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.

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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The Big Debate: To Employ or Not to Employ?

Last updated August 27, 2019

With the recent upsurge in the self-employment sector, more salons than ever are taking the opportunity to recruit self-employed staff as opposed to the traditional structure of employing staff. As with all non-traditional business models their are positives and negatives. In the big debate two business owners discuss the pros and cons of having self-employed Read More

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6 Easy Ways to Reduce Stress in the Barbershop

Last updated August 27, 2019

Owning and working in or for a barbershop can be stressful – competition is opening up shops all around you, you’re constantly adding new services and skills, and (hopefully) more and more clients are flocking to you for your expertise. So to mark Stress Awareness Month this April we asked The Bluebeards Revenge ambassador Ken Hermes Read More

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The Shape of Things to Come – What’s the Future of Barbering?

Last updated August 27, 2019

From supporting the high street and opening in supermarkets to diversifying with grooming treatments and barista-crafted coffee – the future of barbering is heading in lots of exciting directions… We all know the barbering industry is booming – in the past 12 months alone the number of barbershops on Britain’s high streets has risen by Read More

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How to Make it As Female Barber in the Industry

Last updated August 27, 2019

To celebrate International Women’s Day we chatted to Sophie Collins, The Bluebeards Revenge ambassador, and Vivienne Howe, aka The Barberfly, to get their perspective on the barbering industry and the role of women within it. Do you feel like you work in a male-dominated industry? Sophie: It did feel like this was the case when I started out Read More

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