The summer is nearly upon us and sharpening up is key to looking and feeling like a true gentleman. Here are Jack’s top tips to get you looking and feeling your best this summer.
Exfoliating should be in every man’s daily routine. This is the key to clean and healthy skin. As the temperatures soar, men sweat more allowing our pores to clog up with impurities. Jack recommends exfoliating every morning which will prevent congestion and improve hydration. Don’t forget to follow up with a hydrating SPF moisturiser. Why not book yourself in for a Royal Ripper treatment with us and enjoy a face and eye mask treatment.
LOOKING AFTER YOUR HAIR AND SKIN
One of the main mistakes that men frequently encounter in the summer months is not taking care of their hair and skin. Your hair and skin will inevitably begin to dry out quicker as the temperature increases. Taking cooler showers is imperative to ensure essential oils are not being stripped away from your hair and skin. Jack tells all his clients to remember to look after their beard and recommends using Jack The Clipper’s Sandalwood Beard Oil. Let’s not forget, the most attractive beards are soft, flake-free and fresh smelling. Jack recommends Recipe For Men Ultra Soft Beard Balm! This lovely scented beard balm softens, smoothens, and nourishes your beard. Simultaneously it adds shine and helps detangle unruly facial hair, making your beard much easier to manage.
FREQUENTING YOUR BARBER
Jack likes to think of all his clients as close friends and over the years he’s gotten to know them inside and out. Jack recommends that you should visit your Barber every three to four weeks, especially in the summer, due to our hair growing faster in these months. Frequenting your Barber allows them to understand your wants and needs to create the perfect look for you. And not to mention, discuss any latest trends you may be interested in.
FINDING THE CORRECT STYLING PRODUCTS
Does the thought of flat and greasy hair appeal to you? Jack doesn’t think so. As the temperature soars, ordinary gels and creams will inevitably melt in your hair leaving you sticky and greasy. Jack recommends using Hanz De Fuko Claymation! A super high hold hair clay with a matte finish. Innovative and edgy, the texturising hybrid combines a pinch of ‘Quicksand’ for the perfect ‘clay-wax’ formula.
Are you a man who sports a moustache and appreciates the finer details? Well, the hidden gem could be right under your nose (see what we did there). Anthony’s Conditioning Beard Wash is perfect for ensuring your moustache is in perfect condition throughout the sizzling summer months.
THE PROPER SHAVE
One of the first mistakes many men make is not owning the correct razor. On average, men shave 2-3 times a week so investing in a good razor is the key to ensuring a closer and irritation-free shave. Jack’s Safety Razor allows you to have a smooth and sharp shave without the irritation, making this the perfect tool for your grooming routine.
Now you have your perfect razor it’s time to prepare. Preparation is often where most men get it wrong. A hot towel is a perfect way to open your pores and soften the hairs, allowing for a closer, easier shave. Jack’s favourite preparation elixir is Penhaligon’s Beard and Shave Oil. Using Sunflower, Grape Seed and Wheat Germ softens the beard and hydrates your skin, preparing you for a smooth and successful shave.
You have your perfect razor, you’ve prepared and now it’s time for the real deal – the shave! Jack shaves all his clients in the direction of their hair growth, and you should too. This will prevent any excess irritation occurring during your shave.
Now that was a close shave! Follow Jack’s steps for the perfect shave and you’ll be in tip-top condition for the summer, looking sharper than ever. If you’re feeling like a fine gentleman and would like to take your grooming to the next level, why not book yourself into our prestigious, appointment only, Chamber 88 Lounge. Based in our flagship store in Bow Lane, Chamber 88 offers you an exemplary service from our highly skilled Master Barbers. And while you’re there why not indulge in a whiskey from our cupboard of traditional tipples. So, let’s leave this to the experts and let our master Barbers do the work, after all, it’s a cut-throat business.
Written for Menswear Style by Jack The Clipper.