Posts Tagged ‘Razor’

Get a FREE Gillette Fusion at Bluewater

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

Get a FREE Gillette Fusion at Bluewater when you hand in your old Gillette Mach 3, this weekend at Bluewater, Kent (3rd - 5th July, 10am-5pm), outside Boots & Superdrug

Simply bring in your old Gillette Mach 3 to our RAZOR EXCHANGE event at Bluewater and receive Gillette’s best ever razor absolutely FREE!

Gillette Fusion has 5 blades spaced closer together to reduce pressure on skin and lessen irritation, even when shaving against the grain. And, with a precision trimmer and a host of other technological advancements designed for ultimate shaving comfort, it’s little wonder 85% of men prefer Gillette Fusion to Mach 3.

Review: Merkur 570 Chrome “Progress” Safety Razor

Friday, April 10th, 2009

The Merkur 570 Chrome “Progress” Safety Razor is made by Merkur (DOVO) in Solingen Germany, one of the worlds finest manufacturers of shaving equipment. This fully adjustable 6 way safety razor is ideal for travelling as it’s small and comes in a Merkur branded cardboard box with a single Merkur blade. This safety razor is finished in Chrome which, as well as looking rather nice and shiny, has excellent rust resistant properties. The balance and the weight of the Merkur 570 Chrome “Progress” make it an excellent choice for beginners and experimented double edge razors users. Remember to have a look at our guide for the maintenance of merkur razors to make sure your Merkur “Progress” will last longer!

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Merkur 570 Chrome "Progress" Safety Razor - Yours for £34.99

If you are interested to purchase this excellent razor, you can order the Merkur 570 Chrome “Progress” for £34.99.

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Invention: The Rolling Razor in video

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

Another great invention for people who love to get a close shave: The Rolling Razor. The Rolling Razor is just under 2.5 inches long and fits comfortably on your index finger, while traditional stick razors are approximately 6 inches long. Beyond Rolling Razor’s unique, proprietary and patented design & technology, it is simply a more natural way to shave. The short distance between the handle and the blades provides you with greater control and accuracy. The curved cartridges don’t scrape against your skin like flat cartridges do; they roll easily and comfortably with your contours for an effective and comfortable shaving experience, eliminating unnecessary irritation. Plus, it’s a really cool looking razor!

The Rolling Razor

The Rolling Razor

The dual heads are an optional feature, which allow for 360 degrees of pure rotational motion. The truest multidirectional shaving experience with the grain and against, the Rolling Razor is the easiest, fastest and most efficient shave, whether you use one Cartridge or two.

This is a presentation video of the Rolling Razor which also demonstrates how to use it:

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1930’s Gillette Safety Razor with its original bakelite box

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

What a catch! Look at this find on the Science Museum’s website! It’s a Gillette Safety Razor from the 1930’s in is original package, including the set of disposable blades. I hope you will enjoy seeing such a nice razor:

Rectangular box of walnut phenolic with hinged lid, with a Gillette safety razor and blade container containing two packets of razor blades.

What is an aftershave?

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

An aftershave is a lotion, gel, balm, or liquid used by men after finished shaving their face. It usually contains an antiseptic agent such as alcohol to prevent infection from cuts as well as razor burns, a perfume to enhance scent, and a moisturiser to soften the skin. There are also some alcohol-based, fragrance-free astringent that can be used as aftershave. It has been proven that the alcohol from the aftershave closes pores in the skin and prevents irritation known as razor burns.

Lab Series for Men Triple Benefit Post Shave Remedy 50ml

Lab Series for Men Triple Benefit Post Shave Remedy 50ml

Many fashion designer houses lend their names to brands of aftershave, and thus aftershave is sometimes mistakenly referred to as Eau de Cologne.

This is a great example of aftershave treatment from Lab Series for Men: Triple Benefit Post Shave Remedy 50ml, breakthrough post-shaving gel treatment formula that delivers three benefits in one.
- Helps treat and prevent razor bumps.
- Works to treat and prevent ingrown hairs.
- Absorbs quickly, leaves skin soothed, refreshed and comfortable.

Hairdressers/hairstylists versus barbers

Monday, January 19th, 2009

A hairdresser is a universal term referring to someone whose occupation is to cut or style hair in order to change or maintain a person’s image. This is achieved using a combination of hair colouring, haircutting and hair texture techniques.

Some barbers prefer to see themselves as hairdressers or hairstylists. There is a common misbelief that barbers do not perform any service other than hair cutting and that cosmetologists perform all coloring and perms. In fact, barbers can cut hair, trim beards, color, perm, provide facials and shave. They are also licensed to work with artificial hair replacement products (toupées, etc).

Meet the barber

Meet the barber

Many working stylists are legally barbers. There is some professional rivalry between barbers and cosmetologists, both of which are licensed and regulated. At one time, both groups were allowed to cut hair, but only barbers were allowed to shave or trim beards: this required mastering the arcane technique of using a straight razor. Today, barbers and stylists may be found working side by side in establishments known as male salons. Male salons have afforded the barber the opportunity to remain traditional in all aspects of the term, yet also progressively contemporary as fashion and trends evolve. In male salons, hairstylists and barbers seek to accommodate the modern male hairstyle trends by employing traditional hair styling and straight razor shaves with modern practices such as texturizing techniques and color.

Razors through history

Friday, January 9th, 2009

Razors have been a part of human invention since the dawn of time and while the basic social implications associated with human hair removal have changed very little, the tools used in the grooming technique have advanced greatly.

Prehistoric razor

Prehistoric razor

Since prehistoric times, men and women have been removing hair from their bodies. The history of razors and shaving dates all the way back to 30,000 B.C. Many of the earliest forms of hair removal were related to other body modification rituals, including piercing and body art. For many primitive tribes, hair removal could be seen as a form of tribal status and wealth. Nowadays, hair removal has become much more a part of vanity grooming, with various social stigmas being attached to different types of hair removal.
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The Art of Shaving Fusion Chrome Manual Razor

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

The Art of Shaving has launched a new razor: The Art of Shaving Fusion Chrome Manual Razor. The Fusion Chrome Manual Razor is perfectly balanced and weighted to feel like a natural extension of your hand, maximising stability and control. The sleek, contemporary handle is an ideal combination of ergonomics and innovative design, handcrafted in polished chrome, with black lacquered accents and a micro-textured grip surface.

The Art of Shaving Fusion Chrome Manual Razor - £83.15

The Art of Shaving Fusion Chrome Manual Razor - £83.15

Gillette Fusion is a revolutionary Shaving System with advanced technology on both the front and back of a single shaving cartridge. On the front, 5 power glide blades are spaced closer together to help you reduce friction, with less irritation and more comfort. On the back a Precision Trimmer blade allows you to trim sideburns easily, shave under the nose and shape facial hair.

Merkur Stainless Platinum Safety Razor Blades

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

It’s been a while since I bought new blades for my safety razor. I like the Merkur razor blades as they are made of stainless platinum, providing a great shave and stay sharp longer than other brands.

Stainless Platinum Safety Razor Blades 10 Pack - £3.85

Stainless Platinum Safety Razor Blades 10 Pack - £3.85

I’ve found this interesting price (£3.85) for these Merkur Stainless Platinum Safety Razor Blades, individually wrapped and come housed in a plastic safety dispenser.

Remember to have a look at the history of the safety razor, and the best shaving brushes at low price.

Geo F Trumper: The finest traditional gentlemen’s barber in London

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

Geo F Trumper

Geo F Trumper

For over 125 years, the original Mayfair barber, Geo F Trumper, has served the needs of London gentlemen. Awarded a Royal Warrant, originally by Queen Victoria, George Trumper’s business still to this day continues its’ tradition for excellence in men’s grooming. Geo F Trumper is known as the finest traditional gentlemen’s barber in London and is recognised throughout the world for its matchless range of gentlemen’s fragrances and grooming products.

Geo F Trumper: London barber shop

Geo F Trumper: London barber shop

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