• What’s the most popular beard style for 2021?

    UK beard care and shaving specialists The English Shaving Company have analysed Google search interest to find the beard style that’s the trendiest heading into 2021. The Van Dyke is both London and the UK’s new favourite beard style. Peaking in popularity this October, the Van Dyke has just overtaken the Yeard as London’s favourite beard style. It’s also the UK’s most trendy beard, rising 24.5% in interest since 2010 - 10% more than the next trendiest beard style, the chinstrap. The Van Dyke is a style of facial hair combining a moustache and goatee, named after the 17th-Century painter Anthony van Dyck. Donned by popular figures throughout history, this beard-style is associated with influence and fame. Some of these notable people include King Charles I, Buffalo Bill and even Vladimir Lenin. A revival of the Van Dyke in Hollywood has brought this style back into the spotlight, with Pierce...
  • How to Shave With a Cut Throat Razor

    Cut-throat razors, which are less menacingly known as straight razors, can seem like an intimidating tool of choice for shaving. Rather than the usual handle and contained blade structure more widely used when shaving your face or body, a straight razor resembles a flick knife with one singular sharp blade that is used to glide across the skin and achieve an incredibly close shave.  Straight razors have been used over the centuries as a way for men to tame their beards. They have seen a resurgence in recent decades with more men opting for the traditional approach and steering away from the plastic and disposable options we see on the supermarket shelves. Not only are cut-throat razors far better for the environment, but they are also kind to your skin too. The use of a singular blade means your skin is subject to less friction and it allows you to...
  • Shaving Abroad: Can You Take Safety Razors on a Plane?

    Packing your bags and heading somewhere hot is the perfect way to escape from everyday life and put things on pause for a while. However, there are some aspects of our daily routines that we simply cannot escape from, and shaving is one of them.  To keep up your grooming routine while abroad, it’s important to understand if you are allowed to take safety razors in hand luggage or on a plane. Fortunately, the answer is yes, but it’s important to know how to travel with your grooming accessories safely and responsibly to avoid the embarrassment of setting off alarms at security. With many countries now starting to welcome tourists back post-pandemic, Brits abroad are returning in full force. In preparation for this, The English Shaving Company has provided a low-down on how to pack your safety razors and other grooming accessories correctly to ensure a seamless and stress-free journey...
  • Benefits Of Beard Oil And Why You Should Be Using It

    Beard oil is not necessarily essential for beard care, but is recommended. It is a product that helps to keep beards soft and nourished when they need it most. With so many beard care products on the market, it can be confusing to remember what each one does and how using it can benefit your entire beard care routine. What are the benefits of beard oil? Here are a few ways beard oil can be a treat for your beard, and why you should add some to your beard care collection. Nourishes and hydrates your beard. Beard oil works on each individual beard hair, making each one softer to the touch and much more manageable. The oil also works wonders for the skin underneath your beard too - your skin will absorb the oil, preventing it from drying out when washing it post-shave. Moisture is quickly replenished before becoming dry...
  • How To Make Your Beard Soft

    A common question that men ask when growing a beard is how to make it soft. If your beard feels rough to the touch and quickly begins to itch as it grows then this means you need to take action. Thankfully, getting the ideal soft beard isn’t difficult, especially when you know the tips and tricks involved in nourishing and caring for your beard in the right way. First, let’s talk about some of the reasons why your beard might be rough to the touch. Why does my beard feel rough? You’ve started to grow out your beard and are patiently waiting for it to grow to your desired length. However, you’re quickly finding that your skin is becoming itchy underneath and you aren’t quite sure how the men of today manage to get through this itchy stage! Don’t be tempted to get out that razor however, as there are...
  • Finding The Best Beard Trimmer

    If you have facial hair, you’ll have more than likely used a beard trimmer at some point in your life or at least tried one out for size. Whether you use one regularly or not, there’s no denying the fact that a beard trimmer makes the job an easier and simpler one. A good, professional-looking beard can be hard to train and to ensure you make the job easier for yourself, you need the right tools and the right routine to make it happen.  Electric beard trimmers have many benefits, but it’s important to use them at the right times. Before we get stuck into finding the best beard trimmer on the market, let’s go through a few things you should note before you trim that facial hair. Find the right balance. You don’t want to be trimming your beard in the main growing phase as you’ll need a significant...
  • The Benefits Of Synthetic Shaving Brushes

    Many of us pay particular attention to products that are kind to the environment and those which include a range of natural ingredients. However, many people simply opt for the product they’ve always used, or one that fits nicely within their budget.  When it comes to shaving, we love products that really make a difference. That’s why we’ve done the research to find the ultimate shaving brushes that not only enable a great shave, but also bring a whole range of other benefits to the table. What are synthetic shaving brushes? Synthetic shaving brushes work in a similar way to other shaving brushes, except they use synthetic fibres instead of animal hair. As well as using a cruelty-free approach, there are so many other benefits from making the switch to synthetic, some of which may surprise you! The benefits of switching to a synthetic shaving brush. Completely cruelty-free. A standard...
  • Beard Germs: What Is Really Lurking In Your Beard?

    Have you ever thought about what is in your beard? You might have heard numerous horror stories about how dirty a beard can get without you even realising it. One thing is for certain though; the longer your beard, the more room there is for germs to linger if you don’t take the necessary steps to clean it properly.
  • How To Remove Kinks In Beard Hair

    If you’re finding curls and kinks regularly, it may be worth switching up your beard care routine and investing in a couple of handy products to keep your beard in place. Here are a few things you could try which are likely to work for any beard type.
  • How To Create A Professional Beard

    To ensure you can create a professional beard when you need one, there are a number of steps you can take to reach that end goal. Here are some of the things to bear in mind when you need to bring a little extra professionalism to your look.

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