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  • Talk Shave: Extinction of the Barbershop
    August 6, 2015 James Walton

    Talk Shave: Extinction of the Barbershop

    ep12Do you love that traditional barbershop experience? Unfortunately, classic barbershops are becoming few and far between. On this episode of Talk Shave, Layrite owner Mike Clem discusses the near extinction of the traditional barbershop, and also offers tips on how to use Layrite pomade.

     

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  • Talk Shave: Shaving In Movies and Media
    July 29, 2015 James Walton

    Talk Shave: Shaving In Movies and Media

    ep8In episode 8 of Talk Shave, D.R. Harris director Julian Moore discusses the resurgence of shaving in popular movies and media, with Bella Shaw. Do you want to shave like James Bond? Have a peek at today's episode!

     

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  • Friday Faves: Best Shampoos
    July 3, 2015 James Walton

    Friday Faves: Best Shampoos

    faveshampoosWashing your hair doesn't have to be a chore! At MenEssentials, we offer an amazing range of shampoo for men that will actually get you excited about this necessary step in your grooming routine. Whether you need a shampoo that amps up thinning hair, one with a sweet scent, or an all-in-one shampoo wash, our range of shampoos will keep any hair type clean and healthy. 

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  • MenEssentials Grooming Guide: "Weekend Casual"
    June 24, 2015 James Walton

    MenEssentials Grooming Guide: "Weekend Casual"

    weekendguideSummer time means backyard BBQs, low key golf games with the boys, and countless other casual weekend activities. Not only do you want to dress to impress, yet remain comfortable, you also want to look and smell your absolute best. Not needing to shave means taking care of your weekend stubble, and skipping a hair wash means that talcum powder may be necessary. You'll need a fresh summer fragrance, so as to not overwhelm Grandma's olfactory senses, plus some sunscreen to keep from showing up on Monday morning with a sunburn. Here is our grooming guide for keeping it weekend casual!

     

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  • MenEssentials Style Guide: "The London Gentleman"
    June 10, 2015 James Walton

    MenEssentials Style Guide: "The London Gentleman"

     LONDONGENTLEMANEven if you don't live in London, sometimes it's nice to show your appreciation for one of the most stylish (and let's face it, best groomed) cities in the world. Whether it's a fragrance inspired by Piccadilly Circus, or a black sea mud soap made by a very proud English company, you can truly emulate London style, whether or not you have a UK passport.

     

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  • Friday Favourites: Best Beard Oils
    May 15, 2015 James Walton

    Friday Favourites: Best Beard Oils

    best beard oilsHere at MenEssentials we are often asked our opinions on the best grooming products available. To help our beloved customers choose the products that are right for them, we are instituting a Friday Favourites segment on our Shave Cave blog! Every Friday we will choose a product type and give our recommendations. For our first instalment, we're giving you our top 5 beard oils!

     

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  • Talk Shaving; Paul McKenzie (The Real McKenzies)
    March 19, 2015 James Walton

    Talk Shaving; Paul McKenzie (The Real McKenzies)

    Talk shaving the Real MckenziesTHE REAL McKENZIES are not just a band. They are an unstoppable touring machine.  A road-hardened crew of traveling minstrels, entertainers and vagabonds on a never-ending quest for good times. For the past 23+ years, this ferocious gang of miscreants has been captivating audiences around the globe with their addictive, uncompromising and undeniably heartfelt music.  We chatted with Paul from the band about the new album and this is how it went down.

     

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  • Fragrances For Night and Day
    March 13, 2015 James Walton

    Fragrances For Night and Day

    fragrance cologne night and day

    You’ve had your go-to fragrance for years now. It’s gotten you through countless first-dates, high powered business meetings, nights on the town with your boys, and wedding after wedding after wedding. It’s also never dawned on you that this cologne might not be perfectly appropriate for such a wide range of social events: there’s a good chance it’s either too overpowering for a business meeting, or not quite as much oomph as you’re looking for on a night out. Having different fragrances for day and night is definitely a good plan. You don’t want to be that guy in the elevator at 9am on a Monday who smells like it’s midnight on a Friday.

     

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