Shaving Terms A-Z

Shaving Terms A-Z

If you’ve just entered the world of wet-shaving, don’t be overwhelmed by all the new terminology. Here’s a quick reference guide for the most popular shaving terms. A – Z Badger: The most popular type of shaving brush bristle, badger bristles range from frim to soft and help generate a rich and luscious lather.  Blooming:Refers to softening soap. When a soap is ‘bloomed,’ it is submerged in water before being used to lather. Boar:The coarsest types of bristle, boar is…

Beard Oil vs. Beard Balm

Beard Oil vs. Beard Balm

Keep your beard well-maintained and healthy with the right products and tools. Along with cleansing and conditioning your beard, you’ll want to nourish and hydrate hair and underlying skin. Read below to learn more about the differences between beard oil and beard balm and when you should be applying them. Beard Oil 🔸 Nourishes 🔸 Hydrates 🔸 Softens 🔸 Revives 🔸 When you think of beard oil, you should thing of nourishment and hydration. Beard oils work to penetrate hair…

🦃 Happy Thanksgiving 🦃

🦃 Happy Thanksgiving 🦃

We’re celebrating Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada. As a thank you to our customers, we’re offering a special treat this weekend. All weekend long, Canadian customers will earn triple the points on every purchase made between October 8-10th, 2022. Simply complete a purchase to be rewarded with the extra points*. Start Shopping Today! Wishing you and your families a very Happy Thanksgiving!  *Points will appear in your account after the mandatory 15-day vesting period.

Fall Finds – Seasonal Favourites

Fall Finds – Seasonal Favourites

Crisp air and colourful foliage can only mean one thing- Fall is here! Swap out your summer grooming and shaving products for festive fall finds. Here’s our top fragrance pairings for fall.  Green & Earthy  Enjoy the unmistakable scent of fresh fall air with products that feature green and earthy notes.  Caswell-Massey Yellowstone Discovery Coffret Set Fendrihan Shaving Creams – Made in England, Charcoal St. James of London Cedarwood & Clarysage Shave Cream Warm Leather Warm rich notes of leather are…

National Barber Day!

National Barber Day!

September 16th is National Barber Day – a day to recognize barbers and appreciate their work!  How much do you know about barbers? Checkout the interesting facts below!  Fun Facts Dating back to the Bronze Age, the art of barbering was performed only by the most skilled individuals.  ‘Barber’ is derived from the Roman (Latin) word ‘barba,’ meaning ‘beard.’ Barbering services can be traced back to 5000 B.C. using instruments made from oyster shells or sharpened flint. During the Roman Empire, barber poles represented “barber-surgeons” who performed…

Storing Shaving Soap

Storing Shaving Soap

We’re often asked for tips about storing shaving soap. Should they be covered, uncovered, left in a bowl?  Ultimately the storing method is a personal choice but there are some things you can do to preserve the life of your shaving soaps. Tips for Storing Shaving Soaps: Clean/rinse soap of debris after use.  Allow the soap to air dry after each use and between shaves to prevent mold.  Store soap (wet and dry) in a cool, dry place away from…

Back to School Basics

Back to School Basics

Don’t stress about heading back to school. Stock up on back to school basics to make your return to the classroom, easy, effortless, and stylish.  Here’s our choice of top picks for a successful school year.  Moleskine 5 x 8 Hard Cover Notebook & Pen Set, Lined For those that prefer taking notes the old fashioned way, this Moelskine set has a notebook with lined pages to help keep your thoughts well-organized.  Sonnenleder”Boll” Pen and Pencil Leather Case, Natural With…

Shaving Brush Maintenance Advice by Heinrich L. Thater

Shaving Brush Maintenance Advice by Heinrich L. Thater

The ability to hold water, produce lather, and caress the face can make or break the shave. There’s a good reason why many of our customers eventually work their way up to expensive, silver tip badger brushes – there’s a difference to be had in the material of the brush and its handle. But how do we make sure our shaving brushes are kept in top condition for the shaves ahead? So how do you make sure your brush lasts?…

The Basics of Skin Care

The Basics of Skin Care

Your skin is the largest organ of your body! Your skin also reveals so much about your health, giving insight into your diet and hygiene. More importantly, your skin protects you against the elements like dirt and UV rays and also controls your body temperature, perspiration and more. There are so many ways skin becomes susceptible to damage. For men, shaving alone can cause irritation and inflammation that harm which makes developing a good skin care routine from head to…

Beer Infused Grooming Products

Beer Infused Grooming Products

It’s International Beer Day! With its great taste and variety of brews, beer is one of the world’s most-consumed drinks and, believe it or not, has a number of benefits for your skin and hair! Grooming Products Beer infused skincare and grooming products are popular not only for their welcoming scents, but also for their effectiveness. These products help nourish and hydrate skin and hair thanks to one superpower ingredient – hops! Hops Extract Extracted from the hops flower, hops…

Are Safety Razors Really Worth the Cost?

Are Safety Razors Really Worth the Cost?

Thinking of switching to a safety razor but not really sure it it’s worth the investment? Take a look at some of the key arguments that will make you wish you started using a safety razor years ago.  Materials Used It’s all about quality. Unless you’re using a higher quality cartridge razor like those by Bolin Webb, standard cartridge razors are produced primarily from a plastic or resin. Safety razors on the other handle are almost exclusively crafted from durable,…