Male Grooming

Men’s grooming is a massive growth market and we’ll keep you updated on the latest news, trends and events relating to mens’ hairdressing and barbering, plus bring you profiles of the sector’s big names and rising stars.

The Company of Master Barbers Present Their Going Underground Collection

Posted on November 15, 2017

After their turn on stage at this year’s HJ Live North show in Manchester, The Company of Master Barbers captured the stunning styles they had created. Shot by Dave Brown, this gritty, urban shoot entitled Going Underground. Click through the gallery to see the rest of the shots from previous winners of the Male Grooming Salon Read More

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Get to Know HJ Men’s Barber of the Year 2017 – Kilian Maddison

Posted on November 10, 2017

Fresh from being crowned HJ Men’s Barber of the Year, sponsored by Andis, we chatted to Oldham barber Kilian Maddison about the inspiration behind his winning look, why he entered and his words of wisdom to rising stars.  What made you enter HJ Men’s Barber of the Year competition at this year’s Salon International 2017? Read More

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Armour to Barber Continues Success with new Official Brand Partner

Posted on November 7, 2017

Continuing their mission to introduce ex-military personnel to the barbering industry, the Armour to Barber movement has now partnered with scissor specialist Mattaki. Designed to help ex-servicemen and women find careers as barbers, the movement provides those in need with vital work experience in approved barber shops in the UK. In support, Matakki has pledged Read More

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How Your Barbershop Can Get New ‘Best of the Best’ Accreditation

Posted on October 31, 2017

The British Barbers Association (BBA) are now offering barbershops the chance to prove they are the ‘best of the best’ with a new accreditation scheme. Clients and fellow professionals alike will be able to recognise accredited shops who have gone the extra mile in terms of customer service, standards, health and safety and training. So Read More

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See Chris Foster’s New Collection – Nexus

Posted on October 27, 2017

Movement and texture is key to the latest collection by Chris Foster- Nexus. Shot by Desmond Murray, with make up by Stefanija Vektere, the collaboration has resulted in images that are striking, bold and full of life. Foster, who is creative director of Mayfair’s The Refinery says of the collection: “[It’s] a way of thinking, Read More

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Joseph Lanzante Opens New Salon In Manchester

Posted on October 19, 2017

Leading Barber, Joseph Lanzante has further expanded his well-established brand by opening his third barber shop in Victoria Station on 6 October. The Mens Room, Manchester sees the internationally established stylist bring his expertise to the City Centre. With more than 30 years in the business, Joseph Lanzante’s credentials are distinguished. Trained at the prestigious Alan Read More

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Concerns Over Lack of Quality Barbers to Meet Growing Industry

Posted on October 16, 2017

With the UK barbering industry expected to grow over the next five years, there are now major concerns over a lack of quality barbers, according to a new survey. The research, by ex-forces skills organisation Armour to Barber and The Bluebeards Revenge male grooming brand, reveals that 83% of industry insiders think the barbering sector will continue Read More

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7 Reasons to Visit the HJ Men Area at Salon International

Posted on October 8, 2017

It’s set to be the best year yet on the HJ Men stage at Salon International with a line up that is set to inspire, educate and entertain. Here’s 7 reasons to pay us a visit this year: 1. You’ll get ahead of the curve – Get the edge on your competitors with the latest trends, Read More

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SliderCuts Masterclass – An Up Close Look at Afro Barbering

Posted on October 4, 2017

Last Monday, over 20 aspirant barbers and entrepreneurs from across Europe joined master barber SliderCuts for a first-of-its-kind Afro hair masterclass. The class was held at the Red Rooster in Shoreditch and Mark Maciver, the man behind SliderCuts, gave attendees the inside track on how to perfect the most talked about men’s haircuts. Technique talk was Read More

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