by Melissa Menard
The style evolution of men’s facial hair over the past few years has been a liberation of sorts. We’ve seen long, full beards, short, cropped beards, facial fades, sculpted moustaches, and traditional clean shaven mugs. All of these new trends have pushed boundaries and challenged the rigid landscape of what is considered workplace appropriate.
Presently, everything goes, allowing room for vast individuality. Certainly this wave of personal grooming is anything but lazy and requires a level of effort to maintain. Ever on the lookout for the finest in grooming, we are pleased to offer you a selection of the finest tools the world of men’s grooming currently offers.
Styling balms and nourishing oils may already be a part of your daily routine, but a proper grooming tool will enhance your ritual and help you make the most of the styling aids that line your countertop. Let us introduce you to our latest offerings.
The stirring fictional tale of long lost Captain Peabody Fawcett, and his rediscovered trunk and dressing case, is the fuel that inspires the products produced by Captain Fawcett Ltd. Captain Fawcett may have disappeared in 1905, but you can experience his world and wonders by procuring your own folding moustache and beard combs. Each fine toothed comb is hand-crafted and designed to keep your facial hair in check, fulfilling the Captain Fawcett mantra of “keeping a stiff upper lip, regardless.” Both combs make excellent companions to your grooming products, allowing even distribution of beard balms, moustache waxes, pomades and oils. Pull a James Dean and tuck your comb in the sleeve of a classic white tee.
For those with serious beards, Bluebeards’ Ultimate Beard Brush is the ideal grooming tool for you. Made of natural boar bristles with a handsome beechwood handle, this beard brush was conceived to solve common beard growing woes. Daily use evenly distributes natural oils and removes loosened hairs, keeping your beard at its freshest. The Ultimate Beard Brush is even fabulous for easing irritating beard dandruff. Thanks to the natural boar bristles, your beard won’t become a hotbed of static electricity, keeping it shiny and snuggle ready.
Want to stick it to “the man” while saving money and getting a great shave every day? Us too! The Razorpit razor blade sharpener is the precise tool to get the job done. Frustrated by the skyrocketing price of razor blade cartridges, three clever Danish men engineered Razorpit to clean and sharpen your razor blade after each shave. How effective is Razorpit? Razorpit can increase your razor’s lifespan by up to 150 shaves. It’s super easy to use as well. Simply squirt a bit of your favourite shaving product on the Razorpit for a bit of glide, push your razor blade down onto the Razorpit with light pressure, and push forward for 3-4 strokes. Rinse the razor and Razorpit with warm water and you’re good to go for your next shave.
Elegance meets design with the Classic Shaving Gift Set from Pure Badger. Each set comes with a beautiful stand that serves to both showcase and properly store the accompanying razor and shave brush. By using a shaving system such as this one from Pure Badger, razors and brushes are allowed to properly air-dry between uses. Stand and tool handles feature a faux horn, ebony, or ivory finish imparting a classic vibe. For discerning shave connoisseurs – shave brushes are made with badger bristles, acclaimed for their water absorbing capabilities. The razor handle is Gillette Mach3 razor blade compatible.
Round out your new shaving collection with a classic shaving bowl or mug. Made of porcelain in a stylish black or ivory glaze finish, either will make a handsome companion to your shave routine. For ultimate lather when wet shaving, use the bowl for whipping shave creams and the mug for storing and lathering your favourite shave soap. If your lathering style tends to be a bit wild and free, choose the mug for its higher walls to minimize spills.
Melissa Menard is a certified aesthetician and published writer. She views the greening of cosmetics and skincare products as part of the ongoing evolution of the beauty industry. Melissa also believes that safe and sustainable health and beauty products should be accessible to all consumers. Melissa resides in Windsor, Ontario with her husband, daughter, and 2 fur babies.