Male Grooming Features

Get stuck into interviews, long reads and our Big Debate series – here we explore the world of men’s hairdressing in more depth.

Barber Backchat: HJ Men Interviews Ky Wilson

Last updated August 27, 2019

Ky Wilson, owner of ground-breaking salon space The Social, shares his proudest moments and can’t-live-without products. Ky will be performing on the Modern Barber stage at Salon International – click here to buy tickets.  How would you describe yourself in three words? Energised, impatient and a perfectionist. What are you most proud of in your career? Read More

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This Is How Men Feel About Their Body Hair… Another Reason to Add Hair Removal Services to Your Salon?

Last updated August 27, 2019

A recent survey by research agency OnePoll revealed that 55% of American men felt ashamed of their body hair. The research showed that most men are hesitant about shaving any body part besides their face – 62% said they’ve never shaved their back and 53% said they’ve never shaved their legs. Researchers found that embarrassment over their body Read More

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HJ Men in Conversation With… Open Barbers LGBTQ+ Friendly Salon

Last updated August 27, 2019

Open Barbers in North London, is exactly as the name suggests – open. Open for all people, all genders (including those who don’t identify with a gender) and those on a low income. HJ Men caught up with director Greygory to find out the issues facing the LGBTQ+ community when they visit a salon or barbers, Read More

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Beauty Treatments for Men – Are You On Board? (You Need to Be…)

Last updated August 27, 2019

Men are spending more on beauty treatments than ever before. HJ Men investigates the trend and what it means for the men’s hairdressing and barbering industry. Male grooming is booming. The proof that men love to pamper? A plethora of surveys have been released over the past year showing the rise in the popularity of male Read More

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The Big Debate: Walk-ins vs Bookings

Last updated August 27, 2019

For years the barbering industry was known for its easy-breezy policy of walk-ins, but a crop of appointment-focused barber brands and chains have changed the narrative. Joe Mills, founder of The Lounge Soho and Ruffians‘ artistic director Denis Robinson put their respective opinions forward. Who do you agree with? For barber walk-ins Joe Mills, owner, Read More

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Gamble Aware Launches Mobile ‘Bet Regret’ Barbershop

Last updated August 27, 2019

The charity GambleAware has launched a mobile barbershop that will travel the country. The ‘Bet Regret Barbershop’ will encourage self-reflection by sports fans on their betting behaviour as they learn about the ‘Bet Regret’ campaign in exchange for a free trim. ‘Bet Regret’ describes the universal feeling of remorse bettors often get whenthey make an impulsive Read More

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Do You Think Your Barbershop Business is Award-Worthy?

Last updated August 27, 2019

HJ is on the hunt for a barbershop or men’s salon that is making waves within the industry for our British Hairdressing Business Awards 2019. The prestigious awards recognise the outstanding contributions that have been made and we want to hear from barbershops or men’s salons just like yours. The Male Grooming Salon / Barbershop Read More

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