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  • FROM NEW YORK TO NEW ZEALAND: THE BOWERY'S UNBELIEVABLE BACKSTORY

    Offering a bespoke range of men's grooming products, The Bowery is known for its quality pomades, signature fragrance, and stylish packaging. But what about The Bowery's backstory? Well, that's just as edgy.
  • Franchising in New Zealand: "It's a Real Option for Most People."

    Franchise. Though it's a word most of us are familiar with, it's a world many don't understand. And while this is entirely forgivable, it's also somewhat ironic - given we live in the most franchised country in the world. So, since Kiwis are eating, shopping, banking, and beautifying through franchised businesses, we thought it best to get the low down on franchising.
  • The Perfect Hairstyle for Your Face Shape: A Man's Guide

    Just when you thought you'd heard of everything, a blog like this comes along talking about face shapes. Yes, we get that everyone is different and has a different face, but face shapes? What the hell are those? And do we even need to know about them?
  • Growing the Perfect Mo: A Gentleman's Guide

    So you've decided to grow a mo. In the grand tapestry of facial hair, few adornments carry the same level of public opinion as the mighty moustache. It's a symbol of masculinity, a nod to tradition, and, let's face it, a darn good conversation starter. But achieving moustache mastery isn't just about allowing your upper lip to run wild - it's a journey.
  • Decoding Barber Lingo: A Masterclass in Grooming Jargon

    Now that we are back to work and real life, it's time to think about shaping up your style. But before you sit in that barbershop swivel chair, you must speak the same language. Understanding barber terminology isn't just about avoiding awkward misunderstandings—it's the key to getting the precise cut you envision. 
  • Mastering Resolutions: A Man's Guide to Conquering the Year

    Another year is upon us! And with the New Year comes the inevitable New Year's resolutions. Changing habits takes time & energy. But if you set a firm goal & stick to it, you can create some serious outcomes that might just strengthen your resolution resolve. So, let's dive right into the top six tips that will have you conquering your New Year's resolutions with swagger!
  • GETTING TO KNOW BARBERSHOPCO CEO ADAM JOHANSON

    Today, we take a break from grooming go-to's and embark on a behind-the-scenes look at BarberShopCo – focusing on the man at the top. We'll talk trials and tribulations, clippers and cutters, all in the search of attaining grooming excellence. So, stop what you're doing and say hello to Adam Johanson - the CEO of the barbering company that's shaking up the New Zealand male grooming industry like a well-made martini.

  • Three Grooming How To's Every Man Should Master

    Grooming doesn't have to be complicated and doesn't require hours in front of the mirror. In fact, at its best, grooming involves small tweaks and touches that make a big difference to personal appearance. Think of this blog as yet another feather in your grooming cap. So, settle in and let's get right to it as I break down three grooming how-to's that every man should master. 
  • SEVEN GROOMING MISTAKES MEN MAKE (AND HOW TO AVOID THEM)

    Today, we talk grooming! Or, to be more precise – we talk grooming fails and how to avoid them. Grooming is foundational to the impression we make on others, and – more often than not – it is completely overlooked. But fear not – because this blog is all about how to dodge the most common grooming disasters. 

     

  • SIX SIMPLE STRATEGIES FOR PREVENTING PREMATURE SKIN-AGING

    Okay, men, listen up. It's time to stop pretending that you are oblivious to the signs of aging and start getting real about your skin. Father Time waits for no man, and he certainly isn't going to do you a solid on the anti-aging front without you putting in a little work. So, grab a seat, kick back, and let's take a look at six easy strategies for preventing premature skin aging.
  • DOES SHAVING MAKE HAIR GROW BACK FASTER & OTHER HAIRY TALES

    Okay, men, here's one for the books: shaving myths. Because whether you're bearded, smooth-shaven, scraggly, or moustachioed, I'm betting you've heard them all. The problem with shaving myths is they sound so damn believable. And since shaving is standard practice for most of us, wouldn't it be great to separate fact from fiction when it comes to grooming and hair growth?
  • 6 SIMPLE STEPS FOR BEATING THE WINTER BLUES

    Well, fellas, winter is almost upon us. And while the chilly season brings a certain charm, it can also cast a frosty shadow on our moods. But if you've had enough of this weather before it's even begun, worry not! Because we've got the ultimate guide to helping you beat those winter blues.