 tips for navigating Thanksgiving dinner. (Huffington Post)

Black Friday is still a few weeks away, but tech deals are already popping up at big box retailers like Amazon, Walmart, and Best Buy. Tech Radar compiles the most recent deals. (Tech Radar)


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